Over the course of 2016 and in years past, Roblox has expanded to new and exciting platforms. But, as you can imagine, maintaining and developing unified code that runs across all of our available platforms – PC, Mac, Mobile, Xbox One, and Oculus Rift – is not an easy feat, especially as we ambitiously pursue other popular devices. In recent months, we’ve been hard at work tackling even bigger projects that will help make it easier for us to bring Roblox to the next level. Occasionally, however, we have to make important compromises that outweigh our desire to support older hardware and software configurations.
In order for us to expand to more platforms and retain a clean, unified code, we have decided to discontinue support for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). This change will take effect in the next two weeks.
OS X 10.6 users will still be able to browse Roblox.com and participate in all web-based features. Our analytics show that less than 1% of Roblox players use OS X 10.6. If you currently use OS X 10.6 and would like to continue playing and building games, we recommend that you update your Mac’s operating system to at least OS X 10.7 (Lion) or higher. Newer versions of OS X provide better performance, stability, and security for your computer.
We don’t make decisions like these lightly. We understand that this transition can be difficult for a small subset of users and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you for your understanding.
Q. Why is Roblox discontinuing support for Mac OS X 10.6?
At this time, we are prioritizing a unified code base and development of Roblox for future platforms. Apple no longer supports OS X 10.6, nor do many common desktop applications, like Chrome and Firefox.
Q: I have a Mac. How can I tell if I’m running Mac OS X 10.6?
Go to the Apple Menu, then click “About This Mac.” If it says less than “Version 10.7,” you will need to upgrade to keep playing and building in Roblox.
Q. How can I update my Mac to keep playing Roblox?
It’s free, and it’s easy to update your Mac to the latest operating system, OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Please visit Apple’s website for more information about hardware requirements. If your Mac cannot handle the latest operating system, you can call Apple direct at 1 800 MY APPLE to purchase previous OS X updates.
Q. Can I still browse Roblox.com on Mac OS X 10.6?
Yes. You can continue to browse the website and participate in all of our social and economy features.
Q. Where should I go if I have other questions?
If you have any further questions, please visit our Mac support page here.