vRigger requires the Microsoft Windows operating system. If you want to run vRigger on a Macintosh computer, you will need to install the Windows operating system on your Mac. This can be done various ways, including using a program named Parallels. You can then run any Windows program on your Mac.
The instructions on this page provide general instructions on installing Parallels, Microsoft Windows, and vRigger on your Mac. Installing Parallels and Windows isn't overly complex, but it isn't easy. You can read more detailed installation instructions here. For additional assistance, please visit Parallels.com.
Parallels allows you to run Windows on your Mac. It's a bit complicated to setup, but it is very cool to be able to run any program on your Apple computer.
Parallels does not include a Windows license, so you'll need to purchase Microsoft
Windows (probably version 7 or 8.1). When you purchase Windows you'll receive a DVD
(or an "iso" file) and a product key. You can purchase Windows from
Microsoft.com and from
many online stores (we've found good pricing at
Download and install Parallels on your Mac. You can read more detailed installation
After installing Parallels, you'll be prompted to install Windows from a DVD or image
file (an "image file" has the file extension "iso"). Select the DVD or image file to
install Microsoft Windows.
You should confirm that Windows is working on your Mac before you purchase vRigger. (We'll certainly refund your money if you are unable to run vRigger on your Mac.)
When displaying vRigger.com from within Windows (step #5), click the Ordering link and then purchase vRigger.
Follow the downloading instructions that are displayed
immediately after placing your order. You'll be prompted to enter your vRigger
license key during this process. After entering your license
key, you'll be prompted to check for, and to download, the rigging gear.