VMware Workstation 5.0
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Accelerated 3-D Limitations
Experimental support for Direct3D applies only to Windows 2000 and Windows XP guests, on hosts running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Linux.
Experimental support has the following limitations:
Workstation accelerates DirectX 8 applications, and DirectX 9 applications that use only the subset of DirectX 8.
Support for 3-D applications is not optimized for performance.
OpenGL applications run in software emulation mode.
Not all aspects of 3-D acceleration are enabled. The following 3-D features are not accelerated:
Pixel and vertex shaders
Multiple vertex streams
Hardware bump-mapping, environment mapping
Textures with one, three, or four dimensions