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The VMware SVGA 3d supports or not the direct x 11 ?

# Hello.

I would like to make work the brekel tool on a qemu / kvm vm. Reading here :

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[https://brekel.com/body_v2/faq/](https://brekel.com/body_v2/faq/)

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it says that one of the minimum requirements to work are one of these cards :

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Intel HD 4400 integrated display adapter
ATI Radeon HD 5400 series
ATI Radeon HD 6570
ATI Radeon HD 7800 (256-bit GDDR5 2GB/1000Mhz)
NVidia Quadro 600
NVidia GeForce GT 640
NVidia GeForce GTX 660
NVidia Quadro K1000M

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and the graphic card should have the support for the directx 11. So,let’s talk about the VMware SVGA video adapter. I ran dxdiag inside the vm and it says that it supports the directx 11.2. But the tool closes it self as soon as it starts. So,there is something that’s not good. Or the VMware SVGA 3d adapter does not fully support the directx 11 or it is not good enough compared to the lower graphic card requested,the Intel HD 4400 integrated display adapter. Or it does not work because some other reason. maybe because as soon as I start the VMware vm it says that the 3d acceletation will be disabled. I don’t know why. What do u think ?


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2 Comments

  1. Why are you using a VMware video driver with QEMU or KVM? The VMware video driver is not meant to be used with other companies products. It may work or not, but you should use the video driver from the platform you are running.

    Next, that video driver does not magically confer 3D hardware rendering. It simulates a 3D chipset using CPU, but is still CPU.

    And, if the software looks for a specific video chipset, the VMware driver will not match because it’s a VMware chip, not any of the ones you mentioned above.

    Lastly, even if you get it working, it’s going to perform like garbage. What you want is hardware passthrough so you can render directly on the video card, and not in CPU.

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