• Chimera 2.2 Update


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    Published on 08-26-2013 01:16 PM by
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    Chimera has been updated to version 2.2. The major changes in this version are the addition of new Intel integrated graphics support and two new boot keys. The first new boot key, IGPlatformID, allows for overriding the Chimera defaults for ig-platform-id on the Intel HD 3000, Intel HD 2500/4000, and the latest Intel HD 4600/5000. The other key, IGPEnabler, allows for enabling the Intel HD GPU when GraphicsEnabler=No. Chimera is recommended for all users, and will be included by default in the next MultiBeast and UniBeast releases.

    Chimera v2.2 Changes:

    • Added support for Intel HD Graphics 2500
    • Added support for Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Added support for Intel HD Graphics 4600 Mobile
    • Added support for Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Added new boot key IGPlatformID=[value] to allow for overriding default Intel HD Graphics Platform ID for the Intel HD Graphics 2500, 3000, 4000, 4000 Mobile, 4600, 4600 Mobile and 5000 GPUs. [value] must be 8 hexadecimal digits such as 0166000A which is the default for the HD 4000.
    • Added new boot key IGPEnabler=Yes/No to allow for Intel HD Graphics injection with GraphicsEnabler=No

    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 2.1 Now Available With Haswell CPU Support
    Chimera 2.0 Now Available with iMessage Login Fix
    Chimera 1.11.1 Update

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    Comments 129 Comments
    1. fussel's Avatar
      fussel -
      thanks. lets test the hd4600. i hope with 10.8.5 will all work (speedstepping and sound without troubles... we will see)
    1. XFlare's Avatar
      XFlare -
      Awesome, but I will update when the next Multibeast release comes.
    1. jtscuba's Avatar
      jtscuba -
      does this mean we can now use integrated HD 2500 graphics as the main system graphics?
    1. tonymacx86's Avatar
      tonymacx86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jtscuba View Post
      does this mean we can now use integrated HD 2500 graphics as the main system graphics?
      Yep
    1. winmac2014's Avatar
      winmac2014 -
      No ATI 7770 support why ???? thanks anyway
    1. MacMan's Avatar
      MacMan -
      Quote Originally Posted by winmac2014 View Post
      No ATI 7770 support why ???? tanks anyway
      What makes you say that? The code for it has been in Chimera for awhile.
    1. winmac2014's Avatar
      winmac2014 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MacMan View Post
      What makes you say that? The code for it has been in Chimera for awhile.
      Sorry my error ! me have any time white screen and no mousse in boot in os x 10.8.4 or 10.8.3.
      THANKS FOR WORK !!!!!
    1. hacman's Avatar
      hacman -
      thank you tonymacx86.com
    1. zaborrilla's Avatar
      zaborrilla -
      Hi,

      Thanks for this release. Does it solve the iMessage / Facetime problem?

      Regards
    1. aaron97's Avatar
      aaron97 -
      I tested IGPEnabler=Yes, and it works great on my UD5H. Before I was using manual string injection, so I could run GraphicsEnabler=No for my 650 ti. The only difference I notice is before about my mac would say 512mb for the HD4000, now it says 768mb allocated to the HD4000.
    1. flmmkr's Avatar
      flmmkr -
      Could someone please explain what these mean? What do they do? I have a GTX Titan, using HD4000 as primary, but would prefer GTX Titan as primary. OS X won't boot if I have GTX Titan set as primary in the BIOS. Will this help with that?

      Added new boot key IGPlatformID=[value] to allow for overriding default Intel HD Graphics Platform ID for the Intel HD Graphics 2500, 3000, 4000, 4000 Mobile, 4600, 4600 Mobile and 5000 GPUs. [value] must be 8 hexadecimal digits such as 0166000A which is the default for the HD 4000.

      Added new boot key IGPEnabler=Yes/No to allow for Intel HD Graphics injection with GraphicsEnabler=No
    1. MacMan's Avatar
      MacMan -
      Quote Originally Posted by zaborrilla View Post
      Hi,

      Thanks for this release. Does it solve the iMessage / Facetime problem?

      Regards
      No as the current solution FileNVRAM is closed source and the developer claims that Chimera is a commercial product and won't let us include it.

      Because of that you can search for FileNVRAM and download and install it yourself, but beware of the following limitations:

      Version 1.1.2 fixes iMessage ONLY
      Version 1.1.3 fixes FaceTime crash only.

      There is no current solution for both when using Chimera.
    1. neilhart's Avatar
      neilhart -
      Is there a table for the values ( IGPlatformID=[value] ) ? And when would one use this parameter? Sorry if these are dumb questions.

      neil
    1. aaron97's Avatar
      aaron97 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tonymacx86 View Post
      Yep
      Does the HD2500 now fully support QE/CI?
    1. hackgirl's Avatar
      hackgirl -
      Thanks.
    1. MacMan's Avatar
      MacMan -
      Quote Originally Posted by neilhart View Post
      Is there a table for the values ( IGPlatformID=[value] ) ? And when would one use this parameter? Sorry if these are dumb questions.

      neil
      We are working on an article explaining all the values, stay tuned.
    1. MacMan's Avatar
      MacMan -
      Quote Originally Posted by aaron97 View Post
      Does the HD2500 now fully support QE/CI?
      There is limited QE/CI support.

      I was able to run the Chess program which is a good test for QE/CI, but the Heaven benchmark wouldn't run.
    1. aaron97's Avatar
      aaron97 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MacMan View Post
      There is limited QE/CI support.

      I was able to run the Chess program which is a good test for QE/CI, but the Heaven benchmark wouldn't run.
      Thanks. So it still isn't recommended to get a cpu with HD2500 graphics?
    1. tonymacx86's Avatar
      tonymacx86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aaron97 View Post
      Thanks. So it still isn't recommended to get a cpu with HD2500 graphics?
      In terms of Ivy Bridge CPUs, there really is no reason to go HD 2500. HD 4000 is vastly superior, fully supported, and if price is an obstacle the i3-3225 is pretty cheap. We won't be recommending CPUs with HD 2500, although Apple did add support.
    1. thewer's Avatar
      thewer -
      IGPEnabler = YAY!! I have been running with HD4000 manually injected and GE=no for my other card to get my 4 monitors working. I will give it a god when I get home