# Supporting the patcher

OpenCore Legacy Patcher is a hobby project for us developers, and while we love helping out the community it's very difficult for us to troubleshoot issues remotely. The best way for us to get to work on the patcher, fix issues and add enhancements is having the hardware in-hand. As a hobby project, neither of the main developers can afford to buy every legacy Mac to test on.

The best way to support us in all honesty is to donate any old hardware you no longer need, as this allows us to have machines to test locally and push fixes much faster. While we appreciate cash donations, this makes it much more difficult for us to handle as an organization.

Main sections of help we'd appreciate:

  • Donating any Mac you own
    • Does require SSE4,1 CPU to test on Sierra and newer however
  • Donating any spare SATA SSDs
    • Having extra SSDs on hand allows us to quickly and easily test specific builds of macOS without having to wipe drives and reinstall as much
  • Aiding by buying items in our Amazon Wishlist
    • Currently we have a few members within Dortania testing so we recommend messaging the email listed below to see which member at the time would require something purchased the most

Additionally, hardware info dumps are greatly beneficial for us to determine what patches a machine might need:

  • IORegistryExplorer (opens new window)
    • File -> SaveAs and open an issue on Github
    • Note: We want IOReg dumps of hardware not running on OpenCore, instead running a clean, officially supported OS by the machine

If you have any legacy hardware you're willing to donate or what to buy us something, please contact us at the following email:

  • khronokernel@icloud.com

Current hardware we own:

Model CPU GPU Owner Notes
MacBook5,1 Penryn 9400M Mykola N/A
MacBook7,1 Penryn GT320M Dhinak N/A
MacBook7,1 Penryn GT320M Mykola N/A
MacBookPro5,3 Penryn 9400M + 9600M Dhinak Display's partially broken
MacBookPro8,2 Sandy Bridge HD3000 Mykola Dead dGPU
MacPro3,1 Penryn GTX 680 Dhinak N/A
Macmini4,1 Penryn GT320M Dhinak N/A

Dead Hardware:

Model CPU GPU Owner Notes
MacPro3,1 Penryn HD5770, RX570, GT710 Mykola No longer powers on
MacPro4,1 Westmere HD7950 Mykola Dead Northbridge on CPU Tray