How to play Worms W.M.D on Mac

Screenshot of Worms W.M.D

Worms W.M.D is a popular strategy game developed by Team17. It was originally released for Windows, Mac, and Linux on 23 Aug, 2016.

What is Worms W.M.D?

Here's a quick description:

The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

How to play Worms W.M.D 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 Worms W.M.D 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 Worms W.M.D 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 Worms W.M.D 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!

StrategyActionMultiplayerFunnyTurn-Based Strategy

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Jan 20, 2021

The dialogues are funnier than my life Good old memories


Aug 4, 2020

would not recommend, this game kept making me and my partner angrier and angrier at each other until we started aggressively doing the worm in response whenever someone dropped a liberty bomb. this game brings out such stress and rage that one might even consider you as a worm once you play it. play with caution, my skin is already smoothing out, my form almost out of time, yet..i keep playing..........maybe just one more game..


July 13, 2020

It's bit baffling that this game feels exactly like Worms 2 back in the day when played it with friend shoulder to shoulder at 90's, there hasn't been almost any kind of upgrade in gameplay. Targeting with mouse and over all better controlling and not misusing your armament would have been welcome change over years.Well there still is new "wormable machines" which worms can control and wreak havoc among their enemies. They feel pretty necessary due how campaign and missions are built and pretty much always enemy team has good lot of worms while yours has only 1-3 most of the time. Combat missions are pretty neat to play, but the challenge ones are usually quite tedious and precise to do.Other new thing to me is weapon crafting in which you can scrap old weapons to make some new with materials. Basically all major weaponry will be left to be experienced in other game modes than campaign and similar missions, but then again playing local co-iop with controller was pretty bad and it felt like it wasn't any way updated to these days standards. Only one controller was usable and that means you can't craft while friends turn is going on, usually you are able to craft on own and AI's turn.So overall felt like had plenty of negatives to say about W.M.D., but still really liked playing it and enjoyed good lot of those played hours, but still could be different if last title would be much more recent one and seeing how little has been improved in 20 years is truly quite baffling.