how to play road 96 on mac

How to play Road 96 on Mac

Is it possible to play Road 96 on Mac?

Road 96 is a story-driven adventure game developed by Digixart. In this game, you will attempt to escape an oppressive regime by hitchhiking your way to the country’s border. You will encounter an array of colorful characters and memorable events. Choices you make during encounters will affect the rest of your trip. You will not see everything the game has to offer in a single playthrough. There are many different events and encounters, and you will see a random selection of them, influenced by your choices. This ensures that each playthrough will feel fresh and different; this is quite important as you will have to replay the game at least several times in order to finally succeed. As you flee, you will be given the opportunity to understand the world and the people who live in it. You will learn bits and pieces of information, a rumor here, a clue there… putting them together, you will understand how the nation of Petria turned out the way it is. Road 96 released on PS4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. Mac computers are not supported; not officially, anyway. But there is a way to play Road 96 on Mac despite this. Read the guide below to learn more.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 2300U Processor: Intel Core i5 8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB
Video card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD RX 5700 Video card: NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super or RX 5700XT
DirectX: Version 11 DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 15 GB Storage: 15 GB

Play Road 96 on Mac with Parallels

play road 96 on mac with parallels

Road 96 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 Road 96 game on Mac just like on a regular PC.

Download Parallels Desktop

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, M2, M3), 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 Road 96 on Mac with cloud gaming services

play road 96 on mac with boosteroid

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Road 96 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, and Nvidia GeForce Now. As Boosteroid has Road 96 in its game library, it is an excellent choice for those seeking to try the game out.

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Play Road 96 on Mac with BootCamp

Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M2, M3 Pro, or M1, M2, M3 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Road 96 on Mac

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Road 96 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.

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

One Reply to “How to play Road 96 on Mac”

  1. I tried to run Road 96 on Parallels. It works until you progress far enough in the game until the dataset gets too big; then fails consistently.

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