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Mac update

My Mac just updated to the new Catalonia and now my mtc does not work.  Has anyone else had this problem?

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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,598
    Yes... it's basically hosed now. Catalina requires all programs to be 64 bit and, of course, MTC isn't. 
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,598
    @Liz_A, based on having read the last part of that post (where it addresses Wine apps), doesn't it appear that you have to install a version of Windows? Doesn't that mean one could just then install the PC version of MTC and skip the Mac version?
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • MeFlickMeFlick Member Posts: 9,228
    Copied from link Liz shared above

    ”What if you're using a Wine-based app to run a Windows game or app? In almost every case, the Wine-based app won't run in Catalina. The easiest solution is to install Windows in Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion and run the app in Windows. This costs money—you have to pay for a copy of Windows—and can be slow and complicated, but it's the only solution right now. The most prominent vendor of Wine-based software, CodeWeavers, plans to release a Catalina-compatible version, but the job isn't easy and it isn't clear when the new version will arrive.

    There's one exception to the rule that Wine-based apps won't run in Catalina: If, and only if, you're running 64-bit Wine, and if, and only if, your Windows app is a 64-bit app and one that's simple enough to run under Wine, then Wine can run it in a window under Catalina”

    Emphasis added

    So yes @SandyMcC it would appear according to this article, since MTC is a 32-bit application, the only present option would be to buy Windows AND Parallels or VMware Fusion and portion a Windows area on your MAC (if you didn’t already have it which most MAC users don’t) to continue to use MTC on a Mac computer updated to the Catalina OS. It would be cheaper for MAC users (and better long term) for those users to buy SCAL. (And I say this with a broken heart as an original from the beginning MTC User) since MTC has never worked as well on the MAC platform, has not been updated in several years, does not work with the newest cutters since no cutter plugins for them have been added, and has appeared to have been abandoned in large part (but for still providing this forum.) not only does SCAL continue to be updated, have new cutters added, but it has a true MAC Program  which does not need to run under a Windows emulator program like WIne. 😔  As I said breaks my heart to have to say this on MTC’s forum but it is the reality as MTC stands now.😢

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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,598
    Thanks, @MeFlick, that's how I read it as well. 
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,381
    I do recall someone at some point reporting successfully running MTC the Windows version on their Mac with this scenario of have dual boot, Mac or PC, and MTC installed on the PC side. 
  • geekinesisgeekinesis Member Posts: 45
    If you really need to stick with MTC , The alternative is just to partition your  Mac with a new small partition, and install high Sierra on the partition for free...then use the current version of MTC as normal. No need to buy windows then.
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,381
    @geekinesis - thank for that! I don't have a Mac currently but supported them for a number of years, and there was always a way to run windows programs without buying windows, I was just not sure if that was still possible!! Appreciate it!

    @MeFlick
    @SandyMcC
  • DoctahDIVAHDoctahDIVAH Member Posts: 115
    Parallels is a real great program that allows you to run windows concurrently on a mac. I use it primarily with MTC!

    Proud owner of the Cameo Silhouette - CÉLESTINE (because her performance is heavenly!) Empress Etoile Eagle rules the RPS craft room! 
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