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PaintTool SAI for Mac 0.3 by bryce-z PaintTool SAI for Mac 0.3 by bryce-z

EDIT 12-19-11: SAI 4 Mac 0.3, download link updated.

New version has a completely different Wine core for testing.

If you're having trouble launching it install XQuartz.

This is PaintTool SAI running on Mac OS X via a self contained Wine wrapper. I put this together and figured it'd be useful for some people here on dA. If you'd like to give it a try click the download link. Enjoy!

To install: Double click to unzip and drag PaintTool to your Applications folder.

Known issues include no tablet pressure recognition, this is a limitation of Wine and X11, sorry.


Maximize may not always function but you can still drag the window to the desired size.

DISCLAIMER: If it's apparent that you didn't read the description before making a comment don't be surprised if your question goes unanswered.

Attention: Due to the massive influx of stupid comments from people that didn't read the description or bother to comprehend anything about this before commenting, I'll be taking this down by the years end as I'm tired of constantly having to respond to these people.
I decided to leave this up since stupid comments en masse seemed to decline, enjoy.

I likely won't be making any new updates for future versions of OS X or bugfix releases, this may change but the future prospects aren't likely, current version works on Mountain Lion but you may need to get the XQuartz libraries installed.
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lamalamaamber Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
where is the download button >~< 
marlaelaine3 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Please somebody help me.

I installed this and it's usually fine, but after I spent an hour on a drawing it glitched. It went into the colour copy thing and wouldn't work when I clicked on anything. Like anything on the whole application. I had to quit and lost my artwork.

I've just gone into it and started again and it's happening again. I don't want to restart it again so please if anybody knows what I'm doing to make that happen and/or how to fix it please please tell me!

Note: I'm using a Bamboo Wacom tablet with it if that helps
Morghi27 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there aren't line tools!:| (Blank Stare) 
Truth-Lely-Gaia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok I downloaded this and did everything that there was in the description but I get this warning on my Mac Book Pro;

''PaintTool SAI4MAC'' can't be opened because it is from an undentified developer.
Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers.

I need Sai on this Mac that way I can draw in the free time at college. Can someone help me how to solve this is there is a solution?
SkyLovesAnime Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can't download SAI because its not made for Mac, but there is a way to download SAI on mac but you will get malware.To download SAI on mac, when that warning appears click on the (?) singe in the corner then it will tell you how to download it. :)
Truth-Lely-Gaia Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
ok got it on the mac, now the problem is the pressure and I saw a few tutorials and videos where the pressure was possible
vabele1489 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IM SO STUPID.....i was like oh my gosh this person doesn't even have a brain (i was angry and sad don't blame me) to put a download button (18 weeks later this is the real time) I'm here know, *reads* download link *screams* regfhljkfejnfhiudgjknrehiufgrighfnrhiugdfjk
SafiaAnime Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Nuuuuuu I want them to make Pressure sensitivity work on macs so badddddddd
btw thanks!
LoveDatPony Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  New member
Capch dosnt work on mediafire D:
hondurasfan1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student
OMG it works on mine! XD 
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