1st download VMware workstation 12.
After downloading and extracting the unlocker, we need to make sure VMware Workstation Player is not running.
Also, a couple of our readers at the comments section had a problem running the unlocker from their D: drive.
For most users, the Downloads folder is in the C: drive, so that won't be a problem. But if the unlocker doesn't seem to work, check that you are running it from within the C: drive.
We then decompress the unlocker folder, right-click on the "win-install" Windows command script, and select "Run as administrator."
After our confirmation, a command line window will come up and execute a series of commands to patch VMware Workstation Player to run a Mac OS X virtual machine.
Pay close attention to these commands, which will only be onscreen for a couple of seconds. If you see any "File not found" messages, it means that the
If you see any "File not found" and "the system cannot find the file specified" messages, it means that the patcher has failed. The reason probably is that we didn't install VMware Workstation Player in the default folder.
Success or fail, the command-line window will automatically close at the end of the process.
How to create the MacOS Sierra virtual machine on VMware
With the patch finished, we can open the VMware Workstation Player again. We proceed to create a new virtual machine.
On the first screen, we select "I will install the operating system later."
On the next screen, we select "Apple Mac OS X," and "macOS 10.12" as the version.
We choose a name for the virtual machine, and optionally change the location, in case our C: drive doesn't have enough storage capacity for the Mac OS X virtual machine.
Whether we leave the default location or select a different location, it is imperative that we remember or write down the path. We will need to change the contents of a file there later on.
Finally, we leave the maximum disk size as is, and select "Store virtual disk as a single file."
On the last Windows, we will review our choices. If everything is in order, we click on "Finish."
Edit virtual machine settings
Back on the VMware Workstation Player interface, we select "Edit virtual machine settings."
First order of business, and if our system has at least 8GB RAM, we increase the VM's ram to 4GB (4096MB). This will help the Mac OS X virtual machine run a lot smoother.
If our PC only has 4GB of total RAM, we can't give it all to the virtual machine. We must leave the default 2GB.
If we have a four-core i5, we must also leave the processors at "2". With an i7, we can increase them to "4".
Should we overdo it with the cores and assign more than our CPU has, we will get an error message.
Next order of business, we select the 40GB Hard Disk (SATA) we created earlier, straight-up remove it, and then click on "Add."
We leave the first item selected, "Hard Disk" and click "Next."
Leave the SATA (Recommended). Next.
On the third page of the wizard, we choose "Use an existing virtual disk." Next.
On the "Select an Existing Disk" window, we click on "Browse."
We must now make a choice, where we want to have the Mac OS X virtual disk permanently saved. Because once we connect the disk to the virtual machine, if we move it we will have to go again through this whole process of removing and adding a drive.
For this example, we will leave the disk in the Downloads -> macOS 10.12 Sierra Final by TechReviews folder where we extracted it.
But feel free to move it anywhere on the disk, even on a secondary drive.
Once we are satisfied with where the virtual disk file is, we click on Browse and navigate to that folder. We select the nearly 9GB VMware virtual disk file (.vmdk) and click Open.
Finally, we press "Finish."
We close the settings screen with OK.
There is only one final step before we start our Mac OS X virtual machine.
Edit the VMX file
Remember when we advised you to write down the path where we created the Mac OS X virtual machine? This is where we need it.
The default path is inside our Do*censored*ents -> Virtual Machines, in a folder named like the virtual machine.
Inside we will find a VMware virtual machine configuration (.vmx) file, again with the name of the virtual machine. If you gave the machine a risqué name, you are probably regretting it by now.
We right-click the file and select "Open with...".
We click on "More apps"...
...select Notepad and click OK.
At the bottom of the file, we paste the following line:
smc.version = "0"
We save and close the file.
Starting the Mac OS X virtual machine on VMware
We are now ready to start the virtual machine, from the "Play virtual machine" *censored*on.
We will get a couple of messages from the application, as we would on any first-run virtual machine.
Had everything gone well, we will soon see the familiar logo.
It might seem stuck near the end, but just give it a couple of minutes, and soon the set-up screen for macOS Sierra will emerge.
Fun fact: we wrote this guide on Ubuntu Linux 17.04, running a Windows 10 virtual machine, running the Mac OS X virtual machine. A turducken of operating systems, if you will.
Last edited by Soyad060795 at 06/10/2017 01:35:18