As of the Mojave update, macOS no longer supports OpenGL. In order to continue supporting the majority of our Mac players as of Update 20 (Murkmire), ESO will be upgrading from OpenGL to MoltenVK; this means the minimum system requirements for Mac have changed as detailed below. If your Mac does not support MoltenVK, it may no longer run ESO after the update.
The new minimum system specifications for Mac will be as follows:
- Operating System: macOS High Sierra v 10.13
- Model: Late-2013 27-inch iMac and Newer
- Hard Disk Space: 85 GB free HDD space
- Internet: Internet Broadband Connection
Well, in all fairness the same level of OpenGL is still supported as it has been in the past. Seems foolish to rush something to production that drops customers, doesn't perform as well as what it replaces, and is all done sooner than it's needed. Frankly, bad decision made by someone in ZoS at some level. I've ended my ESO+ due to this mess (mostly putting my year old computer below the new min spec and cutting my FPS to 1/2 to 1/4 of what it was before the patch).It's not Zeimax/ZOS. Apple is dropping support for OpenGL. Games that play on Mac must switch and only those Mac's with a metal capable GPU can run those games.
The same just happened with the latest Blizzard wow expansion..the minimum Mac requirements changed.
My wife has been playing ESO for years and has an iMac 2011.. 2.8gh ..i7 which has been running it fine till she got this same problem.
Does this mean even if she upgrades to Mojave she won't be able to run it now unless she BUYS A NEW COMPUTER???
If this is true this will cut their player base by a lot as I would guess many play with older computers than 2013
I still have a problem with Mojave -- if I close my laptop while the game is still running (even in character screen or login), then I CANNOT type my password on the lock screen when I wake it up.
This was NOT a problem before. Clearly an interaction between the Mac and ESO. But fix it please having to hard-reboot my laptop is not acceptable.
I'm not sure if this will help anyone here but I've been going around and around online practically all day trying to figure out WTH was wrong with my game. I've always run this game on my Mac just fine but recently after upgrading to Mojave it became inoperable. I tried everything suggested on many different forums, in many different posts, all over the internet and nothing was working. I must have done a clean install of the game at least 5 times on two different machines hoping that the next time would work but every single time when I hit play nothing would happen, OR I would get a huge error code / send report to apple window...
THEN I finally found this page:
I have a 27" iMac that's less than 2 years old, and I also have a brand new MacBook Pro. This fix (either making a new UserSetting altogether or replacing my old one) made the game open and work just fine... For now. I didn't get to run it for a long period of time so I'm not sure if crashing or other problems will ensue *crosses fingers* but at least the game is opening and running now.