Monday, July 15, 2024

Factorio 1.1.71 for Apple M1 and M2: Economic simulation now runs natively on Apple Silicon


Image: Wube Software

The Futuristic Economic Simulation Factory The latest version 1.1.71 from Prague-based Czech development studio Wube Software runs natively for the first time on Apple Silicon’s M2 processor and M1 processors, which are based on the Arm64 architecture. Two new builds will be available for this in the future.

Apple Silicon gets a native version

Wube Software developers first created a native version of Arm64 for Systems-on-a-Chip provided by Apple Silicon. As expected, the native version spills over with significantly better performance than x86 emulation. Rosette.

Factorio was compared to the M1 and M1 Max
Factorio compared to the M1 and M1 Max (Image: Wube Software)

Manufacturer benchmarks attest that the native Arm64 build performs 19 to 25 percent better than the x86 build and significantly better efficiency, as stated by the development studio in their official report. place Announced.

Factorio runs natively with up to 25% higher FPS

Factorio 1.1.71 was tested with macOS 10.13.6 (“High Sierra”), 12.6.1 (“Monterey”), and 13.0 (“Ventura”).

  • Overall, we found that the arm64 version of Factorio performed 19-25% better in our benchmarks than the x86_64 version.
  • We even compared runs between macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra, 12.6.1 Monterey, and 13.0 Ventura.
  • We did not see any noticeable performance differences between these OS versions. The differences we observed were all less than 10% and did not consistently favor any particular version.
  • In addition to running benchmarks, I did a couple of very unscientific tests on my laptop to check FPS and power consumption:
    • x86_64: Average FPS: 37; Energy impact: 5,270
    • arm64: average FPS: 45; Energy Impact: 4,545

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The native construction for Apple Silicon achieves an average of 20 to 25 percent higher frames per second in the M1 and M1 Max, which results on the one hand from the high performance of the respective SoC and on the other hand from the Bypassing the emulation layer. Efficiency increases by 15 to 20 percent.

Windows, macOS, Linux and Nintendo Switch

The economic simulation, which came out of Early Access in August 2020 and was released for Windows, macOS and Linux and later also for Nintendo Switch, will be available as an Apple x86 and Arm64 version in the future.

The official provides more information website of the game, as well as the extensive wiki. Assistance will be provided in Forum offered, while players also have a wide mod portal it can fall again.

The editors would like to thank team and community member “Mordenkainen” for the information that led to this report.

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