eightace
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Your video card or driver does not support DirectX 11.

With a fresh install of VMware Fusion 12.1.0 running Windows 10 I get this when I try to launch a game on Steam. Dxdiag gives me the following the info attached; is there a problem or can I just not use DirectX 11 games on Fusion 12?

 

Thanks

 

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scott28tt
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@eightace 

Check the requirements here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/12/rn/VMware-Fusion-12-Release-Notes.html

Not sure if you also need VMware Tools installed in Windows.

 


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eightace
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VMware Tools 11.1.5 is installed. Tried reinstalling it too but no different. Using MacOS Big Sur but it was like this on Catalina too I think.

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eightace
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I can't believe nobody else has this issue. I tried a fresh install of Big Sur and VMware fusion pro and got exactly the same.

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wila
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Hi,

Are you on the latest virtual hardware?

With the VM shut down, go to settings, compatibility and make sure that you selected the last virtual hardware version that is available.

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davlevy
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I'm having a similar issue running VMware Workstation Player (not pro).  There does not appear to be a way to upgrade the hardware compatibility.

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