VMware 8.0.0 on Linux, completely unlocked for OSX. woot!
I created a Linux patch file, with terse instructions on how to use it, which I'm attaching to my post, in the hopes it will be useful to someone. Windows and Mac users: Sorry, this patch is only for the Linux version of VMware 8.0.0
The libvmwarebase.so.0 file is not patched with Albert's VMware 7 unlocker, but all the other files are patched just fine. Albert's VMware 7 unlocker just needs to be tweaked a little bit, to make it work on VMware 8. If I had the source code to the VMware 7 unlocker, I'd update it, but since it is not available (that I know of), I just patched the libvmwarebase.so.0 file by hand.
After applying the patch, I expected to see OSX 10.7 on the list when creating a new VM, but it is the same as VMware 7. Maybe future versions of VMware 8 will add official support for osx 10.7, or maybe my patch is incomplete.
I know my patch will be out of date very soon. I'm hoping that Albert will update his VMware 7 unlocker to support VMware 8, or at least make source code available so that others (like me) can update it.
Many thanks for Albert for his original VMware 7 unlocker; without it, I would not be able to make this patch. I take no credit for the changes made to VMware 8. I simply looked at the changes made to VMware 7, and applied the same changes to VMware 8. It would have taken me forever to figure out what to change on my own.
The usual disclaimers apply. If you break it, you get to keep both pieces, and we get to laugh at you.