play salt and sacrifice on mac

How to play Salt and Sacrifice on Mac

Salt and Sacrifice is an Action-RPG game developed by Ska Studios. It is a sequel to Salt and Sanctuary, a 2016 game set in the same world. The dark, foreboding atmosphere of Salt and Sacrifice, as well as its challenging gameplay, has earned it, as well as its prequel, the title of “Dark Souls of platformers”. And while reviewers love comparing every single game to Souls these days, this time the comparison is actually appropriate. The combat is complex, with a wide selection of weapons that have their own unique playstyle and movesets, defensive equipment such as shields, as well as the ability to attack with magic. There are many bosses, requiring the players to methodically develop strategies in order to defeat them. Finally, RPG elements such as leveling up and skill point allocation allow for many different builds, which improves replayability. Sounds familiar? As overused as the comparison is, Salt and Sacrifice genuinely resembles Souls in many ways. Unlike the Souls games, however, this game is two-dimensional, with a side view like in platformers. Because of this, the game can be seen as a Metroidvania as well. The curious blend of the two is certainly innovative, and makes the game worth checking out.
Unfortunately, however, Salt and Sacrifice is available only on PlayStation 4 & 5, as well as Windows. This is quite disappointing, as the previous game was available on a much wider range of platforms. However, it is still possible to play Salt and Sacrifice on Mac even though the developers do not support the platform. The guide below will explain how to do it.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: Windows 8 OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or equivalent Processor: Intel i5
Video card: DirectX 10 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support Video card: NVIDIA® 9600GT or ATI RadeonTM HD 5000+ or better
DirectX: Version 10 DirectX: Version 10
Storage: 3 GB Storage: 3 GB

Play Salt and Sacrifice on Mac with Parallels

play salt and sacrifice on mac with parallels desktop
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 Salt and Sacrifice game on Mac just like on a regular PC.

Download Parallels Desktop

Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with an 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 models are suitable), Mac Pro (all models 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 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 Salt and Sacrifice on Mac with Cloud Gaming services

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Salt and Sacrifice 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.

Try Xbox Cloud Gaming Try Nvidia GeForce Now

Play Salt and Sacrifice 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 Salt and Sacrifice on Mac

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Salt and Sacrifice 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)

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