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As promised a day or so ago, here’s an updated Mountain Lion image since we didn’t bring out anything for DP2/DP3 (it wasn’t worth the effort). However, this has enough changes between DP1 and so here it is. The OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 DP4 VMware Image an installation of Developer Preview 4 which was released a few days back following Apple’s WWDC keynote. Any system bugs you encounter are most likely due to Apple because at the end of the day, this is a beta. As such, I’d like to make it clear that any issues you discover with this, you’re on your own (unless it’s something basic), seeing as it’s just not worth maintaining like the retail builds of Lion etc. The good news that comes along with this release is that I’ve got some stuff sorted which should work with the Retail release when it becomes available in July, and as such the Retail build should come along fairly quickly (and by Retail, I do not mean the GM build). Make sure to read the notes below, then just follow the video below them, and download links are underneath the video (both a torrent download and direct downloads).
OS X Mountain Lion DP4 VMware Image Changelog ---------------------------------------------- - Apple dropped support for 32-bit mode in DP2 of Mountain Lion, so make sure you keep the VMware Settings flagged as "Mac OS X 10.7 64-bit" otherwise no bootable medium will be detected. We are currently working on a workaround for this. - Comes with direct download links as usual, should be faster this time. - Completely Vanilla build. Drivers are purely patched Apple files. - Continued new packaging for smaller download. - Fresh installation of 10.8 DP4, everything was fixed during installation. - Make sure VT is turned on in your BIOS, if available. - No comment on AMD systems. Same applies as previously mentioned here. - Reasonably quick boot time, about 1 minute 15 seconds on average. - Recommended you run on the latest version of VMware, as that's what it was tested on, and apparently fixes Apple logo stalling. - Several driver patches to allow as best a universal build as possible. - Snappier system. Clicks receive response almost (if not) instantaneously. - We uploaded an updated VMware Tools to our Mediafire folder here. Hopefully these should work better than in the last 10.8 image.
As you can see, there are a bunch of changes in this build even if not all have been included. Underneath you can find the setup guide video to show you how it all needs to be setup for it to work correctly. It’s important you take note, because we won’t answer any questions that are already answered in the video:
If you wish to download the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 DP4 VMware Image via torrent, you can just click here. As promised, I’m including direct links as well this time around, but you’ll have to deal with the fact that they will be slower than the torrent, even though I have now paid for faster speeds. You can find the direct links here.