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Bug Editor All Messed up When using Windows Project on Mac

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by JudahMantell, Nov 12, 2021.

  1. JudahMantell

    JudahMantell

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    Hey there!
    So I've been developing on Windows for a long time, and I want to try making a Mac version.
    I am using GitHub Desktop to access the project on both computers, but when I open the project in the same editor version on my Mac (2021.1.28), the editor UI becomes completely messed up and unusable.
    This started in 2021.1.27, and I thought would be fixed when updating to 28, but no luck. I've tried restarting the editor and all that.
    Any ideas? I'm using an M1 Macbook Air.
    Thanks!
     

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  2. Mauri

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  3. JudahMantell

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    No, I had no idea that's a thing! Awesome, I'll give that a try. Do you know if I will have any issues sending my project back and forth between this and a regular windows editor?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Mauri

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    I don't think there should be any. (Though, due to the lack of me owning a Mac, I can't say for certain). I do would suggest to create a) a backup of your project and b) a separate copy of your project that's solely for testing in the Apple Silicon Editor.
     
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  5. JudahMantell

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    Just want to follow up here and say that because of a Unity bug with Google's firebase, 2021.2 crashes on startup, so I can't use that version or the Apple Silicon version. So I'm stuck in 2021.1.28.
    That editor runs 100% fine on my mac with a different project that was transferred back and forth with Github. But for some reason, this one specifically (my main project) breaks the Mac editor.
    It's driving me crazy and I have no idea what it could be. I removed all Windows-specific plugins and code, and still no luck.
     
  6. BigZaphod

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    Does your main project contain any mp4 files? The current Apple Silicon build in the tech stream crashes if you have any mp4 files in your project - so that might be something to look for. (Hoping that's fixed soon because I'd LOVE to make the jump the native Apple Silicon version - it is *so* much faster than running under Rosetta.)
     
  7. JudahMantell

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    The 2021.2 crashing is due to a known bug when using Google Services (I'm using Firebase), that's why I'm using 2021.1.28-- so the Apple Silicon version isn't usable anyway for me :(
    I really think that my issue is either that there's something stopping the app from running properly on Mac (it 100% *should* run totally fine) when I build from Windows, or that the editor won't load properly with this one specific project on my Macbook.

    I'll check for MP4 files though, thanks for the heads up!