02-11-2012 11:04 AM
02-11-2012 11:49 AM
I'm trying to port my Android App to the Playbook, but I'm unfortunately having the same issue. I'm extremely suprised the playbook simulator doesn't fallback to software rendering for development purposes.
I also have a Intel (945) gfx chipset and have the error: MKSHostOps_Exit3D: 0, 1
02-12-2012 01:30 PM
I think the Playbook Simulator does need bigger screen resolution to run correctly. On my older laptop which has the highest resolution of 1280 x 800, it didn't go further to [starting screen]. But, on my newer laptop which has HD resolution (720p), it started without much problem (that is after few attempts).
Once it started running, then I took a snapshot by suspending it instead of Powering off. So, next start it picks up where it left. That's a sweet feature of VM Ware. :-)
Hope this helps.
02-12-2012 03:28 PM
02-12-2012 03:42 PM
After the 2.0.0 Simulator failed with VMware Fusion on MacBook pro, I thought to move the whole thing to another platform. First tried CentOS 5, which got me nowhere.
Then I installed VMplayer on a Windows box:
= Lenovo ThinkCenter with 2 GB RAM and 100+ GB of free disk
= graphics is Intel Q965/Q963
= Windows XP Professional SP3
= DirectX version 9
= VMplayer 4.0.2
I updated the graphics drivers to latest, greatest, still from 2008. :-)
I ran dxdiag, which showed no problems at any of the 3D tests.
Yes I see in my logfiles this "vmx| I120: Failed to load D3DX9 library" error, however in "C:\Windows\System32" there is a file "d3dx9_32.dll. Others mentioned _40. Could this be the real problem, the VM maybe looking for a (too) specific version of this dll ?
RIM, you can hand out free PlayBooks for developers, but maybe you should give us free PCs that are capable of running your tools. :-)
I've now spent way more hours (around 20-30) on trying to get a development environment up and running than on writing cool applications. Well, I do have the app, all packaged and signed, but I simply can't test it without an emulator.
02-12-2012 07:54 PM
I'm sorry to hear that you're still having problems with VMWare enabling 3D support.
We are currently working on providing a software fallback, i.e. safe mode, for cases where VMWare fails to detect a 3D card. This will allow you to develop flash applications and unblock you from your current problems.
This fallback is a gating feature for our next release of the 2.0 simulator.
02-13-2012 02:35 AM
Hi Daryl, many thanks for the response and great to know a solution is in the pipeline. Would you have some indicative idea of an expected release date for this?
02-22-2012 04:05 AM