Inside the Backrooms is a multiplayer horror game developed by MrFatcat. It is one of several games inspired by the Backrooms, a piece of internet folklore that describes an endless, seemingly empty office space that can be accessed by phasing through reality in certain areas. But even though this maze of office rooms is devoid of any activity, strange noises can, sometimes, be heard. Clearly, something lurks down there.
Inside the Backrooms invites its players to explore this unnerving place. Team up with your friends and try to escape from this office nightmare. This will not be an easy task. Navigating these nearly identical rooms is difficult enough; but you will also have to scavenge for scarce supplies, solve mysterious puzzles scattered around, and avoid the Backrooms’ hostile inhabitants. There are six different enemies in the game, and learning their behaviors is essential for survival.
Inside the Backrooms is available only on Microsoft Windows. Though support for other platforms may be added in the future, it is unlikely to happen soon, as the dev team is busy improving the game’s VR support. But it is nonetheless possible to play Inside the Backrooms on Mac. The guide below will explain how to do it.
|OS: Windows 7+ (64-bit)||OS: Windows 7+ (64-bit)|
|Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5 GHz||Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-8350|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, (2 GB VRAM) | AMD Radeon HD 7870, (2 GB VRAM)||Video card: AMD Radeon RX 560 with (4GB VRAM) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB VRAM)|
|DirectX: Version 11||DirectX: Version 11|
|Storage: 5 GB||Storage: 5 GB|
Play Inside the Backrooms on Mac with Parallels
Inside the Backrooms 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 (or Epic Games Store), and enjoy the Inside the Backrooms game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
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 Inside the Backrooms on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Inside the Backrooms 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 Inside the Backrooms in its game library, it is an excellent choice for these seeking to try the game out.
Play Inside the Backrooms 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 Inside the Backrooms on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Inside the Backrooms 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)