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    SpecialCircumstances got a reaction from fantomas in Forum Update   
    Just upgraded to version 4.4.3 - so we are one again running the latest and greatest version.
    It seems to have gone smoothly - did some quick tests in the areas most affected by the changes -  but if anyone finds a problem let me know.
     
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    SpecialCircumstances got a reaction from noname in Forum Update   
    Just upgraded to version 4.4.3 - so we are one again running the latest and greatest version.
    It seems to have gone smoothly - did some quick tests in the areas most affected by the changes -  but if anyone finds a problem let me know.
     
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to animoinc in Clover won't boot   
    Dont install FakeSMC. Boot problem after install FakeSMC kext.
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to CR3T4N_GR in Mac OS on Acer aspire V5-171   
    hello
    i  am new on hackintosh field and i would like to ask:
    Can i install mac os on this laptop ? and which versions can be installed ? which version is mostly suggested for my specs?
     
    Notice: i don't have access to a real mac, and also i don't have a cd/dvd device for burning ISOs , so if it's possible must be done with usb stick.
     
    I have attached a .txt with my specs
     
    Thanks for any help
     
    Have a nice day everybody 
     
     
    hardinfo_report.txt
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to timtom111 in INTEL HD graphics glitch   
    Hello guys,

    I'm having a similar problem to everyone who owns a skylake chip where my vram only shows 7mb, which disables g acceleration.
    I want to use the full capability of my integrated gpu from intel.
    Is there a way I can get support. Thank you.

    OS: MAC OS HIGH SIERRA 10.13.6

    BOOTLOADER: CLOVER

    SPECS:

    Intel i7 6700HQ
    INTEL 530HD
    NVIDIA 950M
    8GB RAM

    I've attached some files if it makes it any clear.

    p.s I've already tried putting 0x19160000 on igplatform.
    bootlog.txt
    config.plist
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to kyndder in Taking Advantage of the UEFI Firmware   
    We all know that UEFI Firmware sooner or later will permanently replace BIOS Firmware...

    The UEFI firmware has many advantages over the BIOS firmware, for those who want to know
    them, take a look here > http://www.uefi.org/faq

    Here > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface

    And at this nice article > http://www.extremetech.com/computing/96985-demystifying-uefi-the-long-overdue-bios-replacement



    For those who already know UEFI, sometimes, as we're still under adaptation, we may
    find ourselves in some tricky situations that with the older BIOS firmware, we couldn't
    fix easily without a OS, but with UEFI firmware... Of course we can!

    With UEFI firmware, we can execute (U)EFI applications without the need of any preinstalled OS...
    Here are some examples that may surprise some users...

    Shell > https://edk2.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/edk2/trunk/edk2/EdkShellBinPkg/FullShell/X64/Shell_Full.efi
    Command Line Interface.

    Microsoft EFI Utilities > http://www.intel.com/technology/efi/agree_diskutil.htm
    Diskpart (Disk partitioning utility), Efifmt (EFI Format utility) and Efichk (EFI Check Disk utility).

    GPTSync > http://refit.sourceforge.net/doc/c2s3_shell.html
    Tool to synchronise legacy MBR partition table with the GPT partition table.

    Memtest > http://www.memtest86.com/index.html
    Tool to test Memory Modules and check System Information.




    There are also some alternative bootloaders like rEFInd and rEFIt that may be useful for
    "Advanced and Power Users"...

    rEFInd > http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/
    rEFIt > http://refit.sourceforge.net



    Nice! But... How this information will help me?

    Well, I'm sure that many people disagree, but, to have all tools (not bootloaders) listed above
    at your EFI partition, are needed around 5mb, and believe me, they may be a life saver...

    For example, with the (U)EFI Shell we can load (U)EFI Drivers and Applications to access filesystems
    and get some needed information that for any reason, you can't get from the OS...



    You will have access to all partitions, from Internal or External devices, that are recognised by the Shell...
    You can have "Read" access to the following filesystems using an appropriate (U)EFI Driver...
    AFFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_Fast_File_System
    BFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_File_System
    BtrFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Btrfs
    ExFAT>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exfat
    EXT>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_file_system
    EXT2>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_file_system
    EXT3>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_file_system
    EXT4>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_file_system
    HFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchical_File_System
    HFS+>?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HFS%2B
    ISO9660>?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iso9660
    JFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journaling_file_system
    NilFS2>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NILFS
    NTFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfs
    ReiserFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiserfs
    SFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_File_System
    UDF>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Disk_Format
    UFS2>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFS2
    XFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xfs
    ZFS>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zfs

    You can get all available (U)EFI Drivers from here >?http://efi.akeo.ie/downloads/efifs-0.6.1/x64/

    PS: Unfortunately, there are precompiled binaries only for 64bit firmwares...

    For those who want 32bit binaries, you can try to follow this guide... >?http://osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter4/efiprogramming/

    Some tweaking will be required though as this is a bit old article...
     
    Good news for those who need 32bit binaries!

    Andy Vandijck (AnV) Ported the EFIFS Drivers to use EDKII instead of GNU EFI, so now,
    you can take them from here (64bit binaries also available) > http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/300222-updated-efi-filesystem-drivers-efifs-ported-to-edk2/#entry2051091

    Thank you AnV!

    To load a (U)EFI Driver, use the example below by changing fsX:\DRIVER_FOLDER with the right
    path to the driver and DRIVER.efi for the driver name...
     
    cd fsX:\DRIVER_FOLDERload DRIVER.efimap -r FAT16/32 Filesystems are the only filesystems with native "Read and Write" support under UEFI firmware...

    By having Read and Write access to FAT filesystems, you can easily manage bootloaders, that
    in our case, as we are Hackintoshers, this is really handy, for Clover and also Chameleon users...

    Obviously, the partition where the bootloader is installed must be FAT32 formatted (standard for
    ESP (EFI) partition) as we can copy/move/rename/delete/create?files and directories...


    We can also manage "Boot Entries" using bcfg from the (U)EFI Shell...

    For example, we have Memtest's binary at the EFI partition and we want to call it independent of
    the bootloader (Clover in this case, as it is the only true (U)EFI bootloader for Hackintoshes),
    we only have to run the following commands...

    First, to know an available entry...
     
    bcfg boot dump You will see an output similar to the below one...



    Following the example, we have three entries and we will add the fourth...
    Assuming that your ESP (EFI) partition is "fs0" (you have to find him), we will run the following command...
    bcfg boot add 3 fs0:\EFI\Memtest_X64.efi "Memtest" After run the command, if you run bcfg boot dump again, you will see your new entry added...
    After this, you can start Memtest during the machine's startup by pressing F8 key for example, and selecting
    the "Memtest" entry...
     
    To remove an "Boot Option", for example, rEFInd (still using the Image above as example), use the following command...
    bcfg boot rm 0 After run the command, if you run bcfg boot dump again, you will see that rEFInd isn't between you
    available Boot Options anymore...
    Here is a (U)EFI Shell Command Reference list > http://www.sysadminshare.com/2012/01/efi-shell-commands.html

    I hope that this information may help you to understand better what you have at your hands...

    And if you have any tip, feel free to share it here!
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to noway in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD for $19.99 available   
    Thats a great finding, René! Lets hope everybody still not owning it, will order immediately.
    This refers to all who want Mountain Lion sooner or later too, as this offer is the ONLY clean legal way to upgrade.
    Anybody without a copy of the retail DVD: Grab it while you can!
    Its a bargain, I paid more, when the OS was new.
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to Rene in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD for $19.99 available   
    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)
    System Requirements:
    Mac computer with an Intel processor
    1GB of memory
    5GB of available disk space
    DVD drive for installation
    Some features require a compatible internet service provider: fees may apply.
    For The Netherlands: http://store.apple.com/nl/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
    Deutchland: http://store.apple.com/de/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
    Brasil: http://store.apple.com/br/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
    Malaysia: http://store.apple.com/my/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
    International:
    Go to: http://store.apple.com/us
    On the bottom select > Change Country
    Click on "Store" in the menubar
    In the search box (upper right) search for Snow Leopard
    Now you can see if you can buy it in your own country.
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to KemalALKIN in macOS Mojave 10.14.4 – INTEL, AMD & MAC APP STORE   
    INTEL
    https://www.technopat.net/sosyal/konu/macos-mojave-10-14-4-imaji.605557/
    AMD
    https://www.technopat.net/sosyal/konu/macos-mojave-10-14-4-amd-imaji.632714/
    MAC APP STORE
    https://www.technopat.net/sosyal/konu/macos-sueruemleri-indirme-baglantilari.619491/
    check my blog:
    https://www.macosforeveryone.com/macos-mojave-10-14-4-intel-amd-mac-app-store/
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to renansouzap in OS X without internet connection   
    Hi, I do not know why but my OSX86 account is not getting in, I put the right password but it says it is wrong, I changed the password through the email and still it continues to show incorrect password, I had to create another one. 
     
     
     
    You must have been wrong when quoting Atheros L1, since mine is L2, I downloaded the L2 version of the files that you quoted and worked. Thanks 
     
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to c.frio in Mojave GA z97   
    hi...
    just to report.
    Mojave 10.14.4 final
     updated on a ga z97, rx460..4gb..
    same old wifi rt73 kext..
    c.frio
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    SpecialCircumstances got a reaction from noname in Clover won't boot   
    @animoinc Glad to hear your issue is fixed, but you should consider telling us how you fixed it - That way other people who land here via search can get some hints to solve their own issue.
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to HackinDoge in Clover won't boot   
    Hi there,
     
    We need more information before we can effectively help you.
    PC Specs Clover details How was it installed? UEFI Mode Legacy Mode boot0af boot0ss config.plist drivers64uefi Kexts If you're on a platform that does not support UEFI, I would personally recommend Enoch instead of Clover.  In my experience it has a lot higher of a success rate than Clover on legacy systems.
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    SpecialCircumstances reacted to fantomas in OS X without internet connection   
    Hi  :)
     
    I do not remember well but if I'm not wrong, you only need AttansicL1eEthernet.kext
     
    original thread
     
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