Katana is a Callisto and AGPGart installer for ATI graphics cards. It enables OpenGL acceleration and may someday enable Quartz Extreme. Katana should only be used as a last resort (as there are usually various and unique fixes for most ATI cards). Katana is, in essence, a highly stylized shotgun approach.
Now that Katana has become much more popular, I figured a separate thread would be a good idea, and without further ado...
Ladies and Gentlemen of the OSx86 community, I present to you Katana 0.3!
Katana 0.3 brings a lot of new things to the table, but below are the main ones which you'll notice right away:
Katana 0.3 Uses a much smarter (per se) autodetection algorithm and has been incredibly accurate thus far.
The Doctor is in! KatanaDoctor Lite is a nifty app which enables you to take snapshots of your graphics configuration. You can back up multiple configurations (and add little notes to them too), and restore backed up configurations. A GUI version will be introduced in 0.4. KatanaDoctor automatically backs up your configuration before you install 0.3 so you can always go back to that if need be.
The latest and greatest kexts
I've always tried to keep to keep the Katana builds as up to date as I can, and this build is no exception. 0.3 includes a slightly modified Callisto 005 kext and AGPGart 2.1z.
I hope it works for you! The file is attached below in zip format.
Release notes: (Stable = confirmed working by nearly everyone, Testing = latest release - but may not work for you, Dev = a release that could use a little massaging, you might want to consider alternate builds for the time being)
0.2c (STABLE) seems to be the old standby - no autodetection. Use 0.2c if you really don't feel like messing around with new builds and you just want something that works.
0.3 - (DEV) - bleeding edge kexts, new autodetection algorithm - Includes KatanaDoctor.
0.3a4 has been temporarily removed until support for AGP@* type cards has been fully implemented and confirmed working
Before you run the 0.3 Installer, run KatanaDiag.command (double click it) and make sure the autodetection test passes before you install. The autodetection script in Katana 0.3a installer is the same as the one in the KatanaDiag script, so it should install correctly provided it passes the test, but the installer has been known to take significantly longer than KatanaDiag in some cases
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