It is known that Apple’s new Mac devices equipped with the M1 chip are capable of running Intel and ARM applications designed for macOS and iOS, but Mac users Those who rely on Windows for some specific programs have lost dual boot support for Boot Camp operating systems.
However, CodeWeavers announced that version 20 of the CrossOver platform is now working on new Mac computers, which means that devices equipped with the M1 chip can run Windows directly from the Mac OS system.
It is noteworthy that CrossOver is a platform based on the open source Wine project that can run a Windows virtual environment on Mac OS and Linux systems. In other words, the platform allows users to install Windows programs and run them in other operating systems, without the need to install a full version of Windows, as usually happens in virtual machines.
Apple and Microsoft have confirmed that the new ARM-based Mac devices no longer support Windows – at least for now, and CodeWeavers developers have managed to run the CrossOver 20 platform on devices equipped with the M1 chip.
The latest version of CrossOver simulates the binaries for Windows Intel on Mac OS with the Rosetta 2 technology, which simulates the x86 binaries system on Mac computers based on the new ARM architecture.
The CrossOver team has successfully installed some Windows software on the new machines, including the desktop version of Among Us and Team Fortress 2.
It should be noted that CrossOver 20 is only possible on Apple computers equipped with the M1 chip and operating with the beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.1, which provides important fixes to Rosetta 2 technology.