Citra won't start on macOS Catalina

I’ve found some strange behavior on latest Nightly and Canary builds in macOS Catalina
App wont start at all. Just lollypop and then endless hang.

System Information

  • Operating System: macOS Catalina 10.15.1
  • CPU: Quad-Core Intel i5 on iMac14,1
  • GPU: Intel Iris Pro1536Mb
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): [canary-1492]
  • Game: -

Log file is empty.

But here is a found workaround, to right click on citra-qt, -> show package contents -> MacOS -> citra-qt and start this one. No hangs or startup errors and app works perfectly.

In order for us to provide better support, we need to see the log generated by Citra. This guide will walk you through how you can obtain the log file: How to Upload the Log File.


Thank you for bringing that workaround to our attention. I’m escalating it to our dev team, and hopefully we can investigate as to why that happens.