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[closed] Alienware 15r2 Working features and current issues

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Alienware 15 R2
CPU
i7 6700HQ
Graphics
Skylake 530 + gtx 970m (4k panel)
Hello Everyone,
So I have successfully installed Sierra on my Alienware 15r2, i7-6700HQ, Nvidia 970M with a 4k panel.
All credits go to @RehabMan and others for the continuous support throughout the last year.

Currently working:

-Intel HD530 with full acceleration
-Nvidia 970m (with HDMI out)
-4k panel
-Webcam
-All USBs
-Sleep/Wake
-Audio (mic, Speakers, audio jack, audio after wake from sleep, volume control).
-Boot From Nvme
-Ethernet Killer E2400
-Wifi with BCM94352Z
-Brightness Control
-Keyboard+Trackpad
-Battery
-Full System Recognition

Almost everything works great.

The only issue I'm having is:
When i shut down, the laptop doesn't start again, unless i connect it to the external power adapter.
This is an issue only with the hackintosh as shut down works fine with windows.
I have referenced a lot more about this issue in this thread:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...-ei-capitan-install-mac-sierra-success.183018

For anyone who has some knowledge on this, any help will be highly appreciated.
Im attaching my current PR files.
Thanks & Regards.
 

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RehabMan

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iOS
Hello Everyone,
So I have successfully installed Sierra on my Alienware 15r2, i7-6700HQ, Nvidia 970M with a 4k panel.
All credits go to @RehabMan and others for the continuous support throughout the last year.

Currently working:

-Intel HD530 with full acceleration
-Nvidia 970m (with HDMI out)
-4k panel
-Webcam
-All USBs
-Sleep/Wake
-Audio (mic, Speakers, audio jack, audio after wake from sleep, volume control).
-Boot From Nvme
-Ethernet Killer E2400
-Wifi with BCM94352Z
-Brightness Control
-Keyboard+Trackpad
-Battery
-Full System Recognition

Almost everything works great.

The only issue I'm having is:
When i shut down, the laptop doesn't start again, unless i connect it to the external power adapter.
This is an issue only with the hackintosh as shut down works fine with windows.
I have referenced a lot more about this issue in this thread:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...-ei-capitan-install-mac-sierra-success.183018

For anyone who has some knowledge on this, any help will be highly appreciated.
Im attaching my current PR files.
Thanks & Regards.
ACPI not patched correctly. For example, no accommodation for _OSI("Darwin")...
See guide:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-patching-laptop-dsdt-ssdts.152573/

Also:
- patching X86PlatformPlugin not recommended
 
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Messages
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Motherboard
Alienware 15 R2
CPU
i7 6700HQ
Graphics
Skylake 530 + gtx 970m (4k panel)

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RehabMan

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I patched with the system_OSYS that you provided in your repo.
Still no luck.
Windows 2006 may not be new enough.
You must experiment with other common patches, other _OSI patches.
Read the guide carefully.
 
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i7 6700HQ
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Skylake 530 + gtx 970m (4k panel)
Windows 2006 may not be new enough.
You must experiment with other common patches, other _OSI patches.
Read the guide carefully.
Hello Rehabman,
So i tried with the windows 10 one, still no luck.
Also,
I have started the thread for high sierra, so kindly remove this thread and we can continue on that thread:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/alienware-15r2-working-features-and-current-issues.255409/

I updated to high sierra today and everything that worked in sierra is working on high sierra.
With just that one Boot/Shutdown issue.
Thanks for all the help.
Kindly let me know if i might be missing anything.
 

RehabMan

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Joined
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Messages
188,950
Motherboard
Intel DH67BL
CPU
i7-2600K
Graphics
HD 3000
Mac
MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hello Rehabman,
So i tried with the windows 10 one, still no luck.
Also,
I have started the thread for high sierra, so kindly remove this thread and we can continue on that thread:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/alienware-15r2-working-features-and-current-issues.255409/

I updated to high sierra today and everything that worked in sierra is working on high sierra.
With just that one Boot/Shutdown issue.
Thanks for all the help.
Kindly let me know if i might be missing anything.
Marked closed.
 
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thank you ,I want to install 10.13.6 on my Alienware 17r3, i7-6700HQ, Nvidia 970M,Can I use this file?
 
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Alienware 15 R2
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Skylake 530 + gtx 970m (4k panel)
thank you ,I want to install 10.13.6 on my Alienware 17r3, i7-6700HQ, Nvidia 970M,Can I use this file?
Yup you can, although mine is a setup for the 4k panel, so beware of that and make the necessary changes, if needed for your system.
I myself have downgraded from mojave to high sierra again.
 
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