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Offline Royal

How to run RO on a Mac
« on: May 30, 2014, 01:35 PM »
W.I.P will make more pretty later, *note I made this guide specifically for downloading WarfareRO but it should work the same with any ragnarok private server  /ok. Im also new to RMS so bare with me pls~

This is a guide to running RO on a Mac by running Windows XP on your mac

*Note – I am not an expert on computers; this is a simple guide to how I play RO using a Mac. I am not responsible for anything that happens or anything that you do to your Mac. Any suggestions given are mere suggestions. There are many ways you can run RO on a Mac; this is just the method I prefer ☺.

With that said…lets go!

Step 1: Download Parallels Desktop
-(-> http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/

Once you have Parallels Desktop downloaded you will need a windows operating system. I prefer running Ragnarok on Windows XP as it just seems to work more fluidly.

Step 2:--removed, I won't help you to get paid progs for free--

Step 3: Now run Parallels Desktop

If you purchased Prallels Desktop, proceed to follow the instructions prompted by the app and enter your activation code then skip to step 4 of this guide…If you downloaded the trial, continue to the “optional step”

Optional step: Click on get trial code. It should be on the bottom, left hand corner. Follow the instructions prompted and receive your free trial.

Step 4:
-If you have a CD version of your Windows file follow the instructions prompted and click the CD icon and proceed to install Windows.

-If you have an .iso file saved on your mac do the following:
   1. Select: “Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file”
2. Select your .iso file for Windows XP, if it does not find it automatically simply click “locate manually” and select your .iso file wherever you stored it

YAY! You can now run Windows XP on your Mac ☺
-From here simply download and run any RO

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please post them here or pm me.

Hope this helps

Edited by Triper: It comes late but better than never.
« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2015, 09:09 PM by Triper »


Offline Talis

Re: How to run RO on a Mac
« Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2014, 01:13 AM »
Great Guide! I'm sure this will help Mac users!

Offline VitorMM

Re: How to run RO on a Mac
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22, 2015, 10:04 AM »
I know that post has been created for almost a long time, but virtual machines aren't the best way to install any kind of game in a Mac. The best way considering performance and space consuming is porting, like Wineskin, and there is finally a method to install Ragnarok Private Servers with it.

I spent I lot of time trying to create it, and it worked with two different servers (ragnaBR and RagBrasil), which probably means it can work with any private server.

1- Create a Wineskin wrapper with the engine WS9Wine1.7.18
2- Activate MacDriver in it, also put windowed with normal windows
3- Install the winetrick vcrun2008
4- Done! Now you just need to install Ragnarok Online and the Ragnarok Server Path in order to play, just like you always did in Windows! :)

I've also made a WSI file to automatically create that wrapper using Porting Kit if someone gets interested. You just need to install Porting Kit, double click that file, and install Ragnarok and your private server patch after the wrapper creation.

Game ready to play:

Game opened:


Offline Adam Don

Re: How to run RO on a Mac
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2015, 05:41 AM »
Nice Guide VitorMM, plenty of people wanted this guide which i came across and now can suggest those people about
thanks for sharing.
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Offline Neffletics

Re: How to run RO on a Mac
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2015, 02:08 PM »
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Offline Ankh

Re: How to run RO on a Mac
« Reply #5 on: Apr 05, 2015, 02:06 PM »
Aside from the above guide, one may also use VMware Fusion 7 to setup RO on a mac.

Offline VitorMM

Re: How to run RO on a Mac
« Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2015, 07:55 AM »
All right, I've added the Ragnarok port to Porting Kit database. Now you just need to install Porting Kit and select "Ragnarok Private Server" on the Server list. You can download Porting Kit here:

Offline PlayRO

Re: How to run RO on a Mac
« Reply #7 on: Jul 16, 2015, 12:50 PM »
Interesting, thank you

Offline OnceROErebus

Re: How to run RO on a Mac
« Reply #8 on: Jul 19, 2015, 01:49 PM »
Nice guide  /no1 actually I think it is one of the best I've seen in terms of details.