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Author: mrpatinhazz | Created: 2019-09-02 22:33:41
Subject: Low performance running on VMware
Hi everyone :D I'm currently developing a robot in Ubuntu 18 LTS w/ VMware workstation 15 player. I dedicated 8 cores from my i7 and 2GB gpu memory (r9 270x) but I still get low fps. I tried different settings, but to no avail. Is there something I should be aware of? Any tips?
Last Edited: 2019-09-02 22:33:41 by mrpatinhazz
    Author: berniw | Created: 2019-09-03 08:22:53
    Subject: Re: Low performance running on VMware
    Hi

    What is your host system, which is the virtual one? Did you install a VMware OpenGL Graphics driver in the VM? I use here for example a virtualized Windows XP for "old school" compatibility testing, I think I had to check a "3d Acceleration" checkbox somewhere and to install the respective driver into the VM.

    Kind regards
    Bernhard
    Last Edited: 2019-09-03 08:22:53 by berniw
      Author: mrpatinhazz | Created: 2019-09-04 21:28:02
      Subject: Re: Low performance running on VMware
      Hi, thanks for replying!
      The host system is Windows 10 Pro , fully updated.
      Using glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" in ubuntu gives me:

      OpenGL version string: 3.3 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 19.0.8

      And i know OpenGL is working because I'm using 2 windows along with the robot. Accelerate 3D graphics is checked in the VM machine settings.

      Also
      ~$ glxinfo | grep direct
      direct rendering: Yes

      -$ lspci -knn | grep -A2 VGA
      00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]
      Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]
      Kernel driver in use: vmwgfx
      Kernel modules: vmwgfx

      Edit: I'm saying the performance is low because I'm also working with a laptop running Lubuntu in dual boot . Specs are worst but the game is running better.
      Last Edited: 2019-09-04 21:46:09 by mrpatinhazz
        Author: scheurneus | Created: 2019-09-08 00:02:31
        Subject: Re: Low performance running on VMware
        What device does glxinfo indicate? (glxinfo | grep Device)

        It may very well say llvmpipe, in which case you do not have 3d acceleration but are using software 3d. It does seem the proper driver is in use though, but maybe you did not enable 3d acceleration in VMWare?
        Last Edited: 2019-09-08 00:02:31 by scheurneus
          Author: mrpatinhazz | Created: 2019-09-08 02:24:29
          Subject: Re: Low performance running on VMware
          These are my current Guest settings
          https://prnt.sc/p3875k

          And I think vmwgfx is the right driver.
          Last Edited: 2019-09-08 02:24:29 by mrpatinhazz