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Unable to change OSX Resolution in VMWARE

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Hi all,

 

I've successfully installed OSX 10.4.6 on Vmware 5.0.0 in Windows XP (Yay :-D). But I'd like to change the resolution desirable to my screentype, that is 1280x800x32 instead of the default 1024x768x16

 

I've tried typing "Graphics Mode"="1280x800x32", "Graphics Mode"="1280x800x16" on boot prompt, both failed, the default resolution is displayed instead.

 

I also tried typing in "Graphics Mode"="800x600x32" and it was successful, the OSX window is resized to 800x600. I tried "1280x960x16" another 4:3 resolution but it failed as well.

 

My prediction is VMWare can only display an 4:3 resolution (since 800x500, another 16:10 resolution failed") maximum size of 1024x768. But I read a lot of other success stories that can display OSX in 1280x800x32.

 

Has anyone else succeded in doing this? Did u do any other extra configurations, o yea, I've also typed in this in .the vmx file:

 

svga.maxWidth = "1280"

svga.maxHeight = "800"

 

but doesn't seem to help, My Graphic Card is ATI Radeon mobillity 9700 and I'm running on Athlon 64 3700+

 

Has anyone else tried installing the "vmware-tools" for FreeBSD ?

 

Thank you so much in advance for any of your suggestions :-)

 

-Bast-

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Hi Big Kahuna,

 

I've tried the newest Free VMWare player von VMWare. While I still can't get the 1280x800x32 resolution, at least I can do a unresized full screen 1024x768x32 view. It's not optimal, but I don't have to see streched icons nonethelss :D.

 

-Bast-

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Hi there. I am running os x in vmware on a laptop with 1440x900 resolution. When I input "Graphics Mode"="1440x900x32" when I boot, strangely enough it boots OS X with 1152x864 resolution. I dont understand why it does this, but at least it almost uses all of the monitor's height.

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Hi koolaidman23,

 

may I ask what version of VMWare are you using, and what ur processor & graphic card ? Just for comparison to mine :censored2:

 

Thx,

 

-Bast-

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Hi Bast,

 

I am using VMware Workstation 5.5.1 build 19175. I have a Pentium M 1.86 and I have a ATI Mobility Radeon x600. I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but under Edit>Preferences>Display I have set (Full Screen) Resize Guest.

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Hi koolaidman23,

 

interesting settings parameter "Edit>Preferences>Display" I missed it. But unfortunately that doesn't help us much.

 

In your case I think is pretty similar to mine, 1400x900x32 is a 16:10 resolution like 1280x800x32 I tried, but it seems VMWare (or VESA drive that standard VMWare machine uses) only supports 4:3 resolutions.

 

That's why in your case it tried maximum 4:3 resolution possible for your monitor, that is 1152x864. I guess we have to be satisfied with this until VMWare released its vmware-tools for osx86, which I think highly unlikely :)

 

-Bast-

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I get 1152x864 in VMWare as well, you can't change resolutions through mac either because VMWare emulates its own graphics adapter, rather than using your card. Normally you would install VMWare tools on the guest operating system, but since these are Hackintoshes there are no VMWare tools avilable.

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I remember when I used Mac OS X 10.4.1 in VMware, I could change the resolution and it was a lot faster. Apple must've changed something that prevented resolution change and made Mac OS X in VMware slow.

 

Xeijin, how did you get Mac OS X 10.4.7 working on an AMD processor? What motherboard do you have, it's not listed in your sig.

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