VMWare Fusion Dedicated Video Memory Issue

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    I am not a huge PC gamer (in fact, haven't done it since I was kid in the 90s). But I wanted to purchase an older Steam game and play it via VMWare Fusion. I can't use Bootcamp because I don't have another version of Windows.

    My system meets the requirements for this game, but I used "Can I Run It" to make sure and the only issue I'm having is that the system is showing only 4mb of Dedicated Video RAM. I've already increased the shared video memory in VMWare's settings. Is there a way to have Windows recognize this? If I buy the Steam game, will I be able to override this and make the game run since my VM does the needed resources allocated to it?

    Thanks. This is all new stuff to me; I just use VM for Office stuff. :/

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    What game are you talking about,
    You may get it to run, but under Vmware the performance may very well be lacking. If you increased the graphics memory in vmware, then windows should see it. Try rebooting windows
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered

    I'm not a huge PC gamer (actually, I've never done it) so I expected somewhat poor performance. These games just had a sentimental value to me. Actually, I purchased the game and it loaded just fine. I played it for about 45 minutes and was pleasantly surprised how well it ran. Not perfect and some scenes dropped FPS like crazy, but still much better than expected.

    I've requested a refund though because the audio was the biggest issue. I assume it was due to VMWare's drivers, but there was a lot of static and lag in the audio.
     

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