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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD 6600 XT

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This is the first time anyone has reported this problem. Did you make any changes to the EFI? Did you generate serial, board serial, and UUID?

No, no changes at all to the EFI besides in the config.plist. I generated the serial, board serial, and SMUUID but I don't have a CustomUUID. I'm going to try to download the EFI again and see if that fixes it.
 
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I installed 17G2112 and tried without the device ID. The system booted up fine but running VDADecoderChecker resulted in an error and MacX Video Converter reported no hardware acceleration.

Rebooted with the injections and VDADecoderChecker reported fully supported and MacX Video Converter reported hardware acceleration.

Btw, yes, it's cool that About This Mac finally correctly identifies the CPU. :mrgreen:

You're using a Macbook Pro image, and it worked? Interesting....are you planning to show more of how that would work and how to make it work?
 

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I installed 17G2112 and tried without the device ID. The system booted up fine but running VDADecoderChecker resulted in an error and MacX Video Converter reported no hardware acceleration.

Rebooted with the injections and VDADecoderChecker reported fully supported and MacX Video Converter reported hardware acceleration.

Btw, yes, it's cool that About This Mac finally correctly identifies the CPU. :mrgreen:
same to me ...just lost time
 

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You're using a Macbook Pro image, and it worked? Interesting....are you planning to show more of how that would work and how to make it work?

Yes, I'm using the build from the latest MacBook Pro. It's just High Sierra with added support for some MacBook Pro components. Apple also had a special build of macOS for the iMac Pro when it was released. Updates afterwards, unified everything in to a single build. I fully expect the same will happen in this instance.

adenbeckitt detailed how to download it in post #2498 or you can find pre-created installers in the third paragraph of post #1 in the Intel Framebuffer Patching For Mojave thread.

Installation is no different from any other macOS update. Double-click the installer and sit back & relax while it does its thing. It's a full installer so it takes approx 30-40 minutes.
 
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I installed 17G2112 and tried without the device ID. The system booted up fine but running VDADecoderChecker resulted in an error and MacX Video Converter reported no hardware acceleration.

Rebooted with the injections and VDADecoderChecker reported fully supported and MacX Video Converter reported hardware acceleration.

Btw, yes, it's cool that About This Mac finally correctly identifies the CPU. :mrgreen:

That is very peculiar. Mine report full hardware acceleration.

Oh, didn’t you say it was something to do with having a dGpu too?

EDIT: See images.
1 - non apple kexts loaded (no WG)
2 - no injected ID
3 - VDADecoderChecker
4 - MacX Video Converter

EDIT2: I just saw that WG now allows use of fake Kaby Lake again so EFI 4.1 should work on the non MacBook build.
(Update: vit9696 added back ability to fake Kaby Lake platform-id's)
 

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same to me ...just lost time

Well, you haven't really lost time because you can use EFI 4.1, which didn't work on earlier builds (for me and at least one other person that posted)
 

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That is very peculiar. Mine report full hardware acceleration.

Oh, didn’t you say it was something to do with having a dGpu too?

EDIT: See images.
1 - non apple kexts loaded (no WG)
2 - no injected ID
3 - VDADecoderChecker
4 - MacX Video Converter

EDIT2: I just saw that WG now allows use of fake Kaby Lake again so EFI 4.1 should work on the non MacBook build.

Yes. I tested with dGPU. I think that's the difference.
 

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That is very peculiar. Mine report full hardware acceleration.

Oh, didn’t you say it was something to do with having a dGpu too?

EDIT: See images.
1 - non apple kexts loaded (no WG)
2 - no injected ID
3 - VDADecoderChecker
4 - MacX Video Converter

EDIT2: I just saw that WG now allows use of fake Kaby Lake again so EFI 4.1 should work on the non MacBook build.

share you efi folder please...
 
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Hi @pastrychef. Did you changed the values also from your r4.1 of your Asus ROG Strix build? Or is this values from a different build config?

Thanks.

r4.1 uses Kaby Lake ig-platform-id because macOS High Sierra versions prior to 17G2112 do not have support for Coffee Lake. I will update my EFI folder when standard releases of macOS have support for Coffee Lake.
 
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