This is is an official driver , which I’ve patched for Hackint0sh. It was released by NVIDIA to address some issues with MacPro Late 2009 model with GeForce 2xx series graphics card. Basically what this driver does is that it gives you :-
- Improved performance for games such as Team Fortress 2 , Starcraft II and other games (It gives a large frame boost)
- Improves overall stability with OpenGL applications (I’ve found out that my old Rayman III game doesn’t crash anymore)
However , I’ve patched it , basically I’ve removed a script inside the installer which checks for the right Mac Model and Graphics Card. Thus allowing real mac (yes I’ve tested it with my MacBook Pro Core i5 with GeForce 330M) and as well as Hackintosh to work.
It requires MacOS X 10.6.3 and above. It works with NVIDIA GeForce 8 , GeForce 9 , GeForce 1xx series , GeForce 2xx series. It does not work with GeForce 4xx series.
There are few drawbacks. Firstly , you’ll be losing Power Management -which translates to noisy fan (Fan will stay at 100%). This is somewhat bad if you are using a laptop or if you care for a noise-free environment. Secondly , this kext has known to cause kernel panics with certain configuration.
IMPORTANT NOTICE : MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKED UP YOUR SYSTEM. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT YOU ARE DOING , ITS NOT RECOMMENDED TO INSTALL THIS. HOWEVER IF YOU’RE CURIOUS AND YOU KNOW HOW TO RECOVER IN AN EVENT OF SOMETHING GOES WRONG , FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD IT
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