So about this 5.1 setup on my Hackintosh

Try as I might, I can’t get optical 5.1 out. At this point I’m not even sure it can be done and what I’m supposed to expect. The kexts and patches are all about multi-channel, but optical doesn’t figure much there and I think I might have had multi-channel to start with, since I have a whole bunch of functional 3.5mm outputs, but obviously they aren’t connected to any speakers since the receiver is handling the speakers. There is also the issue about the whole Dolby thing being supported on a per-player basis, at which point I’m not quite sure what in the chain isn’t playing along.

Up and running with Hackintosh

A couple of days ago I had somewhat crippled my Windows 8.1 install with overzealous attempts to reclaim wasted space on my SSD, so while everything was still more or less running properly, updates and uninstalls would fail. And since it was a copy I had from work and apparently our volume licensing didn’t have the quality assurance or something like that, it wasn’t very clear whether I’d be able to update to Windows 10. So I decided to give Hackintosh a try.