This issue remembers me the issue with 386-DX / 386-SX Intel Processors and AutoCAD R10. 386-SX did not have a math co-processor, and Autodesk blocked access to AutoCAD R10 due this hardware limitation. But someone wrote a nice and little software that cheated with this limitation, and we could run AutoCAD R10 in a 386-SX based machine. And the performance was acceptable. We just need some programmer that could cheat with AutoCAD 2011 for Mac limitation.
Nice work c4pt. The file is "unspt_gfx_cards". Fixing this file should get one past the instaIl checker but it may not solve the WHIP issue. This unspt_gfx_cards file is a simple text file in the Contents/Resources folder of Install....mpkg file. You get to it by selecting Show Package Contents after right clicking the mpkg. The install checker may be trying to find any of the full lines of text in the computer's graphic's name, so make sure to repair any line that you think could be found in the graphics name. The trick is saving the repaired file. The mpkg may be available only as part of a disk image and therefore locked. So copy all the files out of the disk image out to a folder. Then fix. The mpkg may want to be in a disk image to run properly. Use Disk Utility to make an large enough new disk image.
I too am having this problem.
I've edited the unsupported graphics file within the .mpkg file after copying it out of the .dmg file. Saved it, then tried re-installing it. Perfect. Installed no problem.
Now all I'm getting is "WHIP failed to initialize". Sent report to Autodesk, I expect the usual "Your graphics card is not supported blah blah"
So is there anyone out there who can repair this WHIP and get it to initialize?
I´m sorry, but your answer is the kind that says it all...and nothing...
The bottom line I still can´t understand, is how the hell is my macbook´s graphic card uncapable to run AutoCad on OS X while it´s perfectly capable of running it on Windows in parallels?!!! It makes no sense
And yes, Autodesk says.........and yes Apple says.......but they never ¨explain the reasons¨ why many of us have to dump perfectly good computers on behalf of one program.