Sep 13

I had a reader email me and ask me what is the best way to run e-Sword on the Mac. I googled around and this is what I came up with.

1. You need Tiger 10.4.x installed on an Intel Mac.

2. You need to install the X11 package. Insert your Mac OS X Install DVD and find the Optional Installs and doubleclick on that icon and when the install Options Installs dialog box comes up click on continue, continue, agree, select the destination volume, continue, expand the Applications folder and select the X11 folder and click on install.

Options Installs:

Expand Applications Folder and Select X11 Folder:

3. Download the Mac e-Sword DMG file (205MB) from the What is Razar site.

4. Doubleclick the “mac_e-sword.dmg” file to mount it, open the mounted “mac_e-sword” drive and doubleclick “runme.command” (this opens a terminal window — wait for the “[Process Completed]” message).

Wait for [Process Completed] to Come up in the Terminal Window:

5. Open your “Applications” folder, then click the “Darwine” folder and then click on the “Sample WineLib Applications” folder.

Find the Sample WineLib Applications Folder:

6. Then click on the clock.exe file and then click “More Info” to open up the more info dialog box.

Open up the More Info Dialog Box:

7. In the “clock.exe Info” dialog window select the down arrow in “Open with” and select “Other…” from the drop-down box.

Open up the Choose Other Application by selecting Other:

8. In the Choose Other Application dialog box click on the “Darwine” folder, open it, select the file “” and then click on the “Add” button.

Select the Add Button in the Choose Other Application Dialog Box:

9. Go back in the “clock.exe Info” window and click on the “Change All…” button and when you are asked “Are you sure you want to change all your WineHelper documents to open with the application “WineHelper”? click on the Continue button. Then close all windows.

Click on the Continue Button:

10. Open your “Applications” folder and fine a file called e-Sword and doubleclick on it to start the e-Sword program.

Find the e-Sword Program and Doubleclick to Start e-Sword:

If you have a 1.8GHz G5 iMac with 10.4.11 installed, 1GB RAM with a 250GB hard drive like me you will get a “You cannot open the application because it is not supported on this system” : (

Error Message I get on my G5 iMac:

Looks like the e-Sword program requires a Intel Mac to run the program?

Relevant Links:
Mac e-Sword

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11 Responses to “Installing e-Sword on the Mac”

  1. 1. Jorge Tax Says:

    Hi, my name is Jorge Tax, i have the same problem, i do exactly like this tutorial, i have a powerbook G4, 512 ram, hard disk 20… did you find a solutions…. share or help me please…

  2. 2. Bob Mutch Says:

    I think you are going to need an Intel Mac to run e-Sword.

  3. 3. Dominic Chau Says:

    Dear Sir

    I’ve already e-sword on my iMac last year. Recently, I’ve upgraded the OS to 10.6.x Since then, my e-sword did not run any more.

    Could you give me your advice.

    THank you.

  4. 4. Jana Lee Schmid Says:

    I was recently on your webpage, which talks about running e-Sword on Mac.

    I wanted to let you know that we, ( makes a product that allows e-Sword to easily run on Mac. We have been working directly with E-Sword to provide this product Mac users, see our link on the E-Sword website (

    I also wanted to let you know, if you would like to spread the word to your Mac users that we have set up a special page, just for e-Sword users. On this page you will find a “How To” install video, and a special offer.

    Please, feel free to pass this information around.

    If you have any questions, please let me know!

    Thank you,
    Jana Lee Schmid

  5. 5. Casey Says:

    Download MacSword. It is e-Sword designed specifically for the Mac. Looks and runs great.

  6. 6. Solomon Maphosa Says:

    i really enjoy the e sword. it meets my needs

  7. 7. Solomon Maphosa Says:

    I really enjoy the e-Sword. I have been using it for the past 3 years. I found that as a pastor the study resources I need are always at hand. That is why I really want to download a Mac version.

  8. 8. Jan Says:

    Can You please assist me to download Esword! for Mac. I have just very recently purchased my Mac and would dearly like to get the Mac version of Esword. Please help!!!!!.

  9. 9. Jan Says:

    I am wanting to download esword for mac. Can anyone help me as what to do?

  10. 10. Solomon Maphosa Says:

    I like it

  11. 11. Luther Says:

    I want to thank you for this page and your labor of love

    in HIM

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