How to play Grounded on Mac

Is it possible to play Grounded on Mac?

Grounded is a new survival game developed by Obsidian Entertainment. It is a cooperative survival game that tells the story of a group of children who suddenly find themselves reduced tenfold. In this state, they got to the backyard of their own house, where they now have to survive, fighting off ants and spiders that are not averse to eating miniature people. It has a 9/10 rating on Steam, 96% of Google users liked this video game. If you wish to play Grounded on your Mac, unfortunately, it’s not so easy: this game is available only for Xbox and Windows. Mac version is still unavailable. Anyway, you can run Grounded without buying a new Windows computer. In the article below we will describe several simple ways to make Grounded run on MacBook, Mac Pro or iMac.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
Windows 7 SP1 64bit Windows 10 64-bits
Processor: Intel Core i3-3225 Processor: Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz or Ryzen R5 1600
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB
Video card: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Video card: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti
DirectX: from 11.0 version DirectX: from 12.0 version
Disc space: 8 GB Disc space: 8 GB

Play Grounded on Mac with Parallels

play grounded on mac

Grounded requires lots of PC resources, but you can run it anyway, by using Parallels. This is software for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. It allows you to install you have a decent Mac configuration you can install Windows 10 on Mac with a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. You can run Windows just like on a regular PC, install Steam and enjoy Grounded game on Mac.

Download Parallels Desktop

Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with 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 versions are suitable), Mac Pro (all versions 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 currently not supported by Parallels.

Play Grounded on Mac with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

play Grounded on xbox cloud

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Grounded game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services provide you with sufficient cloud resources for a fixed fee. All you need is a browser or a small client program, and a good internet connection starting from 20 Mbits/s. There are several great services (Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia), however, currently ONLY Xbox Cloud Gaming offers Grounded. You can play the game on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android using Google Chrome or Safari browser!

Try Xbox Cloud

Play Grounded 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 Grounded on Mac

This method is simple but time-consuming. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. BootCamp 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 switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, that uses common processors, RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on Mac by allocating disc space of a minimum of 50 Gb (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games). To set up Windows via BootCamp, please, do the following:

For OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later

Mention, that for MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create bootable Windows USB.

  1. Download Windows ISO file
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities)
  3. Define the Windows partition size, choose downloaded Windows ISO file
  4. Format 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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