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SimPlot 2.3 Beta for MacOS Build 19

About This File

This is an experiment in using SimPlot on Intel 64 bit MacOS.

The dmg file will download but must be activated by clicking on it in the download pane of the browser or double-click on it using Finder (in the Downloads folder).

The dmg will open as an attached device (sorry--there is no installer yet for SimPlot). If a window pops up showing the SimPlot2.app file, please close it. Running SP2 from that window will only provide a temporary storage space for the application.

Using Finder, create a new sub-folder in your Applications folder (ex: SimPlot2). Drag and drop the SimPlot2.app file from the attached device to your new folder. Close the attached device (click the close button next to it in Finder).

You are now ready to use SimPlot by double-clicking the SimPlot2.app file. You may get a security warning, but allow it to continue opening the application.

What's New in Version Build 15   See changelog


Unzip the folder to your desktop. There are several methods to try to get SimPlot2 to work on a Mac. I apologize for the inconvenience, but Apple makes things very difficult for independent developers.

  1. Go into the folder using Finder and navigate to the Contents/MacOS folder and right-click on SimPlot2. Select "Open". There may be security questions. If this doesn't work try step 2.
  2. Go into the folder using Finder and double-click the SimPlot2.sh file. If that doesn't work, try right-clicking on SimPlot2.sh and select "Open with". If there is no option for "Terminal" then try step 3.
  3. Open the Terminal app from Launchpad. It should start at the "~" directory (that's your home directory). Type "cd Desktop/SimPlot2_3_beta_15". Then execute the shell file by typing "./SimPlot2.sh" and press return. If SimPlot2 doesn't work try step 4.
  4. Type "chmod 755 SimPlot2.sh". Try to run the file again by typing "./SimPlot2.sh". If that doesn't work try step 5.
  5. Type "xattr -l SimPlot2.sh". Look for "com.apple.quarantine". If there is one listed, type "xattr -d com.apple.quarantine SimPlot2.sh". Try executing the script again by typing "./SimPlot2.sh".



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