How to Install Nacsport on Apple Mac Computers

By Duncan Ritchie

02-March-2020 on Tips

4 minute read

If you are a sport analyst using a Mac computer, you may have read or been told that Nacsport is incompatible with Mac.

 

You have been misinformed!

 

Although Nacsport was designed and coded for a Windows environment, it is actually possible to get Nacsport on Mac.

 

In fact, there are two possible ways to do this. Let’s have a look at what they are.

Boot Camp

 

If you are running MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) or above, then you already have the means necessary to install Nacsport, or indeed any Windows-only software. With BootCamp, which comes pre-installed.

 

This is probably the easiest and most well-known method of installing Windows programs on Mac.

 

BootCamp basically allows you to install an active copy of Windows on to your Apple machine and switch freely between the operating systems. Once Windows is installed, you can then install any Windows-only software you want.

 

This option allows you to take 100% advantage of your hardware resources since you can start a work session solely in Windows.

 

Just remember to keep your cloned copy of Windows updated so you don’t keep getting those annoying messages from Microsoft offering you automatic updates!

 

Get more information about BootCamp by following this link.

 

https://support.apple.com/boot-camp

 

 

Emulation Software

 

Another common method of running Nacsport and other Windows-only software on Mac, is to use emulation software.

 

Emulators basically allow the operating system of one computer to behave like that of another. In this case, MacOS emulates Windows.

 

One downside to this is that both operating systems are active at the same time and, therefore, hardware performance may be lower.

 

There are many emulation options out there, but from our 15 years of experience, we’d like to recommend two which we believe to be particularly stable and easy to use.

 

 

Parallels

 

Simple configuration and with an exceptionally stable and intuitive interface. Parallels has the advantage of working very well with Apple’s built-in software to run Windows: BootCamp.

 

Run or access Nacsport directly from your Mac or, with the latest version of Parallels, remotely. Run your Windows software with a program which uses multiple tools to replicate the behavior of Windows and ensure your Mac runs like a Microsoft machine.

 

Virtual Box

 

In our opinion, this is another trustworthy, stable option.

 

Virtual Box is a free open source simulation tool from Sun Systems. Well maintained by an active development community, Virtual Box is compatible with many different operating systems, not just Windows. In addition, Gamers report a notable improvement to Mac graphics, so this is probably our favorite emulation software for Nacsport.

 

Other Emulators

 

Although we cannot personally vouch it, we’ve also heard good things about the VMWare Fusion emulator

 

Help and Support

 

We know that the world of emulation can be tricky and difficult to get your head around if you’re not an IT expert. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. If you have any questions on how to get your favorite performance analysis software running on Mac, don’t hesitate to contact our support team directly by email or through our Twitter account.

 

And don’t forget, if you want an analytical solution which is truly mobile, Nacsport Tag&View is an app which has been developed for iPad and iPhone.

 

Click here for more information and try Tag&View FREE for 30 days without obligation.

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