FAQs on running Netica on a Mac Download Netica
How do I get the Windows version of Netica to run on my Mac?
Netica Application is currently only built for Windows. To get Netica to work on your Mac, you’ll need to install a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. This will allow Netica to run with full speed and capability. If you already have a Windows VM, emulator, and or environment on your Mac, you can simply install the Windows version.
What are my options for compatibility layers?
There are many options for running Windows-based programs on your Mac, such as Parallels, VMware, and Apple Bootcamp. Each solution has its advantages and disadvantages. Netica works well on all of them, but we have found that CrossOver Mac is one of the least expensive and easiest-to-use options for non-programmers. The other solutions mentioned will enable you to run a wider variety of Windows programs but are more expensive and larger.
Why am I downloading a trial version of CrossOver for the Netica install?
Codeweavers offers a 30 day full featured version of CrossOver Mac, so you can try it out for free and get support along the way. It is a quick install and once you are satisfied with its performance on your machine, you can purchase it for $39.95 (which goes to support the open-source development). If you are comfortable with programming and using open source software, use one of the other options listed above.
What about WINE?
CrossOver Mac itself is based on something called “WINE”, which is an open source re-implementation of the Windows API, consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, allowing applications to run as if natively on Windows. The original open-source version of WINE can be complicated to install and is written by volunteers, hence there is no user support.
Will this download pollute my Mac?
No! CrossOver Mac is just a compatibility layer (in other words, you are not actually installing Windows on your Mac), and it won’t affect anything else on your Mac.
Can I easily get rid of CrossOver if I decide I don’t want it on my machine?
Yes! To erase all traces of CrossOver, follow these steps:
First you should drop your CrossOver bundle into the trash and empty it. This may first require you to stop the CrossOver CD Helper. To stop it manually, run the Activity Monitor (usually found in your Applications/Utilities folder). Select CrossOver CD Helper in Activity Monitor and click Quit Process to stop it.
User-specific CrossOver files are located in your home folder, under the Library/Application Support/CrossOver hierarchy. Trash that folder and its contents for each user of CrossOver on your system. Then, to be truly comprehensive, remove the preferences files located in Library/Preferences/ called com.codeweavers.CrossOver.plist.
Finally, if you have any published bottles or CrossOver has been run using your system's administrator account, you may have files in /Library/Application Support/CrossOver on your startup drive. These may also be removed.
How compatible is Netica with CrossOver?
Netica has been created to run well under even the most basic of conditions, and so there are no serious issues using Netica under Crossover (check out their review of Netica’s compatibility).
I’m having trouble with installing CrossOver, help!
Is there a way to get WINE on my machine for free?
Once I get Netica running on my machine, are there any known problems with the software?
There are a few minor issues, all with work-arounds:
1. Right-clicking: Control-click, as you're probably used to with Mac programs, doesn’t work that way under WINE (so far).
Workaround: Enable secondary click. To do this, go to System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Trackpad and enable ‘Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click’. You can then right-click by tapping the trackpad with two fingers.
Update: If you are running a current version of Xquartz, you can go into the X11.app preferences when it’s running and select what you want to be modifier keys for right and middle clicks.
2. Messages window: When Netica first opens, the Messages window may appear as just a word in the upper left of the screen instead of bottom left.
Solution: You can double-click the word to open the window. Moving forward, the Messages window may appear as a blank white square in the bottom left of the Netica screen. Again, you can double-click the white square to bring up the Messages window.
3. Onscreen Help: the onscreen help built into Netica does not function correctly.
Solution: we encourage you to use the online Help system for documentation on all the latest features.
4. Learning from Excel files: You will get error messages if attempting to learn cases from an Excel file.
Solution: You must convert your Excel case file into a text file and then you can proceed with the steps listed in the chapter “Learning From a Case File” (in the online Help).
5. Learning from text case files produced in ‘R’: when producing text case files in R, the output is in Linux line coding, by default, which will result in an error message.
Solution (submitted by Martin Köchy): those case files must be in Windows format to be processed properly (i.e. line endings must be coded CRLF). The free text editor Textwrangler will do the conversion.
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