2 Ways to play Wo Long Fallen Dynasty on Mac: Our Experience
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is not a game you’d expect to be playable on Mac. It doesn’t have a native macOS version, and it’s also a pretty demanding title so few Apple machines out there come close to meeting its system requirement.
Despite this, we did find two workarounds with which you could play this game on a Mac: Boosteroid and Boot Camp. We researched and explored the two methods, and tested one of them on our MacBook, and now we are ready to tell you about what we’ve learned about them.
How to play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on Mac: 2 working methods
For quick access to the two methods, check the following sections. And in case you want to learn about what we have to say about each workaround, be sure to scroll down to our overview of them.
Boosteroid Cloud Gaming (Recommended method)
We tested Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on Mac with Boosteroid
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is one of those gaming titles for which there are very few methods that make them playable on Mac. Luckily, one of those methods is streaming the game via the Boosteroid cloud gaming platform. This is a service that lets you enjoy any game from its library on your Mac by streaming it rather than running it locally on your machine.
Needless to say, this resolves the compatibility issue, and it also means that it doesn’t matter if the game’s requirements are too high for your Mac. Whether you are on a new and shiny M2 MacBook Pro or an older Intel-based Mac, you’ll be able to play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on it with 1080p and 60 FPS as long as you have an Internet speed of 15 Mbps or higher.
We tested this game on an M1 MacBook Pro Air that was connected to the web via a 50 Mbps connection, so the Internet speed requirement for Boosteroid was met. It takes no more than 10 minutes to set up a Boosteroid account and subscription, to download the macOS Boosteroid app, and to start the game from it, but since we had previously set everything up, it took us even less time to launch Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on our Mac M1.
Since the high requirements of the game didn’t matter, we treated ourselves and set everything in the graphics settings department to its maximum value to really test the Boosteroid servers. Despite this, the FPS rate didn’t flinch, and it remained steadily locked at 60. The same could be said about the resolution, which remained consistent throughout almost our entire testing time.
Since we used wireless Internet, which is more prone to connection disruptions, we did get a few hiccups in the streaming quality, but those were few and far between, so it wasn’t much of a problem. Something else that may be noticed by some users is a slight input delay. For the most part, it’s not really a problem, but if you are a hardcore gamer and care about frame-perfect execution, then it might bother you a bit. For us, this delay was barely noticeable, and it didn’t make our experience with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty any less pleasant, but it’s still something worth keeping in mind.
To conclude, Boosteroid is definitely the best way to play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on Mac at the moment. Setting up and using it is super easy, and it provides adequate performance without having high Internet requirements, which is why we can definitely recommend it to all but the most hardcore of gamers.
Can you play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on Mac with Boot Camp?
Boot Camp is the only other method that lets you play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on a Mac, but compared to Boosteroid, it has significantly more downsides that you should be aware of.
For those unfamiliar with the Boot Camp app, it is a built-in tool that only Intel-Macs have that lets the user install Windows on the machine. With Windows installed, you can download and play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty locally, but only if your Mac meets its minimum requirements.
This is where the first problem becomes apparent, since there are very few Intel Macs that actually have the hardware to support this game. After some research, we determined that you’d need a very high-end MacBook Pro that has a dedicated GPU with 4 GB of VRAM to run this game, and even then you’ll probably get no more than 30 FPS at the lowest settings.
The only other Intel Macs that may get the job done are desktop models such as the iMac or the Mac Pro. With them, you may get an adequate performance, but we doubt that there are many users out there that have such Macs. Unfortunately, we don’t have an Intel-based Mac powerful enough to let us run Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty through Boot Camp, so we weren’t able to test this method.
Other additional downsides of the Boot Camp workaround are that it takes too much space on the hard-drive (the size of the game plus at least 40 GB for the Windows installation), and that it requires a couple of hours to set up.
Ultimately, this method should technically work on a powerful enough Intel Mac, providing a valid way to play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, but the downsides are so many that we find it hard to recommend it when there’s the Boosteroid option.