How to Play Maplestory on Mac

There is a game called MapleStory for those who are into maple. This one is a 2D side scrolling MMORPG game. It was released in 2003. Even though it has been around since 2003, this free game can still be played to this day and its popularity keeps increasing day by day.

There are a number of reasons why MapleStory is loved by many. One of them is that it is full of content. The world of this game is really beautiful and there is always something new to this game, making people always excited. Aside from that, there are also a lot of great music tracks for its beautiful areas. Plus, this game also gets regular updates. It means there is a steady flow of new content and in-game events to look forward to so there is no way for the players to get bored. In addition, there are more than 1000 quests, more than 40 characters that can be played by the players, and a ton of different play styles.

How to Play Maplestory on Mac

Talking about characters, leveling up characters in MapleStory can be done quickly when the players are first starting off. Besides, they will also get rewards for creating and leveling up more than one character and exploring the different play styles because each character that is included in the roster has a link skill that has a positive effect on everyone else in the roster.

After reading the brief information about MapleStory, you might be interested in playing it. For those who usually play games on Mac, you may be wondering if you can also play MapleStory on your Mac. The good news is that it is possible to play this game on Mac computers as long as there is Windows on it. In order to play this game on Mac, it will be needed for you to use the app called Boot Camp Assistant, which makes it possible for you to install Windows on your Mac. After installing it, you can download the game in the Windows partition. Aside from that, there is also another way to play this game on Mac, which is to create a Windows 11 virtual machine.

As there are two methods to play MapleStory on Mac, you may be confused and have no idea what to choose. Check out the pros and cons of every method below and if you are interested, you can just follow the guide below.

Method 1: BootCamp


    • It is free to use any time you want.
    • Windows 10 Environment


    • The setup is pretty painful.
    • It has a mediocre performance.
    • It is only compatible with Intel Macs.

If you want to use the Boot Camp Assistant to play MapleStory on Mac, the instructions that you have to follow include:

    1. The first thing that you need to do is to go to the official website of Microsoft.
    2. When you are there, you can download a Windows 10 ISO file.
    3. After downloading the file, it is time for you to go to Utilities.
    4. Then, start the Boot Camp Assistant app.
    5. Do not forget to also load the file in it.
    6. The next thing that you have to do is to ensure that the Windows partition has enough space for the Windows 10 OS and for the game.
    7. Aside from that, you also have to make sure that there is some space (a minimum space of 40 GB) left for the MacOS partition.
    8. After making sure about everything, do not forget to click Install.
    9. By doing so, your Mac will restart and once it does, please follow the prompts.
    10. Besides, you should also provide your product key. In case you have no product key, it is actually possible to just skip this step for now.
    11. Whether you provide the product key or not, just launch the installation after that.
    12. Once Windows installs, you should customize its settings.
    13. After customizing its settings, use the Boot Camp Assistant window on your screen in order to install the needed Apple drivers for Windows.
    14. When it is done, please go to Steam.
    15. When you are on Steam, make sure to download the Steam client.
    16. After downloading the Steam client, install it.
    17. Once you are done installing the Steam client, use it to get MapleStory installed on the Windows partition of your Mac.

Method 2: Parallels Virtual Machine


    • It is easy to set up.
    • There is a 14 days free trial.
    • Windows 11 environment
    • It is compatible with M1 and Intel Macs.


    • There is a yearly fee.

If you are interested in creating a Windows 11 virtual machine to play MapleStory on Mac, here is step by step to follow:

    1. First and foremost, you should go to the official website of Parallels tool at
    2. On the official website of Parallels tool, you will have to download the app.
    3. After downloading the app, make sure to also install it.
    4. Once you have successfully installed the app, visit the official website of Microsoft for the Intel Macs. There, download a 64-bit Windows 10 ISO file.
    5. As for the M1 Macs, you will need to create a Microsoft account that can be used to enroll in the Windows Insider program and to download a Windows 11 ARM VHDX file.
    6. In the Parallels, you should load the ISO/VHDX file.
    7. Once it loads, use it to create a Windows virtual machine using the Games Only setting.
    8. Apart from that, you have to also use your email to be able to create a Parallels account.
    9. After creating an account, the next thing that you have to do is to log in to the virtual machine by using the account that you just created.
    10. After that, you can download Steam and once you have downloaded it, you can install it in the virtual machine.
    11. In the end, you can use the Steam app to be able to download the MapleStory.

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