How to play Football Manager 2021 on Mac

Screenshot of Football Manager 2021

Football Manager 2021 is a popular sports game developed by Sports Interactive. It was originally released for Windows and Mac on 23 Nov, 2020.

What is Football Manager 2021?

Here's a quick description:

New additions and game upgrades deliver added levels of depth, drama and football authenticity. FM21 empowers you like never before to develop your skills and command success at your club.

How to play Football Manager 2021 using Parallels

Even if you don't have a PC, you can install Windows on your Mac using Parallels. Parallels is virtualization software with full support of DirectX and GPUs, which will give you a decent graphics performance. With a couple of clicks, you can install Windows 10 on Mac and ten switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. You can run Windows just like on a regular PC, install Steam and enjoy Football Manager 2021 game on Mac.

Even though the virtualization is relatively easy to set up, it requires you to buy both Parallels and Windows licenses. Since you'll be running two operating systems side by side, you'll need to dedicate at least 20-30GB of disk space for this setup and also a strong machine to run both operating systems at the same time.

If you have an older Mac or have a Mac with an M1 chip which doesn't fully support virtualization yet, you might want to try a virtual computer running in the cloud such as Second Computer.

How to play Football Manager 2021 using Second Computer

Alternatively, you can create a virtual computer in the cloud using Second Computer. Instead of license fee for Windows and Parallels, you pay by the hour (so it's much cheaper if you are using it infrequently) and you control the computer via a web browser. That means even if you have an older computer, you can run the latest games in the cloud without maxing out your processor or memory.

One added benfit is that since the computer is located in the cloud, you can access it from any device you own. So in theory you can play Football Manager 2021 not just from your Mac, but also from your iPhone and Android device (it's not going to be a very nice experience though on such a small screen size).

Either way, Second Computer provides a nice alternative for running non-native Mac apps on your Mac by connecting to a computer in the cloud.

Happy gaming!

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3 comments on this post

flytothemoon

Jan 20, 2021

My Tottenham team bottled it in the final and Bale spent 6 months injured 12/10 for realism

sweetc

Aug 4, 2020

unrealistic gameLacazette is scoring

_Mitch_

July 13, 2020

Concede 95th minute equaliserWonderkids stolen by PSGStar player out for 3 monthsGet fm'dI love this game