Installing Watchtower Library on Mac with Wine

Instead of always switching to your PC or using a VM just to use the Watchtower Library you can use Wine. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Go to the WineBottler home page and download WineBottler (which comes with Wine).
  2. Open the image file (the DMG file that you downloaded) and drag-and-drop both Wine and WineBottler into the Applications directory.
  3. Insert the Watchtower Library DVD.
  4. Open the Wine application from the Applications menu.
  5. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, select the Wine icon ( Icon) to pull down the menu and then select the File Manager. This will setup your prefix which is a fancy way of saying the file structure for your mini virtual machine. Once done, click OK to see the File Manager.

  6. In the Wine File Manager you will need to click on the / (Root Directory Button) button to open a panel for accessing your local file system.
  7. Go into the Volumes directory and then into the directory with the name of your Watchtower Library DVD (eg. WTLIB15S).
    Wine File Manager
  8. Double-click the Setup.exe file.
  9. Click through the steps to install the Watchtower Library in the default location (normally C:\Program Files\Watchtower).
  10. Once the install is complete, download this ZIP file.
  11. Double-click the downloaded ZIP file to extract the contained Watchtower Library app starter.
  12. Drag-and-drop the extracted Watchtower Library app into the Applications directory.
  13. Open this Watchtower Library app which is designed to work with the Watchtower Library program that you installed using Wine.
    Start Screen

Hopefully you will now be able to use the Watchtower Library with ease on your Mac. If you have an issue while trying to execute one or more of these steps please let me know. Have fun! :cool:

11 thoughts on “Installing Watchtower Library on Mac with Wine”

  1. dopo l’aggiornamento automatico periodico di watchtower library , non si apre più ed appare questo messaggio : “Unfortunately WTLibrary couldn’t be found. Please make sure it is installed using Wine before trying again”.
    Cosa fare ? Grazie per l’aiuto

    1. This is only applicable for a OSX/Linux type of operating systems as we are trying to emulate the windows environment. The Watchtower library natively works on Windows OS.

  2. After step 12 it will not work. Get error message
    ¨Unfortunately WTLibrary couldn’t be found. Please make sure it is installed using Wine before trying again¨

  3. I have using the format mentioned here. And I am not having any success. It tells me that the files is not there or not installed.

  4. Hi Chris,

    I would like to make a suggestion. In /Applications/Watchtower you might want to replace all the finds to non case sensitive.

    I was having an issue where the app wouldn’t reopen after closing it for the first time. I changed -name to -iname in and voila! it did the trick.

    Just thought you might benefit from this.

    Thank you for your work! Great to see this solution.

  5. I keep getting this when I try to open it.
    Unfortunately WTLibrary couldn’t be found. Please make sure it is installed using Wine before trying again.
    Don’t know why, followed your instructions exactly for the 2016 WTLIB.

  6. Hi I have installed Wine and am endeavouring to install Watchtower library disc onto my Macbook pro. It is 10.11.6 El capitan. Every thing goes right until the zip file. I just get the message ” Cannot find WTlib. Please make sure it is downloaded by Wine before trying again. Please help!

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