how to play wreckfest on mac

How to play Wreckfest on Mac

Wreckfest is a demolition derby simulation game developed by Bugbear, famous for the FlatOut game series. Considering that the game emphasizes precisely the same aspect of racing as FlatOut games did – destruction – it would not be wrong to consider it a spiritual successor to the series.
Wreckfest features both derbies and more traditional racing conduits, as well as a street racing mode; either way, the focus is put on vehicle destruction. By utilizing a soft-body modelling algorithm, the game ensures that cars deform and take damage in a very realistic way. A variety of cars is provided to the player from manufacturers all over the world. Beyond that, Wreckfest offers a very comprehensive system for modifying and upgrading vehicles. You can tune up your engine by giving it some better parts, or you can strap literal iron plates to your car as armor. Go nuts. That said, adding armor to your car would also make it slower and harder to handle; not all modifications are strictly upgrades. And if even this isn’t enough, the game supports modding via Steam Workshop, allowing you to effortlessly add your favorite pizza truck into the game.
The game is available on several platforms: Windows, PlayStation, XBox, even Switch. But to play Wreckfest on Mac, you will need to use third-party software, as it is not natively available. The guide below will outline your options.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 with 2.8 GHz or AMD equivalent Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 with 3.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 8 GB
Video card: NVIDIA Geforce® GTX™ 560 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7770 Video card: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 970 or AMD Radeon™ R9 380X
DirectX: Version 11 DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 32 GB Storage: 32 GB

Play Wreckfest on Mac with Parallels

play wreckfest on mac with parallels

Wreckfest 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 Wreckfest 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 Wreckfest on Mac with Cloud Gaming services

play wreckfest on mac with boosteroid

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Wreckfest 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.
As Boosteroid has Wreckfest in its game library, it is an excellent choice for these seeking to try the game out.
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Play Wreckfest 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 Wreckfest on Mac

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