How to play Antheads: It Came from the Desert II on Mac

Game summary

A Cinemaware classic returns for round two.Date: January 1st, 1956. Place: Lizard Breath, California.For five years, rumours have abound that numerous giant ants were sighted in the hills around Lizard Breath, even though these have been dismissed as “delayed hysteria” by the city’s inhabitants. Nowadays, the inhabitants of the region are far more interested in the substantial amounts of money, which pour in by means of the nuclear test program sponsored by the government. Even the strange stories that are heard about the hospital in Melville are not taken seriously, as everyone hastily adapts to the “atomic” future.All that only changed when Brick Nash stole a plutonium-cartridge loaded truck and headed in the direction of the abandoned lab of Dr. Wells.Is the nightmare starting again?Can one safely go in the desert on the search for the lost submarine? And why do some people in town look so strange when faced with sugar cubes? You can find the answers in “Antheads: It Came from the Desert II”.
First released: Jan 1990

Play Antheads: It Came from the Desert II on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Antheads: It Came from the Desert II 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).

Antheads: It Came from the Desert II 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 Antheads: It Came from the Desert II like you would on any PC.
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