Updated - nVidia 10.9.3 & 10.9.4 web driver modded to skip system check.

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  1. EvilMonk, Jun 24, 2014
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    Hi guys!
    I just wanted to let you know that I modded the latest nVidia web driver for 10.9.3 so it can install on any computers (You need to have 10.9.3 installed or it will create a javascript error).
    Previously the package was looking for Mac Pro 2008, 2009 & 2010. Now it will install on any computers with an nVidia GPU.
    I had the chance to test it on my Retina MacBook Pro 2013 (GT 650m 1Gb), my 2010 13" MacBook Pro (320m 256Mb) and my Mac Pro 12 cores 2010. I obtained some performance gains in Cinebench and the latest Hitman game available on the app store, it is now softer and gives me less stutter.
    You can also access new options in the system preferences that will allow you to select between nVidia's driver (334.01.01f01) or Apple's driver (310.10.35f08) with a mouse click and select to enable ECC memory for supported GPUs!
    I hosted the modded driver on Mega. The link is the following https://mega.co.nz/#!s4EQgaTC!dVP4dXsCsUwpvC176Gqk1SfStVNRxnE5DjvOJfxz-QY
    Let me know if you have questions or problems!
    Have a nice day!

    Edit:
    Here is the driver for 10.9.4

    Hosted on mega again.
    https://mega.co.nz/#!YtMRUDZY!HoB_3Cd21mqWB_FR8GJBKWMK-a2lRYPFSwqYPgUftKM
     
  2. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    While I do not have a laptop that would take advantage of this(I'm waiting for someone to bring me updated iris drivers for my 13" MBP) It's great you've done this!
     
  3. EvilMonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, if your 13" MBP is a 2009 or 2010 it has a nVidia GPU that is compatible with this driver :)

    Sorry I just noticed its a retina 13" with intel Iris in it...
     
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    Yeah. Seesm like I'm stuck waiting for someone to make an OSX friendly driver ugh.
     
  5. EvilMonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    There are some windows modded drivers for HD Graphics 5000 and 4000 but as far I can recall none are available nor were ever made on OSX for any intel GPU :(
     
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  7. EvilMonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    No it won't. The installer will report an error as the driver is only for Mac OS Mavericks 10.9.3, don't work on 10.9.2 or Yosemite, its the original nVidia driver with the system check removed to install on MacBook Pros, iMacs and hackintoshes with nVidia GPUs
     
  8. Cardsnk macrumors regular

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    Will this cause issues when 10.9.4 update comes out? thanks for the mod!
     
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    :apple:

    Will this also have benefits on the Late 2013/750M model MBPr? :confused:
     
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    Can you explain how you modded it so we can continue with newer drives from Nvidia? Apple's drivers are always so far behind. I have been looking for some way to update the driver more frequently than what Apple does.

    Thanks!

    -P
     
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    You need to use pkgutil --expand to open the .pkg files, then there will be a distribution file inside, open it with textwrangler.
    Inside you will find a bunch of conditions, one of them is about matching system id, just set to 1 (True) then repack the .plg with pkgutil --flatten (you can use /help to get the command lines more precisely since I am in a café and don't have my workstation in front of me. Just let me know if you need more details, I'll be able to help you tomorrow.

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    Yes it will and will need to be modded again the same way to always return true for the systemid match if nVidia release 10.9.4 drivers.

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    Yes more than on my Early 2013/650m.
     
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    Hello,

    Will this finally make 320m gpus be CUDA-compatible on Mavericks? At the moment, nVidia doesn't provide CUDA drivers to 320m, 330m and 9400m GPUs for Mavericks. Does your hack make it work?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  15. Cardsnk macrumors regular

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    Getting this error. Will we wait for a cuda driver update?

    Updated to 10.9.4
    installed ModdedWebDriver-334.01.02f02
     

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    Cardsnk,

    Have you noticed any speed increases? Any stability issues? Anything either way? :)

    -P
     
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    I'm thinking on giving up cuda. You're stuck on an OSX version since nVidia ceases support without warning.
     
  18. EvilMonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    It adds some power management features from what I've seen around the web :)
     
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    Hello,

    Does your modded driver adds cuda support for legacy GPUs?
     
  20. Cardsnk, Jul 3, 2014
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  21. EvilMonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Most of us as well I think... Its an old release that was not updated at the same time that the driver was.
    I have the error message on 2 MacBook Pro, my Mac Pro and my hackintosh...
     
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    What about my previous question? Thank you!
     
  23. EvilMonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cuda is a separate package on nvidia website, there are 2 installers.
    1. The Geforce driver I patched and posted here.
    2. The cuda installer that is on the nvidia website here http://www.nvidia.com/object/mac-driver-archive.html it was updated today to match the current driver.
     
  24. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    I ask you about this because CUDA+Mavericks never was compatible with 320m, 9400m, 330m and pre-2010 GPUs. Recently, nVidia updated their drivers to support old Mac Pro GPUs, but not the laptop ones I cited above. Would you say your patched driver plus a cuda installer would allow these old gpus to work on Mavericks?

    Thank you.
     
  25. EvilMonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    It seem to work on 320m with 10.9.4 on my 13" 2010 MacBook Pro.
    I installed Cuda as well and J can run CUDA-Z and have the GPU perform CUDA calculation so I would say yes it can.
     

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