RPG Maker on Your Mac!

in Tips and Tricks

Unfortunately this is not an announcement for RPG Maker offering a native Mac OS program.

Instead, it’s a fairly inexpensive way to play RPG Maker on your Mac.

RPG Maker VX on a Mac

Using a free program called Virtual Box (https://www.virtualbox.org/) you can run Windows in a window on your mac.

You’ll still need a copy of Windows but these can be obtained fairly cheaply.
It takes maybe half an hour to get everything set up (including installing windows)

This is a great alternative to a paid program which you may have heard of called Parallels.

Once your set up download a free trial here and get to it!

We’d love to hear how this worked for you. Leave us a comment below!

Until Next Time,

The RPG Maker Team

27 comments… add one

  • Glass Moe December 30, 2011, 8:21 am

    “Windows on my Mac Bitches”

    Bitches is quite an odd name for a computer, although I’m sad I didn’t think of it first.

  • rapapipo June 12, 2012, 3:28 am

    y u no make native mac os rpg maker app so i can buy it.It took me months to get this amount of money

  • RPG FAN August 22, 2012, 5:46 pm

    I really dont understand why you guys cant just make it for mac also you will be getting more money anyways because people wont a virtual desktop product just use your software so if you make it on a mac more people can use and honestly I dont think it would be that hard

    • Nick Palmer August 25, 2012, 12:11 pm

      There are plans for this in the pipeline, but it takes time to develop.

      • Firia November 15, 2012, 11:17 am

        *accent*
        Verk harder!

      • Joan April 14, 2013, 12:28 am

        If we buy the windows version now, will you give us a discount on the mac version later? Or are we gonna get raked over the coals?

  • GameRage Studios December 29, 2012, 1:47 pm

    Am trying this out now, will update on it’s progress

  • Reina February 7, 2013, 3:41 pm

    ummm it says

    FaTaL! No Bootable medium found! System halted why is that?

    • Jess April 26, 2013, 11:12 am

      Hey, did you ever get yours to work? I got the same “fatal, no bootable medium found” response. Any suggestions?

      • k3524 June 8, 2013, 11:25 pm

        Odds are you didn’t load an OS to use. The bootable medium is referring to a clean windows OS.

  • DennisJRM1234 March 16, 2013, 10:46 am

    Bootcamp… its free

  • david April 2, 2013, 6:49 am

    Please make a program native to mac osx! soon!

  • Charlie April 8, 2013, 5:10 pm

    You will have a huge influx of costumers once you make a native mac version. I know i’ll be buying.

  • Joan April 14, 2013, 12:27 am

    Sooooo…. what happens when I download another program to run windows, then buy the 70$ program you’re selling, then, you’re new program finally comes out for my native OS. I get to buy the program twice?

  • Matthew Gudenius May 6, 2013, 8:35 pm

    To everyone complaining:

    Here’s the deal — it probably isn’t very cost-effective or worthwhile to completely rewrite code just to make it work on MacOS. I know Apple has spent a lot of money advertising, and making it seem like every computer is a Mac (that’s the impression one would get from watching TV shows and movies — but if you pay close attention, you will notice in the credits that “promotional consideration” was provided by Apple; ie. they PAID the movies/TV shows to use Apple products to make it seem like everybody does)

    According to NetMarketShare.com, this is the breakdown:
    84% of devices run Windows
    6% run Mac OS
    10% run mobile platforms (Android, iOS, etc.) — about 6% of that is iOS (4% iPhone, 2% iPad)

    That’s the reality. And the reality says it’s not a great return on investment to try to customize RPG Maker for MacOS or iOS…

    • k3524 June 8, 2013, 11:29 pm

      ^ This guy, give him a medal. I personally have a distaste for Apples incompatibility with various applications, although I understand it. It’s an annoyance and frankly a bother. People realize that with Apple, you get reliability, on Apple. With Windows or Linux you get a massive community dedicated to the improvement of the products, replaceable hardware which leads to longer sustainability of a machine, and convenience.

  • David August 30, 2013, 9:21 am

    it actually is very hard to make it on a mac they would have to re write all the code (which is a lot) and then publish it if making diffrent versions of games were that easy every game on the pc would be for the mac.

  • Jason August 31, 2013, 7:59 am

    Lol. Just go get Crossover. It makes thing a hell of alot easier. That or be like me and have Crossover, Virtualbox, and Parallels Desktop.

  • miscat September 15, 2013, 7:52 am

    Actually, you can just use the CrossOver Games app for the MAC. Its basically does the same thing as virtual box; allows you to play PC games. If im correct, you can also get it for free.

  • Wolf October 12, 2013, 7:31 am

    It keeps saying “No bootable Information Found! System Halted”
    I am using this on mac and i set it to Windows XP. I selected all the recommended options and i dont know what to do

  • Deanna October 20, 2013, 3:34 pm

    PLEASE MAKE A MAC VERSION!!! The windows is taking up a LOT of my memory, and I’m working on a major game…… plzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • wewantadmgfile October 31, 2013, 8:30 pm

    Make a mac native please..

  • ru3en November 4, 2013, 3:06 am

    Yes, please make a mac native one ^^

  • JessBMcCoy December 26, 2013, 1:10 pm

    Just another comment begging for a native Mac version here, move along.

  • thespartanhound January 7, 2014, 1:50 pm

    It slightly disgusts me when people talk of RPG maker raking them over the coals? This is not an expensive program. Be realistic and fair, these people work hard to make a game engine and it allows you the chance to make commercial games. These cats are constantly making new updates, new resources, scripts , music etc… to help improve it, but they need to eat and pay bills like everyone else. You get games like wow that you pay 14.99 a month to just play and you still have to buy expansion packs. Even this is not bad, because they have to pay their bills too.

  • Zepr0s May 10, 2014, 3:38 am

    Two words: WineSkin Wrapper. Srsly. Why even bother virtual box or boot camp, youd just be buying windowz eww.

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