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Pkhex doesn't work with iMac pc?


thomas05

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I read a lot of articles that from 2019 many people started to use Pkhex also with iMac but i'm not able to open it. I installed it, extracted the program but when i click on the icon nothing happens. I only need a legality checker where i can load my save and control which pokemons looks legit. If someone know how to open pkhex with an iMac OS Catalina or another program to use only for legality check would be really appreciated

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PKHex is available for Windows so try installing Windows 10 on your PC or just run a virtual machine (i suggest this second option if you only need PKHeX)

To run a virtual machine you can use a program called Parallels (just bing google how to do it)

You can download windows 10 from the official website and, for basic usage, you can avoid paying to activate it. No crack or anything similar needed

If your machine is an iMac M1 you need another version of Windows (Windows 10 ARM, only a beta for now)

After setting up the Windows enviornment you can download and run PKHeX just double clicking on it

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14 minutes ago, thomas05 said:

ah ok so this is not good anymore? 

 

read the last post of that thread.

edit:
To clarify points from that thread you may not have understood or may have missed. PKHeX officially does not support Mac. That variant of PKHeX (which basically recompiles PKHeX to work for Mac) is done by someone else, and has not been maintained.

If you want PKHeX to work for a Mac, you gotta either do some Virtual Machine or Dual Boot fancy setup.
In other words, you needs to get "Windows" on your Mac, one way or another.
Then launch PKHeX within that "Windows".

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damn only for a legality check i didn't want bang my head too much 😪 because i don't have the possibility to transfer a pkhex save in my real cartridge so i can only export my backup to do a legality check of pokemons that i have...is there something working for this on mac that i can download directly? 

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7 minutes ago, pkman99 said:

@theSLAYER seems PKHeX for macOS thread really didn’t explain things cleanly.

 

How that worked PKHeX.exe was ran using wine wrapped into a native macOS app bundle. Any idea if there’s any real demand for this?

Doesn't matter whether there's any demand, as the lead developer does not intend to include it.
My (probably incorrect) base assumption is that it would be extra work when they're doing it for free, yadda yadda, etc.
As inaccurate as it would be, you get how it's unfair to the lead developer to do something they don't wanna, right?

Tagging me here won't be of any help; I don't use macOS.

Find some way to boot windows somehow, then boot PKHeX. Most, if not all, of present day methods, revolve around that.

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21 minutes ago, theSLAYER said:

Doesn't matter whether there's any demand, as the lead developer does not intend to include it.
My (probably incorrect) base assumption is that it would be extra work when they're doing it for free, yadda yadda, etc.
As inaccurate as it would be, you get how it's unfair to the lead developer to do something they don't wanna, right?

Tagging me here won't be of any help; I don't use macOS.

Find some way to boot windows somehow, then boot PKHeX. Most, if not all, of present day methods, revolve around that.

I’m not asking for any of the PKHeX developers to support macOS.

 

I tagged you so your informed on how PKHeX for macOS worked, also if there seems to be a demand for a macOS version/guide I could provide those.

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I used wineskin to create pkhex for devices that are 64 bit and M1 macs. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rbrx-LJG-Yx4kLWeNQn9Z7bboDDrdp2x/view?usp=sharing

Only thing that doesn't work is gen 7 saves. 

Sometimes Mac OS will flag the app as unsafe or damaged. To get around this, open terminal and type "xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine (drag pkhex.app here)" then hit enter. 

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Hello all, 

 

Wine now supports dotnet7, but wineskin is not up to date with wine. If you want to use the latest pkhex with wine, I recommend installing wine with brew. https://brew.sh/

After installing brew, install wine with

brew install wine-stable



After installing wine, you can run pkhex by running

wine /path/to/pkhex.exe

If it gives you the "no dotnet 7 runtime found", then download it from here (https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/7.0) and install it using wine the same way you ran pkhex above. After it installs, run pkhex again, and you should be good to go!

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On 8/23/2023 at 2:58 PM, dtingley11222 said:

Hello all, 

 

Wine now supports dotnet7, but wineskin is not up to date with wine. If you want to use the latest pkhex with wine, I recommend installing wine with brew. https://brew.sh/

After installing brew, install wine with

brew install wine-stable



After installing wine, you can run pkhex by running

wine /path/to/pkhex.exe

If it gives you the "no dotnet 7 runtime found", then download it from here (https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/7.0) and install it using wine the same way you ran pkhex above. After it installs, run pkhex again, and you should be good to go!

Could you maybe do a quick video tutorial? I followed what you said and I got 'bad CPU type un-executable - wine'

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Hello! I am back with another wrapper of PKHeX. This one doesn't work with M series macs, but it is a working 64 bit intel app. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b1TSHorbOZT0Zpg8c_vkxfjfGtpazvn4/view?usp=sharing md5: af3c7859f86aecf453aa5f344614dc0a

For M series users, I would recommend checking out UTM: https://mac.getutm.app/

UTM is an optimized hypervisor for mac, and it is REALLY fast if you virtualize windows. 

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On 9/5/2023 at 12:18 AM, dtingley11222 said:

Use

wine64 PKHeX.exe

 

Hey, does this still work? Because I tried using this and it says "ShellExecuteEx failed: file not found." My PKHeX.exe and dotnet7 file are in my downloads. Do I need to move that or is something else the problem? I'm using M2 MacBook Pro. Thanks

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On 12/17/2023 at 12:13 PM, BardeepC said:

Hey, does this still work? Because I tried using this and it says "ShellExecuteEx failed: file not found." My PKHeX.exe and dotnet7 file are in my downloads. Do I need to move that or is something else the problem? I'm using M2 MacBook Pro. Thanks

Use UTM and virtualize windows. Wineskin has trouble running on m series processors

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