Is it possible to play Noita on Mac?
Noita is an action-adventure and “roguelike” videogame developed by Finnish indie studio Nolla Games. It offers to deep dive into a world of every pixel shattering down. With a bunch of hostile creatures from Finnish mythology scattered towards underground locations, players are given to control a witch who creates and uses various spells to defeat them. The game unfolds in a procedurally generated two-dimensional world with physical simulation calculated for each present pixel. All of this adds up to truly satisfying action along with a variety of missions throughout the gameplay. The full version of Noita was released for Microsoft Windows on October 15, 2020, but have not seen any more platforms yet up to this point. If you are the one willing to thrill this beautiful game on macOS, we will help you do this just below.
|OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10||OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10|
|Processor: Intel i5 dual-core processor or better||Processor: The more cores the better|
|RAM: 4 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: 512 MB video memory, support for OpenGL 3.0||Video card: 1024 MB video memory, support for OpenGL 3.0|
|DirectX: from 9 version||DirectX: from 9 version|
|Disc space: 1.6 GB||Disc space: 2.5 GB|
Play Noita on Mac with Parallels
Noita requires lots of PC resources, but you can play the game if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro), and Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is software for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. It allows you to 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 the Noita game on Mac.
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 Noita on Mac with Boosteroid or Nvidia GeForce Now
Update: Boosteroid and Nvidia GeForce Now support Noita to the date and you can play Noita on Mac on full settings! Register and explore cloud gaming now!
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Noita game system requirements, there is an easy 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 Boosteroid, Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud, and Nvidia GeForce Now. Currently, only Boosteroid and Nvidia GeForce Now already have Noita in their game catalog soon, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!
Play Noita 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 Noita on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Noita for now. 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 64 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)