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Risk of Rain 2

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

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Perfect CrossOver ≤22 requires invisible characters fix.[1] [2][3]
Wine Perfect (does not require `-disable-gpu-skinning` like Crossover 22). On GPTK, clicking multiplayer yields an insta-crash.
Parallels Runs Runs / Playable. Low FPS and terrain will occasionally disappear. [4]


CrossOver issues unresolved

  1. After 5-10 minutes of the game, the fps drops 50% and starts jumping (not trottling)[2]

CrossOver issues fixed

Characters are not displayed

Use the -disable-gpu-skinning command line argument[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Amacgamer on 2023-02-27
    Device: MacBook Pro 14" 2021, M1 Pro, 16 GB RAM
    OS: macOS 13.2.1
    Method: Crossover 22.0.1
    Resolution: 1512x982
    Settings: medium-low
    Framerate: 40+ FPS on level 1
    Comment: Runs with no issues after invisible characters fix
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Dione on 2021-10-12
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020 8 GB RAM
    OS: macOS 12 (Beta)
    Method: CrossOver 21
    Resolution: 1440x900
    Settings: Medium-High
    Framerate: 60 FPS
    Comment: Bug, characters are not displayed. After 5-10 minutes of the game, the fps drops and starts jumping from 20-40 (not trottling)
  3. Verified by User:lok1s on 2023-10-08
    Device: MacBook Pro 13" 2020, M1, 8 GB RAM
    OS: macOS 14.0
    Method: Crossover 23.5
    Resolution: 1920x1080
    Settings: low-medium
    Framerate: 20-50 FPS
    Comment: CrossOver 23.5 with D3DMetal runs game perfectly when playing solo. FPS drops at high stages due to the amount of sfx and enemies.
  4. Verified by User:Yoyomama on 2023-04-15
    Device: Macbook Pro 14" 2021 16GB
    OS: macOS 13.2.1
    Method: Parallels Desktop 18, 6 Core CPU, 10 Core GPU
    Store: Steam
    Settings: Everything Low
    Framerate: 28-35
  5. A solution to disappearing characters, Reddit post - last accessed on 2023-02-27