Is it possible to play Everhood on Mac?
Everhood is an action-adventure game developed by Jordi Roca and Chris Nordgren. Set in a strange and nonsensical universe, this game follows an animated red doll trying to recover their stolen arm. This unusual premise is accompanied by an unusual combat system; each fight is a rhythm game section. To defeat your enemies, you must either dodge their music notes until the song ends, or go on the offensive by reflecting their attacks at them. Although this game is not very long – it takes around six hours to complete – its story will take several unexpected turns in the meantime. For one, you will manage to retrieve your arm at one point, but the game will not end there. Why? What strange plot are you going to be dragged into? That’s for you to find out. Officially, this game is available only on Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch. But you can also play Everhood on Mac – as long as you’re willing to use unofficial solutions. Read the article below to learn more about them.
|OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10 (64-bit)
|OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 10 (64-bit)
|Processor: 2 GHz+
|RAM: 2 GB
|RAM: 3 GB
|Video card: 128 MB VRAM
|Video card: 256 MB VRAM
|Storage: 400 MB
|Storage: 400 MB
Play Everhood on Mac with Parallels
One easy way to play Everhood 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 Everhood 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. 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 DirectX 12 are currently not supported by Parallels. 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 Everhood on Mac with cloud gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Everhood 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 Gaming, and NVidia GeForce NOW. Currently, only Shadow and airgpu cloud gaming services allow their users to play Everhood.
Play Everhood 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 Everhood on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Everhood 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)