3D acceleration for OS X El Capitan/Sierra

I installed Sierra on Vmware (with some tweaks) but it does not support 3D acceleration.

Is there anything i can do to improve the performance of Sierra on Vmware? Would downgrading to El Capitan yield better peroformance? Is 3D acceleration supported on El Capitan?

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Unfortunately Apple does not allow you to run a virtual macOS or OS X on non-Apple branded hardware.

Since this violates Apple's EULA (and as such the VMware Community Terms of Use), any issues you have with trying to run macOS or OS X using VMware Workstation or VMware Workstation Player cannot be discussed at this forum.

You'll need to have apple hardware and use a product like VMware Fusion or VMware ESXi in order to legally run a virtual copy of macOS / OS X.

Hope you understand,



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