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Alright, here it is. We’ve now set up an image which works on AMD processors, based on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2. This build is still currently a test build in order to figure out exactly which are and are not working, but it wouldn’t be being available if a majority of AMD processors didn’t work. This build can also be used by people with Intel processors (in the same way as previous builds) and as such, the older links for the 10.8.2 image will be removed. This release of the OS X Mountain Lion VMware Image for AMD comes off the back of five days of testing by people on various processors, almost all (95% currently, still waiting to hear back from a few) worked perfectly.
Now it’s important to stress that there are known issues with this build (when using the AMD kernel). To start with there are significant graphics issues in the VM. They aren’t present when just running the VM, meaning you can’t notice anything but there is a knock-on effect or two. For example, VMware Tools is essentially a no-go. It may work for some of you, depending on processor and so on (we haven’t tracked down which yet), but if you’re going to try install it make sure you take a snapshot of your VM first. Of course, Intel users can use VMware Tools as normal and as such we’ve placed the latest version here for you to download. One issue that is shared across both kernels is that Launchpad will freeze and bug a bit when you try to use it (I’ve shown this in the video further down the page).
The AMD kernel being used is the AnV kernel which is the result of work from a lot of people in the Hackintosh community over the last few months. If you’re interested in seeing how the kernel advanced (generally) you can visit the original discussion, although a lot of the input came over the IRC channel. We changed a few things to get stuff to play nicely with the virtual platform, in order to get it working as well as possible, and it looks like we’ll have to modify some more before we get universal success.
Anyway, I’m sure you’re anxious to download it so you can see the changelog and download links below. Make sure to watch the video due to how you use the image as it differs to the previous versions. As usual, we appreciate all donations in order to fund our continued efforts, especially seeing how long this took to get working!
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 VMware Image w/ AMD Support 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. - Comes with direct download links as usual. (Will be added soon) - Continued new packaging for smaller download. - Fast boot time on most machines, as can be seen in the video. - Fresh installation of 10.8.2, everything was fixed during the installation. - Kernel includes support for Ivy Bridge processors, along with AMD processors meaning most of your Apple screen issues will be gone. - List of AMD processors to get working (strikeout means working), will be updated according to what we hear back from people: -
A4-5300- A6-3400M- A8-3500M- A8-3510MX- A8-3870M- A10-4600M- Athlon 64 X2 QL-64- Athlon 64 X2 QL-65- Athlon II Neo K124- Athlon II X3- Athlon II X3 450- E-350- FX4100- FX6100(run with Intel VT-X and AMD-V set) - FX8120(run with AMD-V/RVI set) - FX8150- FX8350- K325- Phenom 9750- Phenom II X2 550(still slightly buggy, but runs) - Phenom II X2 555- Phenom II X2 950(still slightly buggy, but runs) - Phenom II X4 810- Phenom II X4 955- Phenom II X$ 955LE- Phenom II X4 965- Phenom II X4 970- Phenom II x4 975- Phenom II X6 1055T- Phenom II X6 1090T- Phenom II X6 1100T- Turion II M500- Make sure VT is turned on in your BIOS, if available. - Now contains ability to change the serial number in the VM. Just start it using this file, and use the SMBIOS Injector. Note that this is only safe on Intel systems for now. - Recommended you run on the latest version of VMware, as that's what it was tested on, and apparently fixes Apple logo stalling in certain situations. At least try to use VMware 8+. - 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. These tools came with the latest VMware release and support Mountain Lion.
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, and it details exactly how to enable/disable the AMD/Intel kernels:
If you wish to download the OS X Mountain Lion VMware Image for AMD via torrent, you can grab it from 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 soon.
When commenting, especially on AMD stuff, if you act in a way that’s complaining rather than being helpful your comment will be ignored. Please also try to avoid duplicating other comments, as posting the same answers over and over again is frustrating. I encourage all AMD users to post which processor they’re using and how it’s performing (if it’s not in the list above, or is acting differently to how our list suggests it does) so we can add it to the post. If you wish to donate for our efforts, you can visit our donation link. We appreciate any and all donations, and will put them to good use.