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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

is playable on Apple Silicon Macs via Steam & CrossOver


Performance Reports

device playable environment api fps resolution settings notes
💻 M1: MacBook Pro 13" 16GB yes CrossOver

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2560 × 1600 DXVK, directx for modern games, xaudio override. Runs smoothly but texture artefacting and sound issues. Sound issues are somewhat fixed by xaudio2_6 and xaudio2_7 dll over ride. Steam
💻 M1: MacBook Pro 13" 16GB yes CrossOver

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2560 × 1600 DXVK, DirectX for modern games, x3daudio, xaudio library overrides. Good performance but graphical artefacts whilst playing. Steam
💻 M1: MacBook Pro 13" 16GB yes Parallels 1920x1080 Installed DirectX 10 June 2010 full Runtime installer. The DX Web Setup thing will not work, it will just claim DirectX is already installed and is fine. Run Skyrim... and crashes on launch. Turns out this can be solved by setting the game settings to medium and AA off. Turning settings to High causes the crash again, so obviously it's some setting - possibly shadows - causing the issue, but I haven't done the troubleshooting to determine the exact cause yet. You may need to enable Windowed Mode Borderless if full screen crashes for you, as well. Also, you need to add bBackgroundMouse=1 to Skyrim.ini and/or SkyrimPrefs.ini in the [Controls] section to avoid weird mouse slowness issues. Runs smoothly, unable to confirm FPS due to FPS counter not working in Steam, Steam