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

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Playable Playable.[1] [2]
Wine Unknown
Parallels Perfect Playable.[3]

Parallels issues fixed[edit]

Flickering objects issue[edit]

View this video.untrimmed_dynamic_cbuffers=1 fix.

White/Missing Textures CrossOver[edit]

Users using CrossOver must turn on DX11 in Bottles settings.


  1. Verified by User:MrMacRight on 13-july-2021
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 2020 8 GB RAM 8 Core GPU
    Method: CrossOver 21
    Resolution: 900p
    Settings: Good
    Framerate: 30 FPS
  2. Verified by User:Fiercestasp4 on 26-March-2022
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020 8 GB RAM 7 Core GPU
    OS: MacOS 12.3
    Method: CrossOver 21.2
    Resolution: 1680x1050
    Settings: Fastest
    Framerate: 30 FPS
    Comment: Turn on DX11 manually in order to get textures to load.
  3. Verified by User:BringBackTron on 2021-05-14
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 2020 8GB RAM
    OS: macOS 11.4 Beta 2
    Method: Windows ARM Build 21376 on Parallels 16
    Store: Steam
    Resolution: 1280x800
    Settings: Low
    Framerate: 45+ FPS, minor stuttering
    Comment: Requires "video.untrimmed_dynamic_cbuffers=1" fix