VMWARE Fusion?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thegoldenmackid, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    im currently installing VMWARE Fusion on my macbook pro (17", 2.33gz c2d, 2gb ram)...i am wondering will i get to play my games that i cant play in parallels...?
     
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    It currently has DirectX 8 support, with 9 on the way, so it will play quite a few, but not all, of your games...Parallels on the other hand does not support DirectX, which is needed for many (especially more recent) games...
     
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    hmm...thanks...im not sure if this changes anything but i downloaded the beta....?
     
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    You want the beta, the final release (or maybe even a future beta) will have DirectX 9 support, they showed it in a video, but did not release it...
     
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    thanks for all ur help...

    hmm...its there anyway to run DirectX9 in OSX....i know i can through boot camp...but can i run it through a virtual machine in OSX?
     
  6. slicedbread macrumors regular

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    beta 2 is the latest VMware fusion that is available for public release.

    Regarding DX, the games listed in their release notes are the ones that are proven to have worked. I tried a few more, some worked and some didn't.

    The Direct3D test works, as does 3dmark01.

    VMware claim that DX9 is planned for another future release - obviously to run Vista and its aero interface. But for now, with the beta 2, you should be able to play some DX8 games inside OSX without rebooting.
     

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