How to play Satisfactory on Mac

Satisfactory is an open-world factory building simulator developed by Coffee Stain Studios. Based on the first-person experience, the gaming mission is to alight on the alien plant to gather resources and build multi-story factories with conveyor belts to produce whatever you like. A range of nuances to solve during the factory setup will make playing the game even more interesting. You can also use vehicles to transport the found supplies like oil, aluminum, and many other types awaiting to roll through the production lines. The open-world gameplay is fun to explore not only alone but with friends helping to create a dream factory together. Shed your own creativity to embody the world full of advanced technologies and bend the new-open planet down your knees. Satisfactory is an incredibly beautiful game based on Unreal Engine 4 that everybody enjoys. Although it is currently available only on Windows systems, we will show how to launch it on Mac as well. Just follow the instructions listed down below.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: Windows 7 or later (64-Bit) OS: Windows 7 or later (64-Bit)
Processor: i5-3570 3.4 GHz 4 Core Processor: Ryzen 5 1500x 3.5 GHz or i5 7500k 3.4 GHz Quad-Core
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB
Video card: Dedicated graphics card, GTX 770 2GB Video card: GTX 1080 6GB or AMD equivalent
DirectX: from 10 version DirectX: from 10 version
Disc space: 15 GB Disc space: 20 GB

Play Satisfactory on Mac with Parallels

play Satisfactory on mac with parallels

Satisfactory 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 Satisfactory game on Mac.

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Play Satisfactory on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now

Update: Nvidia Geforce Now supports Satisfactory to the date and you can play Satisfactory on Mac on full settings! Register and explore cloud gaming now!

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Satisfactory 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 Vortex.gg and Nvidia Geforce Now. Nvidia Geforce Now already has Satisfactory in their game catalog soon, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!

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Play Satisfactory on Mac with BootCamp

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Satisfactory 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.

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