Aleksander Azizi Aleksander Azizi - 4 months ago 14x
iOS Question

iOS Metal can't exec 'metal' (No such file or directory)

How do you compile an iOS «Metal» game in Xcode 6 with the target set to the iOS Simulator?

error: can't exec 'metal' (No such file or directory) Command metal failed with exit code 71


A «Metal» project cannot be compiled when the target is set to the iOS Simulator.

You have to connect a physical device and use that as your target when compiling the project.

As described in the answer on this issue: iOS 8 Metal templates are broken.

Update: As of Xcode v6.0.1 «Metal» projects can be compiled and run on the iOS Simulator.