Is it possible to play Against the Storm on Mac?
Against the Storm is a fantasy-themed city builder game developed by Eremite Games, a five-person indie studio based in Poland. Unlike most city builders, Against the Storm is also a roguelite game. As such, you have a time limit for developing each settlement, but the progress you’ve made will carry over to your next playthrough. Though it may seem overly harsh at first, the limit is actually quite forgiving; furthermore, you can extend it by completing certain missions. So if you’re able to keep up with mission demands, you’ll be able to keep developing one city for a very long time, if you so choose. But there are plenty of reasons to start anew, too. The game’s meta-progression system will allow you to unlock new gameplay mechanics, as well as simpler upgrades to production facilities. Meanwhile, a large variety of gameplay modifiers ensure that each of your cities will have to be developed in its own unique way; this way, the experience stays fun and fresh. Though it is a Windows-only game, there are also several ways to play Against the Storm on Mac. You will have to use a third-party tool to do this; learn about your options from the guide below.
|OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
|OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
|Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 or AMD FX-4350
|Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-9590
|RAM: 4 GB
|RAM: 8 GB
|Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 7750
|Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390X
|Storage: 5 GB
|Storage: 5 GB
Play Against the Storm on Mac with Parallels
One easy way to play Against the Storm on Mac is by using a program called Parallels Desktop. This program is capable of creating and running virtual machines that run Windows and support hardware acceleration. In simpler terms, Parallels Desktop allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with just a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. So you will be able to run Windows, install Steam (or Epic Games Store, or any other launcher for that matter), and enjoy the Against the Storm game on Mac just like on a regular PC. Generally speaking, you will need an iMac Pro or a Mac Pro to run demanding games. However, if the game you’re trying to run is old, or simply doesn’t demand much from computer hardware, then you will likely be able to run it on any Mac computer, including MacBook Air. When it comes to games in-between, it is recommended to consider your Mac’s hardware specifications instead of thinking in terms of its model.
Please note that not all games are supported by Parallels Desktop. Several conditions must be met for the game to be playable. Your Mac must exceed minimum system requirements for the game. Playing a game on Windows running through Parallels places additional strain on your Mac, so meeting them is not enough. Games that require DirectX12 are currently not supported by Parallels. Online games that use anti-cheat software may be incompatible as well. If your Mac has an Apple Silicon chip (such as M1, M2, M3), you may experience issues playing modern games. AppsOnMac recommends using Parallels’ free trial feature to determine whether you can run the game or not if you’re uncertain.
Play Against the Storm on Mac with CrossOver
CrossOver, developed by CodeWeavers, is a Windows compatibility layer for macOS, ChromeOS, and Linux. It enables many Windows-based applications to run on these operating systems without virtualization. Though compatibility layers can be tricky to work with, CrossOver in particular includes user-friendly configuration tools, automated installation scripts, and technical support. As such, it is a relatively easy way to run Windows software and games on non-Windows devices. You may be able to play Against the Storm on Mac using CrossOver as well.
Please note that not all games are supported by CrossOver. DirectX12 games are officially unsupported; however, you may be able to play them anyway by using this tool. Other games, especially online games that use anti-cheat software, may be incompatible as well. You may check your game’s compatibility by using the official compatibility database, or by using CrossOver’s free trial.
Play Against the Storm on Mac with cloud gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Against the Storm game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services will be happy to provide you with sufficient computing power – though not for free, of course. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 MBit/s. There are several great platforms that provide these services; the best ones are Boosteroid, Xbox Cloud, and NVidia GeForce NOW. As GeForce NOW has Against the Storm in its game library, it is an excellent choice for those seeking to try the game out.
Play Against the Storm on Mac with BootCamp
Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M2, M3 Pro, or M1, M2, M3 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Against the Storm on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Against the Storm on Mac by installing Windows. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. This is an application that allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you want to switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, in the end. And while newer Macs have their own special Apple Silicon chips that cannot run Windows, older Macs are very much similar to computers that run Windows, they have Intel processors, compatible RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on an older Mac by allocating no less than 64 GB of disk space (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games) and following these steps:
For MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create a bootable Windows USB.
- Download this Windows ISO file.
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
- Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
- Format the Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps.
- When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)