1. WoW 3.3.5 Mac OS client 32bit/64bit

    Since Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later you will get the message "World of Warcraft is not optimized for your mac" when trying to run the client.

    It is because Apple is forcing since this update to only support 64bit applications and the launcher is 32bit. Here's Apple's explanation: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208436

    Does anybody know a solution (maybe a 64bit client)?

    I've read some solutions about running a virtual machine with an older Mac OS version and then executing it via that virtual machine within your main OS. But they only use it for applications and not games. I highly doubt this will give decent performance.

    I know I can dual boot with bootcamp but I prefer not to just because of 1 game.

    P.S. I'm running Mac OS Catalina.
    Edited: January 13, 2020

  2. 32 bit application support was removed in Mac OS Catalina. Mac OS High Sierra might show the message but you should still be able to run it.

    There is no 64 bit wotlk client. Apparently Wine also can't run 32 bit Windows applications on it. Virtual machines most likely won't perform well so currently your options are using older Mac OS version or installing Windows using bootcamp. Someone might eventually find/develop a way to run 32 bit applications on it but I have not seen anything yet.

  3. I forgot to mention that I'm running the latest version of Mac OS Catalina.

    Yeah so far I've come to the conclusion that downgrading/bootcamp is the only solution.
    Just wondering if someone found another solution.


  4. Are you really suggesting this poor soul to play inside a virtual machine?

  5. On a more serious note I know CodeWeavers is working on something to make Win32 applications work on Catalina:

    https://www.winehq.org/pipermail/win...er/156602.html

    I don't know if it works at all, how to install it, etc. I just know a few months ago they were claiming they could run 32-bit applications (like Notepad++) on Catalina: https://www.codeweavers.com/about/bl...october-3-2019

    I also don't know if Wine will mainline it, given that it requires a patched version of Clang to compile and all… I assume if it gets enough traction it will be installable from brew cask or something. Perhaps it already is.
    Edited: January 13, 2020

  6. I normally game on my game PC but I was just wondering if I could get 3.3.5 working on my Macbook in case I'm over my friends place. It seems like it requires too much hassle for only a few times I would need it.

    I'll stick to playing retail/classic or other games when I'm not gaming on my game pc.

  7. The additional problem is you can't downgrade the new MacBook Pro 16" to Mojave.
    You won't be able to downgrade any new hardware Apple releases to Mojave.
    So the next time the MacBook Air gets a hardware refresh, it won't work.
    The next time they update the iMac, it won't work.
    The next Mac Mini won't work.

    If you want to game Wotlk, you have to buy Mac hardware that was released during the days of Mojave or earlier, period.

    Everything but the MacBook Pro 16" and Mac Pro satisfies that constraint and still works as of today. The Mac Mini and the MacBook Air need an external GPU to get the fps up to 60 though.

    Have a great day!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •