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@Smith@@ -- bummer. too bad that this EDID does not work for 17" HP.  

 

to answer the question. the comment in the Graphics config.plist is just a convenience to remind one what the EDID is for. as far as i can tell, the system will use the contents of the file /S/L/Displays/Override/Vendor-X/Product-Y by matching what vendor/product is in the EDID. but it gets the EDID first by looking at the LCD/Display HW if found then it will use it if it is a complete/valid EDID and then ignore anything in the same file i.e. EDID in the file.

 

the only way i found that system would use a different EDID was to use Clover to inject (overwrite) the EDID or put in DSDT in IGPU as AAPL00,override-no-connect property. i guess i just got lucky to find an EDID that works. TimeWalker mentioned he used SwitchResX to rework his EDID to a glitch-free state.

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TimeWalker mentioned he used SwitchResX to rework his EDID to a glitch-free state.

 

Do you know which parameters he use?

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i am doing many tries with switchresx but no lucky. For example if i boot always with

 

 

i have lowered pixel clock and tried many combination, more soft, more hard, but nothing, problem is always the same, the same always.

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I have officially abandoned clover on my hp, and stop. With chameleon i have not these fu cking artifacts, so i don't know why on clover them come back always..  thanks for all buddy;)

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Hi everyone, 

I had created my USB installer (10.8.3) with the Kogen's tutorial of the first post and yesterday I've installed the tluck's ZIP files to the ESP of my USB, then I've re-installed the system (10.8.3).

As I already had downloaded the 10.9 to an external HD, all that I did was to double click on it, right from the external HD, after check the files, it restarted the computer and I choose the 10.9 installer at the boot.

 

For my surprise, this worked pretty much better. 

 

Now, I have all the applications which require Apple ID working fine. The only things that didn't work yet was the sound, the USB 3.0 and Flash videos just play some seconds and freeze.

What do you recommend for solving that?

I'm afraid to install Extra folder with AppleHDA and things go wrong after reboot... 

 

 

Thanks, Kogen and tluck, and all for the hard work!

 

p.s.: almost forgot to tell you, Brightness control are working perfect with ScrLk to decrease and Pause to increase. I had an issue before, when the screen came off, it always came so bright to the point I should restart to control again. Now, with your help, it's working fine! :D

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@Fabiano_Nomad - it sounds like you did not install the custom kexts from my zip file to your /System/Library/Extensions folder. 

the zip contains kexts for 10.8.5 - i would upgrade to this level and then install the kexts to your HD according to the instructions (kext wizard is a good way). /Extra is not used by clover.

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Clover will inject kexts if they don't exist in /S/L/E but they may conflict and not actually be used. you can certainly leave kexts on ESP and have Clover inject them. There are 2 that conflict with existing kexts: AppleHDA and BroadcomBluetooth.  you can just move these out of /S/L/E to say /Temp and test clover is injecting the alternative kexts. you should have sound then!

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Clover will inject kexts if they don't exist in /S/L/E but they may conflict and not actually be used. you can certainly leave kexts on ESP and have Clover inject them. There are 2 that conflict with existing kexts: AppleHDA and BroadcomBluetooth.  you can just move these out of /S/L/E to say /Temp and test clover is injecting the alternative kexts. you should have sound then!

YEAH!! \o/

 

You're the man! 

 

Now, only left to work USB 3.0, the mini wi-fi card DW 1510 I gave up to try to make it work... Lenovo put some kind of locking which verifies the wi-fi as not original and don't let it work.

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Hmm,

I just updated to Mavericks and now I have some problems. (Using the dsdt from tlucks bundle)

The first one: When I press the "Mute Vol" button, the system freezes. (Manually turning down volume to 0 works)

 

The second one: Sleep does not really work, the Power LED flashes but nothing happens.

 

I looked through the latest posts, but I havent really seen anyone else with this problem.

I installed OSX on my 2nd HDD, maybe that is the problem?

 

Another annoying problem is scrolling. In most apps scrolling works like on windows. But using firefox it doesnt really work, I get this thing, that you also have in windows without drivers. http://0.tqn.com/d/webdesign/1/0/r/H/1/cursor_all-scroll_ie.gif

PS: Does anyone know how this guy got multitouch?

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Yeah i believe there is more multi gesture support than we are taking advantage in the default configuration. Rehabman changed the implementation to be more flexible in the later revs but it may require some mapping changes? I would particularly like to use the swipe left/right thing. i hope someone can figure it out! 

 

Anyway, I reposted a zip today that has a few minor changes since the October version.

 

10-Nov-2013

  • Updated Clover to b2293
  • Made high-res vs low-res config.plist and DSDT more consistent - difference is EDID and DualLink
  • Revised EDID and DSDT for 1600x900 - added 50Mhz option
  • Added folder for Displays/Overrides (for more natural color gamma curves and more screen size options) in this zip

One thing i suggest folks try ... boot with MBR USB instead of UEFI on HD

I have been booting CloverEFI MBR on a USB vs the HD for the last week or so and this seems to resolves a number of the very annoying UEFI issues - but i still get all the benefits of Clover. For example, my system always sleeps vs somes goes in limbo land. It always shuts all the way down. and the mute doesn't total hang it.

 

No other changes as the same EFI/Clover folder is copied to the USB EFI folder... takes about 2 seconds longer but i have a much more stable system. here is how i built the USB: 

 

1) format USB MBR with 1 fat32 partition 

2) install clover like in picture (below)

3) copy/replace /Volumes/USB/EFI/CLOVER with same folder from HD - that is the ESP/EFI/CLOVER

4) in bios, make boot from USB 1st choice - instead of UEFI Cloverx64.efi (2nd choice)

post-954945-0-90674700-1384106919_thumb.png

 

I did a lot of fiddling the EDIDs over the last week. So i think i know definitively why the 1600x900 default EDID was broken. i spent too much time looking at detailed timings and in the end found out what was causing the drastic VRSYNC/buffer hang messages. The problem was  in the EDID "basic timings" section - the built-in AUO EDID had a bogus string. i looked at MAC EDID and the one Lenovo installs for Windows... and could see a pattern!

 

the symptoms were sometime it boots up with white/blank screen. GFX splotches, glitches and stalls were common. Especially when using mission control or moving windows around it would really hang up - sometimes never to recover. well the EDID from LGD for 1600x900 fixed all that --- but know i know why!!! To prove it (3rd Take!) I was able to take the built-in EDID and just change 90 to 80 and everything worked fine - which happened to have 2 sets of detailed timings. So then i decided to rebuild the EDID and add a 2nd set of detailed timings. so now it has 60 and 50 Hz

 

post-954945-0-38229800-1384106648_thumb.png

Built-in EDID from AUO (mfg)

Extracted contents:
header:          00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00
serial number:   06 af 3e 21 00 00 00 00 21 14
version:         01 04
basic params:    90 1f 11 78 02
 
Lenovo EDID from LCD driver for windows:
Extracted contents:
header:          00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00
serial number:   30 ae a1 40 00 00 00 00 01 14
version:         01 03
basic params:    80 1f 11 78 ea
 
Final working EDID for 14" 1600x900 based on LGD:
 
Extracted contents:
header:          00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00
serial number:   30 e4 e2 02 00 00 00 00 01 14
version:         01 03
basic params:    80 1f 11 78 ea
chroma info:     33 85 99 56 55 91 27 17 50 54
established:     00 00 00
standard:        01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
descriptor 1:    80 25 40 80 60 84 1a 30 30 20 35 00 36 ae 10 00 00 18
descriptor 2:    40 1f 40 80 60 84 1a 30 30 20 35 00 36 ae 10 00 00 18
descriptor 3:    00 00 00 fe 00 4c 65 6e 6f 76 6f 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20
descriptor 4:    00 00 00 fe 00 31 36 30 30 78 39 30 30 0a 20 20 20 20
extensions:      00
checksum:        c7
 
Manufacturer: LGD Model 2e2 Serial Number 0
Made week 1 of 2010
EDID version: 1.3
Digital display
Maximum image size: 31 cm x 17 cm
Gamma: 2.20
DPMS levels: Standby Suspend Off
Supported color formats: RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:2:2
First detailed timing is preferred timing
Established timings supported:
Standard timings supported:
Detailed mode: Clock 96.000 MHz, 310 mm x 174 mm
               1600 1648 1680 1728 hborder 0
                900  903  908  926 vborder 0
               -hsync -vsync 
Detailed mode: Clock 80.000 MHz, 310 mm x 174 mm
               1600 1648 1680 1728 hborder 0
                900  903  908  926 vborder 0
               -hsync -vsync 
ASCII string: Lenovo
ASCII string: 1600x900
Checksum: 0xc7 (valid)
EDID block does NOT conform to EDID 1.3!
Missing name descriptor
Missing monitor ranges
 
 
 

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I just installed your new package and it looks like the sleep issues are gone. :o

Also Volume-Mute does work again.

 

But RehabMans Kext doesnt seem to work for me yet.

It seems to recognise inputs with 3+ fingers, but it only beeps. :D

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@vapayo - great.  thanks for feedback.

 

the VoodooPS2controller works for 2 finger scrolling by default. but for 3+ fingers, i think there is some keyboard mapping that may have to happen? 

look in the VoodooPSController Plugins folder and there are 3 kexts - the keyboard Info.plist has some swipe settings.

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last pack install without issue

i test : resolution 1366 and 1600 without problem

and the last provided DisplayProductID-313c

Thanks for this pack again. :)

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@tluck-

I installed latest pack and used your suggestion about MBR USB, and the sleep is much better (perfect so far). The mute problem was resolved with the latest pack, even without MBR USB boot.

Why would this make a difference, booting from an USB? It is loading the same Clover and configuration, right?

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usb3? do you have a PCI card?  for the the dell wifi you need to install a white-list modded biios. 

Yep, I have three USB ports: one at the left side and two at rear, one of that is 3.0; I couldn't find yet a way to have it working.

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@fabiano_Nomad - do you have T420S vs T420? i think there is a GenericUSBXHCI  kext or patched AppleUSBXCHI that may get your USB3 working. look in the downloads area.

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@tetonne - that EDID is 60Hz - same as the original. the change for that one compared to the original was just to change panel size to 310 instead of 309

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@tetonne - that EDID is 60Hz - same as the original. the change for that one compared to the original was just to change panel size to 310 instead of 309

oups did not understood sorry

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Yeah i believe there is more multi gesture support than we are taking advantage in the default configuration. Rehabman changed the implementation to be more flexible in the later revs but it may require some mapping changes? I would particularly like to use the swipe left/right thing. i hope someone can figure it out! 

 

Anyway, I reposted a zip today that has a few minor changes since the October version.

 

10-Nov-2013

  • Updated Clover to b2293
  • Made high-res vs low-res config.plist and DSDT more consistent - difference is EDID and DualLink
  • Revised EDID and DSDT for 1600x900 - added 50Mhz option
  • Added folder for Displays/Overrides (for more natural color gamma curves and more screen size options) in this zip

One thing i suggest folks try ... boot with MBR USB instead of UEFI on HD

I have been booting CloverEFI MBR on a USB vs the HD for the last week or so and this seems to resolves a number of the very annoying UEFI issues - but i still get all the benefits of Clover. For example, my system always sleeps vs somes goes in limbo land. It always shuts all the way down. and the mute doesn't total hang it.

 

No other changes as the same EFI/Clover folder is copied to the USB EFI folder... takes about 2 seconds longer but i have a much more stable system. here is how i built the USB: 

 

1) format USB MBR with 1 fat32 partition 

2) install clover like in picture (below)

3) copy/replace /Volumes/USB/EFI/CLOVER with same folder from HD - that is the ESP/EFI/CLOVER

4) in bios, make boot from USB 1st choice - instead of UEFI Cloverx64.efi (2nd choice)

 

I did a lot of fiddling the EDIDs over the last week. So i think i know definitively why the 1600x900 default EDID was broken. i spent too much time looking at detailed timings and in the end found out what was causing the drastic VRSYNC/buffer hang messages. The problem was  in the EDID "basic timings" section - the built-in AUO EDID had a bogus string. i looked at MAC EDID and the one Lenovo installs for Windows... and could see a pattern!

 

the symptoms were sometime it boots up with white/blank screen. GFX splotches, glitches and stalls were common. Especially when using mission control or moving windows around it would really hang up - sometimes never to recover. well the EDID from LGD for 1600x900 fixed all that --- but know i know why!!! To prove it (3rd Take!) I was able to take the built-in EDID and just change 90 to 80 and everything worked fine - which happened to have 2 sets of detailed timings. So then i decided to rebuild the EDID and add a 2nd set of detailed timings. so now it has 60 and 50 Hz

 

attachicon.gifScreen Shot 2013-11-10 at 12.47.56 PM.png

Built-in EDID from AUO (mfg)

Extracted contents:
header:          00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00
serial number:   06 af 3e 21 00 00 00 00 21 14
version:         01 04
basic params:    90 1f 11 78 02
 
Lenovo EDID from LCD driver for windows:
Extracted contents:
header:          00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00
serial number:   30 ae a1 40 00 00 00 00 01 14
version:         01 03
basic params:    80 1f 11 78 ea
 
Final working EDID for 14" 1600x900 based on LGD:
 
Extracted contents:
header:          00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00
serial number:   30 e4 e2 02 00 00 00 00 01 14
version:         01 03
basic params:    80 1f 11 78 ea
chroma info:     33 85 99 56 55 91 27 17 50 54
established:     00 00 00
standard:        01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
descriptor 1:    80 25 40 80 60 84 1a 30 30 20 35 00 36 ae 10 00 00 18
descriptor 2:    40 1f 40 80 60 84 1a 30 30 20 35 00 36 ae 10 00 00 18
descriptor 3:    00 00 00 fe 00 4c 65 6e 6f 76 6f 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20
descriptor 4:    00 00 00 fe 00 31 36 30 30 78 39 30 30 0a 20 20 20 20
extensions:      00
checksum:        c7
 
Manufacturer: LGD Model 2e2 Serial Number 0
Made week 1 of 2010
EDID version: 1.3
Digital display
Maximum image size: 31 cm x 17 cm
Gamma: 2.20
DPMS levels: Standby Suspend Off
Supported color formats: RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:2:2
First detailed timing is preferred timing
Established timings supported:
Standard timings supported:
Detailed mode: Clock 96.000 MHz, 310 mm x 174 mm
               1600 1648 1680 1728 hborder 0
                900  903  908  926 vborder 0
               -hsync -vsync 
Detailed mode: Clock 80.000 MHz, 310 mm x 174 mm
               1600 1648 1680 1728 hborder 0
                900  903  908  926 vborder 0
               -hsync -vsync 
ASCII string: Lenovo
ASCII string: 1600x900
Checksum: 0xc7 (valid)
EDID block does NOT conform to EDID 1.3!
Missing name descriptor
Missing monitor ranges
 
 
 

 

Hi, i want make another try, can you pass me a new edid with these fixes?

Do you have changed only panel size and timing? Because i think to have make already these tries..

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ok so to make use of 3+ finger swipes was very easy. the swipes will send certain key strokes and all you have to do is map them to something using the system keyboard prefs. it took me longer to finger out how to swipe on the small pad. left/right swipe are best detected by touching 3 fingers and swipe in the direction fingers are pointing vs sliding hand sideways.  from his notes:

  • Swipe Up, Down, Left, Right are now assigned by default to the following keyboard combinations: Control+Command+UpArrow, Control+Command+DownArrow, Control+Command+LeftArrow, Control+Command+RightArrow. This should work better with international keyboards. You will need to use System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts to adjust to assign these keys to your desired actions. If you were using three finger swipe left and right for back/forward in your web browser, you will need to reconfigure these actions via the Info.plist or use a program like KeyRemap4MacBook to remap the keys generated to the keys used by your browser for forward/back (that's what I plan to do).

I chose to change what keys the swipes send in Info.plist. i just changed left/right swipe to match Command+[ and Command+] which are what Safari and Finder use for Back/Forward.

i changed Info.plist here: 

/System/Library/Extensions/VoodooPS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns/VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext/Contents

from

$ diff Info.plist Info.orig.plist 

56c56

< <string>37 d, 21 d, 21 u, 37 u</string>

---

> <string>3b d, 37 d, 7b d, 7b u, 37 u, 3b u</string>

58c58

< <string>37 d, 1e d, 1e u, 37 u</string>

---

> <string>3b d, 37 d, 7c d, 7c u, 37 u, 3b u</string>

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      Immagine 

       
      Cambiate la destinazione di installazione ad USB oppure Install Mac_OS_X (a secondo del tipo di creazione eseguita)
      Successivamente clicchiamo su "Ad Hoc"
      Per Installazione UEFI
      Mettete i flag   : Installazione solo per avvio UEFI
                               : installare Clover nella ESP
                               : Driver64UEFI  selezionate OsxAptioFixDrv-64
                             *  :Se nel vostro sistema è presente una scheda grafica (discreta) della serie 9xx nVidia selezionate OsxAptioFix2Drv-64 al posto di  OsxAptioFixDrv-64 *
      ** OsxAptioFix2Drv :E' necessario per poter impostare CsrActiveConfig= 0x3 **
      ***OsxAptioFix3Drv oppure AptioMemory --> (consigliato) devono essere usati su hardware Skylake o successivi perché permettono alla nvram di lavorare correttamente
           (mi raccomando o uno o l'altro)
      Proseguite con l’installazione.
      Immagine 
      ** Ricordate che avrete accesso a questa cartella dopo aver montato la partizione EFI**
      ===========================
      Per installazione Legacy
      Immagine 
      ===========================
      Impostazione per config.plist:
      Con clover configurator “montate” la partizione EFI della usb.
      1) Per fare questo nel menù di sinistra, cliccate su “Mount EFI”
      2) individuate la partizione relativa alla vostra usb, a questo punto montiamo la relativa partizione EFI  selezionando l’apposito pulsante “Mount Partition”
      Immagine 
      3) Successivamente cliccate su “Open Partition”.. recatevi in EFI/Clover ed aprite il config.plist
      4) Sezione ACPI: Disabilitate tutti i fix sia del menù 1 che del menù 2
      Immagine 
      5) Sezione BOOT: Sole se si sta installando Yosemite mettete il flag su kext-dev-mode=1
      Immagine 
      6) Sezione RT Variables: Se si sta installando El Capitan oppure Sierra, aggiungere i valori: BooterConfig= 0x28, CsrActiveConfig= 0x67
      Immagine 
      7) Sezione System Parameters: Su inject kext mettete YES
      Immagine 
      ===========================
      Nota: Su El Capitan, è stato introdotto SIP (System Integrity Protection)
      Info:
      ===========================
      Recatevi in EFI/Clover/kext/10.x 
      X= alla versione di osx che state installando. Per esempio se installerete Yosemite dovrete recarvi nella cartella 10.10, con El Capitan in 10.11….ecc
      Se non ci fosse tale cartella, createla e nominatela voi a “modo”.
      Copiatevi all’interno FakeSmc.kext
      *Nota se venite già da altre vostre configurazioni, oltre kext sopra citato ,potete mettere gli altri necessari per il vostro hardware
      Stessa cosa se avete DSDT e/o SSDT potete copiarli in EFI/Clover/Acpi/Patched
      Immagine 
      
      Per High Sierra:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
       
      Per chi volesse continuare ad usare HFS vi rimando a questo post:
        Come installare High Sierra in HFS direttamente dalla usb  
      Utenti Laptop:  Nel 99% è obbligatorio disattivare la grafica discreta Nvidia/Amd per installare questo nuovo osx
                                     Quindi aggiungete --> SSDT-Disable_DGPU.aml.zip
                                     in EFI/Clover/acpi/Patched della usb
      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      Per Mojave:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi per 10.14 a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
      Versione di clover non antecedente a V_4015
      Volete usare HFS?
      E' possibile fare un installazione diretta su altro disco o partizione
      nel caso guardate...
       Mojave in HFS 
       
       
       
      Fatto questo avrete la vostra USB bootable per installare OSX.
      ………Non scordatevi Fakesmc.kext da mettere nella relativa cartella…. senza il quale non farete mai il Boot......
      *NOTA: se usato il terminale per la creazione della usb, l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      **NOTA** Se avete processori Broadwell,Skylake o Kabylake...usate FakeSmc.kext e relativi sensors che trovate all'interno del secondo pacchetto.. (potete usarlo anche sui precedenti senza problemi, essendo una versione più aggiornata ha ulteriore supporto per le cpu più recenti)
      Update: Fakesmc e sensors versione 6.26
      Post installazione... post #2           
       Buon Hack….. 
      Aggiornamento:Install_Mac_OS_X.command.zip (compatibile da 10.10 a 10.12)
      le info le trovate a questo post
      Ringrazio @Ciro82 che mi ha aiutato nel preparare questa guida.
      Pacchetto.zip
      Pacchetto-2.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13-NoLog.zip
      Pacchetto-Fake+Sensors 6.26.1440.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.1-No_LOG.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.2_No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.3-No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.4-No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.5_No_Log.zip
      C_I_M.zip
       
      apfs.efi-10.14-beta1_No_Log.zip
    • By fusion71au
      Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave in VirtualBox 5.x.x on a Windows Host
      Following on from my previous guide on how to create a VMware virtual machine running Vanilla OS X El Capitan in Windows, I’ve decided to write a similar guide for creating a VirtualBox El Capitan VM. 
       
      The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh.
       
      There are other tutorials and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMDK disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there….
       
      I’ve gathered info for this guide from several threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum and also the wider internet eg
       
      @colt2 HOW TO: Create a bootable El Capitan ISO for VMware
      @dsmccombs comment on faking Ivybridge Processor
      @E:V:A http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=55572430&postcount=6
      @Tech Reviews video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7X07U63lwg.
      VirtualBox Forum: Status of OSX on OSX
       
      Requirements
         Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X)    4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X)    Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine    Oracle VM VirtualBox v 5.0.34    Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#75    16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC  
      Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack
      1.  On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder.
      2.  Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes.  Note: you will need approx 16GB of free space on your hard disk for the script to complete.
       
       
       
      3.  Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script:
      cd downloads chmod +x CECI.tool ./CECI.tool 4.  At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later.
       
       
      Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine in VirtualBox
      1.  Open the VirtualBox program and click the "New" button to create a new VM.
       

       
      2.  Select Mac OS X and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64 -bit) for Operating System type and version.  I named my Virtual Machine "El_Capitan", then clicked next...
       

       
      3.  Leave the Memory size at the recommended 2048 MB, then click next.
       

       
      4.  Choose to "Create a virtual hard disk now", then click the create button.
       

       
      5.  For the hard disk file type, the default is VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) but I have selected VMDK for inter-operability with VMWare.  Click next...
       

       
      6.  For Storage on physical hard disk, I have chosen the default Dynamically allocated (grows larger to a set limit as you need more disk space).
       

       
      7.  On the File location and size screen, you can set the location of the new virtual hard disk and its size - I recommend changing disk size to 40GB or larger.  When you click the create button, you will now see your new VM in the VirtualBox main GUI.
       

       
      8.  Click the settings button on the Main Menu to tweak a few settings....
         a.  On the System/Motherboard tab in Boot Order, you can uncheck the Floppy Drive (who has these now?)
       

       
         b.  On the System/Processor tab, you can increase the allocated CPU cores to 2
       

       
         c.  On the Display tab, you can increase the allocated Video Memory to 128MB
       

       
         d.  On the Storage tab, click on the icon of the Optical Drive and select "Choose Virtual Optical Disk File". 
       

       
      Navigate and select the El Capitan ISO we created earlier...
       

       
         e.  Click the OK button to finalise the VM settings.
       
       
      Patch El Capitan vbox configuration file with DMI Settings from a Mac
      1.  From the start menu, type cmd and click run as administrator to open an administrative command prompt. 
       

       
      2.  Choose a Mac Model similar to your host system, then type the following lines, followed by <enter>  after each line.  Make sure you first close all VirtualBox Windows and the VirtualBox program, otherwise any changes you make won't stick...
       
      Eg iMac11,3
      cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F2238BAE" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 MacBookPro11,3
      cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 Macmini6,2
      cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "Macmini6,2" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 3.  Optional- For some host systems eg those with Haswell and newer CPUs, you might have to spoof an older CPU to avoid VirtualBox errors.  You can try from one of the following if this happens:

      To spoof Lynnfield i5 750 CPU
      VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 06100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff To spoof IvyBridge CPU
      VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff or
      VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 00020800 80000201 178bfbff 4.  Close the command prompt window.
       
       
      Installation of El Capitan
      We are now ready to start the El_Capitan Virtual Machine....
       



       
      Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer:
      1.  Select language, agree to legal terms
       

       
      2.  Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended.  I named my drive "Macintosh HD" but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan.
       

       
      3.  Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on.
      4.  After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete.  At this point, unmount the El Capitan ISO by clicking the Devices menu from the VM window, click Optical Drives, then choose Remove disk from virtual drive.  The VM is now ready to reboot into OS X from the virtual hard drive.
      5.  At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout.  You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish…
      6.  Create a User Account and select your Time Zone.  You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple….
      7.  Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop.
       

       
      8.  Network/internet and audio should work OOB but on my system, the sounds were distorted.  Unfortunately, there is no QE/CI and the VM resolution will be fixed without the ability to dynamically resize the VM window (no VirtualBox additions for OS X guests atm). 
       
       
      Customization with VBoxManage
      1.  You can change the default resolution of 1024*768 (after shutting down the VM) with the VBoxManage command from the Windows Administrative Command Prompt:
      cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode N (Where N can be one of 0,1,2,3,4,5) referring to the 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1920x1200 screen resolution respectively.
       
      Update:  For VirtualBox 5.2.x, the command for changing screen resolution has changed...
       
      VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution XxY (where X=Horizontal screen resolution, Y=Vertical screen resolution)
      eg
      VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1280x1024 2.  Adding serials and other SMBIOS details for the System Information Screen
      VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemSerial" "W8#######B6" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardSerial" "W8#########1A" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" "Apple Inc." VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemFamily" "iMac" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion" "IM112.0057.03B" A listing of known issues with Mac OS X guests can be found in the VirtualBox Manual - link https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch14.html.
       
      Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite, Snow Leopard from Retail DVD
      The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite .  Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware.
       
      With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie
       
      To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop
      cd downloads chmod +x CMI.tool ./CMI.tool To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop
      cd downloads chmod +x CYI.tool ./CYI.tool Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5...
       

       
      Finally, those without a Mac/Hack to prepare the install media can purchase a retail Snow Leopard DVD directly from Apple and install OSX 10.6.3 on their virtual machines (Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion run quite happily in VirtualBox with 1 CPU, 1-2 GB of RAM and the rest of the settings unchanged from above).  Once you update by combo update to SL 10.6.8, you can directly download El Capitan from the App Store for free .
       

       
      UPDATE macOS Sierra 10.12 to 10.12.6: For macOS Sierra, use CSI.tool in post#51.
      UPDATE macOS High Sierra 17A365:  For macOS High Sierra, use CHSI.tool in post#73.
      UPDATE macOS Mojave Beta:  For macOS Mojave Beta, use CMJI.tool on page 4 of thread.
       
      Good luck and enjoy
      CECI.tool.zip
      CYI.tool.zip
      CMI.tool.zip
    • By fantomas1
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      Mise à jour 12/07/2018
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      La sortie de macOS 10.14 Beta m'oblige à mettre ce topic à jour. Plus de détails dans ce post.
       

       

       
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      Mise à jour 09/06/2017
       
      -----------------------------
       
      La sortie de macOS 10.13 Beta m'oblige à mettre ce topic à jour. Plus de détails dans ce post.
       

       
       
       
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      Mise à jour 15/06/2016
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      Une petite mise à jour du topic pour confirmer le bon fonctionnement du patch à la volé de Clover (r3561) avec macOS Sierra.
       

       
       
       
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      Mise à jour 24/08/2015
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      ok, très bien,
       
      comme pour la HD6770, la nouvelle méthode du patch à la volé est de nouveau fonctionnel et avec les dernières versions de Clover.
       
      pour ma part, je suis sur El Capitan DB7 et Clover r3259
       

       
       
      par contre, je suis toujours obligé de m’aider de l’astuce avec FakeSMC pour que mes kexts soient toujours chargés, mais au moins cela marche.   
       
       
       
       
      et pour config.plist, cela donne ça :
       

       
       
      ceci est juste un exemple avec ma HD4830, il va de soi que vous devez mettre Device-ID de votre carte graphique !!!
       
       
       
       
       
      Salut à tou(te)s
       
      Comme certain(e)s le savent, les cartes graphiques dites "Exotiques" ne sont pas supportés par le système d'exploitation d'Apple.
      En sus d'ajouter l'identifient de la carte graphique (Device ID) dans l'Info.plist du ou des kexts concernés, il faut aussi interagir sur la partie "binaire" du kext par le biais du "patching".
       
      Dans notre cas, les cartes graphiques exotiques sont les cartes AMD (anciennement ATI) de la série HD 48xx, et plus précisément les HD 4830, HD4850, HD4870x2 et HD4890.*
       
      Donc le but est de faire fonctionner ces cartes graphiques de manière stable et fluide en activant QE_CI, chose nécessaire pour en profiter pleinement du système d'exploitation.
       
      * Juste avant de commencer, vous l'avez peut-être remarqué, la HD4870 n'est pas sur la liste suscitée et pour cause c'est que cette carte graphique est nativement supportée par le système d'exploitation d'Apple. Son Device ID est 0x94401002 que vous pouvez trouvé dans l'Info.plist des kexts concernés et c'est celui-ci que nous allons utiliser afin de le remplacer par le Device ID de notre carte graphique.
       
      ** Ce tuto est fait pour fonctionner sous OS X Mavericks, mais il doit fonctionner aussi avec les autres. La seule chose différente c'est l'adresse binaire à patcher.    
       
       
      Très bien, comme le titre le suggère, nous allons voir comment faire reconnaître ces cartes graphiques sous Clover et obtenir par la même un QE_CI activé et parfaitement fonctionnelle.
       
      Je vais utiliser ma Sapphire HD4830 512 MB GDDR3 PCI-E (comme cobaye    ) pour ce test et qui a pour Device ID 0x944c1002.
       
      Pour que ce test réussisse, nous allons donc utiliser ces 2 kexts, à savoir AMD4800Controller.kext (pour la partie QE) et ATIRadeonX2000.kext (pour la partie CI) et allons ajouter notre Device ID dans l'Info.plist. via le tweak "KernelAndKextPatches"
       
      Donc les valeurs à entrer dans notre config.plist sont celle-ci :
      <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>     <array>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>AMD4800Controller</string>             <key>InfoPlistPatch</key>             <string>Yes</string>             <key>Find</key>             <string>0x94401002</string>             <key>Replace</key>             <string>0x944C1002</string>         </dict>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string>             <key>InfoPlistPatch</key>             <string>Yes</string>             <key>Find</key>             <string>0x94401002</string>             <key>Replace</key>             <string>0x944C1002</string>         </dict>     </array> Comme vous pouvez le voir, la clé "InfoPlistPatch" sert à injecter notre Device ID "uniquement" dans Info.plist, sans y toucher à la partie "binaire" de nos kexts. La clé "Find" a pour fonction de trouver le Device ID que l'on veut remplacer par le notre en utilisant la clé "Replace".
       
      Très bien, maintenant comme nous l'avons dit au début de ce tutoriel, ajouter notre Device ID n'est pas suffisant pour faire fonctionner pleinement notre carte graphique, il faut encore interagir sur la partie "binaire" de nos kexts. Dans notre cas, il va falloir agir uniquement sur un kext, çàd sur ATIRadeonX2000.kext et plus particulièrement sur ATIRadeonX2000.kext/Contents/MacOS/ATIRadeonX2000
       
      Et pour cela, nous allons faire comme ceci :
      <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict>     <key>Name</key>     <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string>     <key>Find</key>     <data>0F8394010000</data>     <key>Replace</key>     <data>909090909090</data> </dict> </array> Là nous pouvons voir que la clé "InfoPlistPatch" n'est pas utilisée et donc ces valeurs n'auront aucun effet sur l'Info.plist mais agiront uniquement au niveau de la partie "binaire". 
       
      Et voici les valeurs en leur forme complète que vous devrez ajouter dans votre config.plist
      <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>     <array>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>AMD4800Controller</string>             <key>InfoPlistPatch</key>             <string>Yes</string>             <key>Find</key>             <string>0x94401002</string>             <key>Replace</key>             <string>0x944C1002</string>         </dict>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string>             <key>InfoPlistPatch</key>             <string>Yes</string>             <key>Find</key>             <string>0x94401002</string>             <key>Replace</key>             <string>0x944C1002</string>         </dict>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string>             <key>Find</key>             <data>0F8394010000</data>             <key>Replace</key>             <data>909090909090</data>        </dict>     </array> Très bien, maintenant il ne nous reste plus qu'à autoriser l'injection des kexts, sans quoi le patch ne fonctionnera pas. Et nous allons le faire via le tweak "InjectKexts" comme ceci :
      <key>SystemParameters</key> --> clé principale <dict>       <key>InjectSystemID</key>       <true/>       <key>InjectKexts</key> --> sous clé       <string>Yes</string> </dict>  
       
      Si certain(e)s d'entre vous préfèrent utiliser le logiciel "Clover Configurator" pour plus de facilité, voici comment entrer ces valeurs :
       
      Allez sur l'onglet "Kernel And Kext Patches" et faites comme ceci :
       
       
       
      *Ne faites pas attention sur le majuscule/minuscule, cela ne fait aucune différence
       
       
      Et pour injecter les kexts, aller sur l'onglet "System Parameters" et mettez l'option Inject Kexts sur Yes comme ceci :
       

       
       
      Voilà, vous n'avez plus qu'à enregistrer les ajustements, redémarrer votre pc et apprécier le résultat.
       
       
      MAIS ... seulement voilà ... il y a un problème ... 
       
      Quoi ? 
       
      Initialement, les kexts ne sont pas présents dans le kernelcache à cause de "OSBundleRequired=Safe Boot" (ils ne sont pas chargés en local par défaut mais en mode sans échec) et donc le patchage "à la volé" (on the fly) ne fonctionnera pas.
       
      Donc quoi, tout ça pour rien ?
       
      Non, bien-sûr, voici l'astuce pour remédier à cela :
       
      Dans un premier temps, il vous faut booter l'OS sans kernelcache. Si vous utiliser Clover Configurator, il vous suffit juste de cocher l'option "No Caches" dans l'onglet "System and Parameters" ou bien vous le faites directement dans votre config.plist :
      <key>SystemParameters</key> <dict>       <key>InjectSystemID</key>       <true/>       <key>InjectKexts</key>       <string>Yes</string>       <key>NoCaches</key>       <true/> </dict> Ceci aura donc pour effet de bloquer kernelcache et obliger boot.efi de charger le kernel et les kexts séparément. Clover et FSInject vont ensuite intercepter tous les chargements des kexts par boot.efi et changer "OSBundleRequired=Safe Boot" en "OSBundleRequired=Root" à la volé (on the fly) et forceront boot .efi à charger les kexts. Et ensuite dans un second temps, Clover va patcher l'Info.plist de ces deux kexts et la partie binaire de ATIRadeonX2000, kernel va les charger et ils seront rattachés à votre carte graphique.
       
      Une fois ceci fait (donc les kexts utilisés), il vous suffit de faire sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions. Ceci créera un nouveau kernelcache qui cette fois-ci contiendra vos kexts utilisés. Ensuite il ne vous reste plus qu'à redémarrer normalement (en décochant l'option No Caches dans Clover Configurator) et le patch fonctionnera à merveille.
       
       
      Oui, mais ... là aussi ...
       
      Quoi encore ?
       
      Seulement voilà, pour une raison ou une autre, il peut arriver que kernelcache se reconstruit tout seul et le patch "à la volé" ne fonctionne plus.
       
      Alors je fais quoi moi en attendant ?
       
      L'astuce la plus efficace pour le moment est d'injecter les infos de vos kexts à l'intérieur de l'Info.plist de FakeSMC.kext comme des IOKitPersonalities additionnels.
       
      ????Kézako????
       
      Ces infos vous les trouverez dans l'Info.plist de ces 2 kexts, sous IOKitPersonalities. Les voici :
       
      Pour AMD4800Controller.kext
      <key>Controller</key> <dict>         <key>ATY,Cardinal</key>         <dict>                 <key>aty_config</key>                 <dict>                         <key>CFG_NO_PP</key>                         <true/>                 </dict>          </dict>          <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>          <string>com.apple.kext.AMD4800Controller</string>          <key>IOClass</key>          <string>AMD4800Controller</string>          <key>IOMatchCategory</key>          <string>IOFramebuffer</string>          <key>IOName</key>          <string>AMD4800Controller</string>          <key>IOPCIMatch</key>          <string>0x94401002 0x944a1002</string>          <key>IOProbeScore</key>          <integer>65050</integer>          <key>IOProviderClass</key>          <string>IOPCIDevice</string>         <key>aty_config</key>          <dict>                 <key>CFG_NO_PP</key>                  <false/>                  <key>CFG_PAA</key>                  <integer>0</integer>                  <key>CFG_USE_USCN</key>                  <false/>          </dict>          <key>aty_properties</key>          <dict>                  <key>PP_GFXClockGatingEnabled</key>                  <integer>1</integer>          </dict> </dict> Et pour ATIRadeonX2000.kext
      <key>ATIRadeonX2000</key> <dict>         <key>ATIEnableWideBlitSupport</key>         <true/> <key>ATIUseTearingWideBlit</key> <false/> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.apple.ATIRadeonX2000</string> <key>GpuDebugPolicy</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>IOCFPlugInTypes</key> <dict> <key>ACCF0000-0000-0000-0000-000a2789904e</key> <string>ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin</string> </dict> <key>IOClass</key> <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string> <key>IODVDBundleName</key> <string>ATIRadeonX2000VADriver</string> <key>IOKitDebug</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>IOMatchCategory</key> <string>IOAccelerator</string> <key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x94001002 0x94011002 0x94021002 0x94031002 0x95811002 0x95831002 0x95881002 0x94c81002 0x94c91002 0x95001002 0x95011002 0x95051002 0x95071002 0x95041002 0x95061002 0x95981002 0x94881002 0x95991002 0x95911002 0x95931002 0x94401002 0x94421002 0x944A1002 0x945A1002 0x94901002 0x949E1002 0x94801002 0x95401002 0x95411002 0x954E1002 0x954F1002 0x95521002 0x95531002 0x94a01002</string> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOPCIDevice</string> <key>IOSourceVersion</key> <string>8.24.11</string> <key>IOVARendererID</key> <integer>16908288</integer> <key>sensor-properties</key> <array> <dict> <key>device_type</key> <data> Z3B1LXNlbnNvcg== </data> <key>location</key> <string>GPU</string> <key>name</key> <string>gpu-sensor</string> <key>polling-period</key> <data> AAAAAQAAAAA= </data> <key>reg</key> <data> AAAAAg== </data> <key>sample-period</key> <data> AAAAAACYmAA= </data> <key>sensor-id</key> <data> AAAABg== </data> <key>version</key> <data> AAAAAg== </data> <key>zone</key> <data> AAAAAg== </data> </dict> </array </dict>  
      Et voici donc l'Info.plist de FakeSMC.kext dans son intégrité, vous pouvez jeter un oeil, histoire de voir à quoi cela ressemble :
       
      FakeSMC_Info.plist.zip
       
      Et pour les moins casse-têtes, voici FakeSMC.kext modifié que j'utilise pour charger les 2 kexts :
       
      FakeSMC.kext.zip
       
       
      Voilà, avec ceci, vous n'aurez plus besoin de savoir si oui ou non les kexts sont dans le kernelcache.
       
       
      Crédits attribués à :
       
      netkas  pour son incontournable QE_CI Exotic patch (même s'il n'importe plus son support)
       
      Slice  & co. pour leur bébé nommé Clover
       
      dmazar  pour son astuce avec FakeSMC.kext   (pour plus d'info, voir ici)
       
      duffs (rarement ici, plus sur le site de netkas) pour son astuce de comment patcher la partie binaire avec Clover, ce fût lors de la sortie de OS X Mavericks DP1
       
      nyolc8  pour le support de QE_CI Exotic patch pour Mavericks
       
      fantomas1  pour ......... pour ... quoi déjà ? Ah ben non ... non ... pour rien ...
    • By Slice
      Now I want to add vector graphics support in Clover. See rev 4560 and later.
      It is not working yet but designers may begin to create Vector Themes.
      It supposed to consist of SVG elements and has design size. It will be rendered to any screen size scaled from design size.
       
      What application in macOS can create SVG graphics?
      Inkscape is not working in macOS 10.11+. Pity.
      LibreOffice Draw works with SVG but buggy.
      Boxy SVG cost 10$ but looks good enough. It creates the best in simplicity files and have more then enough features.
      Illustrator is good but expensive.
       
      How to improve SVG file?
      Clover has restricted support for SVG. It is your job to make compatible file and as small as possible to speedup rendering.
      Some helps:
      Help:Inkscape – From invalid to valid SVG Inkscape files
      From invalid to valid SVG Adobe Illustrator files
      From invalid to valid SVG files of other editors: BKchem, ChemDraw and CorelDRAW
      Help:Illustrator – Assistance with creating and saving SVG images in Adobe Illustrator that will pass W3C validation
      User:Quibik/Cleaning up SVG files manually
      Later I will write own instructions specific to Clover abilities.
       
      How to create SVG fonts?
      You can google to find ready-to-use SVG fonts.  I found some problems with too beaty fonts: slow rendering and overflow crash. Be careful.
      You can get ttf or otf fonts and convert them into svg by using online WEB services. Not a problem to google.
      But then I want to find a way to simplify the font to reduce a size and speedup rendering.
      You can create own font by FontForge It is opensource and available for Windows, Mac and GNU+Linux. It creates otf font which you can convert to svg font.
       
       
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