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Use this tool to make VMWare Completely Support Mac OS X

Mac OS X Unlocker for VMware V2.0


1. Introduction


Unlocker 2 is designed for Workstation 11, Player 7 and Fusion 7.

If you are using an earlier product please continue using Unlocker 1

Version 2 has been tested against:

* Workstation 11 on Windows and Linux

* Player 7 on Windows and Linux

* Fusion 7 on Mavericks and Yosemite

* (Currently is does not work on ESXi 6.0)

The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product

being patched:

* Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow Mac OS X to boot

* Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during VM creation

* A copy of the latest VMware Tools for OS X is included

Note that not all products recognise the darwin.iso via install tools menu item.

You will have to manually mount the darwin.iso for example on Workstation and Player.

The vmwarebase code does not need to be patched on OS X so you will see a

message on those systems telling you that it will not be patched.

In all cases make sure VMware is not running, and any background guests have

been shutdown.

The code is now Python as it makes the Unlocker easier to run and maintain on ESXi.

There are some challenges to write the code as ESXi has a subset of Python 2.7 which

constrains some modules that can be used.

2. Prerequisites


The code requires Python 2.7 to work. Most Linux distros and OS X ship with a compatible

Python interpreter and should work without requiring any additional software.

Windows will need a version of Python installed and the code has been tested against:

CPython - https://www.python.org/downloads/

ActiveState Python - http://www.activestate.com/activepython/downloads

IronPython - https://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/169382

The python.exe file must be on the executable PATH. If it is not on PATH please

edit win-install.cmd to point to the installation path.

3. Limitations


The Unlocker currently does not work on ESXi 6.

The Unlocker does not remove the check for server versions for OS X Leopard and

Snow Leopard (10.5 and 10.6).



| ========== |

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| If you create a new VM using version 11 hardware VMware will stop and |

| create a core dump.There are two options to work around this issue: |

| |

| 1. Change the VM to be HW 10 - this does not affect performance. |

| 2. Edit the VMX file and add: |

| smc.version = 0 |

| |


Work continues to find solutions to the limitations.

4. Windows


On Windows you will need to either run cmd.exe as Administrator or using

Explorer right click on the command file and select "Run as administrator".

win-install.cmd - patches VMware

win-uninstall.cmd - restores VMware

5. Linux


On Linux you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts.

You may need to ensure the Linux scripts have execute permissions

by running chmod +x against the 2 files.

lnx-install.sh - patches VMware

lnx-uninstall.sh - restores VMware

6. Mac OS X


On Mac OS X you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts.

This is really only needed if you want to use client versions of Mac OS X.

You may need to ensure the OS X scripts have execute permissions

by running chmod +x against the 2 files.

osx-install.sh - patches VMware

osx-uninstall.sh - restores VMware

Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife for all

the testing and support.



12/12/14 1.0.0 - First release

(c) 2011-2014 Dave Parsons

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