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Apophysis On Mac Version 1.1

So, here you go. Basically, this is just a launcher for Wine, pointed straight at Apophysis. This is the 3D hack, but it can be replaced by any version you like, by going to ~/Library/Application Resources/ApoMac/Apophysis/ and replacing the Apophysis.exe with another version. For me, this version worked best, though.

You need an Intel Mac (MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, recent Mac Minis, and recent iMacs) with X11 installed to use this. There's unfortunately, no easy way to get it to work on PowerPC Macs. I don't think there's even a hard way. Sorry to PowerPC users, there's nothing I can do. Or maybe there is? Find something, and I'll sure as hell try.

Good luck, have fun, and please comment if it doesn't work for you. I've been known to make mistakes.

Oh, note me if you use, and please favourite if you make artwork.

This version will not work properly on Tiger. Tiger users, go here.
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gandreeva Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
What about yosemite users :D
ToxicDwarf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found I also had problems getting this to work, I ended up using Wineskin Winery and have posted a little walkthrough of how I set it up. It all seems to work fine - [link]
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Darksan9el Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enjoying the wonders of fractals in Apophysis again. I have this running on iAtkos Lion 10.7.4 soon to upgraded to iAtkos Mountain Lion 10.8.x

I have a question with the render settings, I have 24GB memory but it says I only have about 1.4GB available, is there anything I do about this or is it a put up or shut up scenario lol

Just rendering a few works of art to up to deviant art as I type.
kandykush Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, dude, thanks.
Dracovianauis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
LusTetsu Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
It doesn't work...:( THe apomac icon and the X11 icon are open but they dont do anything :S
PyroJason Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Two things-
I got it to work on Snow leopard- awesome!

Also, this is unrelated-
Why does DeviantArt not give you an idea as to how many pages there actually are on an article? You have to guess on the higher numbered ones and work backwards if you are interested in seeing them from any particular order..... Wow. Just wow.

Nice post!!
Peppermint334 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And… what if I use Lion instead of Leopard?
Pawichi Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Hey i downloaded this and i am trying to run scripts but i keep getting this error message
"Access violation at adress 42B3A1A in module 'shell32.dll'. Read of address 46002000
Any help will be appreciated
justcallmesly Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
"No such file or directory" was the message I got when I tried to open it, can anyone help me with this?
Litohan Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist
i had the same problem. but i didn't drag the whole folder into my applications folder. when i tried it again with the whole folder in my applications it worked :)

maybe it's the same with your problem?
DieselsArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
im using this. looks awesome
Denisbarry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am having the same issue as Igloo225. However, I am using an IMAC with Lion installed. I installed your Version 1.1, 19/01/2008
Also installed Quartz X11 (xQuarts 2.7.0.dmg). Still having the same notice about Wine.

Any help you can provide would be very grateful...
Evil-Mikey Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much :D
Gaters-Art Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
it doesn't work with lion, does it? :(
Shatterfish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
I can't export flames... help?
Dark-Lord-of-Sith Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Just got a new MacBookPro and someone showed me a link to this page and now I am very Happy. Thanks for having a Mac version. Going to be using it a lot in coming days.
jhenning Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
nevermind, got it, nut it seems to take a while to launch
jhenning Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
i cant seem to get this to work at all, I am running leopard
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not working for me. I've been reading your comments/replies to other people below, and none of them seem to work for me either.
SoulDeXis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get tsh:/Applications/Apophysis/ No such file or directory

How exactly does this work?

What exactly do i need to do to get this to work.
Lycan-Tendencies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
you need to move "THE ENTIRE FOLDER"
to your application not just the ApoMac icon
you need X11 installed
and it takes i min or 2 for it to get started

it worked for me!
bambola7 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm going to take a look at this.
dudewhatthehellman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
xenocerebral Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, I don't get it... What program will replace the "Apophysis.exe" in the content?
timothymh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
To make it another version of Apophysis you need to download that one and replace the "Apophysis.exe" file found in the ApoMac resource folder with the other version of Apophysis. Let me know if that doesn't make sense. ^^;
doubledippers Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
doesnt work :(
BroskowPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
ty so much!
Melancholic-Oddity Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
doesnt work for me :/
graphicalazz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
omg i love you :)
Thimix2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hey , im on snow leopard and it doesnt seem to work , is there a fix:?
Thimix2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Can ya make one for snow leopard? Thanks if ya can :D
bnolin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for doing this (porting it to Mac)! It works for me, though it took maybe five minutes to start. For reference, I'm on a second-generation Mac Pro, running Snow Leopard, 10.6.4.

Now I'll have to figure out how to use this beast!
Argothar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It appears in the dock but nothing happens.
Smaxman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Always wanted to play around with fractals! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Andrewzaye Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Hi there, I have recently seen apophysis and want to try it on my mac. The J2.7 zip files I've downloaded do not seem to have the program inside. I've tried to figure out apomac with the wine launcher but the instructions seem to be written for people who don't need them. Can you help? I need either a self installing/opening program or clear instructions. My web searching has not produced any useable results. I'm running snow leopard.
Maclover6 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
To all those who get the black and white thing, turning over and over again.
There is a slight mistake in the installation instructions.


Don't just drag an drop the ApoMac (blue icon thingy) to your aplications folder.

Instead: open the dmg, and drag an drop the whole "Apophysis" FOLDER to your applicaations directory.

If you do not want to have a folder in your applications because it's ugly, then open up the crashing apomac, click edit, go to the second directory line:

"sh /Applications/Apophysis/"

in this line, erase the following:


so it becomes this:

"sh /Applications/"

when done, just go to file/ save

And VOILA, you're done

Greetz Apple-Guy

ps It has a long startup time, but that's normal, just be patient. Loading time may vary
Maclover6 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Delete option 2, there's allot more you need to edit to get the right result (which i did =P)

But i'll spare you the trouble, because it's quite allot xD

So just go for option 1, works smoothly =D
countessbatty Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
So... "this is just a launcher for Wine" does that mean we need Wine for it to work?
SavageWind Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm getting the black and white ball problem too, it just sits there and doesn't do anything after opening up x11. Any help? I'd been borrowing my friend's PC, but he just took it back >.<
5p34k Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I launche the file I see this "x11" icon appearing, but nothing happens.. A few min. later I recieve an error telling me it couldn't be launched..

Why is this? My mac is leopard
ekf501 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Ok, I downloaded and tried to open this and the application freezes and times out every time I try. I clicked EDIT button on the pop up, which shows the history of what the program tried to do...I got this:

set appsupp to (path to home folder as string) & "Library:Application Support:ApoMac"

tell application "Finder"
if exists folder appsupp then
(*Just execute Apophysis*)
do shell script "sh /Applications/Apophysis/"
(*Copy over app support folders, then execute Apophysis*)
do shell script "sh /Applications/Apophysis/"

any help?
Geeky-Boy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
How do you install apo into snow leopard?? i have X11 but when i try to run apomac it freezes. is there any other way of running this & what else is required??
Yvonneva Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
I downloaded the program and it won't open. I'm on a Mac with Intel,ssooooo,what am I doing wrong?
dragonsyth1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
does this run on newer macs? if so I'm doing something wrong = /
fajlo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude, not sure when - but will use it. Thank you.
ShinyCrab Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Downloaded and faved.
nemopaice Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist
I can;t seem to get any plugins to show up? Any suggestions of what I may be doing wrong? I I went into the app and put them in the plugin folder just as I would on windows?
Hebejebelus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
PLugins don't work for me either, I'm afraid, but I think this isn't a problem just with ApoMac, it's a problem within apophysis.
I'm sorry I can't help.
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