Most big AAA games don’t get ported to Mac, so whenever you want to play a game like Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on an Apple machine, you need to seek alternative methods. For this game in particular, it turned out that there aren’t many working solutions that could allow us to play it on a Mac, yet we still managed to find two valid workarounds. Those solutions are the Boosteroid cloud gaming platform and the Boot Camp Assistant method, and after exploring both of them on our Macs, we are ready to share with you our experience with them.
The 2 ways to play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on Mac
In case you prefer to directly jump into the game, you can find the two workarounds to play Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on Mac right below. But if you first want to learn a bit more about what to expect from them, be sure to check out the paragraphs further down this page.
Boosteroid is an independent cloud gaming platform that integrates all major vendors to its service and excels in adding support for the latest titles before other platforms. Read our review on Boosteroid. Look at our Boosteroid list of games.
Editor’s choice: we recommend Boosteroid as a starting point for most Mac users because of its plug-and-play nature and overall performance. It is especially useful for its constant 60 FPS even on modern titles while not causing your Mac to overheat or requiring tens of gigabytes of storage.
Features: Constant 1080p/60 FPS; Stable connection; Low bandwidth requirements (15 MBPS); Huge gaming library with all the latest AAA titles
Boot Camp Assistant is a built-in Apple app that comes pre-installed on Intel-based Mac models. With its help, users can install the Windows 10 OS in a separate partition on their Macs. Booting from that partition allows the Mac to function exactly as a Windows PC and lets it run all compatible software.
Note: Not available for Apple Silicon models.
- Provides native Windows 10 experience.
- Allows running all Windows-compatible programs and games as long as the Mac’s hardware can support them.
Is streaming Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on Mac with Boosteroid a valid solution?
Cloud gaming, in general, is a type of service that connects you to a remote server on which the game you want to play is being run. The server streams the game to you, allowing it to play it from your Mac without actually having it installed there. This makes cloud gaming a great option for Mac users who want to play games like Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, that aren’t natively supported for macOS. However, since the game is being streamed over the web, this inevitably adds some amount of lag, especially if your Internet isn’t great, which is why many people believe that the cloud gaming experience isn’t particularly good and is a suboptimal solution.
We decided to test this by playing Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on our M1 MacBook Air with the Boosteroid cloud gaming platform – the only one that currently supports this game. Since we already have an account and a subscription to Boosteroid, all we needed to do was to open its native macOS app, search for Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, and click play. Moments later, the game was already on our screen, and we were ready to play.
Our subscription to Boosteroid allows for up to 1080p resolution stream with a maximum of 60 FPS and the Internet speed required is 15 Mbps or more. It’s also recommended to use an Ethernet cable when streaming through Boosteroid, but in our tests we used a 60 Mbps wireless connection. This allowed us to play the game with while consistently hitting the maximum allowed streaming resolution and FPS. Occasional disruptions in our connection did lead to brief hiccups in the stream, but those were pretty rare and only lasted for a couple of seconds.
But what about the lag? Did it make our gaming experience unpleasant? In truth, there was a slight delay that a more experienced player may notice, but it was nowhere near as bad as some people think. For the most part, it really didn’t bother. Even though this is a game where you often need to have perfect timing to beat the more challenging enemies, the delay didn’t get in the way of our progress. Therefore, we can say that it’s definitely not something that a casual player would have a problem with (provided that you have a decent Internet).
On the other hand, if you are a hardcore gamer who wants to have as little lag as possible, cloud gaming may not be that appealing to you, but for everybody else we think it’s a pretty good option for playing Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on a Mac.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on MacBook with Boot Camp: Performance analysis
The Boot Camp method is the only other working solution for playing Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on a Mac, but we weren’t able to test it because of one of its main downsides. You see, Boot Camp works by installing Windows on your Mac, so that you can then download and play the game you want. The problem is that it’s only available for Intel-based Mac computers, and those typically lack the GPU power to support a demanding game such as Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.
According to our research, the only types of Intel Macs that could potentially run this game through Boot Camp are MacBook Pros with dedicated GPUs with 4 gigs of VRAM, or a desktop Mac model, such as the Mac Pro or a high-end iMac.
We don’t have such an Intel machine, so we couldn’t test the game’s performance with this method, but based on our experience with other games we’ve played on Intel Mac models, we don’t expect the performance to be great. Intel Macs, in general, struggle with graphically-demanding tasks, such as gaming, so even if you are able to run Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, the experience won’t be ideal. Additionally, you’d have to spend a couple of hours and a good chunk of your hard drive space to get everything ready with this method.
For those reasons, we believe that the cloud gaming method is a much better option for playing Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on a Mac. That said, if you don’t mind the downsides of the Boot Camp solution that we mentioned and have a Mac that may be able to run this game, you can definitely give it a try by following the instructions we’ve provided in our dedicated guide for this method.