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About comicgeek

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  1. GTX 260 on Snow Leopard

    I'm glad it finally worked for you! Just a note though there are alot of tiny quirks and bugs in snow that I am experiencing right now - 3g modem (ZTEMF628) driver problems, terminal startup scripts not working properly, spyder2express color calibrator not loading color profile at startup, mouse sometimes need to be removed then replugged to work, modifier keys not working on some laser 3g mouse on 2.5ghz freq (experienced with sidewinder x8 - modifier keys work only when using a much simpler mouse when modifying the keys),etc. Tuaw.com has posted some work around on some of the problems they are encountering too. The sad part is alot of mediocre Mac users don't even know the problems of Snow. And I thought Snow Leopard "just works". hahaha.
  2. GTX 260 on Snow Leopard

    The best way to make the GTX260 or any GTX200 (not sure about the GTX275 and GTS250) sseries cards working on Snow Leopard is through DSDT patching or EFI Strings. You can download the strings from here: http://real3x.perso.neuf.fr/GFXstrings.zip After that follow this tutorial to get the HEX equivalent: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.darwinx86.org%2Fguides%2Finstaller-configurer%2F141-gfx-strings-pour-les-gtx-260280 Once you have that you can go ahead and edit your com.apple.boot.plist file. This is located in your /Extra/ folder. Add the line: <key>device-properties</key> <string>YOUR-STRING-HERE</string> You can also copy this new com.apple.boot.plist into your /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ just to be sure. This is the method I used to get my EVGA GTX260 superclocked working under Snow. This, however, can't compare to a true driver solution we had with Leopard using Netkas' enabler and the EVGA drivers for Mac. The issue I have now with this method is that my Spyder2Express color calibration software can't seem to load the color profile properly during boot up. I have to manual go to Preferences and select the color profile myself. But other than that my video works great on Snow.
  3. Hi guys. I am just starting out on this hackintosh thing and I have successfully installed 10.4.6 an old DVD I know but works on my Asus A8Fm laptop except for WIFI. I want to upgrade to 10.4.8 so I can at least install some recent apps. I read the guide here but I can't download the mach_kernels and other files posted at file factory since it is no longer there. Can any of you guys post or relink the files? My system is C2D with SSE3. Have tried some other tutorials - paulicat's, but I end up with the boot loop thing. Thanks.