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PatchBurn is a tool to patch existing CD/DVD-drivers (under Mac-OS X 10.2.x) or to generate and install new device profiles (under Mac-OS 10.3.x and later)
It allows many, otherwise unsupported burners to be used directly with Mac-OS X, iTunes and DiscBurner.
October 31/2007: I am releasing Patchburn 4.0.5 for Mac-OS X 10.4.x and Patchburn 3.1.8 for Mac-OS X 10.3.x. These are just maintenance releases. No major changes! There will be NO version for Leopard (10.5) so far. Apple changed its strategy to exclude 3rd party burners. As far as I could test it, there is no need for Patchburn under Mac-OS X 10.5 any more! If you have problems getting your writer to work under Leopard, email me.
December 1/2006: I m releasing Patchburn 4.0.2. This is just a maintenance release. No major changes!
June 1/2006: Since I didn't find any bugs the last six month, I decided to release the actual version as the final version. It will have the version number 4.0.1. Although, this is just a maintenance release. No major changes! I also updated PatchBurn 3 to version 3.1.4. This is also just a maintenance release. No major changes!
December 1/2005: There is something new! I made a new tool called PatchSleep. This tool enables the so called Safe Sleep mode on many older PowerBooks and iBooks. Try it. It is free. You may download it here. Many thanks to Matt Johnston, who gave me the permission to include his scripts.
Further: I just compiled new versions of PatchBurn 3 and 4. Both are just normal maintenance releases. If you already installed PatchBurn 3 or 4, there is no need to download and install the new version.
August 1/2005: I just compiled new versions of PatchBurn 3 and 4. Both are just normal maintenance releases. If you already installed PatchBurn 3 or 4, there is no need to download and install the new version.
July 2/2005: I have to apologize, I am not able to answer all coming in eMail questions any more. I will close the contact form on this website temporarily. I will answer questions as soon as I will have more time for this. Please understand!
May 30/2005: I updated PatchBurn 4 to version 4.0.0 alpha 3 (fixed crash). This version includes some cool new features! Download it and check out the readme for more information.
May 26/2005: I updated PatchBurn 3 to version 3.1.1. This is a normal maintenance release. If you already have installed a profile using PatchBurn 3.0bX, there is no need to remove it and install a new profile. More information about the changes can be found in the readme file.
May 9/2005: I have to apologize to all of you who didn't get a response to requests the last days. I am quite busy right now because I will marry at the coming weekend. Please be patient, I will answer all mails during next week and after. Thanks!
Apr 29/2005: PatchBurn for Tiger is here! I just published the first alpha version of PatchBurn 4. This alpha does not have the final feature set yet, but it will install device profiles under Mac-OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Check it out in the download area. Keep in mind: PatchBurn 4 will not run under Panther (10.3) or Jaguar (10.2). It is made for Tiger only! Both, PatchBurn 1 (for Jaguar) and PatchBurn 3 (for Panther) stay ready for download.
Apr 21/2005: I am receiving a lot of requests for PatchBurn for Tiger (Mac-OS X 10.4). Good news for you! There will be a version for Tiger. I hope to get the first beta ready at the end of April. Stay tuned!
Apr 9/2005: We got a broken link to the download archive this morning. It seems Apple changed the link strategy to files in the public folder of iDisks. I fixed it, it should work now. If you're still downloading defective archives or getting error messages, use the mirror link instead.
Apr 1/2005: PatchBurn 3 is final now. Although I changed the version number to 3.1, only minor changes are made. If you already have installed a profile using PatchBurn 3.0bX, there is no need to remove it and install a new profile using version 3.1. More information about the changes can be found in the readme file.
Mar 13/2005: I added a new logo and a PayPal button to all PatchBurn pages. If you like to donate, please click on the button. A next release of PatchBurn will come soon. Please stay tuned!
Jan 22/2005: I compiled a new beta version. No major changes are made. If you already installed PatchBurn 3, there is no need to download and install the new beta.
Jan 6/2005: PatchBurn wishes all users a Happy New Year! We are beginning 2005 with a new beta. No major changes are made. If you already installed PatchBurn 3, there is no need to download and install the new beta. Changes I made are mostly for better debugging.
Dec 29/2004: www.patchburn.de is confirmed to take part of the .Mac affiliate program. PatchBurn will stay free! But please support it! You can! How? It is easy: if you (or some of your friends) intend to become a .Mac member, please use one of the banners above to sign on .Mac! I believe this is the only way to make Apple pay back at least a fraction of what PatchBurn is doing for Apple to support almost any CD/DVD writer under Mac-OS X! Thank you all!
Dec 21/2004: PatchBurn is compatible to Mac-OS X 10.3.7! I did some testing and it seems to work well so far. No problem if you already installed a PatchBurn profile. It will be active even after the system update is done. No need to reinstall PatchBurn.
Dec 7/2004: I included a brief FAQ page, since I am receiving lots and lots of mostly repeating questions via email. Please check the FAQ before sending me an email!
Nov 29/2004: I just compiled a new beta version. No major changes are made. If you already installed PatchBurn 3, there is no need to download and install the new beta. Changes I made should make it easier for me to track down problems during installation process under certain circumstances.
Nov 16/2004: PatchBurn 3 is compatible to Mac-OS X 10.3.6! I did some testing this morning and it works. However: you will not be able to burn double layer DVDs using the finder. PatchBurn cannot change this fact. I think we have to wait for Tiger to get double layer support :-(
Oct 7/2004 Due to heavy traffic I have to relocate the PatchBurn 3 archive to another server. Download will be a bit slower though, sorry!
Oct 6/2004 PatchBurn 3 has arrived! Please download the current beta in the download section.
1.10.2004 - Patchburn 3 is finished! The first public beta will be released at october, 6th here on this website. The german version will be exclusively on CD coming along with the german "Macwelt" magazine issue 11/2004. There is also a written article in the magazine.
Aug 2/2004 - PatchBurn 3 is coming. I am currently in the final alpha stadium. Hope to build a first beta this week. Please check this website frequently. PatchBurn 3 will have some cool new features. First of all: it will give you "VendorSupported" level in the System Profiler. Expect PatchBurn 3 to be released in early October 2004.
Aug 24/2004 - the PatchBurn website is online. It is very rudimentary and looks plain but it will do its job.
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