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  1. I think, I found the magic bullet for the sleep/hibernations issues of my iHac: In that Maldon guide he says, that all Intel CPU´s newer than 4th generation needed the "PluginType=1 in DSDT, SSDT or Clover config.plist". I did that via CloverConfigurator and after reboot my problems are gone...
  2. This is interesting. I had a short conversation with Peter Paul Chato on Youtube. He had no sleep/hibernation issues after upgrading from HS to Mojave... (He made a video about it in his funny way of hackintoshing...) So, I will think about to do a fresh installation or to wait for the first update of 10.14. Last time this solved my issues completely.
  3. Thanks, I clicked that HDAS to HDEF option and removed the KextsToPatch entry for Apple HDA. After reboot (still ID 7) I had no sound. After CA0132Reset tool sound was back in the same way I described earlier. The same without the HDAS to HDEF patch.... With booting to ID 4 I got sound from the beginning and 3 "internal speakers", a working volume control, "Fake Surround" with the CA0132Switcher and a working "main device" with 6 channels of sound in Apple Audio settings.
  4. BTW: I had no HDAS to HDEF option in Clover Configurator. I think, the last time I saw that was in the tool which must not be named... @wern apfel: Should I download this HDAS to HDEF thing manually?
  5. Yes, I will do that. But first I did the upgrade to Mojave (and I need a stable OS I already know for "Plan B" and this is opensuse for me for many years ). Here is what I did with special focus to audio settings for the GA Z170X Gaming 7 (i7-6700, Sapphire Pulse RX 580, Broadcom-BT; Audio-Output via analoge Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 DTT 2200) (Be aware, that at the present moment this is the way for ATI-graphic cards. With Nvidia it is recommended by some to wait until there are Mojave-drivers available): Still in good ol´ HighSierra (10.13.6): I did a full backup of my data with TimeMachine. I upgraded CloverConfigurator to rev. 4674 and with its "Kexts Installer" I loaded to /EFI/Clover/kexts/10.14/: AppleALC.kext FakeSMC.kext (first time that CC asked me to load other parts of FakeSMC: FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext, FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext, FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext and FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext. I clicked all of them.) HibernationFixup.kext Lilu.kext USBInjectAll.kext WhateverGreen.kext (If you know how, you can avoid this and configure your ATI-card with SSDT.) I deleted all according kexts in other places (FakeSMC in /EFI/Clover/kexts/Other and /Library/Extensions; Lilu.kext and USBInjectAll.kext in /L/E) from earlier attemps of my hackintosh-journey. I upgraded with Apple App Store to Mojave. In Mojave (10.14): I got a black screen after ca. 80% of the booting process. I went to Clover options after a reboot and clicked "Inject ATI". With that Mojave booted the first time. In Clover Configurator I had to switch to "7" in "Devices" => "Audio" => "Inject". Surprisingly I had to type in the resolution of my LG Ultrawide (3840x1600) in "GUI". With High Sierra and the same CloverConfigurator it was preselected in a pull-down-menu. In "Kernel and Kext patches" there was Apple HDA preselected in "KextsToPatch". Because Wern Apfel said to leave this kext unchanged I clicked at "Disabled". In "SMBIOS" I selected "iMac17,1" from that little double-arrow-pull-down-menue at the right side below "Check Coverage"-Button. (For Z270X-MB´s select 18,1 according to your build etc.) In the mounted "EFI" I exchanged the regular AppleALC.kext with the AppleALC.kext for layout 7 by Wern´s post from September 9th. After that I rebooted the computer. In "Audio settings" of MacOSX I had only "digital output", "internal speakers", "Main device" (pre-configured in HighSierra with the MIDITool of Mac OSX), "LG Ultrawide" and "Apple TV". Sound was there at front satellites with "internal speakers" and -of course- with "LG Ultrawide". "Main device" had only sound at front satellites. There is a "working" volume control but without any influence to the volume. Fortunately I have hardware volume control. I downloaded and started CA0132Switcher for ID 7 made by Wern Apfel. I moved it to "System settings" => "Users & groups" => "Login items" with drag´n drop. In CA0132Switcher I clicked to "Fake Surround" and got sound at all 6 channels. Besides audio in Mojave, this works for me: iMessages, AirDrop, HandsOff, preview of jpg´s in Finder. What is not working: Sleep/Hibernation (I removed the HibernationFixup.kext in the meanwhile). I am still working on that. Update: Although my MacOSX-settings are for computer and monitor at "never sleep", this morning I had no sound except for the LG Ultrawide. After using the CA0132Reset-tool sound was back... I hope this helps others with a Creative® Sound Core3D™ Audio-motherboard. Thanks (again) to Wern Apfel for his great work and commitment to this project. Gichin
  6. What is more important: Do you have some sort of sound? Speakers? Headphones? Did you installed AppleALC.kext already?
  7. More funny things are going on: After booting into ID 4 I got 3 internal speakers again but internal speaker 1 did not work. Internal speaker 2 was Center and subwoofer, internal speaker 3 powered the rear speakers. After using the Switcher there was no sound at all, even after quitting the Switcher. Update this morning after another reboot into ID 4: Internal speaker 1 is still silent. "Internal Speakers" 2 are producing sound at center and subwoofer, internal speakers 3 at rear speakers. Update II: After cold start things are "normal" again. I have another question: In S/L/Audio there are several DSP-subfolders. Is there anything we can do with those many files? Is there a way to get that ctefx.bin into the MacOSX?
  8. Well, a dislocated rib distracted me from my duties here..., sorry! I tried what you said. Booted into Linux. I even found the file for the firmware. But as far as I understand you, it is loaded automatically. But the audio settings looked different this time in opensuse 42. No "Sunrise audio" anymore. I made a screenshot. But the surround settings did not change anything. If I understood it correctly it said, that the audio signal for surround was at "HDMI 4/Display port". I have not the slightest clue what this means to me. The only audio setting which workes, was "internal Stereo audio" which gave sound to the front speakers only. After taht I rebooted to Mac OSX (but with some difficulties: There were a permanent error with a bad USB cable, which was new after some software updates I did in opensuse). I had to use the reset button of the case. Does that mean, that the loaded firmware (if it was there at all) is lost? After rebooting into Mac OSX with layout 7, I used the tool "enable DSP for layout 7" and than the new "CA132Tool". I was watching "Forest Gump" with 5.1 Surround (because I remembered some scenes with very impressive Surround-effects). Front speakers and Center and Subwoofer got music and background noises of the film without any voices of the main characters in the iTunes-setting "automatic". After choosing English or German I got the main voices, but without the rear speakers. The tool did not change that. That was the first trial. I had forgotten to remove the Switcher tool for layout-id 4 from the automatic loading after boot. And I was not sure, if this compromised the findings even after quitting the Switcher. So I did the opensuse/Mac OSX reboot again. The 2nd trial was without the switcher tool in ID 7. After that I got no sound at all (only with the LG Ultrawide via Display port). The "enable DSP for layout 7" or the "CA0132Tool" did not change that. Sorry! I am afraid, that I was not of big help. I am really not sure, that opensuse loads the firmware correctly and if it is loaded, if it is than lost by resetting the computer...
  9. Wow! I´ll try that as soon as I am back from work. Have a nice one!
  10. I tried to download different tools and libraries in opensuse Linux but with no luck so far. I was not able to find any rpm or dev for firmware installation... Sorry!
  11. My bios looks different from yours. What version is yours? Or do you have that „Audio DSP“ only after loading the firmware in Linux. Can you tell me where to get this firmware?
  12. Could you help me with my understanding, please? If you say "discrete 6 channels" this sounds a little bit different to "Fake Surround". Might it be, that the "Fake Surround"-output is different from the Midi-tool-configured "device with several outputs"? It sounds different to me... Am I correct? I would love to help you with that kext. But I am not a coder. The last coding I did was some BASIC in the late 1980ies at a KC 85/1... I looked at the resources, but unfortunately it does not make any sense to me. I am sorry for my lack of knowledge... Is there a way to re-load the firmware automatically in ID-7-MacOS after importing it with Linux (I have a Dual Boot)? Just text me if I can help you with some testing. I would like to give something back after you did so much for me... Thanks - Gichin
  13. OK, now I got everything like it is supposed to be, I guess. With ID 4 and with no Switcher I have 3 "internal speakers", which are powering center + subwoofer, front speakers and rear speakers respectively. With them and the MIDI-tool I can built a "device with several outputs" but with no volume control in the MIDI-tool. This time I have no possibility to change one of the "internal speakers" to 6 channels in the MIDI-tool. With ID 4 and the MacOSX-audio-settings at the uppermost of the "internal speakers" the CA0132Switcher works perfectly fine: "Fake Surround" switches all speakers on. "Headphones" switches to the front-plug of the case for headphones. The Micro´s are selected accordingly. Thank you, Wern to guide me to this point. I am very sorry, it took me that long. You are the best! I selected the Switcher to be loaded after login. May I ask another question? If I understood all this correctly, than MacOSX has a driver for 6-channel Surround (at least with ID 7), but with Quicktime and iTunes (and other programs with just a Stereo-signal) it does not turn on some kind of a fake surround? How much ID´s are possible with the CloverConfigurator and the Soundblaster-hardware at the GA Z170X G7? Is there a chance to find an ID, which has Fake Surround if there is a Stereo signal and real Surround if there is a 6-channel-signal? Is it possible to compare ID´s in the CloverConfigurator? Thank you again!
  14. No, the MacOSX audio setting is at "Internal speaker" (=>fake MacOSX volume control). If I switch to "Device with several outputs" (which I created with the MIDI-tool), the music seems to be a little bit muted (=> no MacOSX volume control). But as with one or the other I have sound from all 6 speakers. EDIT: One question: If MacOSX is not supporting Surround naturally, why is there the possibility in the MIDI-tool to choose "6 CH(annel) 16(, 20, 24) bit"? BTW: If I switch the "Internal speakers" in the MIDI-tool from "2 CH 24 Bit 44,1 kHz" to "6 CH 24 Bit 44,1 kHz" I only have sound from the front satellites. Center, Subwoofer and rear went dead... But I can click on the speakers in the "Configure speakers"-Sub-Window (after crashing the MIDI tool) with the correct noise from every of the 6 speakers...
  15. Sorry, Wern, of course you are right! I meant, I switched the front speakers-cable. The hardware was correct this time, but my words were wrong. OK, I will do some tests in ID 4. All I can say about the Surround 5.1 in ID 7 is, that I have music/sound from all 6 speakers. I can not tell yet, if the signal is correct more than Stereo. I will test that too and do a report.