Is it possible to play Wild Hearts on Mac?
Wild Hearts is an epic and captivating videogame that embodies the unique hunting experience in a fantasy world inspired by feudal Japan. Players will have to take on the role of a hunter wielding deadly weapons and ancient technology Karakuri to defeat terrifying and mighty creatures. Infused with the power of nature, these giant beasts have been posing a constant danger and seeding destruction to all living beings trying to conduct a peaceful and prosperous life in this world. Now it is your call to resist it and ensure the Kemono’s overwhelming strength is no longer a reason to fear. Apart from having access to a broad range of weapon and armor combinations, players can also use the ancient Karakuri technology, which allows them to adapt the environment and cascade assisting hunting grounds for better tactical advantage over the nature-infused monsters. The world of Wild Hearts is rich and full of beautiful landscapes to explore throughout the gameplay – alone or with friends in cross-platform multiplayer. With its deepening story and fascinating combat mechanics, Wild Hearts offers a truly unique take on the hunting experience in a diverse world that will captivate anyone who decides to play it. At the moment, the game is officially available to play across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Series S, and Windows. Luckily, there is a way to go beyond this list and play Wild Hearts on macOS too! Check out our guide below to learn how. Our article will also be useful for those who want to play Wild Hearts on Windows at high settings, but do not have enough hardware capacity to do it.
|OS: 64-bit Windows 10||OS: 64-bit Windows 10|
|Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600||Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600|
|RAM: 12 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|Video card: GeForce GTX 1060 (VRAM 6GB) / Radeon RX 5500 XT (VRAM 8GB)||Video card: GeForce RTX 2070 (VRAM 8GB) / Radeon RX 5700 XT (VRAM 8GB)|
|DirectX: Version 12||DirectX: Version 12|
|Storage: 80 GB||Storage: 80 GB|
Play Wild Hearts on Mac with Parallels
Wild Hearts is not a demanding game, so 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 (or Epic Games Store), and enjoy the Wild Hearts game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
Please note that not all games are supported by Parallels. Several conditions must be met for the game to be playable. Your Mac must exceed minimum system requirements for the game; meeting them is not enough. Generally speaking, you will need an iMac Pro or a Mac Pro to run demanding games. Some MacBook Pro and iMac models are also suitable; they must have an Intel processor, a discrete graphics card and at least 16 GB of RAM. If your Mac has an Apple Silicon chip (such as M1 or M2), you may experience issues playing modern games. Games that require DirectX 12 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 Wild Hearts on Mac with cloud gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Wild Hearts 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, Nvidia GeForce Now. To the date there are only couple cloud gaming services support Wild Hearts. You can run Wild Hearts on Mac via Shadow or airGPU.
Play Wild Hearts 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 Wild Hearts on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Wild Hearts 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)