EmpireEFI 1.085 for OSX 10.6.3 is out

Its that time of the year  – No silly , not Christmas. Its the newest EmpireEFI Release which caters for MacOSX 10.6.3 Retail DVD. Like the previous version , I’ve put a bit more effort on this.

I’ve now released EmpireEFI for OSX 10.6.3 . It includes OSX 10.6.3.1 kernel which allows a lot of newer Core i-series devices such as Mobile Core i3 , i5 , and newer core i7s (both desktop and laptops as well). To make things even easier , I’ve narrowed the versions into Generic , ATI and NVIDIA. Each of these version contains both Legacy version (meant for problematic system) and the normal version). I am not able to test it thoroughly like I used to as I do not own 10.6.3 Retail DVD. However I can assure you that it should work . If it does not , just post a comment here and I’ll try my best to rectify it !

Changelog :-

  • Included 10.6.3.1 Kernel to enable a variety of Core i series processor
  • Included Natit and newer version of Chameleon

Never the less , here are the download links for it :-

Intel ONLY (Empire EFI V1.085) – Generic (Includes both legacy version and normal version)

Intel ONLY (Empire EFI V1.085) – ATI (Includes both legacy and normal version)

An AMD Version and nvidia-intel would be released soon. So stay tuned 😛

Alternatively you may want to download older versions from here especially if you’re using AMD processors

95 thoughts on “EmpireEFI 1.085 for OSX 10.6.3 is out”

  1. Will this work with the 10.6 retail dvd? or should i stick with the older version?
    Thanks

  2. First things first. Thanks You very much for your work and making it possible for us to taste the Snow the easy way.

    Is it possible to ‘burn’ Emipre EFI to a USB stick?

    I’ve tried TransMac and UNetbootin but they both fail 🙁

  3. Hi, I am dying to try this out on my new laptop. All of my previous attempts on older hardware have been unsuccessful. I have a Core i7 Quad and NVIDIA 330M can you please let me know when the NVIDIA version of the 1.085 will be ready?

  4. I have PC:

    EX85-UD5 (motherboard)
    i7 920 (CPU)
    4 GiG (RAM)
    ATI HD 5870 (Graphic Card)
    legal copy of Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD

    However, a lot of time, I tried your Empire EFI CD, after mounting the DVD, the system just shutdown monitor signal and go to unknown error mode (left pane fan starts with high speed)

    Also, I’ve tried the rebel efi CD, and all is going OK, except the app of rebel efi needs to be activated, that I cannot to do. So the question is: why rebel can do the work, and empire cannot? I think the empire patch is fail in all. Try to contact to rebel developers, or read about Darwin x86!

    In my experiences, I decided, that for successful installation, there are some things:
    1. Boot Loader + BMR Manager
    2. Mac OS X compatible Darwin loader (patched)
    3. Hardware Manager under Mac OS X, and drivers

  5. Hey Prasys, first thanks alot for all your hard work i just got my snow leopard 106.3 DVD from Apple today i tried both versions of your new empire efi and they failed. your empire efi is perfect so maybe i might be doing something wrong this time, I’ve tried the original version awhile back it worked perfectly this is my PC, GA-EP45T-USB3P mobo, Q9550 8 GIG RAM, Evga 8800 GTX Card , and Legal mac osx 10.6.3 DVD any help would be great. Mike

  6. Hello I need help on GMA 3150 intel kexts I have a ASUS
    AT4NMIO-I: (but I have no graphics acceleration: (help!

  7. when estimated do u think the empire efi 10.6.3 will come out for AMD.If it is soon could u tell me thanks 😉

  8. Hey Prasys,

    first thanks alot for all your hard work.

    can you publish a version of empireefi for virtualbox ? i’m not user vmware.

    Thank You very much

    Pepito

  9. I still have the problem of gray screen with Empire EFI. External display works but… Does anybody know a solution to this problem?

  10. What would be the best empire efi to use for:

    i7 720
    ati 4870

    I have tried most of the empire efis also with the -v command. I get scrambled video each time.

    Please let me know what I need to do. Thank You

  11. Can anyone please tell me which available version of the Empire EFI I need to use on a quad Core i7 720M and NVIDIA 330M?

    Thanks!

  12. @EasyBoy *comment #10*

    You’re fail bc you don’t know your hardware well enough to use the correct EmpireEFI CD.

    Enjoy your Rebel EFI use.

  13. Hey pradeesh cheers from greece 🙂
    i am on my hackintosh 10.6.4 now 🙂 and i installed it with empire efi but with 1.085 legacy version .

  14. Thank you for all the hard work.
    I have tried all your versions and every time my screen goes black with “out of range” error, any ideas on how to fix?
    thanks

  15. Is there any reason I cannot use OS 10.4 retail (tiger CDs) with Empire EFI? What’s special about 10.6?

    I have i7 920, ATI 5870 card, 6 gig ddr-3, AS rock mobo.

  16. thanks for the guidance and work. i will be waiting eagerly for the nvidia version. trying to use a ASUS P5N-D nForce 750 board, cause it is all i gots. no luck with current EFI, yet. windows taken over by viri for the last time. switch.

  17. I am a complete noobie to hackintosh.
    i have a sony vaio vpceb1z0e, i5 4gb ati hd5470
    i have vmware installed and was wondering what i now needed to do to get snow leopard to boot within windows7
    ive also downloaded empire efi for ati!

    Thanks

  18. i tried all EmpireEFI versions on my Alienware M11x R2 but my system keep reboot all the time 🙁
    Hope Nvidia-Intel version will be release soon

    Core i5-520UM
    Nvidia 335M

  19. I’ve a DELL Studio 1558, with Core i5 and Radeon 4570, chipset HM55. When I put the CD with Empire EFI everithing is good, but wuen I put the Snow Leopard DVD (10.6.0 Retail)) and Boot, the PC reboot; in normal mode, verbose mode and with the -x modifier en the line command (-x is a safe mode).
    I Try with the Legacy and Normal Empire EFI INTEL-ATI and normal an legacy empire EFI inly intel.

  20. Waiting for the Nvidia patch.. Kindly state the ETA!

    I have GT330, i5… Hope both of them are supported!

  21. Prasy, I would first like to thank you for developing empire efi. Although at first it didnt work on my vaio f series laptop, I pushed it a bit more forward by using empire efi on virtualization (vmware). I noticed that you posted something about using darwin for a bootloader, to be honest empire efi is the best boot loader is the best. All I did was use vmware and load in the efi by using empire and switching to my snow leapord dvd. It was like a miracle! Thank you for developing this! I am the macgod and I hope the both of us can cooperate to make the world of osx86 a better enviroment. Although I cannot really develop sophisticated software, I am a great tester and try to use concepts of certain lines and add them into strings. You can visit my blog at http://www.macgod.co.nr

  22. Maybe the nVidia version will work for me? I tried the Generic version with the Retail Box Set 10.6.3 DVD. It boots and gets to the language selection screen. It allows me to use Disk Utility to partition and format a hard drive. When it tries to install, however, it fails. I have a Core i7 980X, nVidia GTX 470, 24 GB DDR3 RAM, three 2 GB WD hard drives.

  23. Hi,
    thanks for your hard work.
    Will dual graphics cards be supported on this version (trying to drive 4 displays again, it used to be fine before snow leopard)?
    Thanks!

  24. I have not been able to install mac osx or snow leopard Retail dvd’s at all, I’ve been at it for months. thanks to Prasys’ Blog i have been able to get to the install screen using
    -x busratio=12 cpus=1 GraphicsEnabler=No -v with the EmpireEFI 1.085 bootcd. what really sucks is that i finally got to the install screen and my mouse and keyboard arent working!!! WTF!!!!!!!! i have tried to use a usb mouse and keyboard but still no luck. hers my pc
    Toshiba satellite a505-6033
    Intel i7-720qm
    Intel HM55 chipset
    4gb ddr3 @ 1066mhz
    500gb sata hd
    Nvidia geforce 310m

  25. Hello. Can I install snow leopard on my i5 processor?. My video card is NVIDIA GTS260. My motherboard and video card are Gigabyte. Thank you.

  26. It works on my inspiron 1520 for 10.6.3

    Does it work with 10.6.4? Don’t want to try upgrading till I know

  27. Great & thank you Prad’ 😉

    For vers. Intel/Nvidia please dont forget to include Nvidia GT 210 – not so fast but good as everyday use –

    Again, thanks!

  28. Thanks man great stuff keep it up

    id be willing to give you FTP space if you want to stop using mediafire

    im locked in on a 2 year hosting plan i dont use >.>

  29. I did the steps correctly, but when i enter into mac os setup grey screen with apple logo pops up with a spinning thing below. Then it started reading the disc …. after a while it stops reading ( no like on dvd rom) but it is still spinning, i waited for 5 mins and nothing happened. so i guess i am stuck at the grey screen, help ?

  30. hi, first many thanks for the effort to develop Empire EFI, to me,you are genius..i try your thing on HP (working), now i just buy ASUS laptop N61JV, with i5 processor, Nvidia GT325M + Intel HD Graphic, i have Retail 10.6 and 10.6.3, could you please give an idea which version of Empire EFI to be used?

    very thanks for your hard work…!!

  31. installation goes well, but after install at first reboot (empire boot, and than select fresh installation), i get an error that there is a corruption in the filesystem.
    Installing on another part of the disk (other partition, same result).
    Could that have something to do with the bootloader (and used kernel ?

    xxodd xni5100 (clevo b5100) HM55, i7-620M, GT330M 8Gb HM55

  32. When will you release the nvidia-intel version?

    If I have an i7 930 and a Nvidia 460GTX which version should I use?

  33. update on treath 44
    corruption of the filesystem is’t real, but caused by sata controller. used the dirty fsck hack, and it installs well.
    manual install bootloader + mach_kernel (from empireefi cd), so system boots from hd.
    so far so good.
    update to 10.6.4 cripples screen

  34. The link to the EmpireEFI for older AMD reloads the same page as it’s lining to the tag of EmpireEFI… could you update that link in :

    “Alternatively you may want to download older versions from especially if you’re using AMD processors”

    or post the correct one somewhere? I have an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ and a DFI UT NF3 250 Gb Motherboard and after trying iDeneb and iPC although I could solve some KP problems by disabling SATA and onboard Firewire, now it just gets stuck and after a couple minutes the “spinning” daisy stops spinning” and so far I have been unable to start in -v or -x mode since even using the bootloader it seems to ignore the flags when type them and hit enter…

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  35. ok so i have recently acquired an i7 975 ,x58 classified , some bs nvidia gforce gts 250 gpu cuz my bfg gtx 260 crashed and i havent figured out how to fix it yet , any way … 1-2tb wd hdd and 3 500gb wd hdd , 6gb ddr3 1600mh mem, and so on … im pretty sure thats all you need to know but i downloaed several of your empire efi bootables and burned and restarted and the 1063 actually booted and then came to a screaching hault said please notify some one kernal error messages …. point is please help . im trying to dual boot . i am currently running and happy with windows 7 . i have Ubuntu although its not used to often as i dont enjoy typing let alone writing code , and honestly its a lil much for me , i think im more then a noob but def not a pro i know enought to get my self a big headache i seem to manage to land on my feet but im trying to load snowleopard for the other part of my dual boot

  36. Hello,

    I was looking for way to run MAC on virtual machine in my core i3 processor and today i saw this but its not working for me again… 🙁
    i tried both bootCD and legacybootCD in both i get a error message i have taken screenshot of the error if want to see that tell me i send that to u.. below are is my laptop details:

    pro: core i3
    ram: 4gm
    video: 128
    HD: 20bg for the image
    Visualization: checked enable

    any help for this

  37. dont work on:

    [email protected]:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
    00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express MEI Controller (rev 02)
    00:03.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express PT IDER Controller (rev 02)
    00:03.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Serial KT Controller (rev 02)
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IO (ICH9DO) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 SATA RAID Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT215 [GeForce GT 240] (rev a2)
    01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

  38. hi
    sorry for for my question
    but i am new in mac

    i have mac installer by iatkos and i need to replace this EFI
    what can i do ?

  39. Tried both versions on my laptop with an i7 720qm. Ive tried it about 10 times the whole process with a legit SL DVD. It would not boot and would give an error CPU Halted. I tried booting into safe mode but I recieve the same message. Thanks and Great work so far!

  40. hello prasys core i7-870,Intel-DP55WG,4gbram 500+500 hd, nvidia 9800{1gb}, can i load mac os x 10.6.3 by using generic iso
    reply me i am crazy to load thanks

  41. what is legacy empire efi??
    and whats the use of it????

    which should i use for my intel core 2 duo pc???
    normal version or legacy version???
    Whats the difference???

  42. Hello,

    My problem is that I used both Legacy and normal empire EFI, but i cant boot into the Mac DVD, I’ve got a HP G42 270LA.

    Core i3 350-M
    4Gb RAM
    500 HDD
    Intel HD Graphics

  43. many download torrent snow leopord any os not working in my pc 2gb ram and intel pentium processor currently install os windows7 (32bit_) any help please simple download url snow leopord send my email please………………………

  44. problem starting boot mac os, installation finish correctly; error: power of pc in logo apple/
    notebook:
    hp dv7
    core i7 Q 720 @1.60
    6gb ram
    1 TB HDD
    ati mobilty 5650 hd

  45. Hello

    I’m having trouble getting the right Kexts for my Hachintosh and would be very grateful for some assistance.

    My system:
    mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 1.0 F6
    processor: i7 920 2.67 GHz
    Graphics card: XFX ATI Readon HD 5770
    RAM: G Skills Trident 6GB PC3-16000U CL9-9-9-24
    HDD: Samsung HD103SJ
    Realtek RTL 8111D
    Realtek ALC 889

    I am trying to install SL on this, somewhat old system, through Empire EFI and Kakewalk, but when I get to step 4 of Kakewlak (Installing bootloader to thumb drive), I get a notice that the restore process that I was trying failed.

    I would really like to install SL through Empire EFI on my system. Would anybody know how I could do this?

    Thank you in advance
    mdg1618

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  47. I have an intel Core i5 Processor with nvidia optimus technology, empire efi works with it?

  48. Hello,

    Do you know when the nvidia-intel Empire EFI is coming out because nothing will work on my i7 950 with Nvidia geforce GTX295 videocard installed. Every time in the middle of the installation of Mac OSx the screen gets stuck en the installation won’t go further.

    Thanks mate!

    Yari

  49. Hello,

    Can you help me with this netbook?

    Samsung N150 Plus

    Intel Atom N455 1.6 (x86-64, SSSE3)
    2 GB DDR3
    BIOS Phoenix (20/12/2010)
    Graphics Adapter Intel 3150
    sound Realtek ALC269 @ Intek 82801GBM ICH7-M
    IDE Intel NM10 Express Chipset
    WI-FI Broadcom 802.11n
    Network Marvell Yukon 88E8040
    USB Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M
    Bluetooth Broadcom BCM2070
    Webcam SCB-0340N

  50. hay i have been istalled the mac 10.6.3 on my hp probook 4530s core i3 2330m 4 gb ram ddr3 1333
    dual video card ati 6470 ddr5 and intel3000 hd graphics it’s installed fin but when i have Put the video driver to my laptop’s mac the mac won’t put up any more i try all boot loader iboot empire iaktos…..etc every time i install my video card drivermy mac won’t bootup any one have fix for this
    i think that this problem is from the loaders it’s all sucks and does’nt work i have a workable lion 1.7 with vmware but i got it pre-installed from torrent from http://www.mahmood1.com but i need mac works on my ati video card orginaly from my laptop any one can help ??????????

  51. I m using acer aspire5742 laptop with intel(r) core TM i3 cpu 2.53GHZ
    ram 2GB DDR3
    intel R HD Graphics
    can i instol mac snow lepored 10.6 with dual boot system
    any one help me ……to my mail id
    downlod link , video tutorial anything please …..please

  52. hie i am using i5 4 gb ram 1 gb ati graphics
    lenovo y series
    can uh help me how to instal mac os x 10.6

  53. Pradeesh, please update the link, and I advise you don’t use mediafire this time.
    Checksums (SHA256) or distributed torrent hashes would be appreciated.

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