BZ on new Apple Silicone M1 chip

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BZ on new Apple Silicone M1 chip

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I recently upgraded from an old Mac mini to a new Apple Silicone M1 mini. BZ seems to work just fine, except if I have the Oscillation Overthruster flag. The flag works normally until I try to go through an object on the field, then everything slows down to a crawl. Once I finally clear the object everything is back to normal.
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Re: BZ on new Apple Silicone M1 chip

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I just checked, and having the Phantom Zone flag and going through objects doesn't slow down the game at all.
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How's your ping with Mac Silicon and Rosetta?
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My ping to servers seems the same as my old mini. No issues there.
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Actually, I just checked the PZ flag in a match with other players, and I DID have a slow down when going through an object on the field.
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Re: BZ on new Apple Silicone M1 chip

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Same here! And the textures are "blinking". So in one second I see the wall, the next second not, especially in Apocalypse TwentyTwenty.
The more players are in the game the more the game slows down.
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Re: BZ on new Apple Silicone M1 chip

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Sometimes when there is a new generation of GPU in an Apple product, there are driver shortcomings that take some time to resolve. Additionally, Apple has basically declared that OpenGL is end-of-life on macOS, so we should probably not expect them to dedicate much attention to these bugs. Also, I do not believe that any of our active macOS developers have access to an M1 Mac computer at the moment. I'm sure that will change with time, but that is a significant barrier to debugging at the moment. Feel free to start a GoFundMe to get me one... I'll even chip in half the cost myself. :P
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Hi...I have been to and fro with respect to should I get it or not. At last had a sensible shopping arrangement to look at it and check whether my choice will be affirmed. In the event that I do purchase this however, it probably pushes out my next Mac PC redesign out to around 2025. My next significant buys will be the second era M series iMac in 2022 (I need the greatest screen), then, at that point, iPhone and iPad updates in 2023.
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