Install Watchtower Library On Mac (with Multiple Languages)

If you have a Mac and want to install the Watchtower Library on it chances are that you will be able to do it. Here is how:

  1. Download a “stable version” of WineBottler from the official site here.
  2. Open the WineBottler DMG file that you downloaded by double-clicking on it. Once open, drag-and-drop both Wine and WineBottler into the Applications directory.
  3. Open the Wine application from the Applications menu.
  4. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, select the Wine icon (Wine.app Icon) to pull down the menu and then select the File Manager.
  5. Your prefix will be setup:

  6. Once done, click OK to see the File Manager.
  7. 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.
  8. There are at least three different ways to install the Watchtower Library:

    1. From the Watchtower Library DVD:

      1. Insert the DVD.
      2. 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.
      3. Go into the Volumes directory and then into the directory with the name of your Watchtower Library DVD (eg. WTLIB16S).
        Wine File Manager
    2. From an archive file (eg. ZIP):

      1. Uncompress the archive file. If this is a ZIP file you can simply double-click on it and once done a folder containing the uncompressed files will be selected.
      2. Open the uncompressed folder, finding the Setup.exe (or WTLSetup.exe) file.
      3. 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.
      4. Navigate to the folder which contains the Setup.exe (or WTLSetup.exe). For example, if your folder containing the uncompressed files is in your Downloads folder you will want to navigate to Users » user-name (eg. cwest in my case) » Downloads » name of the uncompressed folder.
    3. From a folder:

      1. Navigate to the folder which contains the Setup.exe. For example, if your folder containing Setup.exe (or WTLSetup.exe) is in your Downloads folder you will want to navigate to Users » user-name (eg. cwest in my case) » Downloads » name of the folder.
  9. Double-click the Setup.exe (or WTLSetup.exe) file.
  10. Click through the steps to install the Watchtower Library in the default location (normally C:\Program Files\Watchtower).
    Installation
  11. Repeat the previous 2 steps for each additional language if you have other languages in which you would like to install the Watchtower Library and if you have the media (DVD, archive file, or setup folder) to do so.
  12. Download this file and double-click it in Finder to unzip it.
  13. Move the uncompressed Watchtower Library.app to the Applications folder.
  14. Click on the Watchtower Library from the Applications menu in the Dock.
  15. Select Add Library from the list and then click OK.
  16. Navigate to your home directory (the folder with your user name).
  17. Open up Wine Files » drive_c » Program Files » Watchtower » Watchtower Library.
  18. Open up the folder representing the language that you want to start off with. If there is only one folder just open up that folder.
  19. Select the file wtlibrary.exe (the casing of the file name doesn’t matter).
  20. Enter the name of the language of the library that you selected in the previous step.

Finally Done!

Now you should see the Watchtower Library open.

Whenever you click on the Watchtower Library app you will now see a menu similar to this one:

Installing Another Language

  1. Click on the Watchtower Library from the Applications menu in the Dock.
  2. Select Other Options from the list.
  3. Select Add Library.
  4. Navigate to and select a wtlibrary.exe that hasn’t yet been selected.
  5. Enter the name of the language of this version of the Watchtower Library.
  6. Now Watchtower Library is setup for multiple languages.
  7. Now when you click on the Watchtower Library app again you will see multiple language entries.

Conclusion

I know that I wrote another post in April 2016, but I hope that this post will be more helpful. There are a few other advanced options that you can explore, but I hope that this solution simply works. If you encounter a problem or have some feedback please let me know. Have fun! 😎

10 Replies to “Install Watchtower Library On Mac (with Multiple Languages)”

    1. Has anyone gotten past 90% when updating? Wondering if there is a fix or a solution for this. Thanks 🙂 Everything else worked great when installing using these instructions.

  1. Also looking for a way to update … stops at 90% like some others, everything else seems to work though thanks!

  2. Having a hard time with this, for some reason.

    Are there basic steps for install without the information for multiple languages and more screen shots?

    I’m new to Mac and I’m trying to download to a MacBook Pro.

  3. Having installed everything ok, I’ve now joined the group of friends who it appears to have stuck at 90% during the update. could anyone suggest a way round this or at least confirm that it is being looked into please?

  4. I see others are asking but no replies show up.
    Is there a way to update the Watchtower library on Mac? Mine stops at 90% as well.

    Thanks

  5. I must be missing something but can’t find it. I was able to succesfully install everything to the last step, however, when I try to open the app, I get the selection for opening english, but then it just opens wine with a generic icon on the dock and the WT Library splash screen never appears.

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