PCI Extreme!
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Enable Quartz Extreme on PCI Macs w/compatible graphics cards.   Free
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As of 10.4.3 or so, this hack stopped working and started rendering machines unbootable. Please do not try to run this software on 10.4.3 or above. If you have and you want to get your machine working again, you need to take:
PCI Extreme 3.1/PCI Extreme.app/Contents/Resources/CoreGraphics
and overwrite:
/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Versions/A/CoreGraphics

You can do this in single user mode with the CP command, with a boot CD like DiskWarrior or TechTools, or you can boot the sad Mac into FireWire disk
What's New
Version 3.1: Improved Tiger support. No longer relies on binary difference patches or MD5 sums. No more "binary unsupported" messages. Certified safe for 10.4.0. At your own risk for future releases (unless this is updated by then, of course!)
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS 10.2 or later, except for 10.3.7






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JasonC commented on 11 Jul 2007
I tried to download this file and it is no longer available. Googling the file provides many sites with links to download the file but all from the same location. Does anyone know where I can get this file? Thanks. Jason
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coius replied on 17 Jul 2007
I am hosting the file now. Please get the word out
http://members.cox.net/peteledoux85/pciextreme/index.html
Since no one seems to be hosting it, i took it upon myself to mirror it so that it is still accessable
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 17 Jul 2007
The file is now being hosted on MacUpdate's servers, thanks.
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JasonC replied on 19 Jul 2007
I think I will host the file too. I'll post the link once I get back home and upload the file.
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BaronRobot commented on 13 Jan 2006
Worked like a charm under OS X 10.4.3 on my (upgraded to G4@800 by Sonnet) Yosemite, using an ATI Radeon 7000 64MB. Today, after updating to 10.4.4, I'm not able to use it and getting a kernel panic (grey screen asking to restart). Am I the only having this problem?
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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Oct 2005
I am about to install a Radeon 7000 64MB onto a G5 1.8 dual. I intend to install PCI Extreme 3.1 on OS 10.4.2. I know this is supposed to work, but I have another startup disk with 10.3.8 on it. Will PCI Extreme 3.1 work for both? I will let you know next wee how it went.
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Oct 2005
Installed fine on a B&W upgraded to G4 600 with 1G or RAM. Have a Radeon 9200. Still won't run Final Cut Express though.
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2005
No problems here with my "PowerMac G4 Mirrored Drive Doors FW800" equipped with an AGP nVidia Geforce4 and a PCI Radeon 7000
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jul 2005
Worked perfectly on my Apple Blue/White with upgraded G4 processor and PCI Radion 7000. Too early to judge stability, but now I can see that delightful little widget-flipping effect in Dashboard! Yay! Good work, and thanks for updating this for Tiger.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 May 2005
Works also with Tiger 10.4.1.

But REMEMBER !!!!
This patch is ONLY !!! for PCI only Macs.
If you have an AGP Mac with 2. PCI-GK DONT use it !
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 May 2005
Works perfectly on B&W G3 w/Radeon 7000 but in Gigabit G4 w/Radeon 7000 the mac freezes on startup at the blue startup screen. Cool regardless.
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Dangerous Wares (developer) replied on 06 May 2005
I'm not sure what is causing AGP-equipped towers to freeze on the blue screen when this patch is applied. I put a possible hotfix into the copy of 3.1 currently on the server for download. If you'd like to try it out, I'd appreciate it.
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Anonymous commented on 06 May 2005
I downloaded it again and tried it to the same effect. Is the hotfix version up on the server yet? I probably should have mentioned i am using Tiger, since the hack worked previously in 10.3.9. thanks for the quick response :)
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Anonymous commented on 12 May 2005
To boot up again I restarted holding down the shift button. This boots into safemode and skips loading of the CoreImage tweaked files. Once back into OS X just open PCI Extreme and choose the AGP option and restart as usual. You should be back to normal!
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 May 2005
Great! Finally works with Radeon 7000 Mac Edition under 10.3.9.
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 May 2005
I tried again to use it and it doesnt Enable the 7000 mac still
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ocjb had trouble on 16 Nov 2007
I think I misunderstood the use of this file. I have an AGP PowerMac G4. It also has an ATI 9200 Mac Edition in a PCI slot. I was trying to enable Quartz Extreme by using this hack. My system will not reboot. Get grey screen, then blue screen. Nothing else, so I cannot get in to remove the changes made. Please help...
[Version 3.1]

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David Stembridge commented on 15 Mar 2009
Did you ever figure this out?
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ocjb replied on 15 Mar 2009
The AGP card that I installed, though originally deemed as "Quartz Extreme Compatible", showed up in System Profiler as incompatible.

I removed PCI Extreme from the system with help from the author due to the incompatiblity and upgrading the system beyond 10.4.3. The author has posted this information on the PCI Extreme! 3.1 MacUpdate page (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8979/pci-extreme%21) and probably other places as well.

Here is another reference which may be helpful:

http://everything2.com/?node_id=1733055

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As of 10.4.3 or so, this hack stopped working and started rendering machines unbootable. Please do not try to run this software on 10.4.3 or above. If you have and you want to get your machine working again, you need to take:
PCI Extreme 3.1/PCI Extreme.app/Contents/Resources/CoreGraphics
and overwrite:
/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Versions/A/CoreGraphics

You can do this in single user mode with the CP command, with a boot CD like DiskWarrior or TechTools, or you can boot the sad Mac into FireWire disk mode and use another Mac to copy the file over using the Finder.

PCI Extreme!... PCI Radeon users rejoice! This hack will enable hardware accelerated features in CoreGraphics any PCI video card with the proper hardware. Easy, eh? The patch PCI Extreme! performs will not allow older cards, such as the Rage II, Rage 128 Pro, Nexus, or any Voodoo or nVidia cards to utilize hardware acceleration. Unless the AGP counterpart to your card can power a feature, the PCI equivalent will not be able to, even with this patch. That is the bottom line.

Unfortunately, because Apple hardcoded the setting into CoreGraphics, I'm not aware of a way to enable both AGP and PCI graphics quartz acceleration at the same time. If you know a way, please let me know.


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