Is it possible to play Sea of Thieves on Mac
Sea of Thieves is a pirate-themed cooperative multiplayer action-adventure computer game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios. The game offers to plunge into the abyss of sea battles, missions, campaigns but mostly cooperate and fight together or against each other with pirate romance and paraphernalia. It is quite an advanced game in terms of graphics, however, modern Mac computers can run it on high settings. Unfortunately, Sea of Thieves is not directly compatible with MacOS. Using instructions on this page you can set up the game to run on any Mac and enjoy the process!
|OS: Windows 10 64-bit||OS: Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor: Intel Q9450 @ 2.6GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 @ 3.3 GHz||Processor: Intel i5 4690 @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6 GHz|
|RAM: 4 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750||Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 380x|
|DirectX: from 11 version||DirectX: from 11 version|
|Disc space: 50 GB||Disc space: 50 GB|
Play Sea of Thieves on Mac with Parallels
Sea of Thieves 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 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 Sea of Thieves game on Mac.
Play Sea of Thieves on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now
Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now don’t have Sea of Thieves in their catalog yet, however, there are thousands of requests from users to add it. Since it is one of the most popular games, this can be brought to life soon.
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Sea of Thieves 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. Both services may have Sea of Thieves in their game catalog soon, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!
Play Sea of Thieves on Mac with BootCamp
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets the system requirements above, this is probably the best way to play Sea of Thieves 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)