Will Steam proton ever come to macOS? Posted from my M1 MacBook Pro.

Will Steam proton ever come to macOS?

Posted from my M1 MacBook Pro.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    The only real true sneedypie

    God I hope not.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why is that?

      >M1 MacBook Pro
      You have to be more specific. Do you mean:

      A) M1 pro macbook pro
      or
      B) base model M1 macbook pro

      Sorry, I meant posted from my M1 MacBook Pro with M1 Pro CPU and cute sticker my GF got me.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >my GF
        no need to flex on us, OP.

        Posted from my M1 MacBook Air.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are a human sneedipede

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      u hope less people and less machines can game? why?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    pixDAIZ

    >M1 MacBook Pro
    You have to be more specific. Do you mean:

    A) M1 pro macbook pro
    or
    B) base model M1 macbook pro

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      as gay as apple is, the m2 chips having a TDP of like 15w is pretty Kino

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        U class CPUs have existed forever and since ryzen they've even been good.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          strix halo will have a powerful console tier igpu, that will be true apple silicon competition.

      • 4 weeks ago
        pixDAIZ

        It actually has a configurable TDP just like AMD does. It's just that on the air it throttles heavily under load, this is where people get the impression that this is a "15W TDP" chip.

        R23 multi: ~25 watt TDP

        Load average: ~30 watt

        https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-MacBook-Pro-13-2022-M2-Laptop-Review-Debut-for-the-new-Apple-M2.631003.0.html

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What exactly would it run? Aren't many ARM games period, macOS or not.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What about through Rosetta?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        RuneScape runs fine on Mac.
        What more does a man need!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It'd still be pretty slow for a lot and goes beyond what Proton does. It's not an x86 emulator per se. Just enables windows games in an already x86 Linux.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You already can.

          Rosetta is pretty fast, faster than 86box or qemu-x64 translation layers.
          It fully emulates x86, you can run Wine already with it and play Windows games on macOS or even run a VM using Rosetta as the CPU emulator.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          my real worry is the lack of a dedicated GPU.
          the M3 Max can do some impressive stuff, but for I'm not willing to spend that much on a Mac.
          good to see apple supporting more games. Apple Arcade is a joke.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's so fricking gay when game devs make a Mac version of a game and just decide not to make a native Linux version. I don't know how it works, but I imagine when they have the option to compile a Windows and Mac version of a game that the Linux button is right there next on the list and they simply choose not to mark that checkbox.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      in unity yes its just another export target, but native linux exports often get unpredictable bugs. ironically, emulating windows builds using wine/proton has been more dependable than running native.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hopefully.

    Posted from my M2 MacBook Pro.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, Macgays don't deserve it

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >arch has more games than macos
    lol, lmao
    install xanmod

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    probably not unless apple supports vulkan natively

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apple have been fairly hostile to Valve in the past few years so they've scaled back their MacOS support a lot, they still have a few million customers on macs so still support the client, but arn't really going much deeper than that. A few years ago they were working with Apple on supporting VR on MacOS but yeah... we can assume that Apple stole that research to build the Vision Pro, especially since they depreicated VR support on Mac really, really hard.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      apple is incredibly sociopathic, but it helps their stock price so regulators look away i guess

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Haven't Apple literally made their own equivilant to proton but only allowing it on games sold on their app store?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yes. game porting kit is kind of proton

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Game Porting Kit exists, yes.

      As great as that would be the main issue with it is the fact that apple decided to create Metal instead of use Vulkan

      It's easy to wrap Metal into Vulkan and use DXVK or VKD3D, etc.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As great as that would be the main issue with it is the fact that apple decided to create Metal instead of use Vulkan

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do M1/M2 native games have the potential to outperform significantly more powerful Windows machines? Like in some CPU benchmarks.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i play baldurs gate 3 on medium settings on m2 macbook pro with 16gb ram.
      i would play it on my ryzen 5600g pc with 16gb ram (no discrete gpu), but it barely runs on the lowest settings
      idk how comparable m2 and 5600g are

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They are about poweful as AMD's latest APUs just with the benefit of really fast memory. At least thats the ballpark i'd put them in.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      even the m1 ultra is slower than RX 6600 xt

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