Mac users have been able to run Windows apps for many years thanks to third-party virtualization solutions and Apple’s own Boot Camp, but some software — including graphically intense apps and games — has remained challenging to emulate. Now Corel is tackling that major pain point and a number of smaller ones with Parallels Desktop 15, an update that will bring DirectX 11 to the popular emulator, as well as support for the latest macOS Catalina features.
Graphics improvements alone will give Windows users reasons to upgrade. Version 15 has moved to Apple’s Metal, enabling it to support DirectX 9, 10, and 11, as well as OpenGL for Windows and Linux 3D applications still using that standard. CAD/CAM applications including Autodesk’s 3ds Max 2020, Lumion, ArcGIS Pro 2.3, and Master Series all open and run properly in Parallels, as do DirectX 11 games such as Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Anno
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