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The CrowTrader Mac Install Guide

CrowTrader is supported on Mac 10.12 and up. Here is how you get it running.

During the beta phase of the bot, Mac users will need to run CrowTrader in server mode. All this means is that there won’t be the desktop gui and you will need to run the bot from the Terminal (this is not that hard and this guide will walk you through it).

Prerequisite: Make sure you have the latest OpenJDK v8 installed. That can be found here:

Choose the OpenJDK 8 (LTS) option

Once you have the OpenJDK 8 installed, proceed with the following steps.

Step 1.

Download the latest version from the website (there is a button on the front page with the latest download link). Save the file wherever you like; for this guide we have saved it to the desktop. Once the zip archive has been saved, extract it.

Step 2.

Folder extracted to the desktop


Open the Terminal application. It resides in Program Files > Utilities.

Locating the Terminal application in the Utilities folder

Step 3.

Once Terminal has been launched, you need to type


with a space after it and then drag your extracted folder over to the Terminal window and drop it. This will add the location of the folder for you so you don’t have to type it. Press the Return key after this is done.

Dropping the unzipped CrowTrader folder onto the Terminal application
The Terminal has the folder location text, now press the Return key to go to that folder

Step 4.

Now that you have changed the directory in Terminal to the bot folder, you can start the bot. Enter the following command to start CrowTrader and press the Return key:


Once you hit the Return key, the bot will start printing out the standard boot messages.

CrowTrader starting up

When you see the final message

To access Crowtrader open up your Chrome/Brave browser and navigate to http://localhost:2112

then the bot has started and you can open the bot as per instructed in the above text.

That’s it, thanks for reading!

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