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By MSoKThis is the current version of VMware Tools for OS X from the VMware CDS repository for Fusion 10.1.1
Please note: In the latest VMwareGfx.kext from Fusion 8.5.5 onwards VMware have discontinued the 2D-Acceleration code, and graphics performance is better now, thanks to Zenith432 for the update.
To check for the latest version visit http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/fusion/. The various VMware Tools downloads are located under the packages folder for each version.
Instructions for extracting darwin.iso
- Download the file above
- Extract com.vmware.fusion.tools.darwin.zip.tar
- darwin.iso is located in the "payload" folder
By Micky1979ESP Mounter Pro is a new top bar application to manage your EFI System Partition(s). You can mount or umount any ESP you have on any disk you have directly from its popover window.
NEW: since v1.4 can mount/umount all partitions you have, for example each Recovery HD partitions you have also!!
This app use advanced APIs to perform all operations and no AppleScript or scripts are used: only code!
New: Dark Mode support (automatic switching):
Retina Display Support!
Require 10.9 +, works good in macOS Sierra!
// Created by Micky1979 on 15/06/16.
// Copyright © 2016 Micky1979 & InsanelyMac. All rights reserved.
app icon by Mirone (thanks)
Does not show an EFI Partition if your disk is not GPT (or if smaller than 1GB). Cannot mount it if corrupted!.
By DonkMac OS X Unlocker for VMware
The package is a combination of the Unlocker code written by Zenith432 plus some
fixes and scripts written by myself that wrap the actual unlocker code.
It has been tested against:
* Workstation 8/9/10 on Windows and Linux (32 & 64-bit versions)
* Player 4/5/6 on Windows and Linux (32 & 64-bit versions)
* Fusion 4/5/6 on Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks
* ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5
The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product
* Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow Mac OS X to boot
* Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during creation
* Copy darwin.iso if needed to VMware folder
Note that not all products recognise the darwin.iso via install tools menu item.
You will have to manually mount the darwin.iso for example on Workstation.
Also Player is missing vmware-vmx-debug and vmware-vmx-stats files and so an
error is shown during patching as the files are not found. This can be safely
OS X guests on ESXi patched hosts cannot be controlled from vCenter, only from
the ESXi host itself. This means power operations have to be run directly on
The vmwarebase code does not need to be patched on ESXi or OS X so you will see a
message on those systems telling you that it will not be patched.
In all cases make sure VMware is not running, and any background guests have
On Windows you will need to either run cmd.exe as Administrator or using
Explorer right click on the command file and select "Run as administrator".
install.cmd - patches VMware and copies darwin.iso tools image to VMware
uninstall.cmd - restores VMware and removes darwin.iso tools image from VMware
On Linux you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts.
You may need to ensure the contents of the linux folder have execute permissions
by running chmod +x against the 4 files.
install.sh - patches VMware and copies darwin.iso tools image to VMware
uninstall.sh - restores VMware and removes darwin.iso tools image from VMware
4. Mac OS X
On Mac OS X you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts.
This is really only needed if you want to use client versions of Mac OS X.
You may need to ensure the contents of the osx folder have execute permissions
by running chmod +x against the 3 files.
install.sh - patches VMware
uninstall.sh - restores VMware
You will need to transfer the zip file to the ESXi host either using vSphere client or SCP.
Once uploaded you will need to either use the ESXi support console or use SSH to
run the commands. Use the unzip command to extract the files.
<<< WARNING: use a datastore volume to run the scripts >>>
Please note that you will need to reboot the host for the patches to become active.
The patcher is embbedded in a shell script local.sh which is run at boot from /etc/rc.local.d.
You may need to ensure the contents of the esxi folder have execute permissions
by running chmod +x against the 3 files.
install.sh - patches VMware
uninstall.sh - restores VMware
1. System should have a persistent scratch partition - should be OK except for stateless
and USB boot on drives less than 4GB
2. Any changes you have made to local.sh will be lost. If you have made changes to
that file, you will need to merge them into the supplied local.sh file.
3. This option runs at boot time to patch the releavant files and it now survives
an upgrade or patch to ESXi as local.sh is part of the persisted local state.
6. Zenith432's Unlocker
In all cases the unlocker can be run without the scripts but you would need to
carry out additional actions which the scripts encapsulate for you especially on
ESXi. If you want to run the unlocker directly the parameters are:
Usage: Unlocker [-h] [-u] [target_directory]
-h: print help
-u: remove the patch
target_directory: customize location of vmx executables
On all platforms you must run it with administrator or root privileges.
The source code is provided and Zenith432 makes it freely available for
modification. I have modified the code and it is available as per Zenith432's
Thanks to Zenith432 for building the unlocker and Mac Son of Knife for all
the testing and support.
11/10/11 1.0.0 - First release
07/11/11 1.0.1 - Fixed typo in Windows command files
07/12/11 1.0.2 - Updated patcher and tools for latest release WKS 8.0.1 & FUS 4.1.1
10/05/12 1.1.0 - Changed the patching mechanism for vmwarebase .dll or .so
& tested against ESXi 5.0 U1 and Tech Previews.
13/07/13 1.1.1 - Changed ESXi scripts to ensure not deleting root /bin folder
- Fixed vmwarebase patching on 32-bit Linux
- Some other code clean-up in Unlocker.cpp
18/09/13 1.2.0 - Updated vmwarebase pattern matching for WKS 10.0.0 & FUS 6.0.0
25/03/14 1.3.0 - New method to run patcher on ESXi
- Fixes crashes when using vCenter
- Tested against ESXi 5.5
- Darwin guest tools from Fusion 6.0.2
- Zip file preserves file attributes for Posix based systems
© 2011-2014 Dave Parsons
By JennyDavidA simple tool to extract volume information on a disk.
~ Supports multiple selection (up to 5 disks)
~ Select only the required information (Eg: Disk 0, Disk 2 and Disk 4).
~ Finding the UUID for a particular volume has never been this easy.
By JennyDavidA simple tool to ease the daily usage of mac/hack.
~ Run createinstallmedia directly from your external drive. Placing the macOS installer (.app) in /Application/ is no longer necessary.
~ Works for all macOS versions starting from Mavericks.
~ The terminal command can be tricky sometimes, use it to create your "vanilla" installer in no time.
~ Remember to install your bootloader (Clover or Enoch) once it's done (optional).
~ Mount/Unmount your ESP partitions in just one click.
~ Toggle between show/hide files or desktop icons
4. Allow Anywhere
~ Toggle the gatekeeper to be able to run apps that are downloaded from third party sites.
~ By default, mac captures screenshot in .png type. Have the power to change the types based on your needs.
6. Login Message
~ You may set a custom message at your login screen.
7. Dock Spacer
~ Add space between dock icons.
~ Thanks to Talat A. Özcan for the App's icon
By chris1111This simple app is a wink that I do to all users for the new forum and especially a big thank you to everyone who worked for the new Forum
Usage: Start the programme and Log out at message prompt
Now the Status bar Icon is installed, only one clic for log in to Insanelymac
The app installed in the Applications and will still be functional unless you use the uninstall
this works with a LaunchAgents file plist installed in Library / LaunchAgents / com.InsanelyMac.plist. This file activates the status bar icon at each Log in
With this app you no longer need links hanging on the desktop, or search in Google to join the forum.
You can remove it from the right-click bar and click on Quit InsanelyMac
Note: This utility uses Default Safari to join the Forum, if you have another default browser this is what you need to do to prevent Safari from opening the page
In this case done this before installing the App
Right click on Status Bar InsanelyMac.app Show Package Contents / Contents / Resources / Right click on InsanelyMac.app then Show Package Contents / Contents / Resources / the script file you open it with TextEdit or with any other text editor.
Default is Safari:
open -a safari 'https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/'
For Google Chrome:
open -a "Google Chrome" 'https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/'
open -a Firefox 'https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/'
By kasutharuL iCon Resizer helps you to resize your launchpad icon's grid (columns and rows) on a easier way.
All you need to do is to enter the No. of columns and rows that you desire or you can reset it to default size by clicking the Reset button.
Enjoy. Thank you.
Special credits to Jenny David. :)
Copyright © 2017 Kasun, T & Jenny. D. All rights reserved.
By JennyDavidJessica is an application that allows you to apply the ready-made "Quartz Composition" effects to your image files.
By JennyDavidIf you are like me, tired of manually renaming a bunch of files in your storage? Then, here's an application that can automate it for you.
Rename your files, pictures, screenshots, icons and etc with ease now.
Enjoy your hack
By Micky1979InsanelyRepairPermission is a command line that is able to repair kexts permissions in the current Volume or other Volumes as you wish.
It repair kexts permission for:
/Extra/KPKexts (since v1.1)
Usage (new version 1.1)
sudo InsanelyRepairPermission -v /Volumes/Your Volume (or simply /)
sudo InsanelyRepairPermission -r /Volumes/Your Volume
to repair and touch (will cause the kernelcache/prelinked to be rebuilt):
sudo InsanelyRepairPermission -rt /Volumes/Your Volume
Usage (version 1.0)
repairs only files that have incorrect permissions, if they are ok tells you that there are no files to be repaired.
In El Capitan you should need to boot with SIP disabled or a permissive CSR config
Codes comes from Zeus.app:
// Created by Micky1979 on 04/01/14.
// Copyright © 2014-2015 InsanelyMac. All rights reserved.
By JennyDavidA tool that searches Appstore for missing macOSes.
Every year when the new macOS is released, the older ones get missing in Appstore. This tool is developed to resolve that issue. Here's an app that communicates with Appstore and allows you to download your desired macOS. For optimal results, run the app in OS X Yosemite.
To download El Capitan, you should run the tool in Yosemite. Otherwise, Appstore will cease the download. Back then, this was a restriction from Apple to prevent us from downgrading. However, the restriction has been removed from Sierra onwards.
Have a great day and enjoy the tool.
By CyberdevsThis is a little app that will help you to easily hide or show your desktop icons.
Let's say you want to record a video of your desktop or you want to capture some screenshots of your desktop and you have a lot of files on your desktop already but you don't want to move them somewhere else, with this app you can easily make them invisible and once you're done you can make them visible again.
By DenicioQuickESP is a minimalistic and discreet ESP/EFI Mounter application. It's simple! Click to mount, and re-click to unmount.
The Preferences pane enables you to configure the following:
Enable Advanced View. Shows additional information about all discovered ESP volumes. This is helpful when you have multiple SSD/HDD installed on your system. Also you will be able to distinguish between drives with identical names.
Open ESP folder on Finder. After mounting an ESP volume, its respective folder will open on Finder. This is a convenient time-saver.
Autostart. Automatically launch the application on login. Make sure you have copied QuickESP.app into your /Applications folder.
Credits: Dennis Koluris (a.k.a Denicio), Rick Patrick for the HDRV icon.
A Minimal and Super Fast Kext Installer and Repair Permissions for Mac OS
This app is written in Swift
Drag one or several Kexts,Bundle,Plugin,PPP on the application (not a folder)
Double Tap on "Drop your kext here" to select several Kexts,Bundle,Plugin,PPP on the application manually
Change destination as desired (LE or SLE)
Backup is created at Desktop
Option to save log
Choose auto-mode , when automode is not selected you have to press Install button after dragging files
Use Drag-Drop or manually browse (click on drop section) files to select
New option : Right click on kext , select open with EasyKextPro and rest will be automatically, you don't need to open app
New option : Drag kext to EasykextPro icon and rest will be automatically , you don't need to open app
for Mac OS 10.12 and greatersudo spctl --master-disable
for EL Capitan and Sierra disable SIP or use 0x03
For Yosemite use kext-dev-mode=1
Restart is required after installation
By CyberdevsThis application will help you to change the Gatekeeper's status.
You can easily enable or disable the Gatekeeper.
This app can be used to edit or create custom versions of the voodoo tsc sync kext, i have created it because i have seen many times peoples having troubles in finding the right version of voodoo tsc sync for their cpu, so i created a mac app that lets to edit or create a voodoo tsc kext and configure it for your system, i have included 3 ways to edit the kext:
1) configure using one of the existing templates (just chose one of the cpu models listed)
2) specifying the number of logical cores (threads)
3) manually editing the info.plist of the kext using the editor (still experimental, needs some improvements)
This app uses a copy of the VoodooTSCSync in his Resourches folder, or you can open an existing version of VoodooTSC and edit it, there are some other useful features to discover, and new ideas are also welcome to improve this program, i know that with a plist editor you can do what this app does, but this is designed to be more user friendly than editing a plist file manually and just for accomplish the task of configuring this kext for your machines without looking on the web for that specific pre-configured version you need, just download this program and follow a few steps.
Reference topic: VoodooTSCSync Configurator, create a custom version of voodoo tsc sync
By CyberdevsThis is a tool for cleaning the NVRAM and Kext Caches and rebuilding the PrelinkedKernel.
By cvadGet a Beta or Developer seed updates for macOS High Sierra 10.13 without first having to sign up for Apple programs.
Feel free to "Rate File"
By Micky1979Micky1979 and Mirone are glad to present you a new version of AppleHDA Patcher.app that will help you enabling sound on your Hack!
AppleHDA Patcher, Jarvis ready
funny? Well, born for fun joking with Mirone about some adventures patching AppleHDA.kext.
Anyway Jarvis is there!
1- You don't need to have separate patches, now they are implemented within the app, just choose Desktop's or Laptop's.
2- Is it possible to patch AppleHDA.kext for different OS X versions, he supports all kexts from 10.7 up to 10.11 (and newer), or by default use the one in /System/Library/Extensions as base for the patches without drag anything.
3- You can create kexts through its patched files (Platforms.xml, LayoutX.xml, Info.plist for AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver.kext )
drag all of your files, choose or type the codec to patch the binary. The process automatically start.
4- Is automatically created a full patched AppleHDA.kext + HDAEnabler.kext to be used with all bootloaders, an aDummyHDA.kext and a config.plist *sample (to be used with Clover), an HDEF patch to be used with MaciASL ready with the correct layout-id (in case you chose to patch laptops also an IRQ patch will be generated), and also you will find usefull the CodecCommander.kext + hda-verbs by Rehabman forks.
All files will be placed inside ~/Desktop/MironeAudio, just choose what you need.
5- for all steps 1, 2 and 3 you can also drag to the app interface your real config.plist to be edited where necessary.
6- The application is able to make corrections remotely updating itself when and if necessary.
The app produces various files, off course you do not have to use them all:
Use aDummyHDA.kext + edited config.plist for Clover (Ozmosis works similar)
For all other bootloader use the full patched AppleHDA.kext (+ HDAEnabler.kext or DSDT edits... not both).
Use CodecCommander.kext if the sound does not work after the sleep (wake), read more here.
aDummyHDA.kext goes in /System/Library/Extensions
Works in 10.7+
bcc9 for patch_hda.pl ported to obj-c code by Micky1979
Andy Vandijck for getcodecid command
Pike R. Alpha for the idea of the Dummy kext
Geoff Garside for the zlib implementation
Kabyl and Taruga for the HDAEnabler.kext
Mirone for all the patches
RehabMan, TimeWalker75a, The-darkvoid for the CodecCommander.kext, here.
RehabMan for it's fork of iasl 6.1 available here.
// AppleHDA Patcher
// Created by Micky1979 and Mirone on 18/11/15.
// Copyright © 2015 Micky1979, Mirone and InsanelyMac.com. All rights reserved.
By Arslan2012What is this?
This automation app generates Hackintosh installer from original Mackintosh Installer app/disk image.
Why do I need this?
If you are on a computer that does not support UEFI.
If you have hardwares on you computer that causes original installation image kernel panic.
If you have less than 2GB RAM.
If you are just too lazy to read the tutorial and install the original.
you'll need this app to alter the original installation image.
How does this work
Just drag the app/dmg file onto the image icon, click start and enjoy.
>>If you use Chameleon Bootloader, you can also drop your Chameleon Extra folder onto the app. App then will make this a Chameleon bootable image.
You're a dev?
my code is a mess, feel free to report an issue, or open up a pull request.
By Micky1979A web-based Clover's config.plist editor, wrapper for kylon's CCE (Clover Cloud Editor).
Info about CCE:
Info about this app:
Clover flying editor is a web browser based on WebKit (code comes from Pandora's Box), Clover Cloud Editor is a PHP project © 2016 kylon, so this app is just a wrapper, in fact you can simply load it in Safari/Opera/Firefox/IE etc. by click here .
The app works on Lion~Sierra.
The purpose is to promote and help kylon's project.
Adding a download Manager for compressed file extensions (.zip, .tar.bz2 etc).
By dimosgmxI was examining the source code of TextEdit 1.9 (309) and an idea popped into my head. A dark version of TextEdit and in the spirit of sharing I present to you TextEditDark.
Now this was done very quickly and it is based on the older version of TextEdit. The latest available version is 1.10 but the code is not available
In addition, I added an option under Preferences that if checked when the last window is closed TextEdit will close. This in my opinion will make it work more like Notepad on Windows, which I prefer.
Also added a checkbox that if checked will make windows stay on top of all applications have have the opposite effect if unchecked.
Since the windows are HUD Panel there is no minimize or maximize button, I would love to find out a way to implement a minimize and maximize button to HUD window if possible. If anyone knows please share
The lack of buttons is not a problem for me based on how I use TextEdit. I am uploading it in the hopes someone might find it useful or interesting.
All in all, this is a very small modification to Apple's source code of TextEdit.
By dimosgmxA simple app that uses GhostScript to remove the OWNER PASSWORD from pdf files.
It doesn't need to install GhostScript on your machine and doesn't need administrative privileges.
This removes restrictions like you can't save or print the pdf. It will not work with all pdf files,
especially encrypted ones.
Supports batch mode.
Tested under Sierra.
By dimosgmxDisk Utility 13 is back!
Requires SIP Disabled
To run it you need to Allow apps from Anywhere under System Preferences -> Security & Privacy. To enable this options execute in Terminal: sudo spctl --master-disable
Yosemite Disk Utility for macOS Sierra
Note: When you launch this version two icons will appear on the dock. This is normal behavior!
Debug menu is available to list all partitions and mount EFI.
For the nostalgic or the crazy ones ... your favorite version of Disk Utility now works on macOS Sierra.
Upon launching you will need to provide password to run the scripts that make things spin.
Tested on a fresh install of macOS Sierra, on an actual MacBook Pro (separate machine from the one it was modified on)
Verified the following working:
1. Creating an image, restoring an image, converting an image
2. Partitioning a hard drive, erasing hard drive, restoring to hard drive
3. Verifying disk and repairing disk
4. Burning iso to DVD
Please proceed with caution, I would like some feedback from people on errors or bugs that might come up.
By Micky1979kextstatx86 command is a good replacement for Apple "kextstat" and provide additional info (like the path to the kext).
Created by Micky1979 on 06/03/16.
Copyright © 2016 Micky1979 (Micky1979 at insanelymac.com). All rights reserved.
only one option at time allowed.
Show this message.
No options, show info for all loaded extensions.
Show all prelinked extensions.
Show all non-prelinked extensions.
Show all Apple extensions.
Show all non-Apple extensions.
Show a full dump in PropertyList-1.0
kextstatx86 -f > $HOME/Desktop/kextstat.plist
this is a sample output searching for non Apple extensions (-n):
Last login: Mon Mar 7 00:42:31 on ttys000Micky1979s-MBP:~ Micky1979$ /Users/Micky1979/Desktop/kextstatx86 -nACPIBatteryManager.kext (1.52) org.rehabman.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other\ACPIBatteryManager.kextFileNVRAM.kext (6.9.5) com.xZenue.kext.FileNVRAM /System/Library/Extensions/FileNVRAM.kextFakeSMC.kext (3.3.1) org.netkas.FakeSMC EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other\FakeSMC.kextAppleACPIPS2Nub.kext (1.0.0d1) com.yourcompany.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other\ApplePS2Controller.kext\Contents\PlugIns\AppleACPIPS2Nub.kextMicky1979s-MBP:~ Micky1979$
..also you will see kexts injected by Clover