HOWTO: EnergyXT2 on OS X

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GameGod
KVRer
12 posts since 4 Jun, 2007

Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:02 pm

Not sure if anyone's done this before, but I've got EnergyXT2 running on my MacBook:

Image

MIDI works too and the latency is quite good. :)


Quick mini HOWTO
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(Disclaimer: I don't check the forums that often, so I probably won't be able to offer much extra help.)

1) Install Darwine:
Recent builds available here

2) Install JackOSX

3) Download JackWASIO (Get the Crossover-Intel version)

4) Unpack "JackWASIO-CrossOver.zip" and copy the winasio.dll.so file to:
/Applications/Darwine/Wine.bundle/Contents/lib/wine/wineasio.dll.so

5) Download EnergyXT2, double-click on the setup.exe file (the Darwine package has this WineHelper thing that'll let you click and run Windows EXEs), and when it's done installing there should be a file called "energyXT2.lnk" on your desktop.

5) Run JackPilot, make sure the "interface" is picked properly in the preferences, and hit "Start".

6) Double-click that "energyXT2.lnk" icon on your desktop, and make some beats. :)


... now don't say I never did anything nice for anyone. :)

GameGod
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KVRAF
2029 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:07 pm

good to know!
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robenestobenz
KVRAF
2939 posts since 18 Jul, 2005

Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:18 pm

Cool stuff, any idea what the latency is roughly?

AllenPOPO
KVRian
1334 posts since 5 May, 2004 from fighting the kVr disInfo

Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:38 pm

cool.... should work as good as i preach about on linux using wine :hihi: i get really really good latency and since all those packages are based on the same things (jack, wineasio etc) then it should perfomr *very close* to windows and in some cases maybe better ;)


i do have a question though.....how does it do as far as installable vsts? if its decent, perhaps i can get my macbook friend to try XT2 out after all! thanks for sharing this :D
i am me and i am free...k thx bai

GameGod
KVRer
12 posts since 4 Jun, 2007

Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:52 pm

AllenPOPO wrote: i do have a question though.....how does it do as far as installable vsts?
Works exactly the same as WINE on Linux (I use Ubuntu with XT2/wineasio on my desktop machine, it's great). Compatibility is excellent.


I can't figure out how to calculate the latency from JACK on OS X, so I can't give a concrete number on latency.

AllenPOPO
KVRian
1334 posts since 5 May, 2004 from fighting the kVr disInfo

Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:26 pm

GameGod wrote:
AllenPOPO wrote: i do have a question though.....how does it do as far as installable vsts?
Works exactly the same as WINE on Linux (I use Ubuntu with XT2/wineasio on my desktop machine, it's great). Compatibility is excellent.


I can't figure out how to calculate the latency from JACK on OS X, so I can't give a concrete number on latency.


great to hear....perhaps you could try using the variables from OS X and input them in your linux to see if they give the accurate latency info? just an (un)educated guess here :)


thanks again...more stuff to try out when the 14th comes around :D
i am me and i am free...k thx bai

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KVRAF
2237 posts since 12 Nov, 2002 from swordfish

Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:14 pm

all right! i've been waiting to see some screenshots of this.
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raikard233
KVRian
737 posts since 14 Apr, 2004 from Rome

Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:50 pm

Just installed all and tried!
Works very well!
Tomorrow i will try to play with FLStudio, but i'm a bit worried about how to install my .reg file into a registry that i don't know if crossover mac has.

masstronaut
KVRian
754 posts since 27 Mar, 2006

Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:45 pm

That's cool.

Noel Edmonds appeared above the screenshot.

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kejkz
KVRist
444 posts since 8 Dec, 2004 from Belgrade

Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:11 am

fantastic! I can't wait to try myself, with a new version of xt2 :D

pulsoc
KVRist
76 posts since 6 Mar, 2003

Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:45 am

Sticky!

[ xerocreep ]
KVRian
882 posts since 23 Apr, 2004

Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:19 am

Does this work for pre-Intel macs?

AllenPOPO
KVRian
1334 posts since 5 May, 2004 from fighting the kVr disInfo

Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:27 am

wow what luck! i just bought a black macbook from a guy trying to "upgrade" to a macbook pro! what luck! im not sure if leopard is worth the hundred bucks right now to me though (tiger is okay for this too, right?) :hihi:
i am me and i am free...k thx bai

GameGod
KVRer
12 posts since 4 Jun, 2007

Post Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:10 am

xerocreep: Sorry, this will only work on Intel Macs...

AllenPOPO: Yep, this'll work fine on Tiger. If I were you I'd stick with Tiger as long as possible. Leopard is super buggy for me, and I think upgrading was a big mistake. (Stick with Tiger at least until they sort all the problems out.)

[ xerocreep ]
KVRian
882 posts since 23 Apr, 2004

Post Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:38 am

GameGod wrote:xerocreep: Sorry, this will only work on Intel Macs...
hahaha. Yeah. i figured it out after downloading all 900MBs of the xcode developer tool stuff thinking I could make wine work. doh! :lol: :x

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