How to Play Windows Games on Mac Steam

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who loves playing games? If so, you might be wondering if there’s a way to play Windows games on your Mac.

Well, the good news is that it’s possible! With the help of Steam, a popular gaming platform, you can enjoy your favorite Windows games on your Mac. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to play Windows games on Mac Steam.

Step 1: Install Steam

To get started, you’ll need to install Steam on your Mac. Visit the Steam website and click on the “Install Steam” button. Follow the prompts and complete the installation process.

Step 2: Create a Steam Account

If you don’t already have a Steam account, you’ll need to create one. Launch Steam and click on the “Create account” button.

Fill in the required information, including your email address and desired password. Once done, click on “Create account” to proceed.

Step 3: Enable Steam Play for Windows Games

Now that you have Steam installed and a registered account, it’s time to enable Steam Play for Windows games.

  • Open Steam: Launch the Steam client on your Mac.
  • Navigate to Settings: Click on “Steam” in the top-left corner of the screen and select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  • Select Steam Play: In the Preferences window, click on “Steam Play” from the left-hand sidebar.
  • Enable Steam Play for all titles: Check the box next to “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” to enable Windows game compatibility.

Enabling Steam Play allows you to play Windows games on your Mac by using compatibility tools like Proton, which is built into Steam.

Step 4: Install Windows Games

With Steam Play enabled, you can now install and play Windows games on your Mac.

  • Browse the Store: Use the search bar or browse through the store to find the Windows game you want to play.
  • Purchase and Install: Once you’ve found a game, click on it and then click on the “Add to Cart” button. Follow the prompts to purchase and install the game.
  • Launch the Game: After installation, click on the “Play” button in your Steam library to launch the game.

Step 5: Configure Game Settings (If Needed)

Sometimes, certain Windows games may require additional configuration before they can run smoothly on your Mac. To configure game settings:

  • Select Properties: Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select “Properties” from the dropdown menu.
  • Navigate to Compatibility: In the Properties window, click on “Compatibility” from the top tabs.
  • Make Adjustments: Use this window to make any necessary adjustments, such as enabling fullscreen mode or changing compatibility options.
  • Save Changes: Click on “Close” to save your changes.

Note that not all games will require additional configuration. Most should run smoothly with Steam Play enabled.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Windows Games on Mac!

That’s it! You’re now ready to enjoy your favorite Windows games on your Mac through Steam. Simply launch the game from your Steam library and have fun!

Pro tip: You can use keyboard shortcuts like Command + Tab to switch between the game and other applications on your Mac.

Now that you know how to play Windows games on Mac Steam, you can expand your gaming library and enjoy a wide variety of titles, regardless of your operating system. Happy gaming!

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