Problem with VMware Fusion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by airbagit13, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. airbagit13 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 17" Macbook pro that came with a decent GTA4 8600m video card. When running VMWare fusion I try running a game and it says that my Video card does not support OpenGL and I need to update my driver to read OpenGL 1.5.

    How do i fix this? It seems that VM Fusion uses its own graphic settings and I am having a hard time finding a solution.
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    That's the problem - you're running it in Fusion. Some games will work when in a virtualized environment but more often than none, it won't work because it lacks graphics support. If you're looking to play GTA 4, you might want to consider installing Windows through Boot Camp.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    From the FAQs:

    Can I play 3D games in a virtual machine?

    Yes, VMware Fusion has experimental 3D graphics support allowing you to play select DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 2 games in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Microsoft Vista virtual machines. See the VMware Fusion release notes for more information.
     
  4. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    3d graphics suffer in virtualization thats why.
     
  5. airbagit13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried bootcamp and had even more problems with that.

    Please see my thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=8301059#post8301059
     

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