Teardown by Tuxedo Labs is an innovative sandbox game about destruction. To be more specific, the game’s focus is destruction of buildings, though all elements of the game world can be destroyed. Every structure in the game, be it a building, a vehicle, or any other object, is made out of small cubes called voxels. This is what allows Teardown to have fully destructible environments and realistic crumbling mechanics, which in turn makes the game very fun to play. Though still in Early Access, the game is already excellent – it received several awards, and currently has “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews on Steam.
But Teardown does not rest on its laurels. Quite the opposite, as the game receives a lot of updates. Teardown 0.9 update was especially notable, because in this update, the Teardown campaign was fully finished. It also brought other exciting content, such as more Teardown levels, mission types, and tools. Just recently, another big update, Teardown 0.95, was released. This update changes how Teardown sandbox mode plays quite a lot, because the players can now spawn in any vehicle or object, even from mods.
With all these content-packed updates, it is obvious that porting the game to other platforms is not a priority for the developers – Teardown is available for Windows only. But what if you want to enjoy the new Teardown campaign on Mac? Where is a will, there’s a way. Despite the lack of a port, you can play Teardown on Mac by following the guide below.
|OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)||OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|Processor: Quad Core CPU||Processor: Intel Core i7 or better|
|RAM: 4 GB||RAM: 4 GB|
|Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or similar (3 GB VRAM)||Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or similar (8 GB VRAM)|
|Storage: 4 GB||Storage: 4 GB|
Note: Teardown cannot be played on integrated graphics cards (e.g. Intel graphics cards).
Play Teardown on Mac with Parallels
Teardown 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 an application that allows for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. In simpler terms, what this means is that it allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with just a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. So you will be able to run Windows, install Steam, and enjoy the Teardown game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with an 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 models are suitable), Mac Pro (all models 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 are currently not supported by Parallels. AppsOnMac recommends using Parallels’ free trial feature to determine whether you can run the game or not if you’re uncertain.
Play Teardown on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Teardown game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services will be happy to provide you with sufficient computing power – though not for free, of course. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 MBit/s. There are several great platforms that provide these services, among the best are Boosteroid, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now.
Play Teardown on Mac with BootCamp
Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Teardown on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Teardown on Mac by installing Windows. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. This is an application that 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 want to switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, in the end. And while newer Macs have their own special Apple Silicon chips that cannot run Windows, older Macs are very much similar to computers that run Windows, they have Intel processors, compatible RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on an older Mac by allocating no less than 64 GB of disk space (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games) and following these steps:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 and older
For MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create a bootable Windows USB.
- Download this Windows ISO file.
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
- Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
- Format the 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)