Citra won't boot on my non-M1 mac

I’ve never used Citra before, but went on your site, downloaded the newest Nightly build for OSX, and tried to run citra-qt. I get an error saying “citra-qt cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer to make sure citra-qt works with this version of macOS…”

System Information

  • Operating System: BigSur 11.2.3
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): a5d01c0, from three days ago. It won’t boot, so I can’t actually read the title bar.
  • Game: N/A
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar): Note that Citra will not actually boot, so I cannot provide a screenshot of the window itself.

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Update: I plugged the information into Terminal exactly as stated, but nothing printed. I then used Go to Folder to navigate to /usr/local/shared/, but ~/citra-emu/ does not exist.

What type of mac do you have? Apple released Mac OS Monterey a few days ago. Maybe try updating

It’s a 2017 MacBook Air. I didn’t realize a new OS was released recently.

Please use Citra Canary for now. The issue should’ve been fixed there already.

Canary seems to work just fine, thanks! I am getting that error where I can’t see the emulation unless I resize the window, but that’s not a problem at all. I’m just happy it works.