• Chimera 2.1 Now Available With Haswell CPU Support


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    Published on 06-19-2013 10:02 AM by
    Chimera has been updated to version 2.1. The major change in this version is the addition of Haswell CPU support. In addition, AMD 7xxx graphics card detection and preliminary OS X 10.9 Mavericks boot support have been included from Chameleon 2.2 r2246. Chimera is recommended for all users, and will be included by default in the next MultiBeast and UniBeast releases.

    Chimera v2.1 Changes:

    • Added Haswell CPU support with model and speed detection
    • NOTE: OS X support is not yet native in 10.8.4
    • Disabled writing of boot arguments to nvram
    • Added AMD 7xxx graphics card detection
    • Preliminary OS X 10.9 Mavericks boot support
    • NOTE: For paid OS X developers testing the pre-release software
    • Reverted AMD graphics card reporting to Chimera v1.11.1 style
    • Reverted NVIDIA graphics card reporting to Chimera v1.11.1 style
    • Includes most Chameleon 2.2 r2246 changes while retaining all previous Chimera v2.0.1 fixes and enhancements

    Chimera is an official branch of the Chameleon open-source bootloader project.

    A standalone installer is now available at tonymacx86.com/downloads. For bug reporting, feature requests, and general feedback please use the Chimera Forum.

    Related:
    Chimera 2.0 Now Available with iMessage Login Fix
    Chimera 1.11.1 Update

    tonymacx86 Wiki: Chimera
    tonymacx86 Forum: The Tools > Chimera
    Comments 83 Comments
    1. gaart's Avatar
      gaart -
      Thanks... Now to update, and do some Mavericks testing.
    1. Adrian B's Avatar
      Adrian B -
      That is a very positive start - we just need Apple to release 10.8.4+ Haswell support via App store or Mavericks.
    1. themilxt3r's Avatar
      themilxt3r -
      I just want to ask if you ever thought of making a preference pane for Chimera just like the one the old chameleon had?
    1. Craigrox's Avatar
      Craigrox -
      Perfect timing
    1. thebluephilip's Avatar
      thebluephilip -
      nice )
    1. Mak1702's Avatar
      Mak1702 -
      nice!!! one tonymacx86 and macman!!!
    1. didii's Avatar
      didii -
      Awesome! Thanks Macman!
    1. a.foerster's Avatar
      a.foerster -
      Thanks Macman!
      ...anyone knows, iMessage is supported now?
    1. hiwa's Avatar
      hiwa -
      thanks tonymac
    1. MacMan's Avatar
      MacMan -
      Quote Originally Posted by hiwa View Post
      thanks tonymac
      Your welcome
    1. ATB's Avatar
      ATB -
      Sweet!
    1. wildwillow's Avatar
      wildwillow -
      Thanks a lot tonymacx86 and MacMan, question. So to run Haswell unsupported in Mountain Lion we could install on our SSD via our Ivy system, add chimera to support Haswell. Shut down reconnect the SSD to our Haswell machine. And then run MultiBeast? Or would we still be missing the supported Mach_Kernel? Thanks in advance.
    1. tonymacx86's Avatar
      tonymacx86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wildwillow View Post
      Thanks a lot tonymacx86 and MacMan, question. So to run Haswell unsupported in Mountain Lion we could install on our SSD via our Ivy system, add chimera to support Haswell. Shut down reconnect the SSD to our Haswell machine. And then run MultiBeast? Or would we still be missing the supported Mach_Kernel? Thanks in advance.
      Kernel support isn't there in 10.8.4. Historically Apple has provided a small update for new Macs containing the files, however since 10.8.4 is so new, it could be a while.
    1. Goekeli's Avatar
      Goekeli -
      You guys are AMAZING!!!!
    1. kozel's Avatar
      kozel -
      I update from 2.0.1 to 2.1 and i cant boot. During booting crash and restart... Why?

      Thanks so much!!!
    1. wildwillow's Avatar
      wildwillow -
      Quote Originally Posted by tonymacx86 View Post
      Kernel support isn't there in 10.8.4. Historically Apple has provided a small update for new Macs containing the files, however since 10.8.4 is so new, it could be a while.
      Thanks for the clarification.
    1. kiu77's Avatar
      kiu77 -
      Yes I know it's pretty brazen butů
      shall I dare to?
      I will. Writing cautious ;-)

      How about support for PCIe SSDs?
      The new MBA 2013 has one and the future Mac pro will have some.
      Are PCIe SSDs a matter of Chimera or are the necessary drivers included in OS X 10.8.4 and 10.9 already?
    1. mully's Avatar
      mully -
      Great ..you guys are way ahead of the game ....nice....thank you!
    1. sarahsen's Avatar
      sarahsen -
      wow thank's.. and now Mavericks test test test

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      Great !! thank's... and now Mavericks test test test
    1. crayonshin's Avatar
      crayonshin -
      Does AMD 7xxx card detection mean that 7xxx cards will work without the current necessary workarounds (like Nvidia 6xx cards)? Or, does it just mean that the card is identified correctly in System Information?