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BlackBerry Development Advisor
MSohm
Posts: 14,677
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry PlayBook

Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

We've recently discovered that our BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0.  We are working a fixes as we speak.  In the mean time avoid this upgrade to continue using these simulators.

Mark Sohm
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paroxysm
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎09-15-2012
My Device: AT&T Torch 9810

Re: Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

I got them to work by choosing the 'safe' skins during boot time.
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BBSJdev
Posts: 6,116
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Z10 LE, Z30

Re: Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

Good news is that the latest 10.0.09 BB10 simulator now works in Player 5.0.


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rickyb75
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-14-2012
My Device: Blackberry Dev Alpha - Blackberry Playbook

Re: Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

Not for me, it freeze during loading simulator...
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BBSJdev
Posts: 6,116
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Z10 LE, Z30

Re: Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

Are you sure it takes awhile the first time you boot up (black screen) but then pops in to existance.

 

I'm running it on Win8 (moderate speed laptop) but that shouldn't make a difference.


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lobomalo
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-20-2012
My Device: Bold 9900, playbook 64, 32- blackberry 10 dev alpha

Re: Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

load the Vmware 4,
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rickyb75
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-14-2012
My Device: Blackberry Dev Alpha - Blackberry Playbook

Re: Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

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oliver_kranz
Posts: 216
Registered: ‎09-18-2009
My Device: Z10

Re: Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

Simulator works here with the latest VMware version 5.0.0-812388. It takes a while to startup even with a fast PC.

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MSohm
Posts: 14,677
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry PlayBook

Re: Warning: Simulators fail to boot in VMWare Player 5.0

This issue has been resolved in the new BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha simulator released last week.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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