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Ah...
Edit the theme.svg file in a text editor and look for a line near the top of the file that defines the background scaling.

BackgroundScale="scale"

If it’s set to scale then change it to crop, or vice versa.

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10 minutes ago, blackosx said:

Ah...
Edit the theme.svg file in a text editor and look for a line near the top of the file that defines the background scaling.

BackgroundScale="scale"

If it’s set to scale then change it to crop, or vice versa.

 

BackgroundScale="scale" is the right parameters for my system. Now I don't understand why I can't see icons completely

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Lol. That’s my carefully crafted icon design so they’re supposed to be like that. I like my MacOS icons to be distinguishable from each other and not all the same.

If you would prefer a simple Apple logo then you can edit the file and change each mac icon (os_moja, os_HighSierra, os_Sierra etc.) to use the default ImageMacOS (I think as I’m not at my computer) image.

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3 hours ago, blackosx said:

 

EDIT3: Maybe we could look at some Clover colour cycling for effects?....

 

Same way we can move or rotate or transform Banner .

The problem is we rendered all images before enter GUI. Except text.

May be we can remake Clover to render SVG images at draw time then we will have dynamic picture.

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It was just an idea that I was throwing out there :)

 

Drawing directly to the video buffer would be amazing but how much work would that require? and would it be worth the changes? Would people make use of if?

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You wouldn't be changing the image size, right? So you could actually just rasterize right back into the same image buffer since you wouldn't need the old image anymore and just continue to render using image buffer.

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Here's a revised version of the silver theme I posted the other day but this time is uses simple flat coloured icons on a flat coloured background. Its pink for now, but the user can easily set it to whatever colour they wish.

 

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image2.thumb.jpg.795d7cc17b94cff5681c1d00eb1a1f2d.jpg

 

The idea here is the theme colours can be easily changed by the user by editing only the following values near the top of the theme.svg file. Far easier than searching and replacing different elements through the whole file for different settings.

 

This setting will change the colour of the menu selector.

<clover:theme
  SelectionColor="0xb20068FF"
/>

And these settings css classes can be used to change the other colours.

<style type="text/css">
  <!-- Change overall theme colours with these classes -->
  .FillColourContent{fill:#b20068;}
  .StrokeColourContent{fill:#b20068;}
  .FillColourBackground{fill:#380021;}
  .FontColour{fill:#f7a4d4;}
  .FontColourNight{fill:#f7a4d4;}
  <!-- -->
</style>

- FillColourContent will change colours of banner, badges, menu items and selectors.

- StrokeColourContent is just for Knoppix badge (for now - may need a re-work of this logo).

- FillColourBackground will change the background colour

- FontColour and FontColourNight as self explanatory. 

 

EDIT: The scroll bar, for now, takes it's colours from the FillColourContent and FontColour classes.

 

FlatCustom.zip

 

* This is still a work in progress but its completely useable as it is.

 

Edited by blackosx

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@Slice

New cesium theme has an issue with count down times, it cuts into the volume label. I took the screenshot with the times on the screen but its gone in the screenshot as you can see.

 

@Slice @blackosx

Also both Clovy and BGM_SVG themes freeze up if i let the countdown timer expire (10 seconds).

If this is just me it's happening too i will post files needed.

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Edited by SavageAUS

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Yeah. I also experience a freeze with GUI using vector themes @SavageAUS.

 

I've been pretty busy recently so haven't run proper tests but using BGM_SVG I see freeze when:

- leaving timeout to countdown to zero.

- pressing return to boot selected boot device.

- pressing space and choosing to boot selected boot device from the menu.

 

I'll try to look in to it soon.

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@SavageAUS

The bug with messages on screen was resolved in Clover 4871.

May be the bug with freeze too. You should confirm it with recent clover.

 

I encounter some freezes that I can't still understand. It looks like vector theme rendering depends on hardware. I already reported that the same picture looks different with Intel and Nvidia cards. It's impossible because drawing performs same way as PNG theme, same procedures. The differencies only on image preparation, pure mathematics. But how mathematics may depends on graphics? I may suggest that float arithmetics run on Intel GPU :shock: if present. If it is true then it can be a reason why vector themes are not working on some hardware. For example, SavageAUS, did you have IGPU enabled in BIOS? What if reverse?

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Here, Clover will successfully load and draw both Clovy and BGM_SVG themes and present a working UI.


Testing with Clover r4871.

1 - If Theme entry in config.plist is BGM_SVG then on choosing to boot selected device, the GUI locks up.

2 - If Theme entry in config.plist is Clovy then on choosing to boot selected device, all is good and Mac OS boots.

3 - If Theme entry in config.plist is Clovy then I switch to BGM_SVG in Clover GUI, then on choosing to boot selected device, I sometimes get the GUI freeze, or I have sometimes see Clover successfully close and pass on to the next phase.

 

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But I get a reboot after that.

 

Checking debug log, the last line is:

33:973  0:092  Finally: ExternalClock=26MHz BusSpeed=100001kHz CPUFreq=3400MHz PIS: hw.busfrequency=104000000Hz

 

Spoiler

28:215  0:002  Checking EFI partition Volume 15 for Clover
28:217  0:002  === [ GetEfiBootDeviceFromNvram ] =========================
28:276  0:059   - found entry 2. 'Boot macOS from HighSierra', Volume 'HighSierra', DevicePath 'PcieRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x1,0x0,0x0)\HD(2,GPT,CE7D0665-EFE8-47C0-83CE-BC89C9C1938C,0x64028,0xDE4A310)\System\Library\CoreServices\boot.efii'
28:278  0:002  DefaultIndex=2 and MainMenu.EntryCount=14
28:280  0:002  Use anime=<null string> frames=0
33:875  5:595  BootVariable of the entry is empty
33:881  0:005  === [ StartLoader ] =======================================
33:973  0:092  Finally: ExternalClock=26MHz BusSpeed=100001kHz CPUFreq=3400MHz PIS: hw.busfrequency=104000000Hz
0:100  0:100  MemLog inited, TSC freq: 3400032970
0:100  0:000  LegacyRegion2: Chipset/proc: 0x01008086
0:100  0:000   Next Generation Core processors (PAM 0x80-0x86)

 

Is this behaviour memory related?

Could there be something in BGM_SVG, which is not in Clovy, which uses a different drawing routine which is causing the issue? I may try to remove items from BGM_SVG, one by one, and see if it makes a difference.

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:blink:

I see something new on your screen

RegisterData protocol installed successfully

What is it? If 10.13.6 then I also use the system and see no such message.

What drivers do you use in drivers64UEFI folder?

 

About theme differences I am not sure if it will be very useful to know what picture causes the crash but yes it still looks like a serios bug in rendering engine.

I tested in windows in QEMU with Clover compiled under VS2012. Vector themes have no OS_icons. It may be a bug of VS2012 compilation. Or may be the bug of the render.

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I'm not sure exactly what drivers I have in my Clover sub directory. I can check when I get home tonight.

 

However, that protocol comes from boot.efi

$ strings /System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi | grep RestartData
RegisterRestartDataProtocol
Failed to install the RestartData protocol.
RestartData protocol installed successfully.

I guess this triggers the reboot after presenting the screen messages in the photo. 

 

Would trying to identify what makes boot.efi load that protocol help narrow down the issue, though maybe boot.efi just loads that if 'anything' is wrong so it probably won't help.

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2 hours ago, blackosx said:

I'm not sure exactly what drivers I have in my Clover sub directory. I can check when I get home tonight.

 

However, that protocol comes from boot.efi


$ strings /System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi | grep RestartData
RegisterRestartDataProtocol
Failed to install the RestartData protocol.
RestartData protocol installed successfully.

I guess this triggers the reboot after presenting the screen messages in the photo. 

 

Would trying to identify what makes boot.efi load that protocol help narrow down the issue, though maybe boot.efi just loads that if 'anything' is wrong so it probably won't help.

Usually boot.efi search for external protocols. If it embedded then it can't be failed!

So some efi driver or even UEFI BIOS should provide this protocol. Is it 10.13.6?

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Hi everyone, I'm making a vector theme now. And I have a question: is there a way to draw a Banner or an Animation anywhere, rather than just in the upper middle?

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For the bitmap theme, I can use the "DistanceFromScreenEdgeX%" and "DistanceFromScreenEdgeY%" option for "Anime" in the theme.plist to draw the "wifi selector" in the right position.  

And in bitmap themes, if I open BootCampStyle, the disk label will appear below each volume icon. But in vector theme, it will show the "OS Name" rather than "Volume Name"......

(This is the clover theme I made, which is a bitmap theme. Now I am trying to make a vector version.)

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Banner position in a vector theme is defined by its position in main svg file. It is not upper middle, it is arbitrary. See example in cesium.

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2 hours ago, Slice said:

Banner position in a vector theme is defined by its position in main svg file. It is not upper middle, it is arbitrary. See example in cesium.

:thumbsup_anim:thanks

And about the "disk label" in the "bootcampstyle" mode... is it possible for clover to display "Volume name" instead of "OS name" in vector theme? 

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1 hour ago, lihaoyun6 said:

:thumbsup_anim:thanks

And about the "disk label" in the "bootcampstyle" mode... is it possible for clover to display "Volume name" instead of "OS name" in vector theme? 

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You can custom "Name / label" from Config.plist anyway.

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On 8/2/2019 at 9:26 AM, lihaoyun6 said:

For the bitmap theme, I can use the "DistanceFromScreenEdgeX%" and "DistanceFromScreenEdgeY%" option for "Anime" in the theme.plist to draw the "wifi selector" in the right position.  

And in bitmap themes, if I open BootCampStyle, the disk label will appear below each volume icon. But in vector theme, it will show the "OS Name" rather than "Volume Name"......

(This is the clover theme I made, which is a bitmap theme. Now I am trying to make a vector version.)

125820gfvp4qvqsgopywo1.thumb.gif.82386277b898b9061bff01949d01ff08.gif

 

Where is this theme available?

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Hi guys,

it's been awhile since i started messing with the clover bootloader setting again, and i really like the simplicity and also elegant of the embedded theme. It took me awhile for scanning through clover sources to find out how the Daytime and Timezone were calculated. I am in Central US timezone which is -5 GMT (Bios time). Since i can't enter "-5" into the config.plist, however, Daytime was calculated based on 24hr block, so i figured 24 -5 = 19, and 19 is the correct number for my Timezone setting in Config.plist, hope this will help newbies like me in negative timezone.

 

Regarding the embedded theme, is there any possible customized setting to it? I am using 4k monitor, and it's kinda small even i already set ScaleUI to 2 in config.plist which is perfect match for my 1st and 2nd Apple Logo loading screen. I know it's not a big deal but i just wonder if i can scale the embedded theme.

 

Kudos to Clover Dev team for the great work you've done all these years, much appreciated guys!

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      - 2nd and I think the best method: Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon
       
      Issues:
      - None
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode: UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
      - Download the Catalina install zip (bootpack & postinstall): acer_aspire_V591G-55TU_cata.zip
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      On Catalina the System folder is read-only, so you need to remount in rw to modify System/Library. 
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

      Elan SmartTouchpad
      I only use scrolling, one-, double- & tripletap
      If you want to try other gestures go to this link for more informations, options (v4.6.5) ->  DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART TOUCHPAD DRIVER FEATURES
      Fn Brightness keys not working with this, tried several things without success. With VoodoPS2Controller it's working, but you'll have no gestures (neither scrolling).
       
       
      Before updating to a new version of Catalina please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
       
      Catalina & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) 2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI) Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.11.03: Enabled SIP caused a lots of issues so now it's disabled -> updated bootpack
      2019.11.02: Updated to 10.15.1 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.10.09: Installed macOS Catalina 10.15 -> Updated Clover, kexts & config.plist -> no problem so far
      2019.08.18: Updated to 10.14.6 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.06.01: Updated to 10.14.5 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.04.25: Optimized touchpad scrolling -> updated install files
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip" -> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
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      HackPro X99 System
      Until Apple blesses us with the MacPro7,1 – this is for those that require tools to do their work.
      An appropriate bicycle for the mind.
       
       

       

       

       
      Specs:
       
      CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3 (12 core, 2.5 GHz / 3.3 GHz Boost)
      Motherboard: SZMZ X99-8D3
      RAM: 16GB DDR3-14900R 1866Mhz ECC RDIMM modules
      GPU: Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
      Storage: Phison E12 m.2 NVMe PCI-E 3.0 x4 SSD
      Water blocks: BARROW CPU + GPU
      Radiator: 360mm x 25mm slim
      Pump: DDC
       
      Case dimensions: 431 mm x 342 mm x 177 mm
       
       
       
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      Win 10 x64 v1809
       
      AIDA64 - Cache & Memory
       

       
       
      EFI-Clover-X99.zip
       
       
       
       
       
       
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