Is it possible to play Star Wars: The Old Republic on Mac
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) was born in 2011 and received positive reviews from critics and low-key from users. The game has come a long way to this day, and in 9 years it has undergone dramatic changes many times, and on July 21, 2020, it appeared on Steam. It is now recognized as the best game in its genre. The plot unfolds 300 years after the events of the original story. The player can choose the side of the Galactic Republic, and join the Sith Empire. The choice of side is very important, it will depend on him what classes he can play for. There are eight of these classes, four for each faction. Each class has its own fully voiced line of missions! Eight completely unique stories that change depending on the choices made by the player. But at the same time, heroes of different classes will intersect in the course of the game. These will not be the player’s personal characters, but pre-prepared images. Everything comes together in a single, epic story that spans five big chapters! The biggest disappointment is that this extremely popular game is officially limited to the PC platform. But with help of the instructions below you will be able to play Star Wars: The Old Republic on Mac effortlessly!
|OS: Windows 7 or later||OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) or later|
|Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better/Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better||Processor: AMD Phenom 2 X4 Quad-core 2.5GHz or better / Intel Core 2Quad Processor 2.4GHz or better|
|RAM: 3 GB||RAM: 4 GB|
|Video card: Intel HD 3000 or better/AMD Radeon HD 7450/Nvidia GeForce 610||Video card: ATI/AMD Radeon HD 4850 or better/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or better/512 minimum video RAM/Shader 3.0 or better fully compatible graphics card|
|DirectX: from 9 version||DirectX: from 9 version|
|Disc space: 50 GB||Disc space: 50 GB|
Play Star Wars: The Old Republic on Mac with Parallels
Star Wars: The Old Republic does not require lots of PC resources, and you can play the game on any Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro), where 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 Star Wars: The Old Republic game on Mac.
Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with 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 versions are suitable), Mac Pro (all versions 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 currently not supported by Parallels.
Play Star Wars: The Old Republic on Mac with Boosteroid
Update: Boosteroid fully supports Star Wars: The Old Republic to the date and you can play Star Wars: The Old Republic on Mac on full settings! Register and explore cloud gaming now!
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy Star Wars: The Old Republic game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming provides you with 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 Boosteroid, Nvidia Geforce Now, Vortex.gg, Google Stadia. Among those services currently, only Boosteroid allows you to play Star Wars: The Old Republic, and this way you can play it on any Mac computer (starting from MacOS 10.10) and even Android!
Play Star Wars: The Old Republic 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 Star Wars: The Old Republic 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)