Any hack to enable core image

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macmadant, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    I know this has probably been, posted before, but does anyone know any any kind of hack or code, to enable core image on older graphics cards, core image can run on these cards, its just apple hasn't bothered to to it
    so this shows it can be done but apple doesn't want people to stay happy with their machines, they want you to buy new ones,, anybody know how to get it workin
  2. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Of course Apple is trying to make as much money as they can.

    Why do you think Aperture in not officially supported on non-dual core PowerMacs, iMacs and older PowerBooks G4?

  3. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
  4. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
    CoreImage is enabled on every Mac with Tiger; the video card is only used to accelerate the effects. You may lose some eye-candy like the Dashboard ripple, but the same functionality is offered whether you have a CoreImage video card or not.
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    most image API get released before a lot of hardware supports their features. the specs for opengl 1.4 were out early, but it took awhile for consumers to get a hand on cards that were affordable. In other words the features are for developers, so they make software to run on CoreImage. It takes a few years for games to be developed. Whenever their software comes out in a few years, a lot more people will have newer macs. Another thing is why would you write a API (CoreImage) to not use newer features of newer graphics cards? Apple cannot help that video cards get more advanced each year.

    This is how the computer industry works. New dev kits come out and get seeded to developers early on so they can get to market their products. In the graphics world this is how is done, even in the PC world. Whenever Microsoft comes out with a new Directx ver or OpenGL release a new ver beta cards are released to certain people to and develop stuff for the new cards. They have to make the standards for they make the sofware. It goes the same for xbox 360 or ps3. game companies had dev kits and hardware to test their software.
    at least on the ATI 9200 the Mac ver doesn't support the features you need. However, I believe the PC comes closer to the required specs.

    there isn't a hack.

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