Fusion 3 graphics upgrades? Doesn't look like it.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sphoenix, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. sphoenix macrumors regular

    sphoenix

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    I've tried running the simplest games like Unreal Tournament (99 edition) and it actually performs slightly worse than with Fusion 2. The main reason I waited for Fusion 3's release was so my 3D-intense applications like 3DS Max would run more smoothly and I could just finish uni work at home, but I've tried it and what do you now, no improvement in performance. Lots of jitters when moving objects and creating animation.

    I was wondering if maybe the problem is my Mac, it's from 2006. 3GB ram and ICD 2.0GHz processor but I've shared half the ram with Fusion, I don't see anything there that could be the issue. Anyone else experiencing the same thing?
     
  2. eji macrumors 6502

    eji

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    Have you updated VMware Tools within the virtual OS and then rebooted?

    For some odd reason, after upgrading to Fusion 3 I had to update VMware Tools twice (both times Tools flagged the available update with the little triangular yellow exclamation mark) within Windows 7 beta before I could take advantage of the Aero effects.

    Haven't tried any games on it yet, though. Ordinary use does seem quite a bit faster in all my virtual OSs: Ubuntu, XP, and 7.
     
  3. sphoenix thread starter macrumors regular

    sphoenix

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    Exactly, the OS is much speedier (running XP) but the only graphics advantage I seem to have is setting the resolution a few hundred pixels higher. I'll try updating VMware Tools when I get home.
     

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