Ya, that happened my first go at the hachintosh. I forgot to update my driver hacks before I installed a system update, fortunately I was triple booting with win7, unbuntu, and 10.6. I was able to install the hacked drivers and the mac side booted back up no problem.Snork Maiden said:I've never had a hackintosh run stable for more than a month or so - generally some small update got installed somehow and bricked everything. I don't really like using OSX, but I'd absolutely recommend picking up a Mac Mini at least if you want to program for iPhone. You don't need a current generation one to do iOS stuff anyway, and if you do want one then the developer discount you get at least starts to make them more affordable.newwiseman said:It is remarkably easy, gamemaker can do it if you don't want to code, and if you know how to program the SDK and XCode tools dev kit are easy, with decent help files, but you need a Mac running 10.6, or a hackintosh running 10.6DeadlyYellow said:I keep getting told I should make iPhone games (like the horde of other developers,) but it is rather difficult to build for an item you don't possess.
Still, seeing some of these titles is rather heartening.
For Xcode to run and use the iOS 4.2 SDK you just need a machine capable of running 10.6.4. I haven't tried but I could probably get a 2GB iBook to take the OS... any Intel chip mac takes it without issue.
I just can't bring myself to recommend buying a Mac to anyone. It comes down to a price / performance ratio and all apple computers have a minimum 30% markup for the logo over competition. Other than needing the Mac OS for Xcode to work I've never seen an actual selling point. My job supplying me a new mac every year probably doesn't help my skepticism of them being 'worth it'.