Welcome to the “Need for Speed Underground 2” for Mac game page. This page contains information + tools how to port this game so you can play it on your Mac just like a normal application. Check also one of the other over 1000 game ports on this website! Check the homepage to search and for latest news! You can port games using Porting Kit (free), or the commercial (more professional software) Crossover or Parallels Desktop (a very easy to use Virtual Machine with Windows 11) both have a 14 day trial period. Feel free to use the application which fits you best or use a combination of the 3 apps.
Install/Porting is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then use an external (USB) CD/DVD player to install the game.
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!
Alternatively there is also Parallels Desktop (a very easy to use Virtual Machine with Windows 11 (free trial of 14 days)) where the game will work fine as well. More info about that up here: https://www.paulthetall.com/parallels-desktop/
The sequel to Need for Speed Underground has big shoes to fill, and it does so admirably, with vastly improved graphics, new gameplay modes, and an improved interface. The demo also pushes beyond the scope of the original, offering a “free roam” mode to explore the cityscape and challenge competitors at will, two types of “quick races” on two different track.
Additional Port Information:
OSX 10.7.5 and 10.8.2+ compatible?: yes
Whats tested: Playing career and a dozen of races, 2 CD version of the game
Does Multiplayer work?: Internet play: no, LAN: most likely yes (Not tested)
Known Issues: In-game resolution change gives a crash including some other display settings
Whats not tested: Intel graphical cards