How to Run FORScan on Mac OS X using the VirtualBox Emulator
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How to Run FORScan on Mac OS X using the VirtualBox Emulator

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Currently, the FORScan software only runs with Windows OS and does not support Mac OS X computers. However, you can still run the software by using a Windows emulator on your Mac computer. In this guide, we'll show you how to run the FORScan software on your Mac OS X computer using the VirtualBox Windows 10 OS emulator.

Step 1:

Install the latest version of FTDI driver for Mac OS X. You can download the driver here:

Step 2:

Install the latest version of VirtualBox Extension Pack for Mac OS X hosts. Download it here:

Step 3:  

Connect the OHP USB ELM device to the USB port of your computer but DON'T plug it in yet on your vehicle. 

Step 4: 

Go to the VirtualBox port settings and enable the USB 3.0 and the FTDI FT232R USB UART [0600] device.

Step 5: 

Download and install the Windows 10 FTDI driver via the setup.exe package. Download it here:

Step 6: 

Restart the Windows 10 VirtualBox machine. 

Step 7:

Plug in the OHP USB ELM device to your vehicle.

Step 8:

Run the FORScan software on the Windows 10 VirtualBox machine. 


This guide originally appeared on the official FORScan forum. Special thanks to the FORScan community and to mkillewald for compiling and verifying this guide. 

To run FORScan in Mac OS X using the VirtualBox emulator, you will need this OBD2 USB device: