How To Get Cube World Working On A Mac

UPDATE: 23.7.13 Via the guys from Codeweavers “The game Cube World does not actually work with CrossOver (as of Friday, July 19, 2013), but we have a patch in the works, and hope to have a version out very soon! It might be ambitious, but try checking back at on Tuesday, July 23. If all goes well, by then the version of CrossOver on our regular download page will run Cube World, and evan automate the process shown above of getting it installed!”

UPDATE: 25.7.13 There is a new and easier way to install CubeWorld, I have updated the links so hopefully this works for you.

Watch this Video if you are having troubles here.

If you don’t know what Cube World is yet I suggest you check out the website at, not that it will help anyways since the site store is always down. If you just finished watching my Youtube tutorial on How To Get Cube World Working On A Mac I really hope it works for you. If you haven’t I suggest watching it as it will be easier to follow step by step.

Cube World started in June 2011 as a hobby project. Wollay says he got his inspiration from Minecraft, Zelda, Secret of Mana, Monster Hunter, Diablo, World of Warcraft and many more. The aim was to create an infinite, colorful, procedurally generated world, full of adventures, monsters, and mysteries. The result is Cube World, a voxel-based role-playing game.

Step 1:

Download the Cube World Mini Demo. This is to test if Cube World will run on your system. Don’t be fooled by some people saying that there is a playable demo.

Step 2:

Head over to  and download the latest CrossOver application here. You will be able to download a free 15 day trial and will cost you $59.95 USD there after. CrossOver lets you install many popular Windows applications and games on your Mac.

Step 3:

After successfully installing CrossOver download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer and install into a bottle as seen in the video tutorial.

After successfully installing CrossOver download the CubeWorld package here ,it should automate the rest for you. Name the bottle “Cubeworld”. I highly advise you to watch the tutorial if you are having problems.

Step 4:

In CrossOver load  CubeWorldDemo.exe file it should be automated, remember to use the same bottle when created in step 3. Also note to use “Other Application” or the installation may fail.

Step 5:

If the demo has successfully loaded repeat steps this time using the CubeWorld file downloaded from the store. If successful you should be able to login and play CubeWorld. If failed continue on how to install CubeWorld using a virtual machine.

Unfortunately this is the only other way to get CubeWorld installed without having to dual boot into Bootcamp. Unless you are happy to do that then I would recommend doing that. If you’re like me and hate booting into bootcamp this is the best way.

I recommend installing Windows XP as it would be better than Windows 7 or 8 since it will use less space on your hard drive. Plus we all know XP was the best operating system ever!

After you have obtained a copy of Windows XP  you will need to download a virtual machine software. I personally use VMware but you can also check out Parallels, both have at least a 14 day trial period. That way you can choose the best of the two.

After you have had a blast of the past and successfully installed WinXp download DirectX 9.0c. Remember to do this first before installing CubeWorld. Once installed drag your copy of CubeWorld into the Virtual Machine and click install. You should be prompted after installing to insert your logging details. After the game updates click play and enjoy.

I hoped this article helped you get CubeWorld to work on your Mac and if it didn’t hang in tight for the next build. Hopefully a Mac build comes out soon but I wouldn’t put my money on it. I believe this is the best way at the moment to play the game without having to boot into Windows.


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