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Error: unreal engine xcode was not detected on this mac

Troubleshooting "Unreal Engine Xcode Was Not Detected on This Mac" Error

The "Unreal Engine Xcode was not detected on this Mac" error occurs when Unreal Engine is unable to locate the Xcode development environment on a macOS system. Here are the steps to troubleshoot and resolve this error:

1. Install Xcode

  • Ensure that Xcode is installed on your Mac.
  • You can download Xcode from the Mac App Store or from the Apple Developer website.

2. Launch Xcode

  • After installing Xcode, launch it once to complete the installation process and accept the license agreement.

3. Set Xcode Path in Unreal Engine

  • Open the Unreal Engine Editor and go to Edit > Editor Preferences.
  • Navigate to the "Source Control" section and ensure that the "Xcode Path" is set correctly.
  • If the path is incorrect or empty, click the "Browse" button and navigate to the Xcode installation directory.

4. Check Xcode Command Line Tools

  • Open a terminal and run the following command:
    xcode-select --install
  • This will install the Xcode Command Line Tools, which are required by Unreal Engine.

5. Restart Unreal Engine

  • After making any changes, try restarting the Unreal Engine Editor to see if the issue is resolved.

6. Check for Xcode Updates

  • Ensure that you are using the latest version of Xcode.
  • Older versions of Xcode may not be compatible with the installed version of Unreal Engine.

7. Reinstall Unreal Engine

  • As a last resort, try uninstalling and then reinstalling Unreal Engine.
  • This can help resolve any underlying issues with the Unreal Engine installation or configuration.

By following these steps, you should be able to identify and resolve the "Unreal Engine Xcode was not detected on this Mac" error on your macOS system.

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