Project Crashes while opening / MacOS Metal
I have a project that used to open fine on both MacOS and Windows 10 but most of the development has been on Windows.
Today, I tried to open it on MacOS and it now crashes the editor every time. Reaches over 90% then the loading window disappears and a second later the crash reporter pops up.
Here's some of the text from the log to help identify precisely where the error is happening in the loading process:
Looking at the logs the crash is happening inside UE4Editor_MetalRHI so I believe this is related to compiling shaders with Metal. Since we can't open the project we can't try and remove or rework things to fix the issue. Any ideas how we might get past this problem and get it opening again?
An archive of the full crash report folder is included. And I included the log from the editor trying to start up. Any help would be much appreciated!
UPDATE - Workaround
I went through and systematically removed assets until it would open again (started with folders, then worked down until I found the specific .uasset file causing the issue). It turned out to be a texture asset used by one of our materials in the scene. This asset causes no issues on Win64 but crashes the editor in MacOS. If I try and add it back in after the project loads it is okay until I click on it or even hover over it. Any attempt to interact with the asset in the content browser produces the exact same crash already documented.
I was not responsible for this particular asset so I'm going to need to talk to the person that created it to try and figure out what is wrong. I will update here if I find any way to restore it to a working state on MacOS with Metal.
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