How to play Shadowverse CCG on Mac

Screenshot of Shadowverse CCG

Shadowverse CCG is a popular card battler game developed by Cygames, Inc.. It was originally released for Windows and Mac on 27 Oct, 2016.

What is Shadowverse CCG?

Here's a quick description:

"One of my favorite games this year" - IGN Shadowverse is a AAA multiplayer turn-based card game with a fun–loving community of over 1 million daily players! - BATTLE real–time opponents from around the world, or enjoy the fully voiced story mode - STRATEGIZE with innovative mechanics that guarantee epic battles - MASTER eight...

How to play Shadowverse CCG 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 Shadowverse CCG 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 Shadowverse CCG 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 Shadowverse CCG 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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flytothemoon

Jan 20, 2021

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sweetc

Aug 4, 2020

is this the waifu card game amelia talked about?

_Mitch_

July 13, 2020

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