Kajukenbokid
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Microsoft Game does not accept VMWare video card.

Hi,

I just installed Age of Mythology into an XP vm; when I try to launch the game, I get this error:

Video Card 0: vmx_fb.dll VMware SVGA II Vendor(0x15AD) Device(0x405)

... and the game refuses to launch.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Stefan

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admin
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Dumb question: Do you have 3D acceleration enabled for this guest?

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Kajukenbokid
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Hi,

Not a dumb question .. and yes, I have tested it on and off and it still does not work.

My guess is that we need to fool the game into thinking the vm video display is some other acceptable display card.

.. But that's just a guess.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Stef

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spunkybart
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I wish I had seen your post earlier since I just came across the same error message.

I have Age of Mythology (AOM) for my iMac, and I also have AOM for my Windows laptop. I wanted to play the game over my wireless LAN with my friend, but it turns out that the Mac version can't play over a LAN with the Windows version.

Okay, fine.

The game is old and cheap, so I bought another copy of the Windows version, thinking I would play it in VMWare on the Mac while my friend plays from the Windows laptop.

No dice!. I now find out that AOM will install under VMWare but won't actually play using the VMWare video card!

Alas, I wish there was a way that VMWare could emulate a supported video card...

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WoodyZ
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At the present time the only suggestion I can offer would be to use Windows with Boot Camp and then you could play the game over the wireless LAN with your friend.

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ocozette
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To play with Age of Mythology under vmware (tested successfully under my vmware workstation 7), you must create a file named

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig\0x15AD_vmware.gfx"

For dummies do :

- start->run and type cmd.exe

- type "cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig"

- type <<notepad "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig\0x15AD_vmware.gfx>> (all text betwenn << and >> must be typed) and confirm yes create.

- enter the following text in notepad, save and qui notepad

- now age of mythology is working !

Notice, I used latest addition, if you doesn't have latest vmware tools, you must get the driver date and replace day, month and year (9/21/2009 in my case). To get them do :"right click" on desktop, tab parammetter, click on advanced, click on second tab, click on property, click on driver and you will get the correct month/day/year

In this this file you must put the following lines:

Vendor=VMware

defaultdevice=CyberBladeXP.gfx

Month=9

Day=21

Year=2009

Product=0

Version=0

SubVersion=0

Build=0

0x405=CyberBladeXP,CyberBladeXP.gfx

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ocozette
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Oops, my previous post was incorectly dysplayed.

To play with Age of Mythology under vmware (tested successfully under my vmware workstation 7), you must create a file named

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig\0x15AD_vmware.gfx"

For dummies do :

- start->run and type cmd.exe

- type "cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig"

- type <<notepad "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig\0x15AD_vmware.gfx>> (all text betwenn << and >> must be typed) and confirm yes create.

- enter the following text in notepad, save and qui notepad

- now age of mythology is working !

Notice, I used latest addition, if you doesn't have latest vmware tools, you must get the driver date and replace day, month and year (9/21/2009 in my case). To get them do :"right click" on desktop, tab parammetter, click on advanced, click on second tab, click on property, click on driver and you will get the correct month/day/year

In this this file you must put the following lines:

\[config\]

Vendor=VMware

defaultdevice=CyberBladeXP.gfx

\[knownGoodDriver\]

Month=9

Day=21

Year=2009

Product=0

Version=0

SubVersion=0

Build=0

\[device\]

0x405=CyberBladeXP,CyberBladeXP.gfx

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arjunvenkatrama
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@ ocozette...thanks dude...this worked...mostly...

In addition to saving "0x15AD_vmware.gfx" in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig\", you also need to save it in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig2\"

So you will end up with:

1. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig\0x15AD_vmware.gfx"

2. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig2\0x15AD_vmware.gfx"

both with the same content

Then...it work!!!

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1Bluefur
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I tried both these fixes and the game still gives me a graphics error. I input the latest driver dates and everything. This is what I get in the dialogue:


" 8/2/2012 11.9.1.0"

I even tried using the date there in the files but to no avail. I find this error very strange and I'd be very grateful if someone could help me out.

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Duey1
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The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect

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Duey1
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it does nothing game still runs the same error as before

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Inkbreton
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HI all

I know why it can't works !

in the file put the lines as said in the second message of ocozette :

In this this file you must put the following lines:

[config]

Vendor=VMware

defaultdevice=CyberBladeXP.gfx

[knownGoodDriver]

Month=9

Day=21

Year=2009

Product=0

Version=0

SubVersion=0

Build=0

[device]

0x405=CyberBladeXP,CyberBladeXP.gfx

End of file

Never forget to check the good date of u'r device and it will works ! (1 hour to find the problem of "\" in the code !)

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