I've been meaning to try out Terraria, but it requires Windows and I only have a Mac. I can use things like Boot Camp or a virtual machine, but is there a way to run it without resorting to running a copy of Windows?
To use it:
- Download Steam and purchase Terraria. You can do this on a Mac.
- Download Terraria using Steam. This can't be done on a Mac, unfortunately: you need to use Boot Camp, a virtual machine, or another Windows PC to download it.
terrariafolder found in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\steamapps\common
to your Mac.
- Download MacTerraria from the linked forum post and place it anywhere you want (probably good to keep it in your Applications folder).
Locate Terraria.exe. This will be in Steam's application support folder. You can get to do the default location by going to the Go menu in Finder, selecting Go to Folder..., typing in the following and pressing the Go button:
Copy Terraria.exe and place it in the folder alias MacTerraria came with. If you don't have the alias, right-click or control-click on MacTerraria and select Show Package Contents. Then, navigate to the following folder:
Contents → Resources → exes
and place Terraria.exe in there.
Once done, run MacTerraria and enjoy.
Terraria has been officially ported to Mac and Linux: Terraria 184.108.40.206: Can Mac & Linux Come Out & Play?