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Building for macOS
It’s recommended that you use homebrew to install dependencies. You’ll need to download and install the following to build Citra:
- pkg-config (
brew install pkgconfig)
- SDL2 (
brew install sdl2, or download this dmg)
- Qt5 (
brew install qt5) (Note: If you have Qt4 installed, then you will need to remove it before building.
brew unlink qt4)
- CMake (
brew install cmake)
- A recent version of Xcode and the Xcode command line tools
Cloning Citra in Git:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/citra-emu/citra cd citra
First of all, you have to tell CMake where your Qt5 is installed (add this line to ~/.profile if you want to make this permanent.):
export Qt5_DIR=$(brew --prefix)/opt/qt5
Now you can generate makefiles for the build:
export MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.12 mkdir build cd build cmake .. -DCMAKE_OSX_ARCHITECTURES="x86_64;x86_64h" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release
This builds a fat binary that has slices targeting early and late x64 machines.
citra_qt.app application bundle will now be present under
build/src/citra_qt/. Note that this is non-portable and only works on your machine.
For portability of the appbundle between machines please refer to this script.