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CCP Games today announced that popular MMORPG Eve Online is now available to play on both Intel and M1 Macs thanks to the launch of a new Mac client.


For those unfamiliar with Eve Online, it's a long-running free-to-play online space-focused game that's massive in scale. It has been free for many years now and monetized through in-app purchases. Mac users will be able to play alongside Windows gamers as Eve Online features one big universe.

Prior to now Eve Online was only available to play on Macs through a compatibility layer like Wine, so gameplay will be faster, more efficient, and hassle-free. The game features improved graphics and visual effects on Mac, along with reduced RAM and power usage. There's also full support for Mac keyboards and mice.

A Mac client has been in testing for some time, and CCP says that user feedback on the test server offered vital assistance as it worked to implement Mac compatibility. Those who install the latest launcher version will be able to migrate from the prior Wine client to the Mac client automatically.

Article Link: Eve Online Now Available Natively on Macs, Optimized for Apple Silicon
 

ponzicoinbro

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Had a friend who was addicted to this game in early 2000s. He was just a happy go lucky gamer who liked multiplayer games, college humor, online clans.

He used to fight the Russian clans in Eve Online and then they recruited him and really brainwashed him. Today he’s a maniac anti Semite alt right with no social life.
 

NotTooLate

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Had a friend who was addicted to this game in early 2000s. He was just a happy go lucky gamer who liked multiplayer games, college humor, online clans.

He used to fight the Russian clans in Eve Online and then they recruited him and really brainwashed him. Today he’s a maniac anti Semite alt right with no social life.
Did not expect this reply coming into this thread :) for some dark reason I enjoyed reading it , I recall the day I quit WoW as a student (got benched for raid I should've went to) , rage uninstalled unsubscribed and never touched it again , managed to get back on track at uni and graduate properly , this stuff can mess you up big time , they really know how to get you hooked.
 

chilly willy

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Good news. Maybe developers will start embracing Apple silicone. Maybe it will start with titles that can more likely bring large audience like mmos? Regardless, even though I just finished assembling a PC rig for gaming, the idea of gaming on MBP excites me to no end. It will be interesting to see how this goes for sure.
 
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tgwaste

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6 core intel i7 mac and the game still works like complete ****. Seriously, It's still unplayable.

edit: will definitely try it on my M1 air but not getting my hopes up.

one more edit: It's funny how Eve Echoes in an android emulator works 100x better than their new Eve Online native client.
 
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macar00n

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Had a friend who was addicted to this game in early 2000s. He was just a happy go lucky gamer who liked multiplayer games, college humor, online clans.

He used to fight the Russian clans in Eve Online and then they recruited him and really brainwashed him. Today he’s a maniac anti Semite alt right with no social life.
So in other words you wouldn't recommend Eve Online?
 

frogslapper

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Did not expect this reply coming into this thread :) for some dark reason I enjoyed reading it , I recall the day I quit WoW as a student (got benched for raid I should've went to) , rage uninstalled unsubscribed and never touched it again , managed to get back on track at uni and graduate properly , this stuff can mess you up big time , they really know how to get you hooked.
Good for you. Username checks out.
 

Unregistered 4U

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32-core M1X and 120Hz may bring them all running… One can hope.
Mmmmmm, I’m thinking the running would happen more related to Apple selling, I don’t know, a modest 50 million Macs a year? It wouldn’t even matter what the specs were, just flat out 50 million a year for 2 or 3 years would get some serious attention.
 

Wildkraut

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Found the Android user
😱 Android, but yeah as a dev i have a few iOS and of course Android devices. 😜
Anyway nice game to sideload, worth being a h4x0r.

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