How to play Armored Core: Silent Line Portable on Mac

Game summary

Players resume the role of a Raven, a mercenary who pilots a giant flying mech known as an Armored Core. This is a handheld port of the original Silent Line: Armored Core with controls and graphics adjusted for the PSP.
First released: Nov 2009

Play Armored Core: Silent Line Portable on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Armored Core: Silent Line Portable 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).

Armored Core: Silent Line Portable 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 Armored Core: Silent Line Portable like you would on any PC.