How to play Windows games on your Mac without Windows

“If you want to play the latest games on your Mac, you have no choice but to install Windows…or do you?” Peter Cohen reports for iMore. “There are actually a few ways you can play Windows games on your Mac without having to dedicate a partition to Boot Camp or giving away huge amounts of hard drive space to a virtual machine app like VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop.”

Cohen reports, “There are a few other options for playing Windows games on your Mac, without the hassle or expense of having to install Windows.”

Covered in the full article:
• OnLive
• Wine
• CrossOver
• Boxer

Read more in the full article here.


  1. – Another option is called CIDER. I play one Windows game via MacPorts using CIDER.
    – Then there’s DOS BOX.
    – Steam also offers some nice compatibility features.

    Just keep in mind that NOT ALL Windows games are going to play in these compatibility systems. Every emulator has a list of ‘compatible’ games, ‘sort of compatible’ games, ‘try your luck’ games, and ‘no way can you play that’ games. You’ll end up looking at these lists at some point.

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