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3 ways to play Dragon Quest X on Mac, including M1 and free methods.

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  • I want to play Dragon Quest X on my Mac.
  • M1 or later Macs are compatible with Dragon Quest X?
  • I want to play a non-browser version of Dragon Quest

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Just to conclude first, Dragon Quest X does not have a Mac version, so if you want to play DQ10 on your Mac, you must prepare a Windows environment.

If Parallels Desktop, you can install a virtual Windows environment on your Mac, so you can play DQ10 as long as your Mac has sufficient PC specs.

Parallels Desktop official website distributes a free trial version, so if you want to see if DQ10 will work on your own Mac, we recommend it.

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3 ways to play DQ10 on Mac [M1 support]

There is no Mac version of DQ10, but you can utilize the following method to play Dragon Quest X on your Mac.

  1. Using Dragon Quest X browser version
  2. Introducing Windows with BootCamp
  3. Parallels Desktop to introduce Windows

We will now explain the above methods in detail.

Method 1: Use the Dragon Quest X browser version

Dragon Quest X has a browser version, so you can enjoy DQ10 on your Mac or smartphone if you pay a fee.

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M1 and later Macs are also supported.

Although the browser version of DQ10 is more expensive than the Windows version, the ability to enjoy it on non-Windows devices is a big advantage.

Model CourseBrowser
5 character course
Windows
3 character course
Windows
4 character course
Windows
5 character course
Day Use Voucher3 days: 385 yen
10 days: 715 yen
30 days: 1,650 yen
30 days: 1,000 yen
60 days: 1,950 yen
90 days: 2,900 yen
30 days: 1,300 yen
60 days: 2,550 yen
90 days: 3,800 yen
30 days: 1,500 yen
60 days: 2,950 yen
90 days: 4,400 yen
time usage coupon1 hour: 110 yen
3 hours: 330 yen
11 hours: 1,100 yen
NoneNoneNone

However, the browser version of DQ10 is always sluggish, perhaps because of the large number of users, and may not be worth the price.

Therefore, if you want to play on a Mac, you should check the operation and image quality with a 1-hour ticket before purchasing a ticket for a number of days.

Method 2: Install Windows with BootCamp

If you have a Mac with an Intel CPU released before 2020, BootCamp will allow you to switch between Mac and Windows at startup.

This allows you to switch your Mac’s main operating system to Windows and play Dragon Quest X.

BootCamp is a standard application for Macs with Intel CPUs, and anyone with a Windows license can install Windows on a Mac for free.

BootCamp features the following and was the typical method of installing Windows until the M1-chip Mac was introduced.

  • Be able to choose Mac or Windows at startup.
  • BootCamp is already installed on the Mac from the beginning.
  • Separate storage for macOS and Windows
  • Easy to install as long as you have a Windows license

Although not available for M1 or later Macs, it runs Windows directly on the Mac itself, so you can play Windows-only games other than DQ10.

If you start BootCamp, the guide will start automatically, so just prepare your Windows license and you are ready to go.

Method 3: Deploy Windows with Parallels

Mac with M1 chips or later cannot use BootCamp, but Parallels Desktop can use virtual Windows on the Mac itself to play Dragon Quest X.

To begin with, Parallels Desktop is software that can run Windows, Linux, etc. on a Mac, and has the following features.

  • Mac processing speed does not slow down much and runs light
  • Copy and paste or drag and drop between Mac and Windows
  • Easier to use Windows than Boot Camp
  • Compatible with Macs with M1 chip or later (Boot Camp is not supported)

Currently, this is the only way to run virtual Windows on a Mac after M1, so it is essential software if you want to play the Windows version of DQ10 on your Mac.

The pricing plans for Parallels Desktop are shown in the table below, and the Trial version also confirms that the game is up and running.

Plan NameTrialStandardProBusiness
PricefreePerpetual license: $99.99
Subscription: $79.99
$99.99/year$99.99/year
License14 daysPerpetual license or 1 year1 year1 year
updateNo updateNo updateUpdate supportUpdate support
upplementFree PlansNormal PlanPhone support availableCorporate Plans

A free trial is available at the official Parallels Desktop website, so if you want to play DQ10 on a M1 or later Mac, I recommend it.

How to install Parallels[Dragon Quest X]

Parallels Desktop, you can easily play DQ10 for Windows on M1 or later Macs, and we will explain the detailed installation process.

How to install Parallels 1: Access the official website

Go to the official Parallels website and click on ” Products” and click on “Parallels Desktop for Mac”.

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Click “Try Now” when the latest version of Parallels appears.

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You will then be taken to a page where you can download a free trial, click on “Download Free Trial”.

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The free trial will begin downloading, click “Save” and wait for it to complete.

How to install Parallels 2: Install Parallels

Once Parallels has been downloaded, click on the downloaded file to launch the installer.

Please wait for a while because Parallels will be automatically installed on your Mac once you start the installer.

How to install Parallels 3: Download Windows

Once the Parallels Desktop installation is complete, download Windows.

If you are using a Mac with an M1 chip or later, click “Continue” when the image below appears and follow the on-screen instructions to download and install Windows.

After proceeding for a while, the download & installation of Windows will be completed and you will be able to use Windows on your Mac.

This completes the Parallels Desktop installation, so all that remains is to install Dragon Quest X on virtual Windows.

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