ACNL shows a black screen with game sounds (Mac)

I was playing ACNL for about 2 hours last night but today I woke up and when I opened Citra it was just the sounds of the game and a blank screen. I have already tried to reinstall Citra and AC. Didn’t work.

System Information

  • Operating System: macOS Catalina 10.15.4
  • CPU: 2,3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
  • GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly
  • Game: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Diagnostic Log

citra_log.txt (4 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1466 HEAD-a1be6a4
OpenGL Vendor                                 null
OpenGL Renderer                               null
OpenGL Version                                null
Enable Hardware Renderer                      [x]
Enable Hardware Shader                        [ ]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [ ]
Hardware Shader, Geometry Shaders             null
Enable Shader JIT                             [x]
Enable Vsync                                  null
System Region                                 -1

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.

And how do I do that on Mac?

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1466 HEAD-a1be6a4
OpenGL Vendor                                 null
OpenGL Renderer                               null
OpenGL Version                                null
Enable Hardware Renderer                      [x]
Enable Hardware Shader                        [ ]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [ ]
Hardware Shader, Geometry Shaders             null
Enable Shader JIT                             [x]
Enable Vsync                                  null
System Region                                 -1

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.

iirc there is a bug on macOS where you need to resize the window or toggle fullscreen.

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I had a similar problem last night trying to get Citra to work on my Mac. Toggling the size only changed the screen from grey to black. DO NOT turn on hardware shader or accurate multiplication on a Mac. You will get an error message “Hardware Shader support is broken on MacOS and will cause graphical issues like showing a black screen”