View Full Version : Skyrim on a Macbook Air?

2013-10-28, 04:51 PM

I recently purchased a mid 2013 Macbook Air from Apple, and I wanna know if there is anyway I can play Skryim on it, ASIDE from Bootcamp.


Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory/RAM:8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics:Intel HD Graphics 5000 1024 MB

Do you any of you tech people out there know how I can get Skryim on here?

I have Skyrim purchased on Steam.
I would prefer this to be simple.
I will NOT do anything illegal.
As noted above, I do not want "Bootcamp" as an answer, rather something else I can do to run it on my mac.


2013-10-28, 08:17 PM
Wine claims to support Skyrim and wine can be run on a Mac. I can't comment as to whether it will run or how well, but Bootcamp is probably easier.

2013-10-28, 08:28 PM
WINE (https://winehq.org/), a Windows compatibility layer.

Skyrim's WINE database entry (appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=13667) makes it look very promising: two Silvers, three Golds, and a Platinum.

2013-10-28, 09:19 PM
Will look into Wine. Thanks. Any others?

2013-10-29, 04:26 PM
I have CrossOver (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/), but I got that AFTER I started playing Skyrim on Bootcamp, and since I didn't want to lose my save files, I never tried it. It claims to support it, though, so you can try it out.

I do not know about compatibility with modding.

2013-10-29, 07:53 PM
CrossOver is a commercial fork of Wine.

I'm not sure how it differs.

Lord Seth
2013-10-29, 08:08 PM
CrossOver is a commercial fork of Wine.

I'm not sure how it differs.
It's a heck of a lot easier to use, I can tell you that much.

The Succubus
2013-10-30, 05:23 AM
Wine? Wouldn't you need mead to play Skyrim? =p