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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 yuzu:

  • pkg-config (brew install pkgconfig)
  • SDL2 (brew install sdl2)
  • 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 yuzu with Git

git clone --recursive
cd yuzu
git submodule update --init --recursive

Using CMake

First of all, you have to tell CMake where 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:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release

Building yuzu

make -j4

A application bundle will now be present under build/bin/. Note that this is non-portable and only works on your machine.

For portability of the appbundle between machines please refer to this script.