On certain virtual machines, VMware Fusion provides support for accelerated 3D graphics.

On virtual machines running Windows XP, VMware Fusion provides support for DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 accelerated 3D graphics. On virtual machines running Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, VMware Fusion provides support for DirectX 9.0EX with Aero and Open GL 2.1.

On virtual machines running Linux, VMware Fusion provides support for OpenGL 2.1 to support 3D accelerated desktops.

Shut down or power off the virtual machine. You cannot change the setting while the virtual machine is powered on or suspended.

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From the VMware Fusion menu bar, select Window > Virtual Machine Library.

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Select a virtual machine and click Settings.

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In the Settings Window, in the System Settings section, select Display.

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Select Accelerate 3D graphics.