Nothing Happens


I just installed NIMate 2.14 on a Mac Mini (late 2010) running OSX 10.12.6 Sierra. It won’t start. clicking the rabbit ear logo does nothing. Any ideas why?


Could you try starting NI mate from the terminal and include the output?

  • Open the terminal
  • cd /Applications/
  • ./Delicode_NI_mate


Illegal instruction: 4


We’ve seen this earlier on some macs: NI mate v2.13 released!

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to yet find out what it was that caused this. We suspected it was a problem with older Mac processors not supporting some acceleration technology NI mate uses, but that should have been solved in NI mate 2.14 when we built the program to be backwards compatible.

Do you have any other Macs available on which you could try NI mate 2.14?


Yeah, I use it regularly on a late 2013 MBP running OSX 10.11.6 with very few problems. I’m installing onto a couple of old Mac Minis for an installation.


I just realised these old Mac Minis are only USB2, so the Kinect 2 won’t work anyway. time for a rethink…


If you’re looking for a number of computers for an installation,we’ve had good experience with Intel NUCs and Gigabyte BRIX computers, although with Windows. On some NUCs we had to disable GPU texture transfer though.


That’s a good idea Jesse - I might have to go PC for this project.
Does anybody want to buy a couple of old Mac Minis?