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.
|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
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.
Play Grounded on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now
If you have an old Mac or it cannot fully satisfy Grounded game system requirements, there is a potential solution. Cloud gaming provides you sufficient cloud resources for a fixed fee. All you need is a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 Mbits/s. There are several great services, that provide such an opportunity, among the best are Vortex.gg and Nvidia Geforce Now. Both services haven’t Grounded in their game catalog. But the level of interest is relatively high, so, who knows, maybe you will play on Mac computer soon?
Play Grounded on Mac with BootCamp
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 minimum 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.
- Download Windows ISO file
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities)
- Define the Windows partition size choose downloaded Windows ISO file
- Format 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)