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Stephen88_
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Upgrade to Workstation 17 Pro breaks all my VMs

Hello guys,

after upgrade Workstation 17 Pro from 16.2,  I can't start any already existing VMs, I can only start turning off graphics hw acceleration.

No way to downgrade to WPro16.2 or below, only with off graphics can run again.

Here a screenshot of the error.

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Stephen88_
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partially solved adding this on .vmx file

Windows guest:
mks.enableDX12Renderer = "FALSE"
mks.enableDX11Renderer = "TRUE"

Linux guest:
mks.enableDX12Renderer = "FALSE"
mks.enableDX11Renderer = "FALSE"
mks.enableGLRenderer = "TRUE"

But is not a real solution, hope VMWare can release a fix

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Technogeezer
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What graphics card do you have in your PC?

You may also want to check out this thread to see if the discussion applies https://communities.vmware.com/t5/VMware-Workstation-Player/VMware-workstation-17-player-no-3D-suppo...

 

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
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Stephen88_
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Yes, infact I have use this solution, but on linux I notice slow performance with GL graphics.

I use vmware workstation on this pc since version 10 without problems, also infact before buy and upgrade to version 17, v16.2 works perfectly without any type of modding.

My cpu is a i7-4500u with intel HD 4400 gfx

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