Yes, Football Manager 2021 runs on M1 Macs via Rosetta.
Football Manager has always been the go-to football simulation, and every year, the games get even better. With more than 50 nations and 2,500 clubs at every level of the football pyramid to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
Football Manager 2021 on Mac
Football Manager has always offered good support on Mac. Granted, performance has been iffy at times, but this year, Football Manager 2021 on Mac as is good as it gets.
|Genre:||Simulation||64-Bit Support:||M1 Support:||Rosetta 2|
|Developer:||Sports Interactive||API:||Metal||M1 Performance:||Good|
Is Football Manager 2021 worth it? The reviews
Football Manager is definitely not for everyone. It’s a highly complex and detailed simulation that can be intimidating for beginners. But if you’re a true football fan and have always dreamt of managing your own team, FM 2021 is definitely worth it.
And both gamers and reviewers agree: Football Manager 2021 is an exceptional simulation:
Football Manager 2021 Mac requirements
These are the game’s official Mac requirements:
|Processor:||1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Memory:||4 GB RAM|
|Graphics:||Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, Radeon HD 3650 or better with 256 MB VRAM|
|Hard Drive:||7 GB|
|A 64-Bit OS and Metal support are required|
A demo of the game is available on Steam. If you have any doubt regarding FM 2021’s performance on your Mac, you should definitely give the demo a try.
FM 2021 M1 Mac support
Yes, Football Manager 2021 runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2.
Last Updated: Feb 1, 2021:
What is Rosetta 2? Rosetta 2 is a translation process that enables an M1 Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for Intel-based Macs.
The game was tested on the following M1 Mac:
- 13-inch MacBook Air (2020): Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 8 GB RAM
As you can see below, the game is still exclusively written for Intel-based Macs, but thanks to Rosetta 2, Football Manager 2021 can nonetheless run great on M1 Macs:
- MacBook Air: MacOS Big Sur version 11.1
- Football Manager 2021: Version 21.2.0-1499640
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Football Manager 2021 M1 Mac benchmarks
These are the FM 2021 M1 benchmarks we have gathered so far:
|Benchmarks||Medium Settings & 900p||Max Settings & 900p|
|MacBook Air (M1, 2020)||45 FPS||45 FPS|
Great performance, no matter the settings
FM 2021’s settings are quite unique. The resolution, for example, can’t be explicitly chosen. You can only select it based on a percentage of your resolution.
This limited our tests to the same resolution but different settings. It was surprising to see that both Medium and Very High settings ran equally great.
In any case, the game runs great on M1 Macs, ranging from 35 FPS at the lowest, up to 60 FPS, which is the maximum FPS possible on our test machine.
As a reminder, this is how we describe the different levels of performance:
- Below 20 FPS: Unplayable: Laggy gameplay, full of stutters and slowdowns.
- 20-30 FPS: Borderline: Can be OK in slow-paced games. Still, not optimal.
- 30-45 FPS: Playable: Acceptable for most (most gaming consoles do this).
- 45-60 FPS: Smooth: Fluid gameplay, with no perceivable stutters.
- 60+ FPS: Very Smooth: For hardcore and professional players, a luxury for most.
We usually aim for 30 FPS, because 30 FPS is enough to guarantee a smooth and fluid experience for most casual gamers.
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