Sunday, April 19, 2009

Using Apple Remote on Hackintosh


>>>Update<<< Chameleon 2.0 for Lion here: 

After hours spent on fine tuning and getting everything to work just like on a real Mac (or even better), many of us started to miss some of Windows functionality and compatibility. I'm not talking about games and other applications but about hardware. You can't just go to the computer store and grab a DVB-T stick and be sure it will be recognized on your hackintosh. Choosing new hardware involves hours spend on forums asking questions, reading reviews to find the 100% compatible piece of hardware - PC hardware. The ultimate goal having a hackintosh is to get it as close as possible to the real thing without spending thousand of dollars on it.

iSight and Apple Remote are included with many apple computers, Apple Remote is the toughest to get to work properly.

iSight - use this plugin and hope your webcam is supported: macam3.4mb
(After adding macam.component your webcam should work just like iSight)

Apple Remote: needs IR receiver, the cheapest solution is Windows MCE (eHome) 2005 Receiver, you can read more on compatibility here:
- Remote Buddy - 19.99
- Twisted Melon - $15.95

As you see you will have to use some software to get it to work but it works very well.


You are probably looking for a working copy of Tiger or Leopard, ready to install on a "white box" pc. I can't give you a link to download it, so please don't even ask for it. This blog will inform you about working versions of OSX86. You have to find a copy yourself. (try some popular torrent sites)