39 Replies to “Installing Watchtower Library on Mac with Wine”

  1. Chris, thanks for the directions, but I’m having trouble installing the Swahili version of Watchtower Library 2015 on El Capitan. I get a message that says “The Program WTLibrary.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close.”

    Curious if these directions don’t cover 2015 or languages besides english? Any ideas?

  2. I am having trouble with the Zip file. The WTL installed completely but when I downloaded the Zip file it gives me “Unfortunately WTLibrary couldn’t be found. Please make sure it is installed using Wine before trying again.” Please help.

    Thank you,

    Brother from the 808

  3. dopo l’aggiornamento automatico periodico di watchtower library , non si apre piĂą 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.

  4. 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¨

  5. 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.

  6. Hi Chris,

    I would like to make a suggestion. In /Applications/Watchtower Library.app/Contents/MacOS/run.sh 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 run.sh and voila! it did the trick.

    Just thought you might benefit from this.

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

    1. Thank you so much. This worked. Have you had any success getting the update package to install? It says it is downloaded but only goes to 90% when I try to apply the update.

  7. 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.
    thanks,
    steve

  8. 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!

  9. Hi, can you advise me please. I had WT Library 2015 installed the same as you have described but when I loaded the newer 2016 DVD all went fine as before except it won’t apply the update package that was available. It loads to 90% and then stops. Any suggestions please? Last year’s loaded the mid year update fine.
    Many thanks
    Mark

  10. I am having the same issue that the other friends have had after following all of the directions from your blog, with the message, “Unfortunately WTLibrary couldn’t be found. Please make sure it is installed using Wine before trying again.” Is there a solution?

  11. Im trying to install the updates on the new Libray it gets to 90% then will not go any furture.should I delete
    the program and install it again. I had no problem installing it the first time.
    I would hate to have to buy a windows computer since this is the last CD there will be and it will be all updates. any thoughts it would be helpful

  12. I had to edit the lines 19 and 25 of the run.sh to work with the location of the installed files on my machine.
    wtl_path=$(find “$drive_c_path/Program Files/Watchtower/Watchtower Library” -name wtlibrary.exe 2> /dev/null)

    But now it works well. Thanks for your help.

  13. Chris,
    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. The only thing I am unsure of is your instruction at the end to drag and drop the unzipped file into applications. Can you please help.
    thanks,
    Grace

  14. I just installed the 2016 version received this year. There was already an update sent. But when I try to update, it stops at 90%. Any tips?

  15. Thanks for the info! I downloaded wine and installed watchtower library but the WT.app isn’t working…it can’t find the wine file. Can you help me? 845.399.8953

  16. I am trying to install Watchtower Library 2016. This process breaks down at step 11. Like others, I get an error message that says “Unfortunately WTLibrary couldn’t be found. Please make sure it is installed using Wine before trying again”. Do you have any suggestions that could help get this installed on my Mac?

    Thank you.

  17. I just installed Watchtower Library 2016 on my Mac running Sierra 10.12.3 using Wine (1.8-rc4) and it runs fine except when I try to apply the new automatic updates. The process hangs at 90% every time. Any ideas?

    Jack

  18. Just downloaded Wine and installed Watchtower Library with macOS Sierra. Watchtower Library works fine but cannot install updates. The update stalls at 90%. Any suggestions?

  19. Hi Chris,

    Wondering if you have updated to newest library and if so if you’ve been able to successfully run the built in updater.

    Thanks!

  20. I was able to get the 2016 Watchtower Library up and running but it won’t allow me to complete updates. It stalls at 90% and won’t go any farther. Your assistance will be appreciated!

  21. Thanks very much for the time you’ve spend on preparing these guidelines. After taking all the steps, I have the same problem as the people above: ‘WTLibrary couldn’t be found. Please make sure it is installed using Wine before trying again.’ Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

  22. I keep getting unfortunately file must be opened using wine application after dragging zip file in Application directory. Can you tell me how to bypass this? It seems wine app is not recognized when trying to open wtwlibrary.

  23. I follow your instructions, and it is working, except when I update it stop at 90%.
    I install the 2016 French Watchtower Library (DVD).
    I have a iMac 27-inch, late 2009. Processor 3,06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
    12 Go of memory. OS X El Capitan.
    What can I do?
    Thanks
    L. Lefebvre

  24. I cannot understand how to do this! When I click on the download button, instead of wine being downloaded onto my Mac, it defaults to something called MediaDownloader, which then immediately downloads itself but does nothing else. No WTLibrary, no pop-up screens telling what to do next. It just sits there and tells me something has downloaded 100%, but I have no idea if it’s the thing I want or some pop-up ad that has taken over my computer. Why does this have to be so difficult??? And why couldn’t they have created the WTLibrary for the Mac because that would have made this effortless. I have absolutely no idea what to do or where to go, or if I’m even on the right track. Why do they make it so nonsensical? They want us to use the product, don’t they? Then why make it impossible to obtain?

  25. As mentioned earlier by David, the BASH command “find” should have the insensitive argument applied, as the actual name of the executable is in all lower case and the “find” command is searching for “WTLibrary.exe” with upper case characters.

    FIX:
    So, select the “Watchtower Library.app” and right-click (control-key if with one button mouse) and select “Show Package Contents”
    Dig down through /Contents/MacOS and open the “run.sh” shell script in a text editor.

    Find the two “Find” commands (two lines have the following):
    wtl_path=$(find “$drive_c_path/Program Files/Watchtower” -name WTLibrary.exe 2> /dev/null)

    Now, either change the name argument to lower case: -name wtlibrary.exe
    Better yet, make the command more flexible by making it case-insensitive by inserting the “i” in -name argument: -iname
    It should look like this:
    wtl_path=$(find “$drive_c_path/Program Files/Watchtower” -iname wtlibrary.exe 2> /dev/null)
    Save file and go.

    MAJ

  26. I got the message: Unfortunately WTLibrary couldn’t be found. Please make sure it is installed using Wine before trying again.

    I’m using 2016 edition, do we know why this message came up?

  27. I did everything as mentioned in your instructions, however when I went to download the zip file MAC is not allowing me to open it since it states that it is from an unknown source, can you please help.. Thank you

  28. Yes my update stuck at 90% too. I wondered if the updates would work at all running inside wine like that. Then it seemed to be working, I was excited then it stopped at 90% was deflated. Lol. Let me know if anyone has a fix!

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