How to play Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga on Mac

Game summary

The game features a clash between Falcom's two main franchises, Ys and Sora no Kiseki with appearances by a cast of familiar characters from each of the two series. The game's story mode is similar to those from the same fighting game genre. The player follows a character's journey across several stages to meet and fight different adversaries until achieving that character's epilogue. Unlike other games however, the battles follows Ys Seven's overhead display of combat and giving the player a greater variety of combat capabilities unique to those of a RPG.
First released: Aug 2010

Play Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga 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).

Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga 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 Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga like you would on any PC.
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