Yosemite guide added

Just another quick post, I’ve added a new “Upgrade” guide/page for anyone using the same hackintosh hardware/setup as me: https://girlintroverted.wordpress.com/devils-canyon-asus-rog-z87-and-osx-10-10

I’ll be updating the page/guide over the coming weeks, but for now, time to go play with the new Android 5.0 preview image on my Nexus 5!

Two steps to a smooth 10.9.5 update


So I decided to go ahead and update my hackintosh to 10.9.5, and thanks to clover and my DSDT, it was as smooth an update as possible.

After the update, you will likely lose Audio/Sound, and if you’re using an Asus (or other brand) board with the AzureWave BCM4352 wifi chip, you’ll lose your 5Ghz support.

Most people should be fine to just re-patch your audio using toleda’s fantastic script here.

For 5Ghz WiFi support, you can either patch the native kext, or add the following kext patch to your clover config.plist

I’ve also updated the pre-made config.plist for 4790k and Maximus 6 Impact on my main hackintosh page.

Just a quick hack update

I just posted a quick update to my Hackintosh setup page. In short, I found a bug today with the way I patched my DSDT that was causing me to lose the ability to use my front-panel audio jacks. I’ve corrected the error and verified that I have working front panel audio again. Accordingly I’ve updated my pre-patched dsdt and 4790k config.plist downloads, and added a howto/explanation about the necessary patch edit.

You can find everything on the main hackintosh page here.

macvim doc icons redux & howto

So I had some questions on how I generated the MacVim document/file type icons since the included script has been broken for a lot of people.

To use the /src/macvim/icons/ script, you need to make a few changes:

  1. You need a 512px version of the apple “GenericDocumentIcon.icns”
    • I took the 1024px version from Mavericks, exported all the png files, and created a new icns with 512px max size.
    • I placed the 512px icon in the “icons” directory and modified the docerator.py and make_icns.py files

  2. Copy or export a 512px version of the icon you want to use, rename it ‘vim-noshadow-512.png’, and place it in the /icons folder.
  3. Download a pre-compiled version of “makeicns” and place it in the /icons/makeicns folder, then comment out the relevant portion of the makefile.
  4. Modify the make_icns.py script to generate 512px for all sizes (alternatively you could just change every icon type to the ‘large’ preset instead of ‘small’, I just found it was fewer changes to add 512px to the small preset.)

  5. ‘cd’ into the /icons directory and run: ‘make getevny’ followed by ‘make all’
    (Note: this will generate an error at the end because we’re no longer using the ‘link’ option for any icons, you could always comment out the call to ‘link’ but I just haven’t bothered.)