Let me start off by stating that this is NOT a how-to for installing a Apple's OS X on an ASUS X99-Pro motherboard. A how-to is way beyond the scope of what this blog post is capable of. I am writing this as a informational log of the tasty morsels I have collected over the past few weeks. With that being said... LET'S GO!
The motherboard in question is ASUS's X99-Pro. This fine slab of PCB provides a 2011-v3 CPU socket complimented by Intel's X99 chipset. My particular board is paired with an Intel i7 5820K processor. Other compatible CPUs differ in clock speed, number of cores and the amount of cache. I chose the "low end" 2011-v3 chip due to budget and personal computational need.
The ASUS X99-Pro motherboard has a number of features which I found really nifty and at the time seemed desirable. Of them we have onboard WiFi a/b/g/n/ac & Bluetooth v4.0, 8 DDR4 quad channel RAM slots, a nice sounding Realtek ALC1150 audio codec and a plethora of USB 3.0 po…
I had the problem when loading my Hack Mac that the wi-fi card always grabbed onto en0 and my built in ethernet always defaulted to en1. This cause all kinds of problems with using Apple's internet based services like the App Store, Facetime, and iCloud. These services require your built in ethernet port to be en0. To make the swap I had to go in and delete the following 2 files.
Next we'll decompress the source. Don't forget to enter the directory the archive decompresses to before you run the compile command.
tar vxfj mednafen-<version>-wip.tar.bz2
And then compile the Mednafen source ./configure && make && sudo make install
After it finishes compiling and installing it's binaries you can fire it up by opening a terminal (yes, its a terminal based program. NO built in GUI) and typing in 'mednafen <rom name>'. The list of supported systems is staggering. Refer to the Mednafen homepage for the run down on what all it can do.