F1 2022 is the 15th entry in the F1 series brought around by Codemasters. Together with EA Sports, the game with put you into a driver’s seat of Formula 1 to compete with other contenders in high-tense racing. You will be able to choose from a roster of 20 drivers and 10 teams to delve into an immersive experience with redesigned cars and revised rules of FIA Formula One World Championship. Reveal your skills and lead your comrades to the finishing line in both single and multiplayer modes – without or with a VR helmet to squeeze the most out unique racing experience. Take your car out of the pits, show your character on the new Miami circuit and dive into a world of F1® glitz and glamour. F1 2022 is an official videogame developed for the FIA Formula One World Championship™ 2022. It is available to play on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Although there is no Mac around this list, we are here to show you the opposite in our tutorial below. With the help of Cloud Gaming and Virtualization, you will become able to launch and play it on macOS too!
|OS: Windows 10 64-bit (Version 1909) | For Ray Tracing or VR: Windows 10 64-bit (Version 2004)||OS: Windows 10 64-bit (Version 1909) | For Ray Tracing or VR: Windows 10 64-bit (Version 2004)|
|Processor: Intel Core i3-2130 or AMD FX 4300 | For VR: Intel Core i5-9600k or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X||Processor: Intel Core i5 9600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti or AMD RX 470 | For Ray Tracing: GeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 6700 XT | For VR: NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti or AMD RX 590||Video card: NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti or AMD RX 590 | For Ray Tracing: GeForce RTX 3070 or Radeon RX 6800 | For VR: NVIDIA RTX 2070 or AMD RX 6700 XT|
|DirectX: Version 12||DirectX: Version 12|
|Storage: 80 GB||Storage: 80 GB|
Play F1 2022 on Mac with Parallels
F1 2022 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 F1 2022 game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with an Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 GB of RAM or more), iMac (models with Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 GB of RAM or more), iMac Pro (all models are suitable), Mac Pro (all models are suitable). Parallels on Mac computers with M1 (M1 Pro, M1 Max) chips may not support recent games. Games that require DirectX 12 and later 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 F1 2022 on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the F1 2022 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.
Play F1 2022 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 F1 2022 on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play F1 2022 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.
- 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)
One Reply to “How to play F1 2022 on Mac”
I’m using the Parallels method and can’t get the game to launch. It’s installed, but when I click play the game doesn’t launch (Steam thinks it does for a few seconds because it says it’s running, but then nothing happens and the “play” button comes back). I also tried opening Parallels then going back to the Mac version of Steam and “streaming” the game, but the same thing (i.e. nothing, no launch) happens. Anyone have this problem and know how to fix it?