Is there a way to get VMWare 10 to work on Legacy CPU (MP 3,1) running High Sierra?

honeycombz

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Hey, wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to get VMWare 10 to work on a Mac Pro 3,1 running High Sierra. Seems it doesn't support Legacy CPUs.
 

macintoshmac

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Hey, wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to get VMWare 10 to work on a Mac Pro 3,1 running High Sierra. Seems it doesn't support Legacy CPUs.
There may be. Go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Compatibility and downgrade your compatibility and see if that helps.


 

chrfr

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There may be. Go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Compatibility and downgrade your compatibility and see if that helps.
That's a separate issue altogether. The actual Fusion application has specific CPU requirements that the 2008 Mac Pro doesn't have.
 
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haralds

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I am running Fusion 11.5.1 on High Sierra on a MacBook Air mid 2011. The machine was created on another machine compatible with Catalina. I had to force OpenGL with the following VMX lines:
mks.enableMTLRenderer = "0"​
mks.enableGLRenderer = "1"​
Fusion 11 forces Metal, which breaks some acceleration on the older GPU in this machine and caused weird memory errors.
 
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