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MacOS Catalina status

October 7th, 2019

Hello macOS users,

As Apple released this year's major version of macOS, we'd like to remind everyone that the Origins Online client is still not ready for macOS Catalina. Unfortunately, 32 bit applications are no longer supported starting with macOS 10.15, and the RO client is one of those.

If you rely on your Mac to play Origins Online, please refrain from upgrading to macOS 10.15 for the time being, while we work on a compatible client. Until then, the only options to play on macOS are:

  • Stick a bit longer with macOS 10.14 Mojave (this means you won't get the latest cool features from Apple just yet, but you'll still be receiving security updates)
  • Run the Windows version of the game in CodeWeavers CrossOver 19 (note: this requires a CrossOver license)
  • Run the game in a Windows Virtual Machine, through VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop or VirtualBox (note: this requires a MS Windows license and may require a VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop license)
  • Run the game natively in Windows, through BootCamp (note: this requires a MS Windows license, and a reboot every time you want to switch between macOS and Windows)

Although we don't currently have an ETA we can commit to, we're fully committed to restoring complete compatibility with newer macOS versions, and we're aiming to release a playable alpha version of a brand new client, written from the grounds up for macOS, in the second half of 2020. We're also closely following any updates to the technologies we're currently using in the Mac client, which may allow us to release a compatibility update earlier.