i do not have any m1 mac at my disposal, but i’ll try to do some tests. Also there is just mac version of a cline for 1.12. i have it. and one of the eoptions is to just use the windows client with WoW.app instead of WoW.exe
I can unfortunately confirm that this does not work on MacOS Monterey M1 Max Mac. These don’t seem to be able to run 32-bit clients in any format. So far I haven’t found a workaround for 1.12.1 clients.
Source: I just tried on my own with the following error message.
I have a M1 Max Mac and run the Windows 1.12.1 client through Parallels Desktop with Windows 11. With vsync enabled on 60hz display, 1080p resolution and best possible settings (including the VanillaGraphicBoost addon), it mostly stays in the 50-60fps range, with some dips to 40-45 fps. So it is playable, but could be smoother. I decided to buy a dedicated windows gaming pc for the best possible experience, with the amount of time I plan to spend here.
most likely i will be able to test it on weekend, erroe 132 is very common, i had it alot of time when i was playing on TWOW. but then i changed the wineskin engine and it now roks just fine. as soon as i can test it on m1 i’ll let you all know.
I can confirm that on Ventura (13.0) mac with M1 processor the client is running ok under Parallels (win 11) … and i get same error with Wineskin
I hope someone more into tinkering can find a sollution as not all of us are interested in buying parallels
One of the other options is theta you get the windows client (already unpacked and installed) and just put the WoW.app from mac client and put it inside the wow directory you have. It may not launch first, but you can right click the WoW.app and Show content, then macOS and start the wow, it will launch the client. but it worked on macOS El capitan and Mojave, HIgh Sierra aswel. Also i do have the 1.12.1. mac client the official one.
Unfortunately you can’t use the MacOS client on newer models or OS’s due to it being a 32-bit client, which Apple doesn’t support anymore. Seems like Parallels Desktop is the only solution, which is sad since it both costs money and does not run as well as any clients opened directly on the Mac without a third-party application.
When trying to open a Mac client it will appear like this and link you to the following website: