Seeing this release note -
The VMware Tools kernel extensions can't be launched on a virtual machine with older macOS versions.
In a virtual machine running macOS version 10.9 to 10.12, after installing VMware Tools, it's kernel extensions cannot be launched. As a result, VMware Tools functionality is limited.
This issue is now resolved.
- prompted me to update my macOS VMs and much to my surprise all of my macOS VMs were all to update VMTools with 11.5.2 and the video is normal.
10.0.12.2406 (build-14792880) has installed on 10.5-10.10 and I was able in 10.7-10.10 to enable and use HIDPI with full resolution for Retina display.
184.108.40.20616 (build-15389592) has installed on 10.11-10.15. A 10.11-13 VM (for lack of a better description) resists efforts to drag its screen to different sizes and is in HIDPI mode and will not allow you to set to default for display. 10.14-10.15 allowed me to set default for display.
Then I see tonight that 11.5.3 is out....
...well maybe not so much. I see now with the 10.15 VMs after shutdown and booting again they are stuck in HIDPI mode also. Right after the install of 220.127.116.1116 you can use defauft for display but then shutting and booting later the VM is stuck in HIDPI mode?