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  1. Hey fellow AFOLs! As some of you know, I've decided to get back into Lego trains 10 years after I since last played with them. I ordered new parts and now I'm in the process of designing a new permanent layout for my 9V and new PF track. I found that most track designers were way too overloaded with functionality for my purposes. I therefore tested the Track Designer on a Windows Machine that I had. It seemed to work perfectly for my application but since I'm a Mac user I don't intend to keep a Windows Machine running to be able to use TD. So I got Wineskin and got it up and running! So now here's a tutorial on how you can use track designer on your Mac! I hope this is useful to some people! Always happy to hear feedback! 1. Download Track Designer Find and download the Track Designer application. (I don't know if it's okay to post a link here so I'll just let you use Google to find it) 2. Download and install Wineskin Again, use Google to find, download and install Wineskin. The installation is pretty simple, just unzip the .zip file to a location of your choice. Inside you should find the "Wineskin Winery.app". Open the App for the next step (For this tutorial I used the Winery Version 1.7). 3. Installing an engine To install an engine, press the "+" on the left and pick an engine from the drop down menu (I used WS9Wine1.9.20 for this tutorial). Click on Download and Install. Winery will now do a couple of downloads and installations and should present you with an engine in the list of "Installed Engines" on the main screen. After this step I clicked the "Update" button, to make sure everything is up to date. 4. Create a wrapper Using Software on a Mac requires you to use an .app-wrapper. To create a new wrapper for Track Designer you click on "Create New Blank Wrapper". Enter a name for the wrapper (TrackDesigner for example). Then click OK. Winery will ask you if it should install the .net Framework. I don't know if Track Designer really needs this, but I installed it anyway. Afterwards Winery will ask you if it should install Gecko. This is an imitation of the Windows Web Framework - you definitely don't need that for Track Designer. So deny that installation. Once the wrapper is ready, a Window will let you know. Click the "Show in Finder" button. This will make it easier to find the wrapper for our next step. You should now see an Application named "TrackDesigner.app" in your Finder. It's located under "/Users/<YourUsername>/Applications/Wineskin/". 5. Launch Track Designer with your wrapper To launch Track Designer, first unzip the td.zip you downloaded in the first step into a folder. Make sure you unzip it into a folder - otherwise it will leave a huge mess of files in your directory! Open the folder with your unzipped Track Designer files in it. You should open two Finder windows for this. One Finder windows should contain your Wineskin wrapper, the other the Track Designer files. Locate the "td.exe" file in your unzipped folder and drag and drop it onto your "TrackDesigner.app" wrapper. If you followed all steps correctly, in a few seconds you should be able to see a window open up with the Track Designer up and running