How to play A Fistful of Doom on Mac

Game summary

A Fistful of Doom is a spaghetti western themed partial conversion for Doom II, Its name being based on the movie "A Fistful of Dollars" It features new sounds and graphics. As part of their 10 Years of Doom feature, Doomworld named it amongst the top 100 WADs of all time by including it as one of the ten best WADs of 1995.
First released: Dec 1995

Play A Fistful of Doom on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play A Fistful of Doom on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.

Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.

Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).

A Fistful of Doom installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to and download the latest version of the software.
Step 2
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
Step 3
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Step 4
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install A Fistful of Doom like you would on any PC.