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How to Install 3D Pinball Space Cadet on Mac

Feeling nostalgic about early Windows experiences and games? Surely minesweeper, 3D Pinball space cadet and others must come to your mind. But, the Mac doesn’t have these games installed and as a Mac user, if you want to play, there is a slightly technical but easy method to install 3D Pinball Space Cadet. Since there are no direct apps or packages created to play 3D Pinball Space Cadet on Mac, the only way to play is to either install windows or play using a porting platform. You will have to install Crossover, to provide windows prerequisites and other packages necessary for playing such Windows games on your Mac.

3D Pinball Space Cadet on Mac

Requirements and runs successfully on these specifications

  1. Mac OS: 7.5 and 10.8.2 and above.
  2. Screen Resolution: Small emulator sized window that doesn’t support full-screen mode like in Windows.
  3. Crossover and Crossties.

Crossover and Crossties

Crossover is similar to an emulator where it has all the necessary packages required to help install games into your Mac. This program is able to run scripts named “CrossTies” to run code for Windows games such as 3D Pinball Space Cadet. Crossover is basically a GUI/emulator that runs these compiled Crossties, and to be able to play these games (in CrossTies packages), you should first install and set up Crossover. With these two tools in your hands, you can install 3D Pinball Space Cadet on your Mac.

Installing Crossover and 3D Pinball Space Cadet files

For a video tutorial to understand how Crossover works and start installation check out this video tutorial. You can download Crossover from here. After you have understood and installed Crossover from the above two links, you can download the 3D Pinball Space Cadet setup CrossTies package from here. Moreover, you can also use a porting kit method as mentioned here.

You can also install 3D Pinball Space Cadet using a Porting kit, and some other third-party software may be available but risky to use.


Playing the 3D Pinball Space Cadet game on Mac or even the latest Windows can be quite difficult because of its outdated status and age. Moreover, to install the game you need to also compensate for the resolution as it can only work in a small window with the help of a porting kit or Crossover while running a CrossTies program for the game.

Additionally, with Mac security updates and software compatibility issues, as well as third party application mistrust, you might have a hard time running the game. Nevertheless, if you are focused on playing old windows games, you can dual boot your Mac, and search for options and exe packages to play on the Windows while making use of Mac’s hardware capabilities. The dual boot option is only useful if you have ample space to sideload Windows and Mac OS on the same computer, and also have 8GB RAM or more to not affect your laptop performance.

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