Opened 16 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#14074 new defect

MACOS: ScummVM Fails To Start

Reported by: battlesg Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Port: Mac OS X
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game:


The recent version of ScummVm does not launch on my MacBook. What am I able to do to fix this problem?

Change History (3)

comment:1 by digitall, 16 months ago

Component: --Unset--Port: Mac OS X
Summary: ScummVM not WorkingMACOS: ScummVM Fails To Start

@battlesg: You have not read the Bug Submission guidelines on the front page, specifically we would need a bit more information to debug this:

Please check you are including all the following information in your bug report:

ScummVM version (scummvm -v)
Bug details, including step-by-step instructions to reproduce the bug
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comment:2 by digitall, 16 months ago

As a minimum:

  1. What model of MacBook?
  2. What version of MacOS / OSX are you running?
  3. Which version of ScummVM are you trying to run? v2.6.1 stable? The latest release versions are here:
  4. If these do not work, try the latest master development releases (v2.7.0pre) from here: This may be necessary if you have a M1 Macbook.

Let us know if this solves your problem...

comment:3 by criezy, 16 months ago

If you have:

  • A M1 or M2 Mac (as opposed to older Intel macs).
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur)
  • ScummVM 1.6.1

Then this is à know issue that was discussed on our forum ( and confirmed with another user on our Discord server. I have a fix for the next release, but in the meantime the workaround I described in the forum should work and allow you to use ScummVM 1.6.1.

Another solution for that bug is to upgrade to macOS 12.

Last edited 16 months ago by criezy (previous) (diff)
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