# Boot Process with OpenCore Legacy Patcher

OpenCore Legacy Patcher itself is actually quite a "dumb" program. It essentially edits a config.plist file and moves files around, actually having little logic regarding the boot process. The real magic of OCLP is OpenCorePkg (opens new window), our back-end, and what makes this patcher so powerful.

# Boot Process with OpenCore

To understand a bit more of how OpenCore is able to revive older Macs in such a native-like way, we need to go over how OpenCore works with your Mac: