OSX version hack?
October 17, 2005 2:52 PM Subscribe
OSXfilter: I want to fool applications on my Powerbook into thinking that I'm running a different version of the Mac OS than I really am. Can I? How?
posted by sergeant sandwich to computers & internet (6 answers total)
I am currently using an older version of the Mac OS (Jaguar 10.2.8). A particular app that I want to use requires Panther and bails out immediately upon start-up, complaining about my system version. I want to make the application try to run, despite whatever buggy behavior doing so might cause.
I suspect that there is some function in the system API whereby applications can fetch the current system version. I further suspect that this is a string stored in some file, somewhere, that I can edit to spoof the application into thinking I'm running Panther. Basically I'm thinking of something analogous to the firefox user-agent HTTP spoofing. Does anyone know how to do this, or if it's even possible? Thanks!