Installation Guide for Mac+Crossover users
If you're not a Mac user, follow this guide.
Before starting big thanks to user @Delegator who started the first mac Installation guide, this guide follows up his and improves it a bit according to current system for downloading the game and updates on Crossover side. This is a Crossover only guide, bootcamp is not available for me as I play under Apple Sillicon, but if you are a Bootcamp user you should use the main Windows OS installation on the previous link.
Overall the game is fully playable, there are some fps drops under keeps or big orvr.
My environment is:
Mac OS Monterey 12.5.1
Macbook Air M1
8 CPU cores
8 GPU cores
In the following guide sample images are in Spanish, but location are the same so its easy to identify.
1 // Open Crossover and create a new bottle, select Windows 7 64 Bits.
Select “Net Framework 4”, select your Bottle and click install, there will be several installation proccess just keep “accepting terms” and clicking next until it completes all setups, if ask for restart just click “later”, and if winedebugger pops with an error just close and continue. This process will install different versions of .NET in your bottle and its fine.
Select “Directx for Modern Games”, select your Bottle and click install (same process as described for .Net)
4 // Download the game from: https://returnofreckoning.wetransfer.co ... 130/2b9620
You will find inside the zip two folder, just copy the folder of "Return of Reckoning".
5 // Return to Crossover, right click on your bottle and select “Open C: Drive” and paste the “Return of Reckoning” folder.
7 // In the Crossover bottle, right click on your bottle, Run Command, click on browse and select the RoRLauncher.exe and click on “Save as launcher” on the bottom left corner, then click “Run” and should pop up the launcher, let it patch everything up to full. This will take a while as the launcher verifies your files and downloads updates. As you can see you created a direct shortcut in Crossover so there's no need to use the "run command" method next time you open the launcher.
There are few tweaks on the original Mac installation guide that I don't use anymore, the bare minimum tweaks you should use are:
Use the 32 bits version of the game, is more stable under my opinion.
While ingame, press ESC, User setting, deactivated under general tab -> Show combat lightning on -> none
On the tab Chat Scroll limit 500 max would be 2000 if we really want to keep it.
Targeting tab-> Names Font - > Simple then toggle off many Overhead names and keep only the ones you consider most usefull for you.
Video tab-> Deactivate full screen (set a screen resolution that matches your current screen so it will be full screen withouth being it!), frame and shader performance optimizations.
Video tab-> Customize -> SET GPU texxture memory cache to max
Video tab -> Customize -> SET draw distance to near
I'm pretty conservative on the graphics settings because i prefer performance but people like em so feel free to play with effects / lighning / water reflection, just consider that big orvr fights stress a lot the system your FPS will drop.
Dxvk present some improvements on the gameplay performance but also some graphical bugs and I experience some overheats (maybe MacBook Pro users will not) so feel free as well to try it.