Divinity: Original Sin 2 is finally available for Mac!

by | Jan 31, 2019 | Role-Playing

Divinity: Original Sin 2, the highest-rated PC game of 2017 on Metacritic from Larian Studios, is finally available for Mac.

With over 200 awards and more than 2 million copies sold, Original Sin 2 is one of the most famous and highly rated role-playing games in history and could easily become the top RPG for Mac.

The game was originally revealed during last year’s Apple Keynote event, which was highly unusual as Apple rarely even acknowledges Mac gaming. But such a big reveal definitely deserved an exception, as it’s the first game ever to include unique macOS features.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Mac reveal

Divinity: Original Sin 2 for Mac was developed in a partnership between Mac porting studio Elverils and the Apple Metal Engineering Team. This is the first time we see the Apple Metal Engineering team publicly working with a developer to bring a game to the Mac and given the many great MacOS features, we hope it won’t be the last time.

About Divinity: Original Sin 2 for Mac

The Mac version of the game features all the content from the Windows version of the Definitive Edition without compromising graphical fidelity. But this port is much more ambitious than that. Divinity 2’s Mac version comes with special features for MacBook Pros, such as TouchBar support for quick access to in-game actions, such as the journal or map.

This is also the first macOS title to support HDR, something reserved so far to the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and high-end Windows gaming.

A port without compromise: A 64-bit, Metal-powered native game.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 also supports iCloud-powered backups and cross-play between Windows and macOS.

Developer Elveris confirmed the following Mac-specific features to us via email:

  • 64-bit Metal 1.2 support
  • eGPU support (10.13+ only)
  • V-sync support (10.13+ only)
  • macOS Support for 10.13 and 10.14 macOS with potential for (10.12 support likely but still in the works)
  • Support for Apple MFI controllers and rumbling support on selected controllers
  • MacBook TouchBar support
  • MacBook trackpad and selected gestures support

Needless to say, this is an exemplary macOS-support. Hopefully, this experience will be positive enough for Elverils to tackle other RPGs, such as the long-awaited Dark Souls. 

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Divinity: Orignal Sin 2 Mac system requirements

These are the game’s official Mac system requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra
  • Processor: Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: HD Graphics 5000 or Radeon R9 M290X
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

The game is officially supported on MacBook Pros from late 2016 onwards, MacBook Airs from mid-2017, iMacs with AMD GPUs from 2013 onwards, Mac Pros from 2013 onwards and all Mac Minis from 2018onwards.

If you’re stuck with an older Mac, you should give Star Wars: KOTOR 2 a try.

Download Divinity: Orignal Sin 2’s Mac version

The Mac version of the game is available on Steam and the Mac App Store for $49.99.

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  1. Bob

    Great news. I’m just finishing Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition. Now the decision will be to play this right away or Subnautica first.

    By the way, Divinity:Original Sin 2 is on sale on steam until February 11.

    • GuardHei

      Subnautica has a terrible performance even on MBP, roughly 25~30 fps with poor graphics settings, though the gameplay is awesome.

  2. Dan Uueda

    There goes my dissertation…

  3. Alistair

    Runs flawlessly on the maximum graphics settings on my late 2017 27″ iMac
    Also running sweet on my 2017 15″ MBP

    Some users have reported (e.g. on Steam) some graphics glitches so read the specs carefully before you buy.
    Apparently a fix is in the works for this
    You should also mention that it can be purchased through GOG.com.
    NB GOG.com has a 30 days refund policy (but check that)

  4. Bob

    In case anyone’s interested, I just ran Count It for a bit of the early game. And I pushed it to the max on my system. It’s a late-2014 27″ iMac with an SSD, 32GB RAM, 4GHz I7 processor, and AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB. Running on Ultra at 2560×1440, I was averaging about 30fps. Granted it was a single character and not a full party, and the fight I had was one on one, but I’m quite impressed.

  5. Alistair

    If any of you get any Mods working with the Mac version please post here. Thanks!

    • Bob

      I’m using a few mods. There are two types. The mods that come in a .pak file go in ~/Documents/Larian Studios/Mods. They have to be activated using Mods on the main menu. The other type of mod requires copying to the Data folder inside the DOS2 app file. You need to show package contents and go down to Data. Once there you usually need to create a Public folder and whatever structure is needed underneath. Note that there is a difference between classic and Definitive Edition mods.

      Just for reference, I’m using a number of mods by LaughingLeader, as well as Majoras – Character Creation Plus, and Stealth – No Silly Bush, Barrels, or Rocks. I tried a few others but I didn’t like them. I did try a number of graphics enhancement mods but I didn’t see any difference. As far as I could tell, they were installed correctly. It’s possible that the Definitive Edition improvements made them unnecessary.

  6. Alex Morse

    Bugger… 2015 DG MacBook Pro here, probably struggle to run it at all 🙁

    • Bob

      It would depend on whether you have an added graphics card. I doubt that the built-in graphics would handle it. What’s your configuration?

  7. Xenoxiluna

    Works great with an AMD Radeon RX580 egpu on a 2017 15″ MBP!

  8. Bob

    If you install the latest update, with the first gift bag, ensure that you don’t have any mods that affect character creation otherwise it may crash when you continue your game. I had Majoras – Character Creation Plus installed and once I clicked Continue, the game crashed at the very end of the load sequence. Luckily, it’s easy to turn most mods on and off. The reason is that the gift bag update adds character creation options.

  9. PeoplePerProjectCom

    Дополнительно: Nvidia GPUs are not supported at this time and will likely result in graphical distortion or artefacts. Supported: – MacBook Pro: all since late 2016 – MacBook Air: all since mid 2017 – iMac: with AMD GPUs since late 2013 – Mac Pro: all since late 2013 – Mac mini: all since 2018

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