How to play Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition on Mac
Winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards and recipient of over 250 perfect scores, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of honor and loyalty at the dawn of the modern age. Includes Red Dead Redemption 2: Story Mode and Red Dead Online.
First released: Oct 2018
Play Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)
The easiest way to play Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition 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).
Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition 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 Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition like you would on any PC.
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