From AppleGamingWiki, the wiki about gaming on M1 Apple silicon Macs

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Runs Major graphical issues (Fixed in Crossover 22 Beta)(black screen).[1] Unplayable.[2]
Wine Unknown
Parallels Playable Low framerates on M1 Mac but playable, make sure to launch DirectX 11 exe.[3]Unplayable.[4]Great framerates on medium settings with M1 Max.[5]



  1. Verified by User:Andytizer on 2021-05-07
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020 8 GB RAM
    OS: macOS 11.3.1
    Method: CrossOver Nightly 2021-05-04
    Store: GOG
    Comment: Black screen but good framerates
  2. Control on Apple Silicon Games - last accessed on 2021-04-12
    "Crashes on "Press Return to continue" screen."
  3. Verified by User:Andytizer on 2021-05-01
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020 8 GB RAM
    OS: macOS 11.3.1
    Method: Windows ARM Build 21370 on Parallels 16.5
    Store: GOG
  4. Verified by User:BringBackTron and Jhelzei on 2021-04-20
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 2020 8GB RAM
    OS: macOS 11.3 Beta 8
    Method: Windows ARM Build 21359 on Parallels 16.5
    Resolution: 1280x800
    Settings: Low
    Comment: Stable FPS, unplayable due to crashing when combat starts
  5. Verified by User:Captcool on 2022-04-14
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 Max 32-Core GPU 64 GB
    OS: macOS 12.3.1
    Method: Parallels 17.1.2 + Windows 11 21H2 Build 22000.613
    Resolution: 1920x1080
    Settings: Medium
    Framerate: 40