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Reborn on Mac Big Sur - Fix for Opening-Scene Crash


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Howdy all,


I managed to get Reborn running on Mac OS Big Sur 🎉 and wanted to post the steps in case anyone else had the same issues.


For me the game would start fine, show the train moving along, but right before the loading the inside-train scene the entire computer would crash. I'm not sure if this is due to Apple's version of OpenGL or just not having an actual video card, but the following did the trick for me:


  1. Download the Mac version of Reborn
  2. Move the file "Pokemon Reborn.app" into the Applications folder
  3. Right-click on the "Pokemon Reborn" app and select Show Package Contents


    In the folder Contents/Resources there is a file mkxp.json - open that file with your favorite text editor (TextEdit is a good default)

  5. Look for a line towards the middle of the file that looks like

    // "enableBlitting": true,

    and change it to:

    "enableBlitting": false,

    (note the removal of the "//" - you have to remove those slashes or the line will be read as a comment and ignored).

  6. Save your changes.

  7. Back in the Applications folder, right click on "Pokemon Reborn" and click Open.

  8. Enjoy!


NOTE: I still have stuttering every couple steps in big cities / open areas but battles and inside buildings seem to be smooth. If anyone knows how to get the outside world to render smoothly too tips would be greatly appreciated 🙏


Tech Specs of my machine:

  • OS: Big Sur (11.6)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020)
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 32GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4X
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536 MB


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