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BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,888
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

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
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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Posts: 35
Registered: ‎09-15-2012
My Device: AT&T Torch 9810
My Carrier: AT&T

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

I got them to work by choosing the 'safe' skins during boot time.
Developer
Posts: 6,152
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Z10 LE, Z30
My Carrier: Orange

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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Developer of stokLocker, Sympatico and Super Sentences.
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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-14-2012
My Device: Blackberry Dev Alpha - Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Vodafone

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

Not for me, it freeze during loading simulator...
Developer
Posts: 6,152
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Z10 LE, Z30
My Carrier: Orange

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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Developer of stokLocker, Sympatico and Super Sentences.
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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-20-2012
My Device: Bold 9900, playbook 64, 32- blackberry 10 dev alpha
My Carrier: Telcel

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

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

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

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Posts: 217
Registered: ‎09-18-2009
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: O2

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.

BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,888
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

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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