So, playing around with Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 and I found when booting a freshly installed copy of Windows 10 Pro, I’d get an alert that 3D acceleration was not working.

I thought this was Odd as it was enabled, and I’d previously checked I had 3d support configured in Linux.

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Checking the test tool for unity, I again confirmed 3D Acceleration was working:

The answer to this was to edit my vmware preferences file and add a string to allow Blacklisted drivers. Now, I am not sure why this is required when it can be seen above that the Intel drivers are not blacklisted, but hey, that requires some more research.

So I fired up vim and edited the preferences file in my home directory :

And in my case the missing flat wasn’t present at all, so I added the following at the end of the file.

I restarted Workstation, low and behold I was no longer receiving errors about 3D acceleration not working.

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