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Apple just released the GM seed of OS X Mavericks, which is basically release version, so we updated the images to use this new build. Now we’ll start providing more active support for Mavericks because any bugs are more likely to be due to our image as opposed to actual Mavericks (I hope, at least). This is a bleeding edge image and has been compiled with little to no testing, other than the testing done on the dev previews which has been merged into the GM seed, so bugs probably will exist. Also, I highly recommend you watch the video further down this time (even if you know what you’re doing), because a few places that trip people up are covered (more than usual).
Below are the features of this image and I’m going to include direct downloads for the image (which are being uploaded as we speak) so sit tight if you want those. If you find our work help, we appreciate all donations in order to fund our continued efforts, especially as it’s getting harder to maintain!
OS X Mavericks 10.9 Retail VMware Image Release Notes
- 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 10.7/8 64-bit” otherwise
no bootable medium will be detected. Means you need a 64-bit Windows install.
- Comes with direct download links as usual. (Will be added soon)
- Embedded graphics drivers to increase number of available resolutions.
- Fast boot time on most machines, as can be seen in the video.
- Fresh installation of 10.9, everything was fixed during the installation.
- Kernel doesn’t include any AMD patches
- Make sure VT is turned on in your BIOS, if available. Otherwise you need to
use the Hardware Bypasser alongside VMware 8.
- 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+. VMware 9 or 10 to be safe.
- Take a snapshot when you get to Finder for the first time. Gives you a “save”
point to revert to should you break anything.
- We uploaded an updated VMware Tools to our Mediafire folder here. These
tools came with the latest VMware release and support Mountain Lion.
If you report back on the state of things working, please do so clearly on this post. iMessage Enabler is still untested, but should work in theory. VMsvga is included already, and VMware Tools have been officially released with Mavericks support, so they should function correctly.
It’s important to take note of everything said in the video below, as it covers support issues for this image and how best to get help (and quickly).
If you wish to download the OS X Mavricks 10.9 Retail VMware Image 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.