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Anyone try running Composer HE on a Mac via Crossover?


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I will now began asking my regular rant saying, why doesn't C4 rewrite Composer as a web based app so that it is OS agnostic? That way you could run it on Windows, Mac or Linux. Just like the Ubiquiti Unifi Controller software.

Same thing for the PC based app that no longer exists in 3.X because it used Flash. 

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1 minute ago, zaphod said:

I will now began asking my regular rant saying, why doesn't C4 rewrite Composer as a web based app so that it is OS agnostic? That way you could run it on Windows, Mac or Linux. Just like the Ubiquiti Unifi Controller software.

Same thing for the PC based app that no longer exists in 3.X because it used Flash. 

I would love that

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Yes.  I have attempted it.  Did not work for me.  

For those who don't know, Crossover is a Mac OS app that allows Windows programs to be run on Mac without running a virtual OS.  In other words, you don't have to purchase Windows and run a full version of Windows either via Bootcamp (where you boot your Mac as a PC) or via virtualization using Parallels or other.  It essentially translates the working bits of the program so they should run on Mac OS.

Bottom line: I was excited at the prospect of Crossover, but it did not work for me attempting Composer HE 3.2x.  Composer HE 3.2 release notes say it should work under Windows 7, but after attempting the install I get an error message that it will not work on Windows 7.

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2 minutes ago, anon2828 said:

Yes.  I have attempted it.  Did not work for me.  

For those who don't know, Crossover is a Mac OS app that allows Windows programs to be run on Mac without running a virtual OS.  In other words, you don't have to purchase Windows and run a full version of Windows either via Bootcamp (where you boot your Mac as a PC) or via virtualization using Parallels or other.  It essentially translates the working bits of the program so they should run on Mac OS.

Bottom line: I was excited at the prospect of Crossover, but it did not work for me attempting Composer HE 3.2x.  Composer HE 3.2 release notes say it should work under Windows 7, but after attempting the install I get an error message that it will not work on Windows 7.

Thanks for the detailed reply, that was very helpful though disappointing to hear that it doesn't work

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On 11/24/2020 at 9:29 PM, pinkoos said:

Just curious if anyone has tried this? I may try on my Intel Mac to see if it works

Thanks

Never worked for me, I used Parallels since then, huge size with Win10, but at least it’s working fine ...

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20 hours ago, pinkoos said:

Yeah, I don't really want to have to install a full version of Windows and Parallels and then C4, so I guess I'll just stick to keeping a PC laptop around pretty much exclusively for Control4

I got my self an XPS off ebay for a rally decent bargain price 4 months ago $260 it was a steal really and super nice laptop

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