04-16-2012 10:47 AM
Can you verify that your video card has the latest drivers installed? VMware seems to have some issues detecting some Intel graphics cards.
Also, please go in an edit your vmx file and change
virtualHW.version = "7"
virtualHW.version = "8"
Since you said you have version 4.0.2 of VMWare installed this change will force the VMWare out of compatibility mode and might resolve this issue.
04-16-2012 11:19 AM
04-18-2012 10:00 AM - edited 04-18-2012 10:12 AM
I am seeing a very similar problem with the Simulator I downloaded today:
However the Simulator I got from DevCon Europe
and the old 1.0.8 Simulators work fine.
I am using VM Player 4.0.2 build-591240. I am running on a Win XP SP3, fully up-to-date system.
The problem I am seeing is:
a) When I click on the Settings, there is clearly a panel being scrolled down and I get the little up arrow (carat?) at the bottom as I should. I can click on that to close it too. However nothing else happens.
b) When I click on the developer icon, the screen goes 'lighter'. It goes darker again when i click again.
c) When I click on the Browser, I get what looks like a Browser window but nothing happens (it is just dark grey). When I swipe up to close this, I get the usual Browser close I expect. but inside that window, then is another Browser close Window (complete with Browser bar and close x on the right) inside the Browser close window. Very weird.
d) Startup takes a long time, and I don't see the 'Playbook' splash icon douring it.
Can supply screen shots if required.
Responding to the suggestions made to the other poster:
a) II have waited.
b) Since the "hardware" change did not work for the other poster, I have not tried it.
Am going to try the Sim from DevCon to try to get the samples working now.
04-18-2012 10:25 AM
Can you send over some screen shots of these problems and also details of your video card? Since you're on windows XP, you can just run dxdiag and save the ouptput.
What version of the 1.0.8 simulator were you using that worked?
04-18-2012 10:44 AM - edited 04-18-2012 10:49 AM
Attached please find
1) Screen shot of result when I click on the 'settings'. Note the close caret at the bottom
2) Screen shot of me attempting to close the Browser.
These are the more dramatic results, every thing else is probably too subtle to be obvious. I have reduced the resolution of these to save bandwidth.
3) Unfortunately, I can't seem to collect all the output, directX gets stuck collecting direct play, which seem to be related to my network. I disabled the network and ran it again, and got the attached. I hope this is OK.
These have been added in a different order, hope you can figure it out.....
I'd like to pass the DevCon Simulator to the other poster, but it is probably a bit large for attaching or email. Perhaps the other poster could PM with some FTP details and I will send the file there.
Edit missed the 1.0.8 SImulator question. The file that I installed was:
And sorry this is possibly a dumb question. But to me if the VM ware is the same, the fact that one SImulator runs perfecly and the other runs but produces funny results woud indicate a problem with the second Simulator and not the VM player or any hardware external to it would it not?
04-19-2012 08:04 AM
I've run into this problem myself (just tonight, in fact -- have been doing the majority of my dev on my pb since getting it).
Forunately, I recently went through a format and reboot and have a snapshot of my previous system).
My new system (same machine) experiences the same problems described in this thread with the 2.0.0 and the 2.0.1 simulators (fresh installs). However, when I copied over the 2.0.0 vm directory from my archive drive to the new system (last used in March), it works.
Having compared the vmx files, etc and tinkered:
The old system player has been in a suspended state. Having the original backup copy, I restarted it (through the pb power icon, not vmware). Noticed the animated boot screen immediately -- which had not been appeared in the recently installed sims... It did, however, restart fine.
Then I shutdown (again from the pb power icon, not vmware...) -- It restarted fine as well.
The version of the working sim is 184.108.40.20609, if that helps.
04-19-2012 11:41 AM
Just did a clean build on a Win 7 PC. Worked fine. Realised in fact I had downloaded a new Simulator
so tried this on the old Win/XP system and unfortunately see same results as before.
So something in my setup. But what.....
Same VM player installed, Same Simulator installed. Works on the Win 7 PC. Desn't work on mine. Needle in haystck trying to figure this one out I expeect, but has anyone got any ideas?
04-19-2012 12:23 PM
Where I left off last night was reading through different forum postings of vmware recommending to remain with version 7 of workstation or player (Having something to do with a bug in the latest WDDM drivers for windows). Having read that, I uninstalled version 8 player and installed an old copy of workstation 7. No dice.
So far playing with settings after that has been fruitless.
Updating drivers now; failing that magically fixing things, I'll uninstall my ATI drivers and try again with the vanilla Microsoft drivers.