Update: uTorrent is now available for OS X without having to install Darwine (which is the method used in this tutorial).
Another name for this tutorial could be “how to install Windows programs in OS X without buying Crossover“. Or “how to use Darwine to install Windows programs in OS X”. But this tutorial will take you step-by-step through installing uTorrent (which is currently Windows-only) via Darwine – an OS X port of Wine.
Before your start:
Installing Darwine and uTorrent in OS X
- Unpack Darwine and drag the entire Darwine folder to your Applications. Then locate and double-click the WineHelper.app file in the Darwine folder.
- A small Process Window will appear. You can minimize it to your Dock or just ignore it.
- From the WineHelper menu, select Application -> Open…
- Navigate to the utorrent.exe file, select it, and click Open.
- A bunch of text will fly by in the Wine Log window. Ignore it.
- And you’ll be prompted to install uTorrent. Leaving the shortcut boxes checked is fine, but you clearly won’t have a “start menu” shortcut when the installation is done (though you will have a desktop shortcut).
- That’s it. uTorrent will launch and ask if you’d like it to be the default application for opening .torrent files.
- Select your Connection speed etc, and click the Use Selected Settings button.
- You should also notice a shortcut to uTorrent on your desktop.
- And now you can use uTorrent in OS X :)
- Darwine is also able to run many other Windows programs. Probably not as many as Crossover, but the price is right.