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It would be awesome if someone can convert those wallpapers for boot files. I tried to do it but I got stuck.

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I got my own pic loaded with success and dsdt.aml also. THANKS !!!

Sure some people, because of Photoshop need (RAW + some Palette File creation) may have problems .
The new guide (update at first post) is very good - but you need Photoshop (i dont know if Grafikkonverter may also work?)

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I tried with Graphicconverter but i didnt knew how to write the CLUT, but no worries... soon you won't need CLUT at all :D

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I got Setupbootpicture to work with a image saved with The Gimp just saved it as raw file type and renamed the .pal to clut.act and it worked.

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Not sure if this plays a part or not. I figured out that if you have an Nvidia 8xxx and 9xxx series graphics card you can have a dynamic changing boot screen. Just add 2560x1600x32 to your boot.plist. You will have a proper widescreen boot resolution for the Apple grey screen.

Also, if you have a 4:3 screen it will display the proper resolution for that as well. Just a heads up! :thumbsup_anim:


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Works great! Thanks a lot!

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i did all steps, in terminal appear the message "boot picture data createsd successfully", but when y restart, the boot screen doesnt change!
(Im trying to use a 128x128 image with apple in About This Mac)

What do you think?
What im doing wrong?

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i did all steps, in terminal appear the message "boot picture data createsd successfully", but when y restart, the boot screen doesnt change!
(Im trying to use a 128x128 image with apple in About This Mac)

What do you think?
What im doing wrong?


It has to be the resolution of your screen.

If your screen is 1024x768 native, then you need to make the image 1024x768.

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I have a widescreen (1680x1050, DVI).
In the tutorial say that i can use a 128x128 image to replace apple logo with a custom one.

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It has to be the resolution of your screen.

If your screen is 1024x768 native, then you need to make the image 1024x768.


Hara Taiki,

Just letting you know your avatar scares the {censored} out of me every time i see it.

Thanks,

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Follow the instructions exactly the same as a larger image, and make sure to use the background color as the one listed in the guide, and make sure you type the command correctly with /BootPicture/SetupBootPicture 128 128 and that should work.

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i did all steps, in terminal appear the message "boot picture data createsd successfully", but when y restart, the boot screen doesnt change!
(Im trying to use a 128x128 image with apple in About This Mac)

What do you think?
What im doing wrong?


Have you installed the new bootloader?

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yes fassl, ive installed your bootloader.
Script says that all went ok, but it doesnt show nothing different when i restart.

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Why don't you try making the image in the native resolution of your monitor?

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I've done everything but when I put in Terminal "SetupBootPicture 1024 768" it says: "Error reading CLUT file"

I've double-checked the "clut.act" file and it's all ok.

Suggestions?

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i fixed!
Reinstalled Chameleon with PCWiz OSx86 Tools, and then replaced again the boot file with this one.
Now it works!

I cant use native resolution, because this only works in 4:3 ratio and i have widescreen monitor.

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Be sure the path of the CLUT file is /BootPicture/clut.act

I've done everything but when I put in Terminal "SetupBootPicture 1024 768" it says: "Error reading CLUT file"

I've double-checked the "clut.act" file and it's all ok.

Suggestions?



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Be sure the path of the CLUT file is /BootPicture/clut.act


Thanks, solved... I put the BootPicture folder in / and now all ok. Before I tryed with the folder placed in the Desktop :wallbash: .

Thanks again!

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fassl, does this mod contain mackerintel's SMBIOS patching too?

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For whatever reason this isnt working.... I have installed chameleon with their newest installer... I have copied this graphical boot driectory directly to my MAC harddrive! So i have the boot file at "/boot" and the BootPicture folder at "/BootPicture".
I used photoshop to make my image at 1280x1024. I saved the clut file... And i ran the terminal command and it made the Picture.data file...
I reboot my computer and it just takes away the old Apple logo but is nothing but the greay background and the spiny loading circle thing...
I dont really know whats wrong but this sucks...





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