I'm interested in the state of 3D acceleration in VMware guests.
At the moment, I use VMware Server 1.0.2.
As far as I know, this version does not support 3D acceleration at all, is this correct?
I also heard that VMware Workstation supports a limited set of Direct3D functions.
How limited is this Direct3D support? What about OpenGL, does it also work in a VM?
My target is to run Beryl or Compiz under a VM. It would be also great if other 3D applications can be used.
Thanks in advance,
Experimental Support for Direct3D
VMware Workstation 5.x & 6.0 includes experimental support for Direct3D video acceleration. This feature is not fully functional.
More information can be found here:
I read this, but what about OpenGL hardware emulation?
Somewhere in the forums I read that someone got OpenGL working under a VMware guest.
Also is there anything planned for future VMware versions concerning 3D acceleration?
Or does VMware 6 already have some 3D acceleration improvements?
My host OS is Windows XP Professional SP2.
As guest OSes, I would like to run Windows 2000/XP and various Linux versions.
By the way, here you write that you can submit reports on 3D acceleration to help VMware: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_vidsound_d3d_helping.html
But there is not written, where to send these reports.
VMware offers only experimental support for Direct3D acceleration. VMware may not respond personally to all support requests regarding Direct3D acceleration.
You would need to file a support request