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      • 15. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
        JarettHA Novice

        http://www.uglyduck.com/info/vmware/swtor/Screen%20Shot%202012-01-11%20at%202.07.31%20PM.png

         

        client_settings.ini

         

        [Renderer]
        AmbientNPCScale = 0.5
        D3DFullScreen = true
        EnableBloom = false
        Height = 767
        NativeHeight = 768
        NativeWidth = 1024
        PlantDensity = 50
        RefreshRate = 85
        TextureQuality = 1
        UseMinSpecShaders = true
        VerticalSyncState = true
        Width = 1096
        WindowX = 0
        WindowY = 0

         


        [Game]
        MoviesFolder = ..\..\Movies
        SwtorRegKey = SOFTWARE\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic

         

         

         

        http://www.uglyduck.com/info/vmware/swtor/Screen%20Shot%202012-01-11%20at%202.14.56%20PM.png

        • 16. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
          JarettHA Novice

          Here is a video of it running.

          http://vimeo.com/34914335

           

           

           

          One thing I would be interested in knowing, is if those with the black screen issue can run through the trial of 3Dmark05 (3d testing software).  If the demo video plays or black screens on you.

           

          SWTOR uses an old Directx 9 based engine.  (Simutronics' HeroEngine )

          • 17. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
            TheSeaward Novice

            Okay I'm buckling in for an evening of banging this out.

             

            Once again, OS X 10.7.2, vmware fusion 4.1.0, booting a Boot Camp image.

             

            Dxdiag out:

            Card name: VMware SVGA 3D (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
            Manufacturer: VMware, Inc.
            Chip type: VMware Virtual SVGA 3D Graphics Adapter
            DAC type: n/a
            Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_15AD&DEV_0405&SUBSYS_040515AD&REV_00
            Display Memory: 1532 MB
            Dedicated Memory: 832 MB
            Shared Memory: 700 MB
            Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

             

             

            Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)

            Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

            System Manufacturer: VMware, Inc.

            System Model: VMware Virtual Platform

            BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0    

            Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz

            Memory: 4096MB RAM

            Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM

            Page File: 1948MB used, 6240MB available

            Windows Dir: C:\Windows

            DirectX Version: DirectX 11

            DX Setup Parameters: Not found

            User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

            System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

            DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

            DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

             

            3DMark05 knocked me out of Aero but ran fine and stayed steady 60fps the whole time. 

             

            I'm going to look at my game settings next and compare to the .ini file you posted earlier. Nice video by the way, show-off

            • 18. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
              TheSeaward Novice

              My client_settings.ini looked like this:

               

               

              [Renderer]
              D3DFullScreen = false
              Height = 1080
              NativeHeight = 1080
              NativeWidth = 1920
              TextureAnisotropy = 16
              Width = 1920
              WindowX = 0
              WindowY = 0
              GammaRamp = 1.1597826
              MeshLODQuality = 1
              PlantDensity = 75
              EnableBloom = false
              doShadows = false
              SpeedTreeDistanceScale = 1.0752717
              FarClipScale = 1.
              FullScreen = true
              [Game]
              MoviesFolder = ..\..\Movies
              SwtorRegKey = SOFTWARE\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic

               

              So I changed it to be like yours, JarretHA:

               

               

              [Renderer]
              AmbientNPCScale = 0.5
              D3DFullScreen = true
              EnableBloom = false
              Height = 767
              NativeHeight = 768
              NativeWidth = 1024
              PlantDensity = 50
              RefreshRate = 85
              TextureQuality = 1
              UseMinSpecShaders = true
              VerticalSyncState = true
              Width = 1096
              WindowX = 0
              WindowY = 0

               


              [Game]
              MoviesFolder = ..\..\Movies
              SwtorRegKey = SOFTWARE\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic

               

               

              First attempt report: still a black screen but I think the refresh rate needs to be 60.  A lot of flicker when I move the pointer, but like I said it's still a black screen.  I had to force a logout from Windows 7, logged back in to try again.

               

              Second attempt report: same thing, super flicker.  then blackness.

               

              Changed resolutions in the config, no avail.  Copying the install over to another disk and will do a straight virtualized Windows 7 workstation VM -- no Boot Camp.  I'll follow-up when I have done that.

              • 19. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                JarettHA Novice

                TheSeaward - what i find odd is your video ram amounts in your setup. I thought the max addressible within your vmx was 128M or 256M.

                • 20. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                  TheSeaward Novice

                  mks.enable3d = TRUE

                  svga.vramSize = "134217728"

                   

                  • The value must be evenly divisible by 65536 when the guest is running Windows. For more information, seeCertain graphical elements are not drawn in a virtual machine running Windows (1001558).
                  • If the value exceeds the maximum video RAM supported by your hardware version, it is automatically adjusted to the maximum.
                  • Calculate the amount of video memory required to support the highest desired resolution. Multiply the width by the height of the largest resolution desired, then multiply the result by 4. If the result exceeds 16777216 (or 4194304, for ESX Server), the video memory must be increased. Add or update the following line to the .vmx file and then append the resulting value of the calculation:

                    svga.vramSize =

                    Example: To add the resolution 2560 x 2048 to a Workstation virtual machine, multiply 2560 * 2048 * 4 to get 20971520. This is the amount of memory in bytes required for the resolution. The result, 20971520 bytes, exceeds the default of 16777216 bytes. Therefore, you must add the following line to increase the video memory available:

                    svga.vramSize = 20971520

                   

                  My Host's video card has 1GB of memory, it's an ATI 6870.

                   

                  I run dual displays but I suppose for these purposes I can drop that value to 2073600 8294400 [1] and still be able to draw 1920x1080 if I'm understanding this correctly.  I got the value from your config and I didn't know what it was for.  Let me try that and see if I get a different result.

                   

                  My Windows 7 VM (non-Boot Camp) is behind on patches and VMWare Tools needs an update.  Woo, exciting evening.  I'd rather be flying with Jedis.

                   

                  [1] fixed to 8294400 -- 1920 * 1080 * 4 = 8294400 but 8294400 isn't divisible by 65536. 

                  • 21. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                    TheSeaward Novice

                    Yeah I have no idea what I should be setting that value to.

                     

                    I don't know where you got 134217728 in your config either, maybe it's shorthand for "whatver you got"?

                     

                    I can't get my calculator to let me come up with a number divisble by 65536 for any combination of displays.

                     

                    1920 * 1080 = 2073600 * 4 = 8294400 / 65536 = 126.5625

                    • 22. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                      yenna Lurker

                      I got SWTOR working on VMWare Player 3.1.5 with XP with SVGA II Driver.

                       

                      I get black screen if I run on VMWare Player 4.0 with Windows 7 x64 with VMware SVGA 3d (Micrsoft -WDDM) Driver.

                       

                      I want to try SVGA II driver on Windows 7, but could not find SVGA II driver to download. Tried instruction I found switching between SVGAII and WDDM, but there was no SVGA II driver found in VMWare tools.

                       

                      http://openstorage.gunadarma.ac.id/ALtitip/VMware%20Workstation%207.0%20Build%20185517%20Technical%20Preview%20(32%20Bit%20&%2064%20Bit)/DOC/3dSwitchWDDM-XPDM.pdf

                      • 23. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                        JarettHA Novice

                        My  driver version is 4.17.  This is a bit older.  If you found a copy of this version it should work.  Vmware is aware the issue is within the drivers and hopefully they will have a working set soon.

                        • 24. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                          nirvy Master

                          If swtor detects vista or win7 it restricts itself to using only the gfx cards onboard memory.  to avoid this set compatibility mode on the launcher to xp sp3... Might not fix it but worth a shot.

                          • 25. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                            JarettHA Novice

                            Create a system restore point, and try manually installing these drivers:  http://www.uglyduck.com/info/vmware/swtor/vmware_swtor_fix.rar

                            I do not have the original tools pack which were used on my vm, but these are the dll and inf I used.

                             

                            (These are vmware signed Windows 7 WDDM drivers for VMware SVGA 3d device)

                            • 26. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                              TheSeaward Novice

                              I hate to be That Guy™, but I can't for the life of me get these drivers to install.  I try to load the inf files when prompted to find a driver after I tell it that I want to find it myself and that I have the disk, but it says it can't install.

                               

                              Install from disk dialog:

                               

                              Screen Shot 2012-01-14 at 3.46.04 PM.png

                              Driver isn't signed but seems to have the right device type.

                               

                              Screen Shot 2012-01-14 at 3.46.16 PM.png

                               

                              Can't find the file specified. 

                               

                              Screen Shot 2012-01-14 at 3.46.29 PM.png

                               

                              Sorry for remedial driver hacks questions, but I'd like to give it a try.

                              • 27. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                                JarettHA Novice

                                Nah you arent "That Guy"  I dont have the original directory for the drivers from my version of tools. So I just copied them and the inf.   Hopefully someone from VMware will chime in and say which tools pack my version came from, and maybe provide a link.

                                • 28. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                                  TheSeaward Novice

                                  Can I trouble you to confirm that you don't have the drivers lurking in:

                                   

                                  C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\video_wddm

                                   

                                   



                                  • 29. Re: Paying 1000$ for anyone that can get SWTOR working on VMWare Workstation
                                    TheLoneVM Enthusiast
                                    VMware Employees

                                    Thanks to everyone who posted on this thread, we have reproduced the problem here at VMware and are investigating the regression.  In the meantime, it has been pointed out that ToR works pretty well with an older version of Tools, so I'll link those here instead of having users try to manually install the individual driver components.  A spot check seems to be Ok, but you may see some issues with other 3D apps or problems with Unity and Drag and Drop with this older version of tools installed, so keep that in mind.

                                     

                                    For Workstation, the basic steps to install are to download the linked ISO from the host, then in the guest go to control panel, add/remove programs, and remove the current VMware tools and reboot.  Go to  Workstation -> VM -> Settings pulldown, select CD ROM -> Use ISO image file and browse to the downloaded ISO image.  Autoplay should start the tools setup automatically or browse to CD Rom drive and run setup.exe to install tools and then reboot. Be sure to set the CD Rom settings back to physical drive after this is complete.

                                     

                                    Fusion instructions should be the same except slightly diffferent names for the pulldown menu.

                                     

                                    http://ftpsite.vmware.com/download/Fusion/VMware-tools-windows-8.2.4-232708.iso