The CrossOver demo lets the x86 Windows app run on Apple’s M1 Mac

Codeweavers released a blog post and video tonight showing crossOver running on Apple’s M1 MacBook Air. This video shows Legion Fork 2 running on the new M1 MacBook Air. CrossOver is software (based on Wine Project) that enables you to run Microsoft’s Windows applications on Mac by translating the Windows API into Mac equivalent code.

The Codeweavers team is now able to use the new Apple M1 process to run the current version of CrossOver under Rosetta 2 to achieve compatibility with Windows programs.

Imagine a 32-bit Windows Intel binary running on macOS in the 32-64 compatible layer in Wine/CrossOver, and then working on an ARM CPU that simulates x86.

But not all Windows programs run perfectly, and Codeweavers maintains a compatibility database, so users can see what programs and games might work under CrossOver before installing.

The CrossOver demo lets the x86 Windows app run on Apple's M1 Mac