Sunday, December 15, 2013

Star Wars The Old Republic for Mac

Star Wars The Old Republic Mac Version


What is SWTOR?

Star Wars The Old Republic (SWTOR) was released a few years ago as a new age MMORPG (massive-multiplayer online role-playing game) for the Star Wars Series. The game blasted off in popularity due to not having to purchase anything to play it. SWTOR offers character customization, ship optimization, and being able to pick acquaintances on missions to help you out. Players can choose to either join the Republic or the Empire, it is a true good vs evil choice. All of this is happening while many other millions of players are on servers playing along side each other for hundreds of different objectives.

How can I play SWTOR?

            Unfortunately for mac gamers, Star Wars the Old Republic became available only on the PC when it was released, and there have been no plans or rumors about a mac compatible version to be made any time soon. This leaves hundreds of thousands mac users in a pickle. Unless you are filthy rich, most mac users don’t have the extra money to go out and buy a pc desktop at the moment, so there must be some way to play SWTOR on mac.

[Methods] How to Play Star Wars the Old Republic Mac

There are a few ways to play Star Wars The Old Republic mac version:

1.SWTOR compatible download
            This way is probably the easiest way to play The Old Republic on Mac since this download has been formatted to work with mac. All you need is go download the app Wine, which allows Mac computers to run some necessary windows processes for this mac compatible version of SWTOR to run on your laptop. The worst part about the download is that it is linked to a survey file to get it, but there was a survey to just enter an email which only took two seconds. By far the fastest method though since you don’t have to make any purchases or install Windows to your Mac laptop.

2.Run Bootcamp or Parallels or VMWARE via Windows OS
            This method can be more difficult since you will have to either purchase a lot of software or pirate a lot of it. I will not link to any pirated links in this blog since it is illegal. First, you must decide to get Bootcamp or Parallels or VMWARE. Bootcamp has been known to be the slowest of the three. The other two are a toss up, personally I’ve used both and Parallels has been much faster for me. Don’t forget you will need to get a version of Windows OS, probably vista or later. That’s why this method is not very reliable because all the expenses and download. Also, These programs tend to take up a lot of hardrive space and eat away at RAM if you are running two operating systems at one time on a laptop that was not even meant for gaming.

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One thing I can say is if you can buy some gigs of RAM on Newegg or some other site, so that you have a total of 8 GB in your laptop. Make sure that your laptop can handle that much first, but this will make the game run much smoother

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