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@oli.mathieu
After these first tests, by which improvements and particular functionalities are you interested in order to direct the next tests ?
(I will also switch to Catalina )
:thumbup: ;)

[ OS : Bad new this evening our country is placed in stage 3]
very good new all that !!
We need to build an USB kext dedicated to this mobo
Also the possibility to swap the Wifi/bluetooth card with a MacOS compatible one.

You have to also try with a 44/48 PCIe lanes CPU
Thanks again
 
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very good new all that !!
We need to build an USB kext dedicated to this mobo
Also the possibility to swap the Wifi/bluetooth card with a MacOS compatible one.

You have to also try with a 44/48 PCIe lanes CPU
Thanks again
I used the build over the weekend without any problem or KP at reboot.
The bios comes with many interesting options ( as PCie bifurcation and configuration) but some functions are a little hidden like CfgLock so not very intuitive.
I managed the main parameters to run MacOs.
Sleep / wake-up may need to be adjusted because of Titan Ridge I think.
Remaining as you suggested USB kext and wifi / bluetooth to swap.
I will share the EFI folder.
Edit :
Another improvement: I am completely convinced that the Titan Ridge of this motherboard offers more compatibility than the PCi Titan Ridge card : it works OOB no need to Windows 10 and drivers installation.
Data transfer even with a basic USB_C network lan is regular.
Then it could confirm the full compatibility of the Asrock X299 Creator for MacOs.
 
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I used VirtualSMC.kext with VirtualSMC.efi in adding with OcQuirks.efi and FwRuntimeServices.efi : Clover with SMCHelper.efi and VirtualSMC.kext failed to boot.( error with VirtualSMC.kext)
I will try after install Windows 10 and Thunderbolt Drivers.
Hello
So You Use FakeSMC.kext instead of VirtualSMC.kext ? with witch ".efi" UEFI driver ?
Thanks
 
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Hello
So You Use FakeSMC.kext instead of VirtualSMC.kext ? with witch ".efi" UEFI driver ?
Thanks
There is some misunderstood : the structure from my EFI folder is on the snapshot here https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/asrock-x299-creator.292400/post-2078723
You can see the drivers and the kexts
So what i said Clover without specific OcQuirks EFI drivers and kexts won't boot
I wanted to adjust some SSDT (missing on the snapshot) before sharing my EFI file but anyway I will do it when I come back this late afternoon
 
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Here I share the functional EFI folder with my basic test build :
- CPU i7-7820X
- GPU AMD R9 380 4GB
- Ram Crucial 4 x 8 Go 2133 Mhz
- SSD Sata TS128GSSD370S
- Cooler Noctua NH-U12P SE2

EFI folder with OcQuirks drivers, kexts and OcQuirks.plist for X299
ACPI/Patched : SSDT suitable for X299 Creator _SB.PC00
Kexts : required for the system but a dedicated USB kext must be performed.

I think it is a good and solid base to start with this motherboard but it should be improved to be even more efficient.
 

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Here I share the functional EFI folder with my basic test build :
- CPU i7-7820X
- GPU AMD R9 380 4GB
- Ram Crucial 4 x 8 Go 2133 Mhz
- SSD Sata TS128GSSD370S
- Cooler Noctua NH-U12P SE2

EFI folder with OcQuirks drivers, kexts and OcQuirks.plist for X299
ACPI/Patched : SSDT suitable for X299 Creator _SB.PC00
Kexts : required for the system but a dedicated USB kext must be performed.

I think it is a good and solid base to start with this motherboard but it should be improved to be even more efficient.
“They did not know it was impossible so they did it”
― Mark Twain
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No problems with my SSD test disk on Catalina :

Screenshot 2020-03-17 at 18.11.59.png


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Good job
Did you change anything from Mojave clover folder ?

I did change nothing : only the SSDT-EC does not load.
;)

Edit : thanks again and remember that my work was well prepared before I start : we did previous research.
 
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Okay next steps
1- SMBIOS Mac Pro 7.1 with all DSDT Patches
2- Same with OpenCore ;)
 
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