How to play Guilty Gear X: Ver 1.5 on Mac

Game summary

Guilty Gear X ver 1.5 is the eighth entry in the Guilty Gear series, and a updated version of Guilty Gear X running on the Sammy's Atomiswave arcade system. Announced in February 2003 at the Amusement Expo, its main changes were in the field of character balance, adding moves to make it more similar to the recently-released Guilty Gear XX. Unlike the previous Guilty Gear X Plus update, Ver. 1.5 does not include an enhanced Story Mode nor Justice or Kliff Undersn as playable characters.
First released: Feb 2003

Play Guilty Gear X: Ver 1.5 on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Guilty Gear X: Ver 1.5 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).

Guilty Gear X: Ver 1.5 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 Guilty Gear X: Ver 1.5 like you would on any PC.
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