Is it possible to play Serious Sam 4 on Mac
Since 2001, Serious Sam has been the most popular first-person shooter next to Doom. Now, Croteam has kept this tradition and rolled out the 4th part of the legendary series. A variety of creatures will not let you get bored. With a range of explosive armory, you can slash through tons of vicious mobs and explore new locations around the world. Face and fight new bosses to clear the earth from corrupted essence that invaded the land. The cooperative mode enables you to arm up the squad of 4 players and breakthrough the bloody hell of mysterious creatures together. Based on Serious Engine 4, Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass entails great graphics to ensure eye-satisfying experience throughout the whole game. The game was released on 24 September being available across Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. Unfortunately, developers did not give a chance to play on Mac, but we are here to fix it. So prepare to load your guns up and meat grind the monsters with Serious Sam 4 on Mac systems.
|OS: Windows 10 64-bit||OS: Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor: 4-core CPU @ 2.5 GHz||Processor: 8-core CPU @ 3.3 GHz|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: nVidia GeForce 780/970/1050 or AMD Radeon 7950/280/470 (3 GB VRAM)||Video card: nVidia GeForce 1080/2060 or AMD Radeon Vega64/5700 (8 GB VRAM)|
|DirectX: from 11 version||DirectX: from 11 version|
|Disc space: 42 GB||Disc space: 42 GB|
Play Serious Sam 4 on Mac with Parallels
Serious Sam 4 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 Serious Sam 4 game on Mac.
Play Serious Sam 4 on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now
Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now don’t have Serious Sam 4 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 Serious Sam 4 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 Serious Sam 4 in their game catalog soon, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!
Play Serious Sam 4 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 Serious Sam 4 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)