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  1. fusion71au

    EFI_Clover for VMware

    Version r5101


    Clover r5101 ISO compiled with GCC and minimal config.plist compatible for use in VMWare Workstation. Tested with unlocked Workstation 15 running OSX 10.9 -->10.15 guest in Windows X64 host. Installation 1. Download and unzip "EFI_Clover_r5101 for VMware.zip". Mount Clover-v2.5k-5101-X64.iso by double clicking on it. 2. Mount your VM's EFI System Partition eg in terminal sudo diskutil mount disk0s1 3. Copy EFI folder from step 1 into the EFI partition 4. Shutdown the VM, add bios.bootDelay = "3000" to your VM's vmx file 5. Reboot your VM, press <F2> to access the VMware Boot Manager and add CLOVERX64.efi to the boot menu. Substitute your own unique and valid MLB and ROM variables in the /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist (Rt Variables section) to activate iMessage/Facetime on your VM.
  2. I have a Lenovo P52 laptop, Xeon E-2176M hexacore, 32GB mem, SSD, 4K display running VMware Workstation 15, latest darwin.iso. I freshly installed Mojave in a VM. The VM has 8 GB mem, 2 Proc, 2 Cores, 100GB single file disk. VMware Tools is installed in the VM. When I boot, it takes roughly 4-5 seconds for the Apple logo to show up (after the EFI boot) and then roughly 80 seconds to get the Apple desktop. Is this expected performance ? I know this is virtualized, but even my 2009 MacBook Pro boots faster than this. I have searched but not found any notes regarding performance. And related to video performance, if I start LaunchPad, it appears relatively quickly but if I select the "Other" folder which typically contains the Utilities, that may take 5 seconds to show up. I know this is a video performance issue but do not know how to fix this...
  3. UPDATE: Read my second post as I figured this out, but will leave this post here in case others are searching the same issues later... Hey guys and Gals, Firstly, thanks for all your insight, time and hard work. Im new here as a member, but have been reading for about a year off and on. I asked this question in another post, but it is an older thread that mostly deals with Metal Installs as opposed to Virtual VMWare etc. I am hoping someone can give me a definitive YES?NO can/can't be done answer or even better, a solution. So, here is my question Now, weird issue. I have Host Toshiba Ultrabook U840W 21:9 1792 x 768 resolution (yes, thats correct res) running Windows 8.1 pro x64, Dual Core, 6gb Ram (host) VMWare WS 11+Tools and Un-locker 2.0.4 (should be titled enabler I think, the name suggests hacked when really, it just enables VMWare to load OSX into preset menu) I have two guest VM's; Mavericks 10.9.5 and Yosemite 10.10 PROBLEM -Yosemite OOB VMDK install worked great, full screen resolution at 1792 x 768 with no tinkering required at all. Slow and unreliable when updated security patches are installed. Beamoff Tool solves most of the lag and speed issues. (BUT NO other available options available in display options-weird), -Mavericks 10.9 VMDK install, Un-locker 2.0.4, VM Tools gets maximum 1366 x 768 as a pre-installed option in Display prefs. So, I love Yosemite's look and feel, BUT the mavericks install leaves Yosemite wanting; In speed, Video, Ram Usage etc. The Mavericks install is fantastically fast, stable and only has this one annoying screen limitation issue. Hence, until I get a faster Laptop, Mavericks will be my choice of VM [ for now ] ATTEMPTED FIXES: -SwitchResX: Continual "Not Installed' error and 'Need Reboot' etc that everyone gets attempting to create custom display settings. -Contacted Stephane at SwitchResX (Basically told the issue is not with SwitchResX, but rather my Operating System, despite making numerous mistakes about what order I was running the VM environment in. I.E kept stating that Mac OS X as a host is not supported by VMWare and other such silly statements. [ Reminder: I'm on Windows host anyway and they do support VMWare in mac. I.E Fusion ] -I have read NOTEBOOK Forum and relevant guides (there are non on Toshiba u840W though)as well as a postings over at TonyMacX regarding creating Plist EDID fixes in PListPro and Xcode etc. -Uninstall_Re-install of all softwares -Third Party SVGA Driver (Not recommended unless from a very trusted source as many online versions crashed a number of my installs, Thanks goodness for VM software!) I used this guide to confirm EDID on Yosemite/Mavericks and BOTH VM's use the same Plist details as listed below. They show up as the generic: DisplayProductID" = 1815 DisplayVendorID" = 1970170734 IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/display@F/VMwareGfx/VMwareFramebuffer/display0/AppleDisplay-756e6b6e-717 So my confusion is this, why does Resolution in Yosemite work perfectly at 1792 x 768 OOB, with the same VMWare+Tools+Unlocker preferences and settings, yet Mavericks 10.9 is stuck at 1366 x 768 despite Plist being the same in both VM Op's? I think I have a case of working on something too long, and forgetting what i have tried and not tried etc. Maybe someone has a simple solution for this, but i know that with my 21:9 1792 x 768 resolution, its a challenge, BUT Yosemite knew straight away to use the Host settings? Thanks ahead of time people, and just so you know, I am a helper too and contribute to posts (Toshiba) etc, so i will pay it forward. Cheers from Australia.... Shane
  4. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/31-vmware-tools-for-os-x-darwiniso/ Please tell me, what is the difference between the 8.5.6 and 8.5.5 versions of the VMWare tools for OS X ? Probably by mistake, the changelog for 8.5.6 and 8.5.5 is the same. What is a real changelog between them?