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PaintTool SAI For Mac OS X [Now For 10.9 - 10.10] by pelsky PaintTool SAI For Mac OS X [Now For 10.9 - 10.10] by pelsky
UPDATE/EDIT ON 1/8/2012 :
WARNING ; The previous Port will NOT WORK On the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 , i tested it on Mountain Lion and its not working .. and i will work on a fix for it soon .. and as soon as it fixed .. i will link it here :)

UPDATE/EDIT ON 21/8/2012:
Finally found a way to port SAI to make it work on OS X Mountain lion , and the Update link is above! (its The same app but made for ML , literally not an Update)

UPDATE/EDIT ON 1/11/2012:
I recently found out that the links arent working (blocked or something.) so i just updated them so you can download the port :)

UPDATE/EDIT ON 12/12/2012:
Sorry for the broken links :c , All The links will be updated very shortly to MediaFire, PotLoad Or to my Dropbox.

UPDATE/EDIT ON 24/6/2014:
Hey guys!, I'm very happy to see that we're about to cross 100k views for the PaintTool SAI port! Which is amazing!
For people who are having issues with the port, the app won't open because the application is not compatible with OS X 10.9 yet, and i don't have the ability to update it because i don't own a mac anymore (since i broke my own Macbook pro 2 years ago), but i will try to see if i can update the application very soon if i could borrow a mac or something, the updating process doesn't take time but i only need a mac to do the update.

I'm very sorry for not doing updates for a very long time but it doesn't mean that i'll ditch the updates! I'll be making some very soon.

★UPDATE/EDIT ON 11/1/2015:
Hey guys!, the update for both OS X Mavericks (10.9) AND OS X Yosemite (10.10) is finally here! Download is available in the new link below!
Note: -you may notice that SAI's window might be shaking/stuttering when you move it over the desktop, that is a very normal bug that couldn't be solved, but it doesn't affect the app's performance.
         -In case you want to add textures or to do anything with the app's program folder, please:    1- Click right on SAI's icon, then choose (Show Package Contents)
                                                                                                                                                    2- Navigate to (drive_c/Program Files/PaintTool SAI English Pack)
                                                                                                                                                    3- Here you go!, you can add textures and stuff here.

☆☆Download Link for Latest Version (For OS X Mavericks (10.9) and OS X Yosemite (10.10), can work with previous versions, updated Wineskin Wrapper) :

Download Link for Previous Version (Especially made for OS X Mountain Lion , works with previous versions , Wineskin Winery Wrapper) :

Download Link For First Version (Made for lion , works with previous versions, CXEx Ivory Wrapper) :


KNOWN ISSUES (Updated info)

There is no possible way to integrate pen pressure support into the application because it requires to have .NET framework (4.0 or above) installed into the wineskin wrapper AND the tablet drivers which depends on the tablet you own, which will increase the file's size (at least 5 or 6 times larger since i need to put all the possible tablet drivers into the wrapper, and that won't make any sense), even with the .NET framework files installed, pen pressure won't work because of the absence of the tablet drivers, I know you're most likely going to have the tablet drivers installed into your mac, but it won't bring the pen pressure to work because the app itself runs a mini-Windows environment inside your mac, which requires it's own tablet drivers inside the app itself.

Latest & Previous Version Ported through Wineskin Winery
First Version Ported Through CXEx Ivory Wrapper

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Kanpro1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
The copy and paste dosent work >.<!!
mireiacreepypasta Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Me dice que puede haber un virus u.u FNAF 3: Springtrap Icon 
Mew2Spirit2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
I wish for the mac to have more features that the windows versions have if t works thank you.
0o-Draku-o0 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Really want the pen pressure to work soo badly! I used winetricks for the .NET Framework 4.0 and also installed the driver in the app. But I have little experience with wine and have no idea how to make this all work :( . Does anyone know how to make it work? I have a Wacom Intuos Pro btw.
SmithWolf Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Sai doesn't work for Mac 10.10.2 unfortunately. Can you email them to update it please?
Tinetheeviltwin Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this!

I can't open .pds files on it? I have tried to convert the .pds to .sai but I still can't open the file... Am I doing something wrong? ^^
ThingsScareMe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  New member
mina-chann Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh thank you so much!!!!! I've been trying to find a download for this and the others weren't working, but yours did! Thanks a bunch again!!! Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
Jewel-kits Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Makcake Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Omg thank you so much //smooches
Nando-Sky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member Student Filmographer
thank you!!! :D
ChrisBenom Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much
Monty-Turretskii Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
With what kind of tablets does the pressure sensitivity work? (I believe I have a Wacom bamboo tablet c:)
tomgaffgames26 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pressure sensitivity will never work, unfortunatley....
Noshari Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  New member
I can't use it, when i try to 'cut - paste' dont let me paste, also, i can't save a flie cuz says: ''This foilder don't exist'' so, this make no sense 
Absalom7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
awesome! thank you! i dreamed about this since a long time, it works perfectly (OS X 10.8).
CHAOSLORDOFDARKNESS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student General Artist
dose it work on mac book pro
Daijobu-kun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
You are a saint. Thank you so much ;O; <3
soccomi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  New member Student Artist
Do you have any links to Parallels or something of the sort? I don't know if you did, but the only ones I can find right now direct to PirateBay and it's currently a honeypot, so I'm not risking it.
DiinoYT Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
dont work :( (Yosemite 10.10.2)
Skylaire Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! Using a 2014 Macbook Pro running Yosemite. :) 
LapisLazuliLynx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. So I am new to PaintTool Sai. I just downloaded the program and it works fine on my Mac. However, I can't seem to open any pictures from my desktop in the program. Is there any way I can do that? Please let me know if you do. Thank you :D
nadchoo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm using OS X 10.10.2 and it didn't work :| it's not even opening, only bouncing on my deck and disappeared... what should i do? :(
MasterScythe02 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I cant use it D:
nomura-t Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Thanks really thanks :3
AquaticCanine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
You are amazing. I was just crying because I couldn't use my photoshop program with my new computer and then I found this. Thank you so much!
hforhiraeth Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Why can't I open or save files onto my mac? 
pixiepuck123 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I got it to run and was drawing but then when I try to save it freezes and I have to restart my computer and my work is gone :( anyone know whats wrong?
SakuraBellStudios Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student General Artist
how can I add a tablet driver to the program? or does that have to be done by you specifically?
SilversCandyKisses Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
TYSM! learn how to use it
HoneyandtheDevon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not being able to have paint tool SAI was the BIGGEST deciding factor for me in getting a mac. Of course, since I've killed all my previous Windows computers with viruses, I gave in and got one. Thank you SO MUCH!!!
souIbound Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god thanks you oh so much for doing this!
I recently had NO programs on my mac so i couldn't draw i found this and it works thank you so much <3
xiaxueduoyun Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Thank you your sharing!
MashironaYuki Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Works great! :squee:
jameshihi Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2015

stabilizer don't work! 
FuriManiac Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student General Artist
My pen pressure works fine
QTAngelAJ Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
what tablet did u use?
rrbfan14 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
its not working for me :( i don't know what to do can you help me? I really want sai paint tool on my mac
chibirb Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are there any cases where the pen pressure DOES work?
Gaagaa14 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! It just doesn't work for me at all T_T
fatetili Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member Student Photographer
I can't use it after I download it from mediafire the program said 

"PaintTool SAI" can't be opened because it is from an undentified developer. 

Your security preferences allow installation if onlt apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers 

ameline520 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
right click and select "Open". this should help :)
TheEditCat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
I had this problem too for some things, I think you can just go to system preferences, Security and privacy, then go to the bottom where it says "allow apps downloaded from" and change that to whatever you desire

Although I don't know which mac you have, so this may not help at all...sorry if it doesn't help
fatetili Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member Student Photographer
I can use it after I download it from mediafire the program said 

"PaintTool SAI" can't be opened because it is from an undentified developer. 

Your security preferences allow installation if onlt apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers 

WolfieMines Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you tried reopening it?
decocandy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thank you! Finally I can use my favourite program! ( ^O^)/
Amaipetisu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Today I was speaking with a friend who uses MAC and she made me notice that Paint tool sai has pen pressure and sensitivity problems on MAC.

BF has a MAC so we tried to test for her. We know Paint tool sai is made for Windows, there is no mac version, so we used a Windows partition we already had. After getting Sai, indeed, pressure didn't work. We googled for a while and there's plenty of confusing posts and video-tutorials on internet and it seems many people is troubled about it even years after those posts, so I thought I could share the easy steps I've followed to make it work, hope it helps anyone that find this in future.

1º) Install a Windows partition on your mac
I have used Boot camp for it: Boot Camp is a multi boot utility included with Apple OS X that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows operating systems on MAC. Other alternatives to have Windows running on Mac are Virtual Box, Parallels Desktop, etc.

*By default, your mac will run OS X. If you want to choose the Windows partition, press and keep pressed ALT while your MAC is starting.

2º) Run Windows and install your tablet drivers without your tablet plugged. If you have the original CD of your tablet's drivers, use it, if not, go to their official website and download the most updated ones. Follow the driver's intructions to install it and plug your tablet.

3º) If you get Paint tool Sai now and open it, you will notice your pen pressure might still doesn't work, don't panic and install: .net framework: Net framework was created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and running applications and services that use .NET technologies, such as desktop applications and Web services. (My net framework is 4.5. That’s what most people was missing!)

4º) Restart your Mac to be sure everything is working correctly and open the Windows Paint tool sai. Should be working, or at least did for me.

This was tested on iMac mavericks +  a Wacom intuos pen & touch + a partition of Windows 7. Good luck!
Aoi-Kanou Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! The pen pressure worked!
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