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    #76
    Greetings!
    I would like to vote +1 for a native MAC solution. I'm using VMware fusion and that solution is fine. It was less than ideal to purchase a windows license to get it working. As a software developer, i'm a MAC user and will be for my development career so i'll always be in the +1 camp. It's not a deal breaker or anything for me but when recommending this platform to others that is a drawback.

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      #77
      xabcdtrading Thanks for the reply I really appreciate it, maybe i'll give your way a go as well and see how well it works.

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        #78
        xabcdtrading Hi I have a quick question for you. You said in a reply above that VM ware only uses 3% overhead. That would be acceptable, but Iam assuming to run Ninjatrader8 you will also be running Windows 10. So you'd be running macOS, VMware, Windows 10 and then Ninjatrader8? Is that correct? Or does VMware work differently? If not then MacOS, Windows 10 and VMware would add a lot of overhead just to run Ninjatrader8?

        If you could let me know your thoughts I would appreciate it.

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          #79
          Yes that's correct. You run Windows 10 inside the VM, an inside Windows 10 you run Ninjatrader 8.
          It works fine, a lot of mac users use it this way. You can also use parrallels it doesn't make any difference.
          Good news is you can run both VMWare and Parrallels in "integration mode. That would mean you see all the windows of your NInjatrader just like it was a normal OsX application.
          Or you can choose to run full screen windows, in that case you would just sit behind a windows machine.


          Originally posted by SAC-MAN View Post
          xabcdtrading Hi I have a quick question for you. You said in a reply above that VM ware only uses 3% overhead. That would be acceptable, but Iam assuming to run Ninjatrader8 you will also be running Windows 10. So you'd be running macOS, VMware, Windows 10 and then Ninjatrader8? Is that correct? Or does VMware work differently? If not then MacOS, Windows 10 and VMware would add a lot of overhead just to run Ninjatrader8?

          If you could let me know your thoughts I would appreciate it.

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            #80
            Originally posted by SAC-MAN View Post
            xabcdtrading Hi I have a quick question for you. You said in a reply above that VM ware only uses 3% overhead. That would be acceptable, but Iam assuming to run Ninjatrader8 you will also be running Windows 10. So you'd be running macOS, VMware, Windows 10 and then Ninjatrader8? Is that correct? Or does VMware work differently? If not then MacOS, Windows 10 and VMware would add a lot of overhead just to run Ninjatrader8?

            If you could let me know your thoughts I would appreciate it.
            Hello, sorry for the delayed response.... but the 3% is onto of the resources you allocate to the VM. Eg. If you give 8GB of ram to the VM then your system is really going to use around 8GB + 3% etc. But just to make things even more confusing, you're reserving the 8GB to that VM but the resources are shared between the host and the vm. So even if you allocate 8GB to the VM it will only use what is needed + the 3%.
            xabcdtrading
            NinjaTrader Ecosystem Vendor - XABCD trading

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              #81
              Originally posted by Wessel View Post
              You can also use parrallels it doesn't make any difference.
              I'd agree with 99% of what you mentioned but just wanted to add onto this one... we have a pretty large community of traders that have provided us their feedback on running NT8 on a mac... using basic functions of NinjaTrader doesn't have any issues with parallels, however we have gotten quite a lot of feedback that when there is "load" under your NT8 and doing more heavy tasks, parrallels causes a lot of stability issues. I have not looked into doing any RCA on why, but when they use fusion as an alternative the issue goes way. So we tell people to avoid the headache and just start with vmware fusion. Just thought i'd add this for anyone else that might read the thread.

              xabcdtrading
              NinjaTrader Ecosystem Vendor - XABCD trading

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                #82
                Hi! Is it possible to run NT if you use the Boot Camp-assistent on your MacBook to get Windows? Any experience with this?

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                  #83
                  Originally posted by Hagenroe View Post
                  Hi! Is it possible to run NT if you use the Boot Camp-assistent on your MacBook to get Windows? Any experience with this?
                  HI yes it is possible, if you see the last few posts on this thread that is exactly what we are talking about as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using bootcamp over VMware or Parallels.
                  Dual booting can be annoying however, if you have a newer MAC I'd go with using VMware (Ie not using Bootcamp,) which you can get for free if you just register on their site (this was a nice surprise).

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                    #84
                    NinjaTrader does not run natively on a MAC, but there are workarounds as suggested in this thread about using bootcamp, VMware, Parallels, etc.

                    Another recommendation is to run NinjaTrader on a server. A VPS allows trading with NinjaTrader on MACs, iPhones, and iPads.

                    The way it works is instead of running NinjaTrader on your home computer, it is installed your server which is on 24/7. This approach fixes the problem of needing to run your home computer all the time. All servers have Mobile App access, enabling you to trade on an Android, iPhone, Tablet, Mac/Windows from anywhere in the world, at anytime.

                    A dedicated server for trading will always outperform a similarly spec'd home computer.
                    VPS connections are 1,000mbs, so the server is always connected to the broker/data source.
                    Would highly recommend checking out
                    https://www.ninjamobiletrader.com/

                    They're also listed on the NinjaTrader ecosystem: https://ninjatraderecosystem.com/sea...biletrader-vps




                    Originally posted by Hagenroe View Post
                    Hi! Is it possible to run NT if you use the Boot Camp-assistent on your MacBook to get Windows? Any experience with this?
                    Vendor_NT_Mobile
                    NinjaTrader Ecosystem Vendor - Ninja Mobile Trader VPS

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