How to play Final Fantasy on Mac
The WonderSwan release of FINAL FANTASY contained is a remake of the original game, using higher quality MIDI, cleaner 32-bit graphics and featuring new scenes that further expand the details of the story. This enhanced release would eventually see release in the west as part of the FINAL FANTASY ORIGINS collection.
First released: Dec 2000
Play Final Fantasy on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)
The easiest way to play Final Fantasy 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).
Final Fantasy installation steps for Mac
Go to Parallels.com and download the latest version of the software.
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
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.
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Final Fantasy like you would on any PC.
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