iMac 3D accelerator card not supported

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Please Help...I'm on a friends MAC comp. iMac 27in mid2011
3.4 GHz Core i7
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048
macOS Sierra Version 10.12.6

" Your 3D accelerator card is not supported by World of Warcraft. For more information please see "

Please HELP me resolve this asap so I play.


I'm afraid the only thing you can do with that computer is to boot into Windows (if you have it installed via Boot Camp) and play WoW from there. Your GPU is not supported by Metal, which is now the only graphics API available for WoW. OpenGL was removed entirely, so you must either run it from Windows or get a newer Mac that has a GPU supported by Metal.

It's been this way since the 8.0 prepatch hit in July.

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