how to play world of final fantasy on mac

How to play World of Final Fantasy on Mac

World of Final Fantasy is a creature-collecting game in the Final Fantasy franchise. The game is obviously inspired by Pokémon – the players can capture creatures called Mirages – they are also the basis of WoFF’s combat system. They can also be evolved, “transfigured” into different forms, and used as mounts or as a way to get past obstacles. Although this “strongly inspired” approach to gameplay is not exactly creative, the game is by no means a cheap Pokémon clone, and it has several mechanics from mainline Final Fantasy games as well.
Although this premise might make you think that this game would feature a lighthearted, nonsensical story for kids, do not be fooled. The story begins as siblings Lann and Reynn discover that they have been memory-wiped, forcing them to forget their past. To recover their memories, they must travel to the world of Grymoire – where their journey truly begins. Telling more would be spoilers – but, as the game’s co-writer and co-director, Hiroki Chiba, is known for making dark games, do not expect it to turn into sunshine and rainbows at any point.
Originally released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, WoFF has since been ported to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. At no point did the game receive a Mac port – but with this guide, you will be able to play World of Final Fantasy on Mac anyway.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i3 2.0GHz or above Processor: Intel Core i3 2.4GHz or above
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB or higher, Radeon HD 5770 1GB or higher Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB or higher, Radeon HD 7850 2GB or higher
DirectX: Version 11 DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 15 GB Storage: 15 GB

Play World of Final Fantasy on Mac with Parallels

play world of final fantasy on mac with parallels

World of Final Fantasy 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 World of Final Fantasy game on Mac just like on a regular PC.

Download Parallels Desktop

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 World of Final Fantasy on Mac with Cloud Gaming services

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the World of Final Fantasy 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.

Try Boosteroid

Play World of Final Fantasy 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 World of Final Fantasy on Mac

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play World of Final Fantasy 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.

  1. Download this Windows ISO file.
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
  3. Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
  4. Format the Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps.
  5. When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)

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