Steam games not working

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for M Series Mac' started by RyanM37, Oct 13, 2022.

  1. RyanM37

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    Hi Everyone

    Have downloaded Parallels 18 and have installed steam, some games run but have black icons over alot of things in game and I cannit see things properly, also Call Of Duty WW2 wont launch, the green play button is clicked but it just says running and then reverts back to the green play button in steam again.

    Ive check and it says directx 12 is installed, any tips please as im lead to belive steam games should work fine in this parallels edition?
     
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  2. DanielK46

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    I am having the same problem with call of duty. I never used parallels before so I thought it was maybe me. But since its the same game and the same problem, I'm thinking its parallels.
     
  3. MichaelH63

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    DirectX12 games don't work with Parallels. In another thread someone explained the technical reasons. If I remember correctly, it had something to do with Apple's Metal.
     
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  4. BenjaminD8

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    Has there been a fix for this? I'm on a M1 Max MacBook Pro with 64GB of RAM. I've never used Parallels before but I'm trying to play the new Call of Duty and I'm getting the same issue. I click Play and then it sits for a second. Then it shows me the Play button again as if I never clicked it.
     
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  5. BurakA1

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    I have the same problem as well.. I tried it with different Windows 11 ARM version but it did not work.
     
  6. WilliamT14

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    OK, the current state of things is that Parallels and pretty much all other products currently support up to DirectX11. Prior versions of Apples Metal API (prior to Metal 3 launched with macOS 13.0) had insufficient requirements to support DirectX12. This has now changed, but I suspect the developers of Parallels will still need to create new drivers/Parallels Tools before DirectX12 will be possible.
    I am certain that this will eventually occur, but I have no idea on any timelines and Parallels has not provided an indication on one either.
     
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  7. JohnM140

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    I am able to open Cyberpunk 2077 on the VM through steam but as soon as the game boots, it crashes. How often does Parallel check their forums and fix these bugs? Only reason why I got this software was to use steam...are there other vms that are able to hold up?
     
  8. MichaelH63

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    Probably not. VMware Fusion recently started supporting Windows on M-series, I think. But traditionally Parallels had the better performance and with supporting M-series for almost two years longer than Fusion, I doubt that has changed. Also Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that requires a powerful computer even on minimum settings. Running a game like that in a VM is unlikely to work for quite some time. And it needs DirectX 12 which isn't supported yet by Parallels.
     
  9. WilliamT14

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    Cyberpunk 2077 requires DirectX12 and will not fall back to any prior DirectX API. As "NO ONE", including VMware has managed DirectX12 support in virtualization, I suspect it's more than just a few bugs. The hope is the new Metal 3 API (only available since late November) provides the necessary features to make it possible, before Metal 2 and it's revisions were insufficient for feature parity with DirectX12. It'll come, but I expect a later 2023 ETA for the developers to get it done.
    It's not like Microsoft will help.
     
  10. AlexanderS51

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    The primary reason I installed Parallels is to run Windows-exclusive titles on Steam. One in particular that's been giving me trouble is Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption (DLC). I continue to encounter the same problem as some others here have referenced: I select the game to play, the system acknowledges the command (Steam even says 'running' for a brief second before immediately quitting out). I thought perhaps it was an issue with my files (but I know the game was installed properly and all the necessary files are still where they should be), but when I go to run the game through the game files I can't activate any mods, as they force me out of the game and it refuses to reopen. Any advice or suggestions are welcome, I hope this helps Parallels improve their systems.
     
  11. Pramesh Boodadoo

    Pramesh Boodadoo Parallels Support

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    Hello,
    To help us understand and investigate this issue better, kindly perform the following steps:
    1. Reproduce the issue.
    2. Collect a technical report (click the Parallels icon > Help > Send technical data > check "Attach screenshots..." > press Send Report) and send the report's 9-digit ID in a reply to this post.
    Thanks
     
  12. CarlosS12

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    Hello Pramesh Boodadoo, I'm experiencing this same issue. I just sent the report as you instructed and here's the resulting Report ID: 423394914
     
  13. CarlosS12

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    Hello Pramesh Boodadoo, I'm experiencing this same issue. I just sent the report as you instructed and here's the resulting Report ID: 423394914
     

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