OSU for Mac Catalina Download Full Free Version {UPDATED} 2022

OSU for Mac Catalina Download Full Free Version {UPDATED} 2022

OSU for Mac Catalina Download 2022  

OSU for Mac is free to download from our application library. The latest installation package occupies 162.5 MB on disk. Osu! for Mac lies within Games, more precisely Strategy. This free Mac application was originally produced by Dean Herbert. Our antivirus check shows that this Mac download is malware free.

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Play the ported version of the Nintendo DS game with a unique mechanic based on simulating and trying to keep up with the musical rhythm of multiple tracks and score points for precise timing of pressing the right buttons. It features a set of customization options.

OSU! is a rhythm game where you must hit the circles, sliders and spinner with the right timing. Do it correctly and you get a high score and a completed song. Fail it and song will end prematurely. You can play many songs using game, has three game mods and has three special game modes (Taiko, Catch the Beat, Beatmaps), multiplayer option and many more.

This game is simply addictive and fun to play. You play with the songs in your library or can also download. You also might need good reflexes and good eyesight in order to score big and not end up with a game over.

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Play in rhythm in OSU!.

From the developer

osu! is a simulator of the popular Nintendo DS series Osu! osu! gameplay is based on a variety of popular commercial rhythm games. While keeping some authentic elements, osu! adds huge customisation via skins/beatmaps/storyboarding, online rankings, multiplayer, and boasts a community with over 500,000 active users.

You may want to check out more software for Mac, such as Attack of the Paper ZombiesLand Air Sea Warfare or Mountain Tanks, which might be similar to osu!.

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Installation on macOS

This page will roughly tell you how to get osu! working on your macOS device.

Minimum system requirements

  • A decent computer running macOS.

osu! for Mac Stable (Latest)

Note for MacOS 10.15 Catalina:

As the new version of MacOS drop support for 32-bit application and unfortunately osu! will not run on MacOS 10.15 Catalina. Please install osu! Lazer on https://github.com/ppy/osu/releases. This package will not be updated anymore.

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Migration Process:

  1. Download the osu! Lazer client, DO NOT move to /Application to replace the old client yet.
  2. Open the old osu! folder and go to drive_c – Program Files – osu!.
  3. Open Terminal by right click osu! folder and select New Terminal at window.
  4. Run the following command in the Terminal:
  • mkdir ~/.osu && mv Songs/ Skins/ ~/.osu
  1. Start Lazer client and go to Settings.
  2. Find Import beatmaps from stable and Import skins from stable.
  3. Go to top right corner and open the sidebar, the runnning task would indicate the process.
  4. When it’s finished, delete the ~/.osu folder from the Terminal.
  • rm -r ~/.osu
  1. Move the osu! Lazer client to /Application and replace the old one.
  2. Done and Enjoy!

Step to Install:

  1. Download zip (196M) from this page, it should be sitting in Download folder.
  2. If you are upgrading from the old client, DO NOT open the game or move to /Application and replace the old client immediately. There are some data migrations need to do.
    1. Open osu! folder for both old and new clients (right click on app – show package content – drive_c – Program Files – osu!)
    2. Hold command key and select all of the following folders and files from the old client side
      • Folders: Data, Songs, Skins
      • Files: collection.db, presence.db, scores.db, osu!.db, osu!.cfg, osu!.[Username].cfg
    3. Drag them to the new client side while holding option key. Note: If a symlink a created instead of copying the actual file (A symlink can be identified by an arrow at the corner), remove those symlink files and repeat those steps
  3. Open the new client by right click and select open.
    • An error of no runtime can be ignored.
    • If prompted Gecko package is not installed, click cancel.
    • IMPORTANT!! When osu! installer appear, change the install location before countdown and select drive_c/Program Files/osu!
    • osu! will take a while to download and install itself. The game will start automatically when it finishes.
  4. For the best perfomance, go to setting, set the frame limit to 240fps/Unlimited and turn full screen mode off.
  5. Play a few games. If you’re happy with it, move the game to /Application and enjoy!

Testing Environment:

Mac Mini (Late 2014) 2.6GHz, 8G Memory, 256G SSD, MacOS Mojave 10.14.3, Wrapper Wineskin-2.6.2, Engine WS9Wine2.22

Known Issues

  1. Direct Download does not work on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later, git clone is an alternative option to download. (If you don’t already have xcode or command line tool installed, the terminal would prompt you for auto install.)
  • git clone https://github.com/Mic238/osu-for-Mac-Stable-Latest
  1. gdiplus is not compactible with cjkfonts, so it’s a trade off to get the setting icons and control buttons work and cjkfonts work. If you prefer cjkfonts more than those graphic glitches, you can follow these steps:
    1. Right click osu! – show package content – open wineskin – click advance.
    2. Click tools at the top – config Utility on top left, The config windows may take a few seconds to jump out.
    3. Go to Libries tab at the top – select gdiplus and click edit – then select built in (wine) and save.
    4. You can revert this setting by the same steps and select native (windows) to revert.
  2. For in-game settings, Shaders would not work (potentially freeze the game), enable Soften Filters will blank the screen, enable Compactible Mode will crash the game. If you accidently turn these settings on, you can go to osu! folder and edit osu!.[Username].cfg with textedit and change the value of BloomSoftening or CompactibilityContext to 0 to fix it.
  3. Some other glitches, osu! Direct from website would not work (in-game download works good). Discord-rpc will not work. Trackpad swipe gesture to switch desktop doesn’t work (Use Command+Tab to switch out).

A Little Bouns for all:

To move the beatmaps faster in bulk, open the terminal, copy and paste this command followed by return:

  • echo "alias osu='mv ~/Downloads/*.osz /Applications/osu\!.app/drive_c/Program\ Files/osu\!/songs'" >> .bash_profile

Restart terminal and from now on, you can simply type “osu” in the terminal to move all beatmaps from download folder to game beatmap folder, don’t forget to refresh the beatmap list on f5.

Installing osu!

  1. Go to the unofficial download page, download osu!.app.zip and unzip it.
  2. You will see the osu!.app folder, which will look like an application. Right click it, and select Open.
    • Double left clicking on the file may not open it, since macOS may recognize the app as developed by an unidentified developer. Right clicking and selecting Open will solve this problem.
  3. The installer will automatically run. The installation location cannot be changed and will be installed directly to osu!.app. Moving osu!.app will move all of the files that come with it. You can also right click it and select Show Package Contents to view the files within the folder.
  4. When the installer is completed, osu! will start up right after. osu!direct will be used to download some starter beatmaps for you.
  5. osu! will prompt you to sign in or register.
    • If you have an account already, sign in.
    • If you need to register, see Registration, then sign in.


osu! is a simulator of the popular Nintendo DS series Osu! osu! gameplay is based on a variety of popular commercial rhythm games. While keeping some authentic elements, osu! adds huge customisation via skins/beatmaps/storyboarding, online rankings, multiplayer, and boasts a community with over 500,000 active users.