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VirtualForge Installation – MacOS

To install the VirtualForge software on MacOS:

Note: VirtualForge may not launch in 10.14 Mojave and later versions, future updates will address this

  1. Download the VirtualForge disk image (.dmg) file, available on the Portrait Displays website Downloads page, to either the Mac Desktop or Mac Downloads folder.
  2. Double-click the disk image icon to open the disk image
  3. Drag the VirtualForge shortcut to the Applications folder in Finder
  4. Double-click the VirtualForge shortcut in the Applications folder to start VirtualForge

Note: You can now eject or delete the VirtualForge disk image (.dmg) file from the Finder

VirtualForge Setup on Mac OS X

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the VirtualForge (VF) icon to open its menu. You can select the VideoEQ-Test-Card or the Colorbars test pattern to verify that VirtualForge is properly controlling the workstation video output device. These patterns function whether the VirtualForge software is licensed or not.
  2. Select About from the VirtualForge menu. Record the Machine ID shown on the About dialog. Send the Machine ID to with a request for a VirtualForge license key.
  3. When you receive the license key, copy and paste the key into the Key field on the VirtualForge About dialog
  4. Quit and restart the VirtualForge software to activate the license.