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    surfinchina got a reaction from hohoho in [pre-release] macOS Catalina   
    Worked for my TP link T2U nano as well, even though it's not on the supported list.
    Thanks!
     
    And working on my TP Archer T2U nano. Thanks Chris
    You could put that wifi adapter on the supported list. If you like.
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    surfinchina reacted to hohoho in [pre-release] macOS Catalina   
    i found this. the app here is the same as what TP-Link has on their website that i was using in Mojave and the app in this link is working in Catalina --- https://github.com/chris1111/Wireless-USB-Adapter-Clover/releases/tag/V7

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    surfinchina got a reaction from chris1111 in [pre-release] macOS Catalina   
    I tried too. The file structure is way different - it makes a smallish system volume and another data volume. Some of my data went over ok but it wiped out all the apps. This was an update from the sys prefs. So I did a clean install still using sys prefs update and then migrated my stuff from Mojave. Seems ok but I'm getting a 5 minute wait between verbose boot and the apple logo just before the boot finish. On warm boot only. Cold boot seems fast the few times I've tried it. On the Zenbook only because I'm on holiday in China right now lol.
    So I think the new 2 volume method makes straight updates a bit useless. Clean install with migrate is good. 
     
     
    I tried too. The file structure is way different - it makes a smallish system volume and another data volume. Some of my data went over ok but it wiped out all the apps. This was an update from the sys prefs. So I did a clean install still using sys prefs update and then migrated my stuff from Mojave. Seems ok but I'm getting a 5 minute wait between verbose boot and the apple logo just before the boot finish. On warm boot only. Cold boot seems fast the few times I've tried it. On the Zenbook only because I'm on holiday in China right now lol.
    So I think the new 2 volume method makes straight updates a bit useless. Clean install with migrate is good. 
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    surfinchina got a reaction from chris1111 in [pre-release] macOS Catalina   
    I tried too. The file structure is way different - it makes a smallish system volume and another data volume. Some of my data went over ok but it wiped out all the apps. This was an update from the sys prefs. So I did a clean install still using sys prefs update and then migrated my stuff from Mojave. Seems ok but I'm getting a 5 minute wait between verbose boot and the apple logo just before the boot finish. On warm boot only. Cold boot seems fast the few times I've tried it. On the Zenbook only because I'm on holiday in China right now lol.
    So I think the new 2 volume method makes straight updates a bit useless. Clean install with migrate is good. 
     
     
    I tried too. The file structure is way different - it makes a smallish system volume and another data volume. Some of my data went over ok but it wiped out all the apps. This was an update from the sys prefs. So I did a clean install still using sys prefs update and then migrated my stuff from Mojave. Seems ok but I'm getting a 5 minute wait between verbose boot and the apple logo just before the boot finish. On warm boot only. Cold boot seems fast the few times I've tried it. On the Zenbook only because I'm on holiday in China right now lol.
    So I think the new 2 volume method makes straight updates a bit useless. Clean install with migrate is good. 
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    surfinchina got a reaction from Ritz Carltn in Success with High Sierra on i9-7900x X299 GA Aorus 9, Radeon Vega   
    Firstly, this is not a guide, although it probably contains enough information to get your X299 hackintosh working.
    I'm not some flash software guy so you won't get good answers if you ask something technical.
     
    Secondly, huge credit to fabiosun. This is his X99 clover and it worked on my X299.
    So this is just a starting point and I'm looking forward to your help to make it better
    This was the easiest Hackintosh I have ever made!
    As background, my last hack was an X99 i7-5960x, with an R9 Nano and helper card.
    First hack was an X58 with xeon 6 core cpu

    X299 HackinCAD specs:
    Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9
    i9-7900x
    Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
    Samsung NVME 960 evo (1tb) and backup Samsung 850 evo (1tb) SSD
    32Gb 4x8gb Gskill DDR4 RGB (colourful!)
    EKWB 420 + 360 rad for cooling (which is really necessary for this CPU)

    Method:
    On my X99 hack I copied the whole EFI onto the most current Clover bootloader EFI. I pretty well stripped out the kexts and patches from that EFI and made a new and vanilla High Sierra install.
    Things to watch - 
    Something on my previous HS install was borking it, possibly some modified kexts in S/L/E to do with my Nano, hence the new install. I used migration assistant after that, so all good.
    HWSensors in the plugins folder in FakeSMC was causing kp, had to remove.
    Still no Power management. The i9-7900 is sitting on full noise, using 140 watts and 60 deg even with my loop!
    I'm working on this but as I've pointed out, I'm not very technical, just stubborn.
    It's winter here and the CPU is warming my entire office, so it's not all bad.
    I have to use the normal heater now. Full speedstep working! Thanks again fabiosun
    The vega worked oob. I have nothing flagged or ticked. Boot screen is good, clover menu good. No boot to black or helper or igpu. BUT! It's less than half as fast in Cinebench as my old Nano. I'm hoping it'll get better as the drivers mature.

    My only boot flags are -V and npci=0x2000.

    This is how to do it (in pictures):
    Note 1: Some of the patches, efis and kexts might not be needed, I haven't tested them all yet.
    Note 2: Kernel patches to do with power management didn't work and can be removed.
    Note 3: I've since changed back to Mac Pro 6,1 with no issues.
    Since updated the SMBIOS to iMac 19,1 - you'll see it in the clover attachment.
     
    I've removed ALL of the kext and kernel patches and some of the kexts.
    Next up I'll do an overclock, now that idle has gone from 61 to 21 degrees.
     
    edit: head on over to guides to see my "How to overclock the skylake x" now running at 4.8Ghz
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/327056-guide-how-to-overclock-your-skylake-x/
     
    After that I'll test the drivers.
    edit: drivers pruned down, still no patches and now no speedstep kext, still have 10 speedsteps. Check in the clover attachment for kexts and drivers.
     






     
    CLOVER.zip (refined and updated 12 Sept 2017)
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    surfinchina got a reaction from Moviemakergr in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.5   
    I don't have it on my Vega FE. No igpu (X299)
     

     
    And why is my metal - supported line different now???
    Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily2 v1
     

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    surfinchina got a reaction from Moviemakergr in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.5   
    Ahh. I'm a bit slow lol.
     
    I do have a lot of Chrome crashes though. And a couple of kernel panics.
    Loving the lack of coil whine though!
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    surfinchina got a reaction from Moviemakergr in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.5   
    I don't have it on my Vega FE. No igpu (X299)
     

     
    And why is my metal - supported line different now???
    Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily2 v1
     

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    surfinchina reacted to blazinsmokey in Corsair iCUE (MacOS) Now Available as Open Beta!   
    TLDR, a lot of Corsair HID peripherals are now supported. I know there were other solutions like CKB-Next that got some things working but now we have a more streamlined experience. I hope this was the proper place to post this.
     
    Link below and the post it refers to.
    http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?p=982647#post982647
     
     
    Hi everyone,
    It has been a long time coming but I am happy to finally announce the beginning of our OPEN BETA for iCUE on MacOS! 
    Link: http://downloads.corsair.com/Files/CUE/iCUE-3.10.125-release.dmg
     
    Some of you may remember that I was beta testing a macOS version of CUE2 about a year ago. Since we were planning to launch iCUE in early 2018, I made the hard decision to stop development on macOS for CUE2 because I did not want two different experiences on both platforms. We used this time to accomplish a few tasks:
    1.) Ensure that almost all of our CUE2 products will be supported on the macOS platform.
    2.) Complete iCUE for Windows and then port it over to macOS.
    3.) Validate it for MacOS on desktop and laptop models to ensure a clean transition.
     
    The difficulty of implementing iCUE on macOS wasn’t so much the software but the firmware. Due to architectural changes, existing firmware on our devices would not properly be detected in macOS iCUE. Those who tested CUE2 would be familiar with this issue. To resolve this problem, we had to implement a new protocol for firmware. This means that most users will have to update the devices on their Windows machine first, if you have a legacy product, while users with our newest keyboard (K68 RGB and newer) can actually use their devices out of the box without any update. For reference, here are all of the devices that will support iCUE without requiring a firmware update:
    K68 RGB
    K70 RGB MK.2 SE
    K70 RGB MK.2/RAPIDFIRE
    K70 RGB MK.2 LP
    Strafe RGB MK.2 
    M65 RGB Elite
    M65 PRO RGB
    K70 RGB LUX
    K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE
    SCIMITAR PRO
    STRAFE RGB
    HARPOON RGB
    All VOID headsets (except Stereo)
    All HS headsets (except Stereo)
    ST100
    MM800 (All versions)
     
    To prevent any potential issues with deploying firmware updates, we decided to stagger out firmware releases this time in batches for macOS compatibility. Therefore, the first batch of legacy products that will support macOS will be the following and are live already:
    K95 RGB PLATINUM
    K55 RGB
    K63 WIRELESS/SE
    DARK CORE RGB/SE
     
    Users should use iCUE (Windows) to update their hardware. You will know you’re on the proper firmware if you are on version 3.XX for the legacy devices (STRAFE MK.2 and K68 RGB will show 1.XX but already use the new protocol). For users who don’t have an access to a Windows machine, we are in the process of documenting how to do a manual firmware update with a Mac so you can do the update without iCUE. However, I advise using iCUE is the best method when possible. 
    I hope you all enjoy iCUE on a new platform as we’ve been working on this for more than a year and a half. We will start to deploy more and more firmware updates so if your product isn’t support yet, it will be by sometime in December. If any of you have any questions, feel free to PM me anytime. And as always, thank you for your support with our CORSAIR products!
     
    Regards,
    James
     
    FAQ:
    1.) What products are supported in iCUE for macOS?
    iCUE for macOS will only support HID products (keyboards, mice, headset, headset stand, and mousepads).
    2.) Why does iCUE for macOS not support DIY products?
    We use Windows Service to control DIY products and we also use CPUID SDK to do so. Unfortunately, neither of these are compatible with macOS at this time. We are looking at alternative methods but as most people are using macbooks and mac desktops, we don’t think there is a strong enough demand yet to support DIY with users who have Hackintosh’s. However, we are carefully monitoring feedback as well as investigating how to improve the overall experience when it comes to device support.
    3.) Is it possible to update firmware on iCUE macOS in the future?
    Yes but we have not uploaded any firmware for this platform yet. We will do so soon so we can continually monitor people’s experiences during the open beta.
    4.) Is there anything missing from iCUE macOS from Windows besides device support?
    We currently support all the features (Actions, Lighting Effects, Surface Calibration, Performance, Hardware Playback, Surround Sound, etc.) but one known issue is OSD. We are still working on that for macOS but do not have an ETA for now. However, all the main features of iCUE supported with your peripheral are available now.
    5.) Will we be able to update iCUE versions on macOS?
    Yes, when we deploy a new version on the mac, you’ll be prompted to update it through the software just like we do on Windows.
    6.) Is there anything special I need to do in macOS?
    If you want key repeat enabled in macOS, you will need to enable this through the terminal.
    This is the command to enable press and hold:
    Enable: defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true <return>
    Disable: defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false <return>
    (Thanks Manofclay)
    After you enable this, you will need to restart your system.
    7.) Is this an official release for macOS?
    No, this is just an Open Beta so we can gather bugs and feedback. However, this can be shared with anyone you desire.
    8.) What version of macOS does this support?
    We are supporting High Sierra and newer but we recommend using the latest if possible.
     
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    surfinchina reacted to SPAMMER in [THEORY] Is Apple plotting against the hackintosh community yet again?   
    Hackintosh community has probably thrown a LOT of business Apples way so it is absurd to think that Apple is plotting against us.
    If anything, they have made it easier with each subsequent release.
    I'm into my 11th Year Hackintoshing and Mojave is by far the easiest to get and keep going.
    Plotting, yeah right....Only time will tell...
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    surfinchina got a reaction from gengik84 in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2   
    Beta 2.
    No problems on the rig described in the sig.

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    surfinchina got a reaction from gengik84 in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2   
    Beta 2.
    No problems on the rig described in the sig.

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    surfinchina got a reaction from gengik84 in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2   
    Beta 2.
    No problems on the rig described in the sig.

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    surfinchina got a reaction from gengik84 in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2   
    Beta 2.
    No problems on the rig described in the sig.

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    surfinchina got a reaction from gengik84 in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2   
    Beta 2.
    No problems on the rig described in the sig.

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    surfinchina got a reaction from Max.1974 in Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra   
    I've got an EK block on my card, so get no spin up.
    And just for the record, it's a Vega FE and works OOB on HS and Mojave - excepting I need the fixup kext to allow for 2 monitors on DP.
    What I was inferring with the original post is that Apple hasn't yet optimised the drivers for use without igpu because at the moment there isn't such an Apple machine. When there is such a machine (the new Mac Pro), they will make changes.
    I noticed this back in the day when I had an X58 on SMBIOS 6,1 and after that an X99 and finally my current X299.
    This might all only be great news for those of us without igpu on our motherboards.
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    surfinchina got a reaction from Fergarth in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2   
    They're not alone. Every time I start up windoze in my VM it updates the os...
    Anyway... Straightforward update. I haven't checked anything but all the USB ports I use are still working, as is my GPU
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    surfinchina got a reaction from Fergarth in [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2   
    They're not alone. Every time I start up windoze in my VM it updates the os...
    Anyway... Straightforward update. I haven't checked anything but all the USB ports I use are still working, as is my GPU
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    surfinchina got a reaction from Max.1974 in Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra   
    It'll be interesting to see if a new Mac Pro with no igpu and probably shipping with the Vega will impact on the OS and the functionality of the drivers.
    The smbios 6,1 is still the best in some ways because of the lack of integrated GPU, but a refresh of this with a new Mac Pro release will def be welcome to the hackintosh community...
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    surfinchina got a reaction from Max.1974 in Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra   
    I've forgotten who pointed this out! (sorry)
    We can possibly overclock / undervolt the vega with a few simple changes to the AMD10000Controller.kext. It's way beyond my abilities though.

    Wattman is the Vega overclocking software in Windows.
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    surfinchina got a reaction from Ritz Carltn in Success with High Sierra on i9-7900x X299 GA Aorus 9, Radeon Vega   
    Firstly, this is not a guide, although it probably contains enough information to get your X299 hackintosh working.
    I'm not some flash software guy so you won't get good answers if you ask something technical.
     
    Secondly, huge credit to fabiosun. This is his X99 clover and it worked on my X299.
    So this is just a starting point and I'm looking forward to your help to make it better
    This was the easiest Hackintosh I have ever made!
    As background, my last hack was an X99 i7-5960x, with an R9 Nano and helper card.
    First hack was an X58 with xeon 6 core cpu

    X299 HackinCAD specs:
    Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9
    i9-7900x
    Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
    Samsung NVME 960 evo (1tb) and backup Samsung 850 evo (1tb) SSD
    32Gb 4x8gb Gskill DDR4 RGB (colourful!)
    EKWB 420 + 360 rad for cooling (which is really necessary for this CPU)

    Method:
    On my X99 hack I copied the whole EFI onto the most current Clover bootloader EFI. I pretty well stripped out the kexts and patches from that EFI and made a new and vanilla High Sierra install.
    Things to watch - 
    Something on my previous HS install was borking it, possibly some modified kexts in S/L/E to do with my Nano, hence the new install. I used migration assistant after that, so all good.
    HWSensors in the plugins folder in FakeSMC was causing kp, had to remove.
    Still no Power management. The i9-7900 is sitting on full noise, using 140 watts and 60 deg even with my loop!
    I'm working on this but as I've pointed out, I'm not very technical, just stubborn.
    It's winter here and the CPU is warming my entire office, so it's not all bad.
    I have to use the normal heater now. Full speedstep working! Thanks again fabiosun
    The vega worked oob. I have nothing flagged or ticked. Boot screen is good, clover menu good. No boot to black or helper or igpu. BUT! It's less than half as fast in Cinebench as my old Nano. I'm hoping it'll get better as the drivers mature.

    My only boot flags are -V and npci=0x2000.

    This is how to do it (in pictures):
    Note 1: Some of the patches, efis and kexts might not be needed, I haven't tested them all yet.
    Note 2: Kernel patches to do with power management didn't work and can be removed.
    Note 3: I've since changed back to Mac Pro 6,1 with no issues.
    Since updated the SMBIOS to iMac 19,1 - you'll see it in the clover attachment.
     
    I've removed ALL of the kext and kernel patches and some of the kexts.
    Next up I'll do an overclock, now that idle has gone from 61 to 21 degrees.
     
    edit: head on over to guides to see my "How to overclock the skylake x" now running at 4.8Ghz
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/327056-guide-how-to-overclock-your-skylake-x/
     
    After that I'll test the drivers.
    edit: drivers pruned down, still no patches and now no speedstep kext, still have 10 speedsteps. Check in the clover attachment for kexts and drivers.
     






     
    CLOVER.zip (refined and updated 12 Sept 2017)
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    surfinchina got a reaction from fabiosun in macOS Mojave - It's out!   
    Has anyone else had an update as soon as they installed it?
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    surfinchina got a reaction from telepati in [pre-release] macOS Mojave   
    I tried onboard and adapters and got the same speed. So I use one of the onboard sockets now. My mobo has 3 onboard sockets and came with an adapter (Gigabyte Aorus 9 (X299)) so I use the one that's fastest and has best airflow. I only have one GPU though, and no other PCIE devices and the i9 7900 has heaps of spare whossnames.
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    surfinchina got a reaction from telepati in [pre-release] macOS Mojave   
    Haha I don't know why it's so good...
    Maybe something to do with the i9 CPU and the motherboard which has plenty of bandwidth? I'm not a technical guy
     
    One thing with all these tests is to run the activity monitor to make sure the disk isn't indexing (comes up as mdworker)
    As an aside and a bit off topic, it always pays to go to sys prefs, spotlight, privacy and exclude all your other disks from the indexing...
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    surfinchina got a reaction from telepati in [pre-release] macOS Mojave   
    edit:
    which doesn't seem to let me edit the above post... never mind...
    I changed the test file size to 4gb. thermal issues better now

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