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General chat and support for running on a Virtual Machine.
 #30624  by Norton287
 Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:14 pm
Due to the nature of the VM you will not have graphics acceleration and you will have graphic glitches

This works with VMware Player 12, a free download from VMware, you can get it here:
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https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation_player/12_0  
This is the installation guide for the VM:
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 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3fm0833npbkyezu/vmware%20instructions%20for%2010.12.6.rtf?dl=0  
This is the darwin.iso VMware Tools for the VM, add it as an image to the cdrom (sata):
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 https://mega.nz/#!pnAURKqY!LM_071vY2VYmzPI84IgM9zaszg-svOq57ZUZTaxAeW8  
This is the VM Download links:
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 https://mega.nz/#!Z3o31AgA!tJ7N7ATtTRY_3fvbk4bf5LRir7TjKqmrKmwwWr-yfMo
  


Once the VM boots:

Setup starts immediately on OS load, first is to select your language and click continue like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WBELCHPmVT9LYy9K2

Next is selecting your keyboard, select your keyboard and click Continue like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CZ2sXRW9UmgUWge52

Next is selecting how you connect to the Internet, choose your method and click Continue like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cDrMA1GU1YtK9JQ72

If your network driver didn't load, you'll see the next screen, just click on the Continue like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/u3FXlebDKJ71AJfW2

Next it will ask you if you want to transfer information to your mac, just select No like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqisjD84mWdttzvk1

Next it will ask you if you want to enable Location Services, uncheck it and click Continue like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/g5i0IYKhZsgqjjgA2

Next is to select your Time Zone, on the map click on the region you're from and click Continue like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q1k3QAckDz6CpeDl1

Next it will ask you if you want to participate in Analytics, uncheck both boxes and click Continue like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ir4MVYXl5Thf98Or1

Next it will ask you if you want to enable Siri, this is up to you check it or uncheck it and click Continue like so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XnrCGlp89n9DGPCt1

Next it will ask you to setup your User Account, fill out all the fields and click continue.

Once the OS loads to the desktop you want to go to Finder from the menu and click on Finder Preferences. Once Preferences loads check the Show Hard Drives box and you'll see your hard drives appear on the right of the screen.

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/LA3ayTRL1mRGMJlo2

Changing Resolution once the VMware tools are installed

You need to enable root to run the vmware utility, here's how:
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https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012  


Then you need to add the following to your VMs VMX file at the bottom:
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 svga.minVRAMSize = 8388608 


Now you need to change the resolution and here's how:

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Open Terminal, then change directory by entering cd "/Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/", include the ""s because the directory names have spaces in them.

Now you need to enter SU and then enter the password you set for root.
  
Once you do that you enter:  ./vmware-resolutionSet 1920 1080.

The 1920 is the height and the 1080 is the width.  Set it to what you need.

You will have to go full screen from VMware Player to see the results.

Now shutdown and restart the VM to test your new resolution.
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