SpinRhythm

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SpinRhythm
SpinRhythm cover
Developers
Super Spin Digital
Publishers
Super Spin Digital
Engines
Unity
Release dates
macOS October 22, 2019
Reception
Metacritic TBD
IGDB 80
SpinRhythm on IGDB

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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macOS
Steam
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macOS
All versions require Steam DRM.

macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Native Perfect Steam downloads a Universal Binary app, but the Intel version is used normally. See 'Issues Fixed'.
Rosetta 2 Perfect
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Unknown
Wine Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Unknown
Multi-booting
Windows 10 ARM Unknown

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs in Intel mode via Rosetta and is locked to 60Hz on 120Hz displays[edit]

Create steam_appid file and launch outside of Steam
This fix does not bypass any DRM copy protection, you must still have SpinRhythm purchased and installed on Steam.
These instructions are only valid if you install your Steam games to the default location. For most users, this isn't an issue. Otherwise, adjust the paths for your specific setup.
With this fix you can no longer use the Steam Overlay
  • Open the Terminal app.
  • Paste in the following and press enter: echo 1058830 > ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Spin\ Rhythm/steam_appid.txt
  • Now paste in the following and press enter: cd ~/Desktop;ln -s ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Spin\ Rhythm/SpinRhythm.app SpinRhythm This creates a shortcut to the game on your Desktop.
  • Open Steam if it isn't open right now, then open the game via the shortcut. The game should then run perfectly, and natively without Rosetta.
If you accidentally open the game without Steam open, the game will display an error and you will need to quit it via Command+Q (⌘+Q). Then open Steam and relaunch the game.

Other information[edit]

  • There is a thriving custom song and chart community centered around SpinShare, a website that allows you to download these songs.
  • The game uses Metal on macOS[1]

    References

  1. Verified by User:Thatsniceguy on 2022-06-27
    This was observed by seeing Metal initialization through the game's log file located at ~/Library/Logs/Super Spin Digital/Spin Rhythm XD/Player.log