September 8, 2014 at 10:20PM

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Does the 'Hackintosh/HakPro' "guide" still exist?

I was curious to know if this guide still existed, since it always had a prominent position on the previous site's menu bar. Every article I can find with the 'hackintosh' or 'hackpro' tag seemingly has a link to the guide... but when you click on those links, it goes back to the 'hackintosh' tag list of articles... so no guide.

Just curious, especially if there is any intention to keep the guide updated. If it doesn't exist anymore, perhaps a simple post stating that?

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They guys over at tonymacx86 are an amazing resource - http://www.tonymacx86.com/home.php - always up to date. I used a combination of Koo's guide and Tony Mac when I build my first. But Tony Mac has really kept up month to month.

September 8, 2014 at 11:02PM

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Scott Selman
Festival Producer, AFI DOCS | Filmmaker | Producer
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Thanks Sam,

The old guide was so out of date that it was pretty useless. We learned that the build rapidly became outdated, and I'm not longer using a Hackintosh myself, so the official guide went away with the relaunch.

That said, we'd like nothing more than to have NFS be a place for filmmakers specifically to share their own builds and insights. The "Hackintosh" tag, as far as articles are concerned, takes you to the non-existent URLs, that's true. But what if we could get an active community started here:

http://nofilmschool.com/boards/tags/hackintosh?type=discussions

We found that the static article format wasn't the best, because frequent updates would mean that previous comments were out of date. Discussions on the boards could remain fresh in a way that a single article never could...

September 8, 2014 at 11:15PM

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Ryan Koo
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I'm not a mac person myself, but I know many others still found your guide helpful. As even though it is out of date, it was a very nicely written one that provided a good starting point for people to do further research from.

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September 9, 2014 at 3:15AM

Ryan,

The link that you provided above that is supposed to have the "active community" doesn't lead to anything.

I had your hackintosh pro built. I just did an update and not my sound doesn't work and videos won't play back....I wish that post was still around so at least I could go back and re-setup my machine...because right now it's great for writing emails but that's about it.

- Nick

October 20, 2014 at 10:32AM

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Nick Girard
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I had hackintosh and with tonymax086 is enough to buildit. The complement is see inside, of mac with components use and buy similars. I use with the graphics cards and I install a native version of mac... :D

October 27, 2014 at 3:30AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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Ryan's original Hackintosh guide was hugely useful to me a few years ago. I still run a hackintosh because for me I can get the power of a Mac Pro for PC cost, with additional expansion options. The trade-off is needing to be more involved in the IT side than buying an off-the-shelf real Mac.

As great as it would be for this to be a Hackintoshing forum, the subject's too fast moving, as Ryan pointed out, to really work here. I wouldn't go to a Hackintoshing site to broaden my horizons on filmmaking.

Have a look at Tonymacx86.com, it's the most comprehensive starting point. Once you've got the hang of things, more in depth discussions can be found over at Insanelymac.com.

December 5, 2014 at 7:15PM, Edited December 5, 7:15PM

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Adrian Graham-Smith
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