Install PlayOnMac and Power and Sample Size program on Macintosh

  • Download PlayOnMac (the file is PlayOnMac_4.2.6.dmg as of 19 Feb 2015)
  • Double click on the disk image file (PlayOnMac_4.2.6.dmg) just downloaded. It is probably in the Downloads folder. This will bring up the PlayOnMac installer.
  • Install PlayOnMac (i.e., drag PlayOnMac and Uninstall PlayOnMac icons to the Applications folder)
  • Close the installer
  • Download the Power and Sample Size Program Windows installer (pssetup3.exe)
  • Run PlayOnMac that we just installed. It is in the Applications folder. You can search for it via the magnifying glass icon if necessary. Once PlayOnMac is running do this:
    • Click on "Install a program"
    • Click on "Install a non-listed program"
    • Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    • Enter “ps” as the name of the virtual drive
    • For “What would you like to do before installation?” leave all unchecked
    • Browse to where pssetup3.exe was downloaded (probably in the Downloads folder)
    • Select PS.exe as the file for shortcut
    • Don’t select another shortcut
  • Exit the PlayOnMac program

Once the PS program has been installed, a font needs to be copied to a location where it can be found. First, download the font file by clicking symbol.ttf. Make sure this downloads the file into the Downloads folder.

Below are terminal commands that will copy the file just downloaded into the appropriate location. The cp command assumes that all the PlayOnMac files are in their default locations and that all default choices were made when installing PS.

Open a terminal window and run these commands:
> cd ~
> cp Downloads/symbol.ttf Library/PlayOnMac/wineprefix/ps/drive_c/windows/Fonts/
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