Sunday, February 21, 2010

running fairbot on Mac OS X snow leopard

This tutorial was created from the post of AlistairH on its blog.
This will try to explain how to run fairbot, on a Mac OS X 10.6.X

You will need:
1. a copy of Crossover
2. a copy of Fairbot (I used the latest version)
3. a copy of some dll w$ XP libs, you can get them here. extract them to a temp folder on your desktop.

note: you can use the trial versions of crossover and fairbot.

STEP 1. install crossover

STEP 2. instal fairbot, through crossover. i.e.
open crossover -> Configure (on menu bar) -> install software ->
install unsupported software -> continue -> new bottle (name it Fairbot) -> create new bottle and continue ->
click install-> and locate fairbot.exe (that you got from 2.)

STEP 3. replace DLL
On crossover menu bar -> Configure -> manage bottles -> select Fairbot bottle -> advanced -> click "make this the default bottle" -> Open c: drive in Finder -> go to Windows/system32 folder -> drag and drop all files from the temp folder you created to the system32 folder. close folder.

STEP 4. override DLLs
On the manage bottles menu -> Control Panel -> launch winecfg ->
go to Libraries tab -> on the dropdown box type and add the following:
-> Apply -> OK -> close Wine configuration -> close Manage bottles

STEP 4. add dll to registry
On crossover menu bar -> Programs -> Run Command... ->
(make sure fairbot bottle is select) -> Open Shell (it will open a Terminal Console) ->
run the following commands (one line at the time):
wine regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll
wine regsvr32.exe msxml4.dll
wine regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll

Close all.

Now you are ready to run fairbot, via the programs tab on crossover, or just use spotlight to trigger fairbot.

put your betfair username and password and you are ready to roll.

Note. I have tried it and the only problem I could find with the software was on the graphs. When in ladder mode, after opening a graph, I could change the event only once, then I needed to close and open the graph again. i.e. if I open the graph for one horse, I could change the horse only one time.

Hope this would come in hand to some people.


4w0rd said...

Hey! How is going ?!
I just try to download "some dll w$ XP libs" and it's giving the same source like fairbot.
Which files r U acually mean? Or can U give the right link for them?
thx & best regards 2 U!)

Anonymous said...

Here is correct link to these libs:

Tippus83 said...

This was new for me. I`ve always used parallels to run windows. But i like this better. I have a big problem i cant log in. I get a bad error messeage. It seems like i can`t connect to the internet with the program.

Tippus83 said...

forgot to mention that i use lion not snow leopard. Can this have anything to say??

Droid University said...

Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
thank you :)

Gregg Kaufman said...

Is wine bottler same as crossover ? I downloaded it along with fairbot opens fairbot fine but can't log in nothing happens when I try details just go blank on enter