MapleStory turned well-known when it was launched within the early 2000s, and though the game has been out for fairly a while, it nonetheless has an enormous fan base. The 2D side-scrolling MMO transports gamers to Maple World with the purpose of defeating monsters and growing their characters’ skills and talents. Sounds nice proper? Mac players would not know because the game by no means formally supported macOS / Mac OS X.
Don’t get discouraged although, as we have discovered a method for players to play MapleStory on Mac – and this is how.
Nvidia GeForce Now for Mac
The greatest (and best) method to play MapleStory on your Mac is through Nvidia’s new cloud-based streaming service GeForce NOW for Mac. The service, at the moment out there in beta type within the UK, Europe and the US, provides Mac players an excellent and simple method to play any game from Steam or Battle.internet, no matter whether or not it has macOS / Mac OS X help, or how highly effective your Mac is. You can run the most recent graphically demanding PC games on an ordinary Mac Mini if you actually need to.
How is that this witchcraft managed? It all comes down to Nvidia server websites throughout Europe and the United States that deal with all of the processing required for the games. When you choose a game to play on your Mac, Nvidia’s impressively highly effective servers (which we have been instructed ship the equal of GTX 1080 efficiency) run the game remotely earlier than sending it over the web to your Mac .
The better part? Every game out there to play on GeForce Now for Mac is optimized for streaming, which implies you get the absolute best high quality without having to delve into and modify the graphics settings your self.
Oh, and Nvidia retains a cached model of every game out there on Steam and Battle.internet on their servers, which implies there is not any ready round whereas the game downloads. You must be enjoying the game in about 30 seconds after hitting the play button!
Of course, efficiency will rely considerably on your web speeds and the placement of the servers, as somebody with quick web residing 500 miles from a server web site will get higher response occasions than somebody with sluggish web in more distant areas.
That mentioned, we have been usually impressed with the response occasions of GeForce Now for Mac when linked to Wi-Fi and Ethernet, though admittedly we’ve got entry to 200mb + web speeds not out there in lots of elements of the UK.
The service is totally free to use whereas it is also in beta, so potential Mac players can dive proper now and take advantage of the service. Nvidia has reassured UK that its service will stay free till at the least the start of 2018, if not longer. The solely catch? High curiosity within the service signifies that those that need to take a look at it should first be put on a ready listing.
Once you may have entry, all you may have to do is log in to your Steam account, choose MapleStory and hit that play button! You will likely be enjoying very quickly.
But what if you do not have entry to a high-speed Internet connection to use Nvidia’s streaming service? Don’t fear as a result of there’s 1 other method to play MapleStory on your Mac, but it surely comes at the price of efficiency and storage. Full disclaimer: we’ve got not particularly examined MapleStory with this methodology, so proceed at your personal threat.
If you are prepared to give it a go, it’s also possible to play MapleStory on Mac by splitting your Mac’s laborious drive and operating Windows 10 on a separate partition with Apple’s Boot Camp software program. This methodology requires partitioning (semi-permanent) your laborious drive and sacrificing a big a part of the Mac space for storing, so contemplate choices earlier than doing this.
We suggest giving your Boot Camp partition as a lot space for storing as attainable, because the game and working system will take up a big quantity of space – MapleStory is 14 GB, whereas Windows 10 requires round 20 GB. Granted, you possibly can resize your partition after putting in Windows 10, however, it might probably trigger issues – learn more about partitioning your Mac’s laborious drive right here.
If you need to observe the Boot Camp route, check out our directions on how to run Windows 10 on Mac with Boot Camp. Once put in, merely install Steam and MapleStory and begin gaming on it! As talked about above, efficiency might not be optimum relying on the specification of your Mac, so chances are you’ll want to modify the settings for an honest gameplay expertise.