XIV on Mac now supports ReShade.


Uninstalling GShade

Follow these steps to completely remove GShade from your Mac.

1) Open

2) Click Mog to copy the command, paste it into the Terminal window, and hit Return/Enter. This will automatically download and execute the GShade installation script:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

3) You should see the following menu appear:

gshade interactive menu

4) Press 'D' on your keyboard. This will bring up a list of games GShade is currently installed to. If you've only used GShade with XIV on Mac, you should only have one option to choose from, and will likely be option '1'. Enter a number and hit Return.

5) Open the Finder, and select Go -> Go to Folder. Type in ~/.local/share in the pop-up that appears and hit Return.

6) Drag the "GShade" folder to the Trash. Then choose Finder -> Empty Trash. This will permanently remove GShade and any custom presets/shaders, as well as all backups.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is GShade no longer available for download?

A: The developer of GShade was caught adding malware to the GShade installer that caused PCs to forcibly restart if a community-made tool was used to extract resources downloaded by the installer. This eventually led to the termination of their GitHub account where resources were hosted.

Q: I had GShade installed! Was XIV on Mac affected?

XIV on Mac was not affected by this issue, for two main reasons:

1) XIV on Mac maintained a separate version of the GShade installer for macOS. This version shares a codebase with the GShade installer for Linux and is completely separate from the Windows version. The malicious code only existed in the Windows installer.

2) Even if a user manually ran the Windows version of the installer using XIV on Mac, the code used to terminate a system is not effective when executed from within a Wine environment. It would have had no effect on macOS (and Linux, by extension).

However, that being said - the XIV on Mac team does not condone this sort of behaviour. We:

1) Immediately started considering what alternatives were available once news broke

2) Provided uninstallation instructions for GShade

3) Cut ties and abandoned any ongoing work with the GShade developer, followed by removal of privileged access in the Discord server

Q: I still have GShade installed, but it no longer works! Why?

GShade disables itself when a new major version is available. However, it will also disable itself if it fails to check for updates.

As the developer's GitHub account has been terminated, GShade can no longer connect to the GitHub API to check for updates and as a result will no longer start.

Q: What now?

XIV on Mac now supports ReShade as an alternative. Please see