Can I play Wasteland Remastered on a Mac?
May 18, 2020 6:27 PM   Subscribe

I'd love to play Wasteland Remastered, but I only have a Mac—no PC or Xbox, the only platforms for which the remaster was officially released. What, if any, are my options that don't involve buying new hardware just to play this one game? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Would it work on your mac otherwise? I run a copy of windows on a partition specifically to play games. Bootcamp instructions here. I mean, you'll need a legal copy of windows, and your machine would need to meet the operating requirements otherwise, but installing it and getting everything set up is pretty chill.
posted by furnace.heart at 7:24 PM on May 18, 2020

Bootcamp boots your mac as a PC and has very good performance, but it can be annoying to be constantly rebooting your box to switch between Mac and PC.

An alternative is Parallels, which lets you run a virtual PC the same way you would run any application on MacOS. The PC boots in a window and then you can run PC programs on it. The performance isn't as good, but I find it much more convenient.

Both of those require that you own a copy of Windows.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:39 PM on May 18, 2020

Also, the biggest problem that might stand in your way is graphics processor support. There are a few games I've played where, bootcamp or parallels, I had to play them at the absolute minimum graphics quality level because everything was being done in software.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:43 PM on May 18, 2020

Would it work on your mac otherwise?

I believe so. These are the system requirements. I have more than enough RAM, and I have an Intel Core i7, which I assume exceeds the required Core i5. The only uncertainty is on the graphics - I have an Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB, according to my system readout. I don't know how that compares to the recommended graphics power.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 10:02 AM on May 19, 2020

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