I love it when I make things work that shouldn’t and I also love saving money. This does both.
I have an old Wacom Graphire graphics tablet model ET-0405-U. It’s not supported by recent versions of OS X, but graphics tablets are expensive, I’d like to use it and I am short of cash.
It turns out you can get an old Wacom Graphire tablet working is MacOS X 10.10. Here’s how:
- download driver 6.1.5-2 and install it – control-click and open if OS X complains it’s from an untrusted source.
- The problem now is that the preference panel won’t open, so find System Preferences in your Applications folder. Highlight it and press cmd-I to get the Information box. Tick ‘Open in 32 bit mode’ (and low resolution if you have a retina display). Now you can open the Wacom Tablet preference panel in System Preferences. Set up your tablet. Then ctrl-I again on System Preferences and turn off 32 bit mode.
- Happy drawing!
(This is the combined wisdom of two contributors, davidphenry and jprazak on this thread on the Apple forums).