On certain virtual machines, Fusion provides support for accelerated 3D graphics.

Before you begin

Shut down or power off the virtual machine. You cannot change these settings while the virtual machine is powered on or suspended.

About this task

On virtual machines running Windows XP and later, Fusion provides support for DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 accelerated 3D graphics.

On virtual machines running Windows Vista and later, Fusion provides support for DirectX 10 with Open GL 3.3. Hardware version 12 is required.

On virtual machines running Linux, Fusion provides support for OpenGL 3.3 to support accelerated 3D graphics. Hardware version 12 is required. Linux kernel and Mesa 3D versions that support 3D accelerated graphics are required.

Procedure

  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under System Settings in the Settings window, click Display.
  4. Select the Accelerate 3D graphics check box.

    The version of DirectX supported by your hardware version is displayed.

  5. Select the Battery life menu item from the drop-down menu.

    You can select the option to use high-performance graphics for 3D applications only to conserve battery life. You can select the menu item to always use high-performance graphics, but this selection results in shorter battery life.

  6. Select the shared graphics memory item from the drop-down menu.