Pillars of Eternity

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

macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Rosetta 2 Playable Playable.[1] Only has resolution options for up to half of native on M1 Max, and has problems with notch in fullscreen[2]. Also has known bugs in the Intel Mac and Linux builds that don't affect Windows[3].
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Unknown
Wine Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Perfect No issues experienced. Supports full native resolution at max settings getting 40-70 FPS on M1 Max[4].

References

  1. Apple Silicon Games - last accessed on 2021-04-15
  2. Verified by User:Somnolentsurfer on 2021-11-26
    Device: MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021), 32 Core M1 Max, 32GB RAM
    OS: macOS 12.0.1
    Store: Steam
    Resolution: 1728x1080 & 1728x1117
    Settings: Maximum
    Framerate: 70-100 FPS in the starting area
    Comment: Loaded with a black screen on first startup, with only audible music. Pressing cmd+f successfully switched to windowed mode, after which settings worked. However, 1080p (which should fit below the notch), gives a black screen and 1728x1117 needs to be scaled to fit under the notch, meaning narrow black bars on the top and sides of the screen.
  3. Obsidian Forums - last accessed on 2021-11-26
  4. Verified by User:Somnolentsurfer on 2021-11-26
    Device: MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021), 32 Core M1 Max, 32GB RAM
    OS: macOS 12.0.1
    Method: Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop 17
    Store: Steam
    Resolution: 3456x2160
    Settings: Maximum
    Framerate: 40-70 FPS in the starting area
    Comment: Needs to be loaded in Windows 7 compatibility mode for Steam overlay to work. Go into game properties in Steam, view local files and find the executable, right click on that and set compatibility mode for Windows 7 in the properties.