I currently have a Mac OS X Mavericks VM running on a Windows 7 machine in VMware Workstation. I am trying to install Logic Studio 9 and am unable to install due to the following reason.

Logic Studio Installer requires that your system have a Quartz Extreme capable video card.
Logic Studio Installer recommends that your system have 64 MB of VRAM; this system has only 0 MB of VRAM.

The chipset installed by VMware is:

Chipset Model: VMware SVGA II
Type: GPU
Device ID: 0x0405
Revision ID: 0x0000

I have a Sapphire 7950 installed on this machine.

What is the best way to approach this problem?

Possible hackintosh solution?

  • This question appears to be off-topic because goes again EULA. – Matthieu Riegler Jan 20 '14 at 20:45
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about running OSX on non-Apple hardware – nohillside Jan 20 '14 at 21:36
  • Okay I wasn't sure whether it would be or not. Is this a valid superuser question? – andrsnn Jan 20 '14 at 22:02
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    Btw there seem to be several hackintosh questions on ask different that aren't flagged. – andrsnn Jan 20 '14 at 22:05

Technically the issue here has nothing to do with the Hackintosh. It's a limit on the VMWare graphics card and failing the Logic install checker.

You can try the following:

  • Install Logic9 package, right-click and choose Show Original
  • Choose LogicStudio.mpkg. Right-click and choose Show Package Contents
  • Go to Contents/Resources/Requirements Checker.app
  • Right-click, and choose Show Package Contents
  • Find Checker.app, navigate to Contents/Resources -> file minsys.plist
  • Edit it, replacing every "block" with "warn"
  • Save the file.

Now run the install and it should pass the check.

This same issue impacts genuine Mac's which don't have the required RAM or graphics cards, etc.

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  • This is great I will try this. Would somehow updating the vmware chipset with the correct 7950 actually benefit performance? – andrsnn Jan 20 '14 at 22:04

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