Emulator Issues #12107

macOS/Vulkan: [Regression] Vulkan broken _again_ since 5.0-12024

Added by Pizuz over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Game Name?

Any game

Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Info tab)

Any game

MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Verify tab, Verify Integrity button)

Any hash

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

Run any game, Dolphin will throw an unhandled exception (see attached crash report). It reads:

*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[CAMetalLayer window]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x7fde198fe770'
abort() called
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Select Vulkan as backend, run any game.

Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.


Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

No (no MoltenVK, yet)

If the issue isn't present in the latest stable version, which is the first broken version? (You can find the first broken version by bisecting. Windows users can use the tool and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)

5.0-12024 (PR 8795 - InputCommon: Use the Window handle when initializing DirectInput)
Bisecting this was quite a pain thanks to #12105 and #12106...

If your issue is a graphical issue, please attach screenshots and record a three frame fifolog of the issue if possible. Screenshots showing what it is supposed to look like from either console or older builds of Dolphin will help too. For more information on how to use the fifoplayer, please check here:

[Attach any fifologs if possible, write a description of fifologs and screenshots here to assist people unfamiliar with the game.]

What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)

iMac late 2012
macOS Catalina 10.15.4
nVidia GeForce GT 750M
3,1 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)

nothing really

crash.txt (70.1 KB) crash.txt Pizuz, 05/19/2020 09:11 PM


#1 Updated by JMC4789 over 1 year ago

At this point I'm wondering why we even try to support macOS...

It's such a shitshow of graphics support.

#2 Updated by MayImilae over 1 year ago

  • Regression start set to 5.0-12024
  • Relates to performance changed from No to Yes
  • Regression changed from No to Yes
  • Status changed from New to Accepted
  • Operating system OS X added
  • Operating system deleted (N/A)

Reproduced in latest as of this writing (5.0-12051). Confirmed the regression starting point of 5.0-12024. Thank you for reporting this Pizuz!

#3 Updated by MayImilae over 1 year ago

  • Assignee set to Stenzek

#4 Updated by JosJuice over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fix pending

#5 Updated by Pizuz over 1 year ago

You can close this now ;) Thanks for fixing it again

#6 Updated by JosJuice over 1 year ago

  • Fixed in set to 5.0-12080
  • Status changed from Fix pending to Fixed

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