Fancy God of War on your MacBook Air? It is doable, as shown by one Air owner who uploaded a video of the game running online.
On a MacBook Air M1 (2020), one of Apple’s first computers to USE its own chips, DueTry8342 plays the God of War PC version through CrossOver (and this is the base model with 8GB of RAM).
For those unfamiliar, CrossOver is the Mac equivalent of Wine for Linux, allowing users to run Windows applications and games on an Apple laptop.
Enjoying God of War on your MacBook Air? One Air owner proved this by posting a video online showing the game running.
On a MacBook Air M1 (2020), one of Apple’s first computers to utilize its own chips, DueTry8342 displays the God of War PC version running through CrossOver (and this is the base model with 8GB of RAM).
Like Wine for Linux, CrossOver employs a compatibility layer to run Windows applications or games on an Apple computer.
Well-running – with room for improvement
CrossOver (from CodeWeavers) is one of the finest methods to run Windows games (or programs) on a Mac. Attempting to run the God of War PC (Steam) version through CrossOver has resulted in an error message.
The way used to run God of War was offered by Andrew Tsai, who created a YouTube instructional showing how to get around the problem. The solution includes manually altering the God of War EXE file and patching out the Windows checks.
The game runs “pretty well” on Tsai’s M1 Max (32GB RAM), hitting between 35 and 50 fps (at 1080p, low settings), with just the odd lag while loading new locations. There are occasional visual and audio artifacts, but nothing game-breaking.
A new PC game operating well on the Mac platform is amazing, and with more optimization work Apple users may see it running even smoother (remember what was mentioned about upgrading DXVK above). Aside from that, the aforementioned patching to prevent the problem on startup does not function.