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Macs with Apple M1 can now run Windows apps through CrossOver 20

By on November 19, 2020 0

Apple’s new MacBooks and Mac Minis with the M1 processor look really promising. Also, thanks to Rosetta 2, you can run any x86 application on M1 Macs quite easily. However, one of the biggest drawbacks of switching to ARM, at least for some pro users, is the lack of Boot Camp on M1 Macs.

Yes, you can no longer start Windows on your Mac because Boot Camp is not supported on Apple M1 laptops. At least not yet. That said, if you need to run Windows apps on your Mac, there’s good news for you.

CodeWeavers, the developers behind CrossOver have announced that CrossOver 20 now works with Apple M1 Macs. For those who don’t know, CrossOver is an emulation software that allows running Windows applications on macOS. With Apple M1 support, CrossOver 20 makes it possible to run any Windows application or game on a Mac with an Apple M1 chip, which is huge for people who need specialized Windows software to their work.

To showcase the new software, the CodeWeavers team demonstrated a demo video with an Apple M1 MacBook Air running popular Windows apps and games, including Among Us. You can check out that video below.

A blog post detailing the new update and support for M1 Macs said “I can’t tell you how cool that is; there is so much emulation under the covers. Imagine – a 32-bit Intel Windows binary, running in a 32 to 64 bridge in Wine/CrossOver on top of macOS, on an ARM processor that emulates x86 – and it works! It’s so cool.”

Featured Image Courtesy: Codeweavers