Joshaven Potter

WISP Consulting, Software Integrations, and Network Security

The Dude for Mac

This package will not run on macOS Catalina or newer because Apple removed 32-bit suppport. I am not aware of a way to run a way to run a 32-bit application within wine until and if MikroTik releaseas a 64-bit version of the dude.

I have compiled a version of MikroTik’s Dude which should work on recent versions of Mac OS X. Get the 6.43.16 long-term version by clicking here. Open the dmg file after downloading and drag it to your Applications folder.

  • The version of The Dude on the client and server must match. Sorry, I have not compiled all client versions. The client should update to the server version when conecting. However, If you cannot use one of versions on this page, feel free to reach out and see if I can compile a specific version for you.
  • Due to the embedded wine environment required this “Mac” version is much larger then the Windows version.
  • Due to the fact that I am not signing my code through a known third party, on the first time you open it, you may need to right click on it and choose open.
  • After decompresing the downloaded file it is recommended to copy it to your Applications folder.

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If you have network data in The Dude, be sure to export and save the data before making any changes.
Download The Dude 6.43.16 Long Term for Mac with Mojave Support
Download The Dude 6.39.2 for Mac with El Capitan Support
Download The Dude 6.37.3 for Mac with El Capitan Support
Download The Dude 6.37.1 for Mac with El Capitan Support
Download The Dude 4.0b3 for Mac with El Capitan Support
Old 4.0b3 version download... just in case

Corey Lambert created a application closer script that may be of interest in case The Dude ever gets stuck in the service stack. (Does a stuck dude make anyone else think of Chris Farley in a little coat?)

Download Corey’s Dude Killer