How to play Shadowgate Classic on Mac

Game summary

A council of 12 sorcerers ensured peace in Kal Torin. One member of the council began to practice the black arts and spread destruction throughout the land; he became know as the Warlock Lord. Fortunately, the others were able to defeat the Warlock Lord and imprison him beneath Shadowgate Castle. Now, he has escaped from his prison and rules Shadowgate Castle. Furthermore, he is threatening to summon the Behemoth, a creature so powerful it could destroy the world. As the last member of the forgotten royal family, you are the only one who can stop the Warlock Lord and save Kal Torin. The trek through Shadowgate castle will not be easy, and will require strength of mind and body. Will you be able to stop the Warlock Lord in SHADOWGATE CLASSIC?
First released: Jan 1999

Play Shadowgate Classic on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Shadowgate Classic 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).

Shadowgate Classic installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to Parallels.com 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 Shadowgate Classic like you would on any PC.