Warning to anyone w/ Fusion 8.0 and Nvidia web driver card

Demigod Mac

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I upgraded to Fusion 8.0 today and ran into a nasty bug where it crashes hard (freezes the whole Mac sometimes) if you boot into a virtual machine with hardware version 12 on a Mac using the Nvidia web driver. Solution is to either disable 3D acceleration in hardware version 12 or roll back to virtual hardware version 11.

Sucks because I was looking forward to D3D10 and OpenGL 3.3 support in the new Fusion. Oh well... Filed a bug report / support request with VMWare.
 

Demigod Mac

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Appears to be an issue with hardware version 11 w/ 3D Acceleration as well. It boots and runs okay for the most part, but eventually the VM crashes and has to be restarted.
 

DucatiTerminator

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Isn't it still in Beta? I saw a demo presentation by BMD a couple of days ago that frequently crashed the system (Mac) when GPU accelerated effects were applied.
 

Demigod Mac

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Officially released last week.

There have been some posts in the VMWare Communities, other people with Kepler/Maxwell cards are having the same issue, even if they're using the native OS X drivers.