3D Applications Compatibility List

    This is a list of 3D applications (probably mostly games) that people have found to work with Fusion. Feel free to add your findings to the document, but keep questions in the comments. You can edit the document by selecting "Edit document" under Actions in the left sidebar. Please try to keep your results up to date with the most recent build; you probably want to remove your own outdated entries to keep this document reasonably short.

     

    This list does not guarantee that a particular application will work for you, and does not imply support from VMware.

     

    To enable 3D acceleration, shut down (suspend doesn't count) the virtual machine and go to Virtual Machine > Settings > System Hardware > Display. Check the "Accelerate 3D graphics" option. You must also install VMware Tools. If you previously used Fusion 1.x, remember to upgrade the virtual hardware if you haven't done so.

     

    As of version 3.0, VMware Fusion offers experimental support for DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 and OpenGL (2.1 when using the XPDM driver, 1.4 when using the WDDM driver).

     

    Column Explanations

    Application, Version

    Which application you tested, and what version of the application.

     

    Guest OS, Version

    What Guest OS you are using, and what version of the OS.

     

    Mac OS

    What version of OS X you are using (e.g. 10.5.8, 10.6.2).

     

    Fusion Build

    Which version of Fusion you tried this with; for example, 215242 for 3.0.1. This information can be found under VMware Fusion > About VMware Fusion. Unless you say otherwise in the notes, it is assumed the installed version of VMware Tools matches the build number. Try to keep the list sorted by this value, newest version at the top .

     

    Mac, Graphics Card

    Type of Mac (e.g. Mac Pro, iMac, etc.) and graphics card (e.g. nVidia GeForce 7300 GT, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, etc.). Readers should keep in mind that Macs with integrated graphics (i.e. mini, MacBook) don't completely support OpenGL 1.4, which is necessary for proper guest 3D acceleration. As of Fusion 2.0, much of our internal testing is with the nVidia 8800 GT and ATI HD 2600, as we've found those have the best (i.e. least buggy) drivers.

     

    Reporter

    This will make it easier to figure out who to ask if other people have questions about setup. Also, get credited for your work

     

    Notes

    Anything others need to know, e.g. known issues, tweaks, links to HOWTOs, etc.

     

    Working Well

    Applications that run perfectly or have minor problems that do not greatly affect usage. Similar to a Platinum or Gold rating on WineHQ AppDB list.

    Application, Version

    Guest OS, Version

    Mac OS

    Fusion Build

    Mac, Graphics Card

    Reporter

    Notes

    Aliens vs. Predator demo

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Anarchy Online

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (nvidia 8600)

    TheLoneVM

    Audiosurf (Steam)

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0.1 (128865)

    MacPro (nvidia 8800)

    TheLoneVM

    Autodesk Inventor Professional 2010 x64

    Windows 7 Pro x64

    10.6.2 (K32)

    3.0.1 (215242)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8800 GT)

    macfanboy

    Cube in the top right, home view button, and the nearby controls do not display completely, but show up well enough to be usable. Aside from that, no issues.

    Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.6

    2.0.1 (128865)

    iMac, (nvidia 8800GS)

    SamYikin

    Works normally, minor graphics problems.

    Braid (Steam)

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.8

    3.0.1 (215242)

    MacPro (Radeon x1900)

    etung

    Breath of Fire IV

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Caesar IV

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (NV8800/ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Demo seems fine.

    Civilization IV

    XP Pro

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (8800GT)

    alloallo

    Introduction/wonder/end movies don't show. Only food resource icons shown on map and city view. Unit count for stacked units don't show. Otherwise, plays quite well under medium detail and I haven't noticed any show stopper problems.

    Dangerous waters (Sonalysts)

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.4.11

    2.0.2 (147997)

    MacBook Pro2,2 Intel Core 2 Duo 2,33 GHz 2 G RAM Radeon X1600

    mikeZ

    Slow but steady

    Darwinia (Steam)

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0.1 (128865)

    MacPro (nvidia 8800)

    TheLoneVM

    Defense Grid: The Awakening

    Windows 7

    10.6.2

    3.0.1 (215242)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 9400)

    etung

    Resolution switching makes the game very sad, but once you manage to do this it runs fine.

    Dungeon Runners

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0.1 (128865)

    MacBook Pro (nvidia 8600)

    TheLoneVM

    Dungeons and Dragons Online

    Windows 7

    10.6.2

    3.0.1 (215242)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 9400)

    etung

    Unlike TheLoneVM's older report, I didn't have to fiddle with preferences. If you want to use mouse look, set VMware Fusion > Preferences > General > Always optimize mouse for games or else it's too jumpy.

    EA FIFA 07

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    anton3s

    Plays very well (tested up to 1024x768). Select low details setting (higher settings still playable but then the players look white and are hard to distinguish)

    Enchanted Cavern

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac mini (Intel GMA950)

    etung

    Works well despite running on a mini.

    FEAR

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (NV8800/ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Fable: The Lost Chapters

    Windows XP, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300GS)

    javieraltman

    Works excellent, you'll have to tone down the graphics a bit if you have an old video card like mine, though.

    Fifa 8 and Fifa 9

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (NV8800/ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Only checked demos, both run great.

    Galactic Civilization I

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Sormine

    Play very well. Speed ok. Music doesn't seem to work. Minimize and exit to desktop if switching to another space in MAC OS. Older game some most likely less demanding on 3D code.

    Garmin G1000 trainer

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.6.3

    3.0.2 (232708)

    Imac 21,5" (2010)

    pp75

    relatively slow but not missing features that i could find

    Grand Theft Auto III

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Tip: Set the Display Setup option Trails to OFF.

    Guild Wars: Nighfall

    Windows XP, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300GS)

    javieraltman

    Works pretty well with good framerate even on my crappy video card, give it a shot!

    Half Life 1 (Steam or original)

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (NV8800/ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Half Life 2 / Portal / Team Fortress 2

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (NV8800/ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Some minor rendering issues when viewing through portals, otherwise ok.

    Hitman 2

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Left4Dead

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (nvidia 8600)

    TheLoneVM

    Some stuttering when zombie hordes appear, minor blend issue with car headlights.

    Lego Batman

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Minor fog problem on some levels.

    Lego Indiana Jones

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Awesome, even Windows/Xbox360 controller works perfectly.

    Lord of the Realms III

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    See notes below for details on how to get this working.

    Madden 2008

    1.1b1 (57919)

    MacBook Pro (ATI x1600)

    pingaiter

    VM was windowed to begin with. Game started in a window in a window, weird. Works in fullscreen after committing a change in the game's video setting. Very playable, some stuttering, using "low" graphics setting in the game at 800x600x16 in-game resolution.

    Maplestory

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (nvidia 8600)

    TheLoneVM

    Version 0.62

    Max Payne 1

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Max Payne 2

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Need for Speed Most Wanted Demo

    1.1b1 (57919)

    MacBook Pro (ATI X1600)

    wdeboer

    Very playable, some stuttering. 1024x768. Only cars ain't blinky as the screenshots on EA's website (games never do for me anyways)

    Need for Speed Porsche demo

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Peggle

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (NV8800/ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Extreme Fever!

    Perfect World

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (nvidia 8600)

    TheLoneVM

    Pirates of the Caribbean Online

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (nvidia 8600)

    TheLoneVM

    Version 0.1.46

    Portal: The First Slice

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    etung

    Some delay when things load, but smooth after that.

    Psychonauts

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Nickhamm

    Plays fine, slow frame-rate in complex scenes

    RalliSport Challenge

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    S.W.A.T. 4

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    InflatableMouse

    Graphic details need to be brought down to be playable. Use vmmouse.present = "FALSE" vmx flag

    Sam & Max: Season 1

    Windows XP, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300GS)

    javieraltman

    Works great, if you have a better video card it'll run like you were on Windows natively.

    Sam and Max (season 1/2)

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (NV8800/ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Played through most of the demos, no problems.

    Shin Megami Tensei Imagine

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.6.2

    3.0.1 (215242)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 9400)

    etung

    Sins of a Solar Empire Demo (1.032)

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    Very fluid, only minor flaw is that planets are missing textures (they appear transparent).

    Spore Creature Creator

    XP Pro SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    Mac Pro ATI Radeon HD 2600

    j0nn0

    Needs DX9.0c. Works great, really fluid, connects to Spore site for updates. Had problem uploading video to Youtube but that may be my network.

    Star Wars Empire At War v1.05.48808

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.6.3

    3.0.0 (198580)

    iMac i5 27" (2.66GHz), 8GB DDR3 1067MHz RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4850

    jonnymorris

    Runs very well.  Recommend setting to 1440x900 and tick the Widescreen setting.

    StepMania

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Nickhamm

    Runs Flawlessly; May need to adjust timing in options

    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episodes 1-4

    Windows XP, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300GS)

    javieraltman

    Not the smoothest framerate on my setup, but again, my video card sucks. Anything that's less than 2 years old will run it just fine. Everything else works beautiful.

    Strong Bad's Cool Games for Attractive People

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Macbook Pro (nvidia 8600)

    TheLoneVM

    Played Episode 1 demo

    Stronghold 2 Deluxe v1.4.1

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.6.3

    3.0.0 (198580)

    iMac i5 27" (2.66GHz), 8GB DDR3 1067MHz RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4850

    jonnymorris

    Without the two updates that the game automatically finds online this game has some graphical problems - buildings disappear, there are some large artifacts on screen, and sometimes it just bombs completely.  With the two updates downloaded and installed up to version 1.4.1 with recommended graphics settings the game runs almost flawlessly (occasional building does not display), scrolling can be a little choppy when there's a lot going on though.  I allocated two cores to this XP Pro VM, I suspect Stronghold 2 Deluxe should work just as well with one core (will try this next).  Hint: use the arrow keys to quickly scroll around the game area.  UPDATE: Works great on maximum graphic detail levels!  I set the resolution to 1440x900 85Hz, there isn't a choice for the iMac's native 2560x1440.  Works fine with just one CPU core allocated to the VM.

    Supreme Commander

    Windows XP, SP3

    10.6.3

    3.1.0 (254806)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    hobbit

    The release candidate build improved speed a bit, game can get laggy with high unit counts

    TOCA Race Driver 3

    Windows XP, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    iMac 3.06GHz (Early 2008) 8800GS

    JMarkevich

    Turn down graphics quality one notch and turn off hi-res reflections.

    The Sims 2

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Nickhamm

    Flawless; low FPS

    The Sims

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Nickhamm

    Flickery top bar and "Sticky" graphics

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    InflatableMouse

    Intro movies stutter, Enter/Return skips them. Use vmmouse.present = "FALSE" vmx flag.

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1rc1

    MacBookPro (Radeon x1600)

    nathanp

    Slows down (high CPU) when textboxes appear, hitting windows key and going back into the game fixes this

    Tony Hawk 3

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    Torchlight (Runic Games)

    W7 Home Premium

    10.6.1

    3.0

    iMac 24" 2008 (3.06ghz Duo, 4 GB RAM, Nvidia 8800GTS)

    DrHockey

    Runs smoothly. Suggest running Fusion and game in full screen mode as there seems to be an issue reconciling resolutions between the game and the OS when Fusion is running in a window.

    Total Annihilation

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (ATI X1900XT)

    DarylF2

    Works well, sometime a box appears around cursor but is just a minor distraction; performance is quite good.

    Warcraft III: Frozen Throne

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Macbook (1.8 Ghz) 2gb ram - GMA950

    James Snell

    Graphics feel a bit lagged, but game seems resonably playable. Minor text bugs at main menu - a character missing from version number - occational stuff like that

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm Demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    etung

    Works well

    Wizards and Warriors

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Great nod to the old Wizardry games. Needs a couple of patches to get it going, see http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/44338-13-wizards-warriors-patch-both

    World in Conflict

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (NV8800/ATI2600)

    TheLoneVM

    Some audio/video sync issues during cutscenes, but gameplay runs great.

    X-2 Rolling demo

    Windows XP, SP2

    1.0 (51348)

    VMware

    FFXI Vana'diel Bench 3\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    A few minor things that may be texture issues, but overall looks good.

    Full Spectrum Warrior\demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    choppy sound, minor texture glitches

    Hundred Swords\

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    slightly choppy sound, otherwise playable

    NWN+Exp Packs\

    XP SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    MacBook 2Ghz CD

    iscariotj

    Works well, though graphic options need tweaking to get best speed.

    Narbacular Drop\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.4.11

    1.1 (62573)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    Use vmmouse.present = "FALSE" vmx flag.

    Neverwinter Nights 2 (Mask of the Betrayer)\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    dpolombo

    No bugs so far, but I had to set the graphics level almost to the minimum to make it playable (no shadows, water reflection, ...), and it remains slow.

    Operation Flashpoint\

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    some slowdown, otherwise playable

    Puzzle Quest (Demo)\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (Radeon Mobility x1600)

    jackfaust

    Sluggish, but playable.

    Sam & Max Demo\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    Works well

    Silver\

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    slightly choppy sound, otherwise playable, game crashes when switching between vm fullscreen and windowed mode, requires "SilverUK_GeForce2Patch_v2" patch to function under Windows XP

    SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition\

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro (Radeon X1600)

    WelshSage

    A little slow during UI updates, but very playable.

    Spectromancer\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.4.11

    2.0b1 (89933)

    MacBook (Intel GMA950)

    etung

    Occasional slowdown and sound stuttering, probably because this was on a MacBook.

    Yahoo's FATE\

    XP SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Mac Mini (1.6GHz Core Duo)

    jfriesne

    Works well. Graphics were a bit slow until I turned down the effects, now it runs great.

    fr-025: the.popular.demo\

    1.1b1 (57919)

    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro (ATI)

    bgertzfield

    Some slowdown, audio stuttering

    ????? (Phantasmagoria of Flower View)\

    Xp Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (2.33, 3GB, Radeon X1600)

    ds80

    Works as it should.

    ????? (Scarlet Weather Rhapsody)\

    XP Pro SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600)

    Mr VacBob

    Works well.

     

     

    Mostly Usable

    Applications that have some problems but are still usable. Similar to a Silver or Bronze rating on WineHQ AppDB list.

    Application, Version

    Guest OS, Version

    Mac OS

    Fusion Build

    Mac, Graphics Card

    Reporter

    Notes

    Ancient Quest of Saqqarah

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac mini (Intel GMA950)

    etung

    Occasional slowdown and sound stuttering, probably because this was on a Mac mini.

    Auran: Trainz 2006\

    XP Home, SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    Cool Games

    Runs now in 2.0b1 set DirectX 9 1440 x 900 32 bit but

    Last line of Text in route and session names are not visible until clicked below choices.

    First try was only for a few minutes but was usable.

    I will be playing with more settings.

    Beyond Good & Evil\ demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    very choppy framerate and sound, some scenes are rendered blurry and out of focus, minor graphical glitches in other scenes

    Civilization IV\

    XP Home, SP2

    10.5.3

    2.0b1 (89933)

    iMac 2.66GHz, 2GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (Radeon HD 2600 Pro)

    jvhiii

    Plays in single player mode, but a little slow.

     

    On MacBook Pros, it helps to manually set the game resolution to the screens resolution. Edit the "ScreenWidth" and "ScreenHeight" values in C:Program FilesFiraxis GamesSid Meier's Civilization 4CivilizationIV.ini and set them to your screen resolution.

    CSI 3: Hard Evidence

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    glwarner

    Voice over will sometimes loop through the same dialog mutliple times. Some graphic issues on certain sceens. It appeas the geomertry is off. Mostly playable.

    Dungeonsiege II

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    glwarner

    Mouse is choppy and slow to handle.Voice over dialog is normal speed but the text is not - it is slower. Have not tested combat yet.

    Dungeon Seige Demo\, Dungeon Seige: Legends of Aranna Demo\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    Minor problem with far clipping (lack of fog?), partial inventory screen shows through. Playable.

    Dungeon Seige II Demo\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    Box around mouse, halos around objects do not render properly. Playable.

    Everquest

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    glwarner

    Mouse disapears when not being moved and there is a box around it when it is moving - most of the time black. The graphics are a bit choppy. Cannot be played in Unity mode for the mouse does not work right - loses left click ability. I have the mouse bound to the window. Was able to play with out other issues. Have not tried to raid with this setup yet.

    Narbacular Drop\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    Too much glow around light sources, poor framerate.

    Phoenix RC\

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz, 2GB RAM, ATI X1600 256 MB

    bilboa

    Program runs, but at slow framerate of only 25-30 FPS even with display settings on low. Sceneries display fine but models' colors are all messed up.

    RealFlight G3.5\

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933) and 2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro 17", 2.5GHz Core2Duo, 2GB DDR2, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

    darrylr

    G3.5 works if you use model aircraft (not helicopters) on "Photofield" sites. Moving clouds, smoke and streamer effects all work. The simulation (with smoke effects aka particles turned off) is fast enough to be quite usable on a fast MacBook Pro, but has some problems...

    1. Multiple Windows error messages pop-up at program startup, when selecting a new model or when a model crashes, "Error creating effect ShadowBlob2" and "Error creating effect ShadowAntiBlob2" regardless of whether Simulation>Settings>Graphics>Quality>Shadows Enabled is Yes or No.

    2. PhotoFields work, but traditional field are really not usable, scenery objects and aircraft when used on non-PhotoFields render as grey objects with no surface texture.

    3. Helicopter models display radiating polygons spinning in the plane of the rotor blades that fill the entire screen making helicopters unusable.

    4. As expected graphics performance in Unity mode is horrible, audio stutters, Windows error messages like in #1 do not display properly in Unity mode, but not important.

    5. 2.0b2 fixed this: Screen capture (Tab shortcut or from pulldown menu) from withing RealFlight does not work. Each screen capture file is mostly of the underlying Windows desktop with some garbage on it.

    6. 2.0b2 fixed this: Window>Show Title Bar has problems enabling the Title Bar, you have to use the mouse to "paint over" where the Title Bar is to make it appear when you turn it on after turning off.

    Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Demo\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    Cursor has a box around it, some menus may have gray backgrounds (not sure if this is intentional). Camera sometimes jerks back and forth when moving. Other than that works well

    SimCity 3000

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0.1

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    runs well apart from some texture flickering in dialog boxes and interface

    Spectromancer\ 0.31

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.4.11

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook (Intel GMA950)

    etung

    Occasional slowdown and sound stuttering, probably because this was on a MacBook.

    Starcraft II Beta

    Windows 7

    10.6.3

    3.1.0

    Mac Pro w/ GeForce 8800 GT

    kbong

    Runs smoothly on the lowest settings, but significant graphics latency makes precise mouse control very difficult.

    Tales of Monkey Island (Steam)

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.6.2

    3.0.1 (215242)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 9400)

    etung

    On this machine, the games will hang at the default graphics quality (9). Once I turned down the settings (by copying the preferences from a different Mac: 10.5.8/MacPro/Radeon x1900), it was fine. Cursor speed is a little slow, but playable.

    The Sims 2

    Vista Business, SP1

    10.5.4

    2.0rc1 (113392)

    Macbook Pro 4,1 NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

    anw122

    The game runs, the intro cinematics are a bit jumpy, can't change the resolution past 800x600, graphics weren't bad for the resolution but weren't good, the game was jumpy when trying to move around a lot; I didn't try to install all of the expansions, but read that the ones with Securom make the program crash.

    Uru Complete Chronicles

    XP Home, SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro (Radeon X1600)

    cwalther

    Game is playable and runs very smoothly, but has moderately severe graphics glitches. Many objects appear black (for some, the texture returns depending on viewing angle); vertex colors and/or shading missing on some objects (appear at full texture brightness), depending on viewing angle; sometimes real-time shadows are also projected towards the light source, not only away from it; black beams from the center of the screen to animated objects; some objects with alpha-blended textures are invisible.

    Warhammer 40K : Dawn of War : Dark Crusade\ demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    graphics configuration test passes, game runs with choppy sound, some menu/interface text corruption, some cursor texture corruption

     

     

    Not Usable

    Applications that do not run properly, have problems that significantly impede usage, or are otherwise unusable. Similar to a Bronze or Garbage rating on WineHQ AppDB list.

    Application, Version

    Guest OS, Version

    Mac OS

    Fusion Build

    Mac, Graphics Card

    Reporter

    Notes

    AGON: The Lost Sword of Toledo

    XP Home, SP3

    10.5.6

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    Lariza

    game launches, intro movies work, but the playing screen is black.

    Albatross18\

    10.5.5

    XP Pro SP2

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M)

    Mr VacBob

    background textures missing, game freezes upon choosing a menu option

    ArchLord

    XP Pro SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0.1 (128865)

    MacBook Pro (Radeon x1600)

    jadestorm

    loading starts out fine, then screen whites out.. appears to be running even though you can't see it

    BioShock

    XP Pro SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Nickhamm

    Plays Intro Videos then stays black eating 100% CPU

    Braid (Steam)

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.6.2

    3.0.1 (215242)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 9400)

    etung

    Virtual machine becomes unresponsive, have to force quit it to recover

    Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    Mac Pro Tower, dual Xeon, Dual Core, Radeon x1900

    shornby

    Starts up fine, but too slow to play. Frame rate is about 2 FPS at 640x480 with all settings reduced to minimum. VM settings - 1.5GB ram, 2 VCPU's, optimize for VM.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.3

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Mac Pro, Radeon x1900XT

    batcave

    Starts but then gives error - "Video card or driver doesn't support separate alpha blend, glow will be disabled." Then it just crashes.

    Civilization 4 (patch 1.61 - no expansions)

    Xp Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Macbook (1.8, 2gb) GMA950

    James Snell

    App loader starts loading game - then entire VM crashes ungracefully:(

    Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.4.11

    1.1.1 (72241)

    iMac (2.16, 2gb) ATI X1600)

    Henri de Marcellus

    The game starts up, and the splash screen and scenario selection screens appear nicely. It hangs a for a while when drawing the battlefield. Many objects aren't drawn and come and go as you move the camera. Other than choppy play, the main problem is that none of the superimposed graphics (text, selection boxes, etc.) appear. This one is almost semi-working.

    Counter Strike Source

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Macbook Pro, 2.0, 2gb, ATI x1600

    Matt Peters

    Applications starts, performance extremely poor, mouse over issues. Sound glitching. Can't progress further than servers list.

    Crysis

    Windows 7

    10.6.1

    3.0.0 (204229)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 8800 GT)

    kbong

    Game runs, slow and ugly, with all graphics settings at the minimum level.

    Elder Scrolls III : Morrowind\

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    game loads and runs with choppy sound, texture failure after entering first building (black screen)

    Empire Earth I

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.5

    2.0.1 (128865)

    MacBook Pro (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT)

    damainman

    Upon starting the game, it shows the splash screen, the screen goes black and within seconds your back at the desktop and the game is closed.

    Galactic Civilizations II\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    dpolombo \ Sormine

    Game launches, and it is possible to start a game. Gray lines constantly flash across the screen, and the interface is very slow, making it very difficult to play.

     

    Addition: Text and graphic is distorted from the grey line. Line seem to be coming from the upper left screen in a cone shap toward lower right corner of the screen.

     

    Crash "blue screen" crash upon exit of the game. Crash is dirty and reboot require shutting down the guess then restarting it after it freeze on rebooting after crash.

    F.E.A.R. singleplayer demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    application fails to launch

    Google Earth 4.3\

    XP Pro SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro 17", 2.5GHz Core2Duo, 2GB DDR2, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

    darrylr

    Goolge Earth start up and will appear to run for a while especially if you run in Safe Mode and have unchecked most options in the sidebar such as "Layers>Borders and Labels". However checking "Borders and Labels" or loading kml files that contain a large number of lines (several thousand) will reproducibly hang the virtual machine. Some of the lines are also often misdrawn before the virtual machine hangs. Often the hang also casues problems for the host OS with the host becoming unresponsive and requiring a reboot.

     

    Yes and OK Google Earth is not a game, but it uses DirectX, and I yes know it runs natively on Mac OS X, but I need to run with code that uses the OLE/.NET API only available on Windows.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas\

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro (Radeon Mobility X1600)

    WelshSage

    Game is too slow to be playable. Shadows are not rendered correctly if at all

    GTA2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    MacBook (CD) (GMA 950)

    IscariotJ

    Retested due to apparent improvements/fixes. Still doesn't work. Initial menus display, but selecting play produces a blank screen

    Grim Fandango

    XP Pro SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Nickhamm

    Black screen, 100% CPU usage

    Guild Wars

    1.1b1 (57919)

    Mac Pro (ATi Radeon X1900)

    resistor

    Crashes on launch in DX9 mode, severe graphical glitches in DX8 mode

    Half Life (Steam)\

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    sulka

    Complains about incompatible video card upon launch (claims doesn't even support DX7). After first 3D scene loads, the game freezes. Works fine under Boot Camp.

    Halo: Combat Evolved

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Nickhamm

    Runs only in safe mode; Extremely low FPS (like 5-10 fps)

    Halo

    XP Pro SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0 beta 2

    Mac Pro (early 2008) 8 core, 2.8 GHz, GeForce 8800GT

    CheeseDrips Slowly

    Program launches, but says that Direct3D is not available, and quits. DirectxDiag shows that Direct3D is supported.

    Homeworld 2

    Xp Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Macbook (1.8, 2gb) GMA950

    James Snell

    App doesn't open at all. Runs fine when booting Boot Camp partition natively

    InVivo5Windows 710.7474597

    Macbook Air,

    Macbook Pro

    Mohannad Hashem2D imaging works, 3D imaging stays black, does not at all render.

    Maple Story\

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    sulka

    GameGuard crashes immediately when application user presses Play in Maple loader, cannot proceed playing. Works fine under Boot Camp.

    Mass Effect

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.6

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (late 2008, MacBookPro5,1) (GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT)

    OSUnited

    application fails to launch, displays error message stating

    "Failed to compile global shader FDOFAndBloomGatherFallbackPixelShader

     

    RaiseException() Address = 0x7c812aeb (filename not found)

    CxxThrowException() Address = 0x78158e69 (filename not found)

    Address = 0x10d98373 (filename not found)

    Address = 0xe8781b4c (filename not found)"

    MechWarrior 4 : Vengeance demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    application crashes the virtual machine upon launch

    Medieval II : Total War demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    application fails to launch, displays error stating that support for pixel shader 1.1 is required

    Medieval II: Gold (Total War & Kingdoms)

    XP PRO, SP3

    10.5.6

    2.0.2 (147997)

    Mac Pro 2.66 (5 GB) NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

    wncochran

    application fails to launch with error: Medieval 2 Total War encountered an unspecified error and will now exit

    Morrowind

    XP Pro, SP2/SP3

    10.5.3

    2.0b1 (89933)

    iMac 2.33GHz, 2GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (NVIDIA 760GT 256MB)

    damikki

    Still black screens after entering the first building. There's also an issue with the crosshair causing the body parts of game characters to be attracted to the crosshair causing lines of streteched body parts to constantly appear around the crosshair location. Switching off the Cross Hair makes no difference. Pixel shaders seem to work though.

    Need for Speed Carbon

    XP Pro SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Nickhamm

    Very slow; Graphics drawn incorrectly (black during race)

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.2

    1.1

    MacBook Pro (4.1, 4GB, GeForce 8600M GT)

    mokoosh

    1stit says no disk; once you fiddle and put the disk in again it says no Direct3D (even though it has been checked off in Fusion)

    Portal (Steam)\

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    sulka

    Complains about incompatible video card upon launch (claims doesn't even support DX7). Tries to start, the stops and complains the video card needs to support at least version 1.1 pixel shaders. Works fine under Boot Camp.

    Portal: The First Slice

    XP Home, SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro (Radeon X1600)

    cwalther

    Game runs, but rendering defects make it hardly playable. Menu screen has small defects but is recognizable (text readable). Once arrived in the game: With recommended graphics settings: screen is black, faint red and green gradients depending on viewing angle, no geometry visible. With minimum graphics settings: some objects are textured with what looks like a normal map, most have no texture at all but just a flat color (including crosshairs, particles, light halos). In both cases: text characters rendered as solid rectangles, stays that way when returning to the menu screen.

    Portal: The First Slice

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    Mac Pro (GeForce 7300)

    etung

    Performance is unplayably slow, perhaps 1 fps. Note this is hardware dependent; on my MBP it runs beautifully.

    Pro Cycling Manager 2007

    XP Pro SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    anton3s

    Game crashes a soon as you try to start a race/tutorial.

    RealFlight G4 Demo\

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0b1 (89933) and 2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro 17", 2.5GHz Core2Duo, 2GB DDR2, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

    darrylr

    The free G4 demo download barely works and is not usable like G3.5 is. If you do not change the default model the simulation will run however...

     

    1. Many tens of error messages pop-up that each need to be dismissed; at program start up, when selecting a new model or when a model crashes, "Error creating effect ShadowBlob2" and "Error creating effect ShadowAntiBlob2" regardless of whether Simulation>Settings>Graphics>Quality>Shadows Enabled is Yes or No. Many more of these errors occur than with G3.5 as G4 is obviously trying to render more shadows.

    2. Trying to change from the default model aircraft usually causes an application crash, either an "unknown error occurred" dialog and request to automatically submit a report to Knife Edge Software or just a silent crash of the application. Because of this I was unable to test a helicopter model (see G3.5 notes above).

    3. As expected graphics performance in Unity mode is horrible, audio stutters a well, Windows error messages like in #1 do not display properly in Unity mode, but not important.

    4. 2.0b2 fixed this: Window>Show Title Bar has problems enabling the Title Bar, you have to use the mouse to "paint over" where the TitleBar is to make it appear when you turn it on after turning off.

    Resident Evil 4\

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    game loads and run, severe texture corruption renders unplayable (mostly black/dark gray textures)

    Rome: Total War Gold (Total War & Barbarian Invasion)

    XP PRO, SP3

    10.5.6

    2.0.2 (147997)

    Mac Pro 2.66 (5 GB) NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

    wncochran

    application fails to launch with error: Rome: Total War failed to find DirectX 9, which is required for the game to run. Please reinstall DirectX.

    Sega Rally Revo demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    application fails to launch, displays error stating that support for shader model 2.0 is required

    Settlers IV

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.6.3

    3.0.0 (198580)

    iMac i5 27" (2.66GHz), 8GB DDR3 1067MHz RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4850.

    jonnymorris

    Installs fine and displays the main menu screen, but upon clicking Single Player S4_Main.exe bombs with a "Fatal error: Exception 0xc0000094 at 0x004e19a6!"  This game did the same in Parallels 4 - displays menu fine but crashes when it starts the game engine.

    Shadowbane

    XP Pro SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0 beta 2 (107508)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    game doesn't load with exception error

    Silent Hill 4 demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    application fails to launch, displays error stating that support for programmable vertex/pixel shaders is required

    Silent Hunter III

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.3

    2.0b1 (89933)

    MacPro Quad 2.8mhz, 8GB, Nvidia 8800GT, VM File resides on seprate drive - WD Raptor 300GB

    brotebjo

    Works, but runs very slowly for an older game. 2 to 3 FSP. Game only runs at 1024x768. Should be able to get better performance out of this game.

    Space Empire V\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (GeForce 8600 GTM)

    Sormine

    Using the STEAM\ version of the game (Game Download Service)Work in some very limited video mode and with Video Memory put to safe. Slow to the point of being un-playable (even for a turn based game). Crash randomly.

     

    Seem to work with the game when game video preference taken off from Direct3D HAL or Direct3DTL HALand set to RGB Emulation. Video memory still need to be put in safe. acceptable speed there but not really using Direct 3D

     

    On many video setting, blank black screen with sometime grey horizontal line with all attempt of

    video setup. Need to force exit with CTRL-ALT-DEL. As soon as it exit, crash "blue screen" crash upon exit of the game. Crash is dirty and

    reboot require shutting down the guess then restarting it after it

    freeze on rebooting after crash.

    Star Treck: Starfleet command 3

    Xp Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62537)

    MacBook Pro (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT)

    Master_Drow

    Game plays, refreshes are noticeable, Models don't match with there actually location. Shields are rainbows. Example at http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii66/Master_Drow/Graphicsproblem.jpg

    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

    Windows XP, SP3

    10.6.3

    3.1.0 (254806)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600M GT)

    hobbit

    Fails to launch

    TA:Kingdoms

    1.1b1 (57919)

    MacBook (CD) (GMA 950)

    IscariotJ

    Retested due to apparent improvements/fixes. Still doesn't work. Black screen, followed by random texture blocks (addendum - similar failure on Radeon x1600, aanhorn)

    Team Fortress 2

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.1

    1.1 (62573)

    Macbook Pro (2.0, 2gb, ATI x1600)

    Matt Peters

    App loader starts games, as soon as it reaches main menu, application exits, complaining for Direct X 8.1.

    The Bard's Tale demo

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    application fails to launch, displays error stating that support for vertex shader 1.1 is required

    The Longest Journey\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.2

    2.0b1 (89933)

    Macbook Pro (Radeon Mobility x1600)

    jackfaust

    A strip across the top of the screen is (maybe the top fifth?) is flashing garbage, backgrounds are flickering, but all character models are now drawn.

    The Witcher

    XP Pro, SP3

    10.5.4

    2.0 beta 2

    MacBook Pro (2.16, 2GB, Radeon X1600)

    jjgod

    Exit right after starts

    There.com (DX8)

    XP Home, SP2

    10.5.4

    2.0b2 (107508)

    MacBook Pro (Radeon X1600)

    cwalther

    Fog is inverted: nearby objects appear foggy, far away objects clear. Own avatar is invisible.

    Warhammer : Mark of Chaos

    XP Pro, SP2

    1.1b1 (57919)

    iMac (late 2006) (Radeon x1600)

    aanhorn

    game launches, intro movies work, but all menu text is completely missing, some other interface text partially missing, the game itself may or may not function, but this will be an unknown until the menus become navigatable

    ????? (Embodiment of Scarlet Devil)\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (2.33, 3GB, Radeon X1600)

    ds80

    Game launches but graphics are corrupted once the game is started.

    ????? (Imperishable Night)\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (2.33, 3GB, Radeon X1600)

    ds80

    Game launches but graphics are corrupted once the game is started.

    ????? (Mountain of Faith)\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (2.33, 3GB, Radeon X1600)

    ds80

    Game launches but graphics are distorted once the game is started.

    ????? (Perfect Cherry Blossom)\

    XP Pro, SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (2.33, 3GB, Radeon X1600)

    ds80

    Game launches but graphics are corrupted once the game is started.

    ????? (Subterranean Animism)\

    XP Pro SP2

    10.5.5

    2.0 (116369)

    MacBook Pro (GeForce 8600)

    Mr VacBob

    Game launches but no textures/graphics load ingame