We all think that to play video games we need a Windows PC. Usually, a purpose-built gaming rig uses Microsoft’s operating system as it is the dominant non-console platform.
Macs have fewer options as compared to Windows PC and it doesn’t have hardware that is designed with modern games in mind and is very difficult to upgrade.
But this doesn’t mean that you can’t play video games if you have a Mac. You just need to look it in a different way:
Pick the Right Games: If you have a MacBook, you will probably have difficulty in running the latest games because their hardware requirements are going to hinder the capabilities of your Mac. The key to play games on your Mac is wisely choosing the games. The games nowadays are huge with massive maps, monumental battles for fight games, and insanely big worlds for MMOs. These games are going to tax your system, especially on the graphics side. Their size may pose a challenge for your hard drive or solid state drive, too. A Google search provides you with a lot of low-spec games.
Don’t Ignore Emulators: And, of course, there are emulators. This is the current method of choice for playing great games on your MacBook. You can download the emulator of your choice as it will allow you to keep all of your games for different systems in a single app. You can even plug in a PS4 controller to a USB port on your MacBook and use it with the games you are emulating with no setup. With a few ISOs or ROMs and a controller, you can play a huge variety of great games that provide valuable experiences without mind-blowing graphics. And of course, you should not download any of these games if you haven’t at one point owned the console or currently don’t own one because of piracy.
Tweak Your Settings: After choosing some games for your Mac, you’ll have to adjust the settings, both on your MAC and within the game to make it easier for your machine to deal with. To make sure that your MAC always uses the more compelling discrete processor, go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and deselect the Automatic graphics switching. In general, if your computer isn’t a purpose-built game machine, you’ll apparently have to turn things off or down quite a bit. It is better to keep the graphics requirements to a minimum.
How do you make sure that your favorite game is running on Mac or not? Let us know in the comments section!
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