Is it possible to play Squad on Mac
Squad is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed as a Kickstarter project in 2015. The open-world servers entice over 80 players to battle on a common field and conquer the pinnacle. To win the game, players have to develop tactical thinking to outrace other contestants. The game offers to switch between mobile and passive styles of play. Choose to be a low-range sniper lurking behind the bushes and calculating each step of the enemy or an aggressive soldier rushing under the wall of bullets piercing through the kevlar. The team of developers (Offworld Industries) gained inspiration from modification designed for Battlefield 2. The game was out in 2015, which means it cannot brag a lot about the graphical part compared to new games. Although Squad incrementally loses its popularity to other shooters like CS:GO or Call of Duty Warzone, it still remains the one causing nostalgia whenever you think about it. People cannot play it on Mac officially, but there is a method to overcome boundaries and play the game on macOS. Our guide below will show you how to do this.
|OS: Windows 7 SP1 (x64)||OS: Windows 7 SP1 (x64), Windows 8 (x64), Windows 10 (x64)|
|Processor: Intel Core i or AMD Ryzen with 4 physical cores||Processor: Intel Core i or AMD Ryzen with 6 physical cores|
|RAM: 8 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: Geforce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 with at least 4 GB of VRAM||Video card: Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon 570 with at least 6GB of VRAM|
|DirectX: from 11 version||DirectX: from 12 version|
|Disc space: 55 GB||Disc space: 55 GB|
Play Squad on Mac with Parallels
Squad 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 Squad game on Mac.
Play Squad on Mac with Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now
Vortex.gg or Nvidia Geforce Now don’t have Squad 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 Squad 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 Squad in their game catalog soon, and you can play on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!
Play Squad 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 Squad 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)