aperture 2.1.3 hack

New version – new offset. Things are getting trickier now as I only have one machine that needs this hack, and that doesn’t have a live network connection which slows down the whole process somewhat.

Having said that, tweak the Info.plist if required in order to remove or reduce the CPU MHz limit, and then open up /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/Aperture file in 0xED and jump to the offset 0x6f7bfc and change the text in right hand pane from performRequirementsCheck to performLicenceCheck and then add five hex 0x00 to make the strings equal length.


  1. Marc May 1, 2009

    Tnx for this. It now works like a charm.. G4 Dual 1Ghz CPU, 2GB RAM

  2. Lexd June 13, 2009

    For me it doesn’t work. I don’t know why. I have done all things just like you said here. I’ve opened this file and edited it in 0xED and replaced this string and added these 00.
    So my configuration is:
    -video card: NViDIA Geforce 6600GT
    -RAM: 4GB
    -CPU:Core 2 Duo E6400
    -OS X Version: 10.5.7
    -Motherboard: Asrock Conroe 1333-DVI/H
    But Aperture won’t open!

  3. ian June 13, 2009

    Hi Lexd,

    So you’re not using a Mac ? Sorry, but it’s hard enough to do this when I don’t have a sample of each Mac that fails to try things out on. I’m not going to start on anything that’s non-Apple unless I have the hardware in front of me.

    If anyone else does get this going, then do feel free to chip in.

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