How to play X4: Foundations - Collector's Edition on Mac

Game summary

The X Universe Digital Artbook 2018: Enjoy the concept art behind the X universe. X Novel: Nopileos by Helge Kautz as English and German eBook. Digital Soundtrack: Download the music, including exclusive versions of the trailer and teaser music in highest possible quality. Access to the first two expansions for X4: Foundations. X4: Split Vendetta: planned to be released in Q1 2020 Second expansion planned to be released later The bonus content will be placed in your X4 installation folder: ...Steam\SteamApps\common\X4 Foundations\Bonus Content

Play X4: Foundations - Collector's Edition on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play X4: Foundations - Collector's 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).

X4: Foundations - Collector's Edition 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 X4: Foundations - Collector's Edition like you would on any PC.
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