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How to play Enlisted on Mac

Enlisted is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Darkflow Software. In this World War II-based game each player controls a squad of soldiers. One soldier is controlled by the player directly, while the others are controlled by the computer, but follow the player’s commands. It is also possible to play as a crew of a vehicle – either a tank or a fighter. This is not unusual – military games that are more realism-focused commonly use squad-based gameplay to give the engagements a more appropriate sense of scale.
In another nod to realism, the players are always split into Allies and Axis teams, and can only select soldiers appropriate for their team. This way, you will not see Soviet and 3rd Reich soldiers fighting together, as that would be quite immersion-breaking. The Allied players can choose to play as the Soviet Red Army, British Army, or the US Army soldiers, while the Axis players can play either as Wehrmacht or Royal Italian Army soldiers.
The game has two matchmaking modes, “Squads” and “Lone Fighters”. Squads is the default mode, that works as described above. The Lone Fighters mode is for those who prefer a more traditional FPS experience – in this mode, each player only controls one soldier and not a squad.
Originally an Xbox Series X/S exclusive, the game has since been ported to PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, and Windows. It did not receive a Mac port, but you can still play Enlisted on Mac by following the guide below.

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How to play Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince on Mac

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is a 2D platformer game developed by Frozenbyte. It is the fourth and the newest game in the Trine series, and as such closely resembles the previous games – it is a platformer in a medieval fantasy setting with beautiful visuals and physics-based gameplay. Though it is worth noting that The Nightmare Prince is more similar to the first two games than the unpopular third installment.
There are three characters available to play as: Amadeus the wizard, Zoya the thief, and Pontius the knight. The player can switch between these three characters at will, as each of them has unique abilities that need to be used in conjunction with each other. To give an example, Amadeus can create objects such as boxes, and use telekinesis to move them around, while Zoya has ropes that she can use to fix objects in place or create rope bridges. Together, these abilities can solve most puzzles in the game. Pontius, on the other hand, is mainly combat-focused.
Trine 4 also introduces an entirely new feature, optional character upgrades. While in the past characters would simply get new abilities by progressing through the game, now the player can unlock certain abilities by spending tokens (while some are still locked behind progression).
Unlike the previous games, however, Trine 4 does not have a Mac port. With this guide, however, you will be able to play Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince on Mac even though the developers do not support this option.

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How to play Surviving the Aftermath on Mac

Surviving the Aftermath is a post-apocalyptic city builder developed by Iceflake Studios and published by Paradox Interactive. The game strongly resembles Surviving Mars, another city-builder published by Paradox. Just from looking at the names, it is obvious that Paradox wanted to do another take on the same gameplay formula. Not that it’s a bad thing – Surviving Mars is a great game after all.
In Surviving the Aftermath, you’ll have to manage a colony in a randomly-generated world, acquiring and processing all kinds of resources to improve the colony and the quality of life of its inhabitants. Throughout the game, certain events will occur, and you will have to choose how to address the situation. In this harsh and gritty world, however, these choices are not always easy to make. You will have to deal with changing seasons, natural disasters, bandits, aggressive animals, and other issues. Should you find yourself with enough breathing room to pursue long-term goals, you could also establish outposts and even go on expeditions to understand why the apocalypse happened in the first place.
Surviving the Aftermath is only available on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Unlike Surviving Mars, it is not available on MacOS. However, with the help of this guide, you will be able to play Surviving the Aftermath on Mac even though it is not officially available.

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How to play The Medium on Mac

The Medium is a video game in the genre of psychological horror made by Bloober Team, a Polish gamedev studio. Appropriately, the game is set in Poland as well, several years after the fall of the Soviet Union. The story revolves around Marianne, a woman with a mysterious ability – she can enter and leave the Spirit Realm at will. She is contacted by someone named Thomas, who knows a lot more about Marianne than he should – he knows not only about her powers, but also about her dreams. He offers to explain the situation to Marianne, but only if she meets him. Intrigued, Marianne agrees.
The gameplay of The Medium, meanwhile, is focused on two things: puzzle-solving and combat. Naturally, these take full advantage of the premise – switching back and forth between the Spirit World and the Earth is required to solve many puzzles, and sometimes you’d even have to inhabit both simultaneously. What’s more, certain places can only be explored in the Spirit World. Of course, the combat, too, is all about harnessing spiritual energy to create both shields and blasts.
The Medium is certainly an impressive and highly acclaimed game, but it doesn’t matter how good a game is if you can’t play it. The Medium is available on Windows, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, but it cannot be played on Mac natively. However, with this guide, you will be able to play The Medium on Mac even though it is not officially supported.

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How to play Sniper Elite 5 on Mac

Sniper Elite 5 is a stealth third-person shooter. It was developed by Rebellion Developments, a prolific game studio responsible for many great games, such as Aliens vs Predator and Zombie Army 4: Dead War.
Sniper Elite 5 plays similarly to its predecessors, and features the same setting and protagonist. They rather define the series, after all. For those not familiar with it, Sniper Elite games are set during World War II, and have Karl Fairburne as the protagonist. Karl is an American operative in disguise, infiltrating German forces to accomplish various objectives.
Rather obviously, the focus of the game is stealth combat – sniping your enemies from afar. To further enhance this process, the game features a robust weapon customization system.
There are several different game modes available for Sniper Elite 5. The first and the most important one, of course, is the singleplayer campaign. Then, there are cooperative mode and invasion mode. Both of them are derived from the singleplayer mode. In co-op two players work together to clear the campaign, while in invasion mode a third player takes the role of an enemy. There’s also a survival mode, in which waves of enemies are thrown at four players until they finally die.
Sniper Elite 5 is available on PS 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, as well as on Windows. Apple computers are not officially supported, but with the help of this guide you will be able to play Sniper Elite 5 on Mac as well.

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How to play Kena: Bridge of Spirits on Mac

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a video game in the action-adventure genre, developed by Ember Lab. The players will play as a magical girl named Kena, who has an equally magical job – she’s a spirit guide. Her main responsibility is helping souls of dead people move on to the afterlife – a theme rather central to the game. This time, however, Kena’s journey is wrought with peril – dangerous monsters, summoned by a particularly strong and vengeful spirit, now roam the forest, and the land has become corrupted. To deal with this issue, Kena has several options. She can perform attacks with her staff, which, curiously enough, can act as a bow for energy arrows. The same spirit energy can also be used defensively – Kena’s Pulse ability shields herself while stunning the enemies. Finally, Spirit Bombs can be thrown at the monsters to devastating effect.
The tools that Kena uses to dispose of the enemies are also used for platforming and puzzle-solving. Kena’s staff is not only a bow, it can also act as a grappling hook, which is essential to traversing the corrupted landscape. Over the course of the game, Kena will gain spirit companions, small creatures which are called “the Rot”. Although they can’t attack enemies, they can distract them, as well as perform a variety of non-combat tasks.
Unfortunately, the game is only available on PS4, PS5, and Microsoft Windows. Despite this, you can play Kena: Bridge of Spirits on Mac as well. All you need to do is follow the guide below.

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How to play Salt and Sacrifice on Mac

Salt and Sacrifice is an Action-RPG game developed by Ska Studios. It is a sequel to Salt and Sanctuary, a 2016 game set in the same world. The dark, foreboding atmosphere of Salt and Sacrifice, as well as its challenging gameplay, has earned it, as well as its prequel, the title of “Dark Souls of platformers”. And while reviewers love comparing every single game to Souls these days, this time the comparison is actually appropriate. The combat is complex, with a wide selection of weapons that have their own unique playstyle and movesets, defensive equipment such as shields, as well as the ability to attack with magic. There are many bosses, requiring the players to methodically develop strategies in order to defeat them. Finally, RPG elements such as leveling up and skill point allocation allow for many different builds, which improves replayability. Sounds familiar? As overused as the comparison is, Salt and Sacrifice genuinely resembles Souls in many ways. Unlike the Souls games, however, this game is two-dimensional, with a side view like in platformers. Because of this, the game can be seen as a Metroidvania as well. The curious blend of the two is certainly innovative, and makes the game worth checking out.
Unfortunately, however, Salt and Sacrifice is available only on PlayStation 4 & 5, as well as Windows. This is quite disappointing, as the previous game was available on a much wider range of platforms. However, it is still possible to play Salt and Sacrifice on Mac even though the developers do not support the platform. The guide below will explain how to do it.

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How to play Trek to Yomi on Mac

Trek to Yomi is an action-adventure game done in a cinematic style. The game is developed by Flying Wild Hog, the studio behind Shadow Warrior 2 and 3. The story of the game revolves around a swordsman named Hiroki and his battle against evil – his failures, and, eventually, successes in this fight. The whole game is done in a black-and-white artstyle, with a grainy filter applied on top. According to the developers, the intent was to make the game look like a silent film from the 1920-1930 era of cinematography. To further enhance the cinematic experience, Trek to Yomi features a memorable soundtrack designed to evoke images of feudal Japan. Traditional Japanese instruments, such as shamisen and taiko drums, have been used extensively.
The gameplay of Trek to Yomi can largely be divided into two distinct parts, exploration and combat. They can be easily distinguished from one another, as combat sections always feature a side-view camera angle – a part of this game’s streamlined approach to combat. The players have several weapons at their disposal – a katana, obviously, but also shurikens, bows, and ozutsu.
Trek to Yomi is available on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, and MS Windows. Sadly, there’s no support for Apple computers. But it is still possible to play Trek to Yomi on Mac – the instructions are in the article below.

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How to play Dune: Spice Wars on Mac

Dune: Spice Wars is a recent strategy game about building, exploring, and fighting as well. Players within are set on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis possessing the so-called “Spice” – a highly valuable and no-alternative resource that extends life, inflates consciousness, and makes interstellar traveling possible. There are 4 fractions to play for in Dune – House Atreides, House Harkonnen, the Smugglers, and the native Fremen all of which are striving to conquer the planet and acquire dominance over the spice resource. Forge your victory by taking the right economic, political, and statecraft decisions to prevail in a multi-fractional brawl. Become the true leader and geopolitician able to outsmart all of the enemies and cast the future you want. Dune: Spice Wars is truly incredible, bringing unique mechanics and gameplay with modern-day graphics intrinsic to strategic games on Windows. Despite it comes down to having only one official OS support, we are glad to assure you that Dune: Spice Wars can be played on Mac as well. Just read our guide below to learn how.

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Best real time strategies for Mac

Real-time strategies, or RTS games for short, are games focused on battles with one or several opponents, in which each player commands their own troops by giving them orders in real time (hence the name). Furthermore, the players are required to maintain an economy, as recruiting troops costs resources and happens in specialized buildings. Crippling the opponents’ ability to gather resources is a sure way to victory, as it will render them helpless. For this reason, protecting your own base (or bases) while assaulting the others’ is the way these games are played – simply defeating your opponents’ units will not get you anywhere.
In this article, we will cover real-time strategy games available to play on Apple computers. Although Mac owners have a more limited choice of games, compared to Windows PC users, there are still several great real time strategies for Mac lovers to enjoy. Read the article below for the list.

Apps on Mac

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How to run Elevate on Mac or PC

Elevate is a mobile app by Elevate Inc., designed to improve mental abilities. To accomplish this, Elevate App has more than 40 simple, game-like exercises – the official App Store page even calls them games. When you first start the app, you have to tell the app what training courses you’re interested in. Based on this, you will be given a daily routine to complete, consisting of three to five different exercises. You receive a score based on your performance so that you can track improvement over time.
The idea is that your performance in the exercises transfers to the actual skills you want to improve. For example, one exercise involves reading a sentence, finding a word that can be removed without losing any of the meaning, and tapping on it. This should help you write more concisely.
Elevate App features training courses in writing, grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary, math, and speaking. With a selection this wide, most people would find something they’re interested in. However, there is one small problem. Elevate is a strictly mobile app. There is no Elevate Mac version, or Elevate PC version. It is available only on smartphones. However, with this guide, you should be able to launch Elevate on Mac nonetheless. The guide can also be used to launch Elevate on PC.

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How to run VidMate on PC or Mac

VidMate is an Android application for downloading videos, music, and pictures. It has support for many popular platforms, most importantly YouTube and TikTok, but also Instagram, Vimeo, Twitter, and many more. Additionally, VidMate has several useful features to make downloading easier. It has an in-built video and music player to check out the content you’ve just downloaded, it supports downloading video in all available resolutions, and it can also download audio only. So, for example, if you want to download a music track from YouTube, you will be able to download just audio, in the mp3 format, without wasting any of your data on video. Even with unlimited data, this is still useful as it allows you to download music faster and eliminates the need for any conversion afterwards.
As useful as it is, VidMate is not available on PC, Mac, or iOS – it is Android only. And even then, you cannot download it from the Play Store because downloading content from YouTube is against Google’s policies. But maybe you don’t have an Android phone, or you do, but you don’t want to install an APK from a third-party source on it, or you just want to download content directly to your computer. What should you do if you want to run VidMate on PC or Mac? Read the guide below to understand your options.

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How to run PaintShop Pro on Mac

PaintShop Pro is an advanced image editor developed by Corel. It has support for both raster and vector graphics. PaintShop Pro provides plenty of tools to its users, ranging from simple ones such as color correction and noise removal, to more sophisticated ones such as scripting and batch image processing, to cutting-edge advanced technologies like AI-powered content-aware editing.
PaintShop can work with RAW files from hundreds of different camera models, create HDR images by combining several pictures, automatically adjust and correct certain image issues, and much more. It is a very capable editor with a long history – the first version was released in 1990. Over all these years, the developers had time to not only add all these features, but also to refine them to work near-perfectly, with the precision of a true professional tool.
There is, however, a flaw in this program. To this day, PaintShop has never been available on anything other than Windows. And while the developers likely feel that porting PaintShop to other platforms would not be worth it, that doesn’t change the fact that there are people who want to run PaintShop Pro on Mac. Thankfully, there are a few ways to do so – learn about them in the guide below.

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How to run Free Cam on Mac

Free Cam is a free, easy-to-use application developed by iSpring. A lightweight program without many complex features, it is designed primarily to be a simple and accessible solution for screen recording. That’s not to say there aren’t any features whatsoever, though. You can easily highlight cursor, record voice-over, and trim videos using the program. You can also upload videos to YouTube without leaving the application – a nice feature to streamline the workflow. Overall, it is a great application for an aspiring YouTuber, or simply a person who quickly needs to show how to do something on a computer. Another thing to say in favor of Free Cam is that it doesn’t add any watermarks to the video – something that free recording apps frequently do to push people to purchase the paid version.
Speaking of paid versions, Free Cam does have one – called Cam Pro as it isn’t free anymore. It allows the users to record in higher quality and adds several useful features, like recording from a webcam, adding text and transition effects to the video, and uploading videos to the cloud.
Regrettably, both Free Cam and Cam Pro are available on Windows only. You can still run Free Cam on Mac by using BootCamp or third-party software, however – read the guide below for more information.

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How to install Rosetta 2 on M1 Mac

Rosetta 2 is an application that serves as a compatibility layer between software written for Intel Macs and new M1 Macs. Even though programs written for Intel-based Apple computers cannot natively run on M1 computers, Rosetta 2 makes it possible. It supports the absolute majority of software ever written for Intel Mac computers, though there are exceptions – in rare cases, the programs will run slowly or not run at all. Despite this, Rosetta 2 is an excellent piece of software that can make your M1 Mac almost as capable as your Intel Mac computer in terms of running software.
This article will help you install Rosetta 2 on an M1 Mac. Both automatic and manual installation methods are covered.

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How to install Windows 10 on Mac

Although Microsoft recently released Windows 11, there are plenty of reasons to stick with Windows 10. Windows 11 may look sleeker and more Mac-like in appearance, but the two systems aren’t that different as far as their internal workings are concerned. Windows 11 is also more demanding when it comes to system resources, and, being the newer system, is more prone to bugs. Also worth remembering is the fact that Microsoft released a list of Windows 11-compatible hardware, and doesn’t recommend using the OS on anything else. Windows 10, on the other hand, was designed to run on pretty much anything, so there’s a real possibility that it will run better on your Mac or MacBook. So yes, it is possible to install Windows 10 on Mac – easier than installing Windows 11, even. However, you will not be able to install it if you have an M1 Mac. So, read the guide below if you’re interested.

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How to install Linux apps on Chromebook

Chromebooks were originally meant to be web devices, intended only to browse websites and run web-based applications. Since then, however, Google expanded the capabilities of their laptops quite significantly. In 2016, they gained the ability to run Android apps – which helped them become more than just a budget option for those that can’t afford anything better. In 2019, most Chromebooks also gained the ability to run Linux software, and though that didn’t really make the news the same way Android app support did, using Linux software on Chromebook can expand the device’s capabilities quite a lot. There are plenty of powerful tools on Linux that have value for any user, such as GIMP, an image editor, or OpenOffice, an office suite. In addition to that, Linux apps generally have a very desktop-friendly interface – a welcome departure from using all these Android apps that look and feel out of place on a laptop. You can even install Steam – though not many games will run well or even install. Here are the steps to install Linux apps on Chromebook. Don’t worry, it’s not that complicated.

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How to install Windows on Chromebook

Chromebooks are great devices. They’re lightweight, they’re cheap, they’re responsive, and they have good battery life, too. As long as you’re doing what these devices were meant to do – use web and run Android software – they perform really well. But what if you want to run a Windows app? Tough luck – there’s no easy way to accomplish this. Luckily, there’s still a couple of not-so-easy ones. One of them is installing Windows on a Chromebook – yes, it is possible, but it is neither easy nor recommended, and you’d do well to consider other options first. Keep reading to see how you can run Windows apps on a Chromebook, or scroll all the way down for a guide on installing Windows on a Chromebook if you’re determined.