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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

is playable on Apple Silicon Macs via iOS (App Store), Mac App Store, Steam & CrossOver


Performance Reports

device playable environment api fps resolution settings notes
🖥 M1: Mac mini 8GB yes Parallels 16 on Windows 10 ARM 50-80 FPS 1680 × 1050 maximum Runs perfect, all Settings maxed out and 50-80fps AVG 65fps Steam
🖥 M1: Mac mini 8GB yes CrossOver

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1680 × 1050 Default I tried it on Big Sur 11.0.1, 11.1 Beta and 11.1 Final with Crossover and it runs bad. The Problem is Wine itself it uses Wined3d for playing GTA SA even on my different pc on Linux (i9 9900K and RTX 2080) GTA SA runs Bad when i use Wined3d. DXVK solving the Problem but Crossover brings only DXVK for DX10/11, it runs and you can load into the Game but when you are InGame it laggs very strong. For me i would say that it´s not playable Steam
💻 M1: MacBook Air 8GB yes CrossOver

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2560 × 1600 Default Estimate around 30-40 FPS (Steam's monitor suggests around 20 but this is clearly wrong) reddit Steam
💻 MacBook Air M1 8GB yes Native Windowed Perfect, Cannot change window size. Bluetooth controller works. twitter iOS (App Store)
yes Native default settings Smooth, stable 60fps from what I've tried, Can't resize the window Mac App Store