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macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Native Perfect Using AetherSX2, the ARM port of PCSX2, link: https://www.aethersx2.com/archive/?dir=desktop/mac
Rosetta 2 Perfect Using TellowKrinkle's version with Metal backend (results may vary depending on the game): https://github.com/tellowkrinkle/pcsx2/releases
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Perfect Runs well with the Vulkan renderer.
Parallels Playable



  1. Verified by [[User:]] on 2021-11-25
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 Max (16 GB/24-Core)
    OS: macOS 12.0.1
    Method: Parallels 17
    Resolution: NA
    Settings: Default (PS2 native resolution)
    Comment: Version 1.6: DirectX 11 works although performance isn't great. OpenGL is unlaunchable. Tried Timesplitters.