Does Battletech work on the new M1 powered Apple Mac Book Air/Pro notebooks (2020)?

Does Battletech work on the new M1 powered Apple Mac Book Air/Pro notebooks (2020)?

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Am considering buying a new notebook and am wondering if I can still enjoy playing Battletech given the new processors.
Does anyone know?

Thanks in advance.
 

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The M1 is an ARM processor, so I wouldn't bet on it (it's a completely different instruction set from x86 processors). However, I found this on the M1's Wikipedia page: "Rosetta 2 dynamic binary translation technology enables M1-equipped products to run software built for Intel x86 CPUs."

You might have to wait for someone with the M1 to tell you if it works, and if you do end up buying one anyway, be sure to check back in here to say if BT works or not!
 

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I am browsing to troubleshoot my install of Battletech so thought I'd comment here.

I have a shiny-new MacBook Pro with M1, 8-cores, 16gb memory and installed Steam and Battletech through there.

The game starts up fast, looks beautiful as I start a new campaign, controls all smooth and snappy but then... gets stuck on the first "Enemy Turn" in the tutorial mission. So... it's a fail so far.

I've seen elsewhere that the GOG version of the game works fine, but I'm not too interested in paying for another copy, though it'd be worth it if I was sure it would work.
 
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I bought the GOG version of the game, and had the same issue. So, I give up, it doesn't work. I'll just play Stellaris instead- it plays great.
 
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I bought the GOG version of the game, and had the same issue. So, I give up, it doesn't work. I'll just play Stellaris instead- it plays great.
Sorry to hear that, but thank you for the information/confirmation.