How to play Swim with the Whales on Mac

Game summary

Swim With The Whales is a four-level mapset by Zachary Stephens (Ribbiks). It requires a Boom-compatible source port. The mapset is based around a watery theme and—similarly to the author's previous work is centered around a single color, which in this case is blue. The WAD was originally published on November 20, 2013 on the Doomworld forums and submitted to the /idgames archive on December 21, 2013. Along with Stardate, Swim With The Whales received one of the 20th Annual Cacowards.
First released: Nov 2013

Play Swim with the Whales on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Swim with the Whales 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).

Swim with the Whales 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 Swim with the Whales like you would on any PC.