how to play chernobylite on mac

How to play Chernobylite on Mac

Chernobylite is a survival horror roleplaying game set – you guessed it – in the Chernobyl excursion zone. Despite this, this is not a clone of S.T.A.L.K.E.R., far from it. Although it has certainly taken inspiration from it – for example there are anomalies and mutants in the game – both the story and the setting are quite different. The priorities of the game are not the same either; while S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games put most of its effort into combat and gunplay, Chernobylite focuses on the story and the characters.
That is not to say the gameplay is bad, as a matter of fact it’s quite solid (though combat aspects can be a bit weak at times). But it is firmly overshadowed by the story. Chernobylite really is an RPG first and foremost; the amount of choices you can make is immense, and most of them will have an impact on the story later. Thanks to this branching approach to the storyline, the game has a lot of replayability.
Chernobylite released on many platforms: it is available on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and of course on Windows. It does not support Apple computers, but with the help of our guide, you will be able to play Chernobylite on Mac as well.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) OS: Windows 7 SP1, 8, 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K CPU Processor: Intel Core i7 4790k CPU
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB
Video card: Geforce GTX 660/GTX 1050/GTX 770M or AMD Radeon R7 260/Integrated Ryzen 7 4800H Video card: Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480/RX 570
DirectX: Version 11 DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 40 GB Storage: 40 GB

Play Chernobylite on Mac with Parallels

play chernobylite on mac with parallels

Chernobylite requires lots of PC resources, but if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro) Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is an application that allows for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. In simpler terms, what this means is that it 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, and enjoy the Chernobylite game on Mac just like on a regular PC.

Download Parallels Desktop

Please note that not all games are supported by Parallels. Several conditions must be met for the game to be playable.
Your Mac must exceed minimum system requirements for the game; meeting them is not enough. Generally speaking, you will need an iMac Pro or a Mac Pro to run demanding games. Some MacBook Pro and iMac models are also suitable; they must have an Intel processor, a discrete graphics card and at least 16 GB of RAM. If your Mac has an Apple Silicon chip (such as M1 or M2), you may experience issues playing modern games.
Games that require DirectX 12 are currently not supported by Parallels.
AppsOnMac recommends using Parallels’ free trial feature to determine whether you can run the game or not if you’re uncertain.

Play Chernobylite on Mac with Cloud Gaming services

play chernobylite on mac with boosteroid

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Chernobylite 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, among the best are Boosteroid, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now.
As Boosteroid has Chernobylite in its game library, it is an excellent choice for these seeking to try the game out.
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Play Chernobylite on Mac with BootCamp

Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Chernobylite on Mac

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Chernobylite 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 OS X El Capitan 10.11 and older

For MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create a bootable Windows USB.

  1. Download this Windows ISO file.
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
  3. Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
  4. Format the Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps.
  5. When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)

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