Play WoW Cataclysm on Mac Catalina 64 bit

The Zremax Team
September 28, 2020

Are you a Mac user who wants to play on a World of Warcraft Cataclysm Private Server? Even worse, do you have one of the latest OSX updates that require a 64-bit app, such as Catalina? That means you won’t be able to run older versions of World of Warcraft – such as Cataclysm, right away, but we found a way! We will explain and go through it in this guide.

Guide to Play WoW Cataclysm on a Mac

We are Mac users too, and the author of this guide has done a lot of research on this topic while trying to get a Cataclysm Client Download working for Mac.
It’s no secret that for Windows it’s straightforward to log in-game. But for Mac users, it requires some additional steps. At Zremax, we wanted to make Mac users capable of playing Cataclysm too.

There are three different ways:

  • 1: Use Bootcamping. It basically splits your Mac up and lets you have a Windows version on the Computer. When turning on the PC, you can decide whether to start using Mac or Windows.
    Downside: It requires a restart each time you want to switch between Windows/Mac. It will take up computer resources and disk. You will have to use Windows too.
  • 2: Use Parallels. It’s however expensive and is not running so well either.
  • 3: Our recommended option. It will be explained right below:

– What we recommend:
The third option. Once you get it running, it works really smooth and decent.

Read about it and figure out how to play on a Mac Catalina WoW Cataclysm Client to get into gaming on your Mac machine again!
The linked article goes in-depth with the process and gives you a better overview. It also lets you know of the pros and cons by using this fix, compared to just running Cataclysm on a Windows PC.

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Lovro Povijač
Lovro Povijač
2 years ago

world of warcraft was unable to start 3D acceleration
it says i should check my directx or video drivers (im on mac)

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