M1 / Apple Silicon compatibility

I had access to a Macbook Air M2 so I tried it out with Zwift. No shadows.

This is from a MacBook Air M2, a week ago:

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Weird, I wonder why I wasn’t getting them.

Yeah that post hasn’t aged well.

Oh wow! Did you do anything to get those shadows going? Is this specific to M2 macs as opposed to M1/M1 Pro?

It’s not mine, just somebody who contacted me about it. The Zwiftalizer screenshot shows that the M2 GPU isn’t recognised by the game, and so it’s defaulting to Medium profile (which gets rider shadows). This is what happened with M1 devices originally, as explained further up the thread.

Got it, thanks. Just tried installing Zwift on my partner’s M2 MBA and did indeed see shadows, though limited to 1080p:


Yeah 1080p is the maximum game resolution for Medium profile.

That was true for me first time I tried Zwift. Old windows laptop could barely manage Zwift.

So Apple TV 4K was a definite upgrade in performance and ease of use.

Now I use a desktop Mac it’s the other way around, it is fast enough that I don’t want to use Apple TV anymore. Besides also the desktop has much nicer graphics.

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