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New Developer
Posts: 40
Registered: ‎12-17-2011
My Device: Blackberry 9550
My Carrier: Airtel

Playbook simulator not starting

Hello everyone, My PC's configuration is: OS - Windows Vista ultimate RAM - 4GB Processor - i3 Graphics driver - ATI Radeon HD 5540 , 1GB DDR3, manufactured by uses VMware Player 4.0.3 When VMware player is started and I played tablet simulator (2.0.1), only Black Screen appears after 'starting screen' option. No icons are shown there, It seems not working, completely Black screen is appearing. I searched at forums and found suggestions like install latest graphics drivers , set the vmware priority high , set core processors 2 in vmware, change the resolution of display to 1024*768. I tried with older versions of vmware like 3.0.0, 3.0.1 , 3.1.5 etc. But nothing worked. I need your help, How to resolve this problem to start tablet simulator? Please HELP, Thanks
BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 118
Registered: ‎11-01-2011
My Device: N/A
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Playbook simulator not starting

Are you still seeing this issue on the simulator? 


I would recommend setting your display back to "Use host settings for monitor" as if you specify the resolution the simulator will boot into a black screen.


Posts: 12
Registered: ‎06-11-2012
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Playbook simulator not starting

Do that, I changed my settings for the simulator and it wouldnt launch. Leave all video settings at default and it should work!