1. Vmware Fusion And Big Sur
  2. Macos Big Sur Vmware Fusion Free

So I just installed the new VMware Fusion 12.1.0 on my macOS Big Sur Hackintosh. I am using Intel Core i5 4590 and Gigabyte H81M motherboard series. This VMware Fusion works very well on my Hackintosh build. Previously, I had some issues running this VMware Fusion on my AMD Ryzen Hackintosh. But on Intel build, this program works flawlessly. I can create new VMs and run them without any issues.

To do this: Open the Virtual Machine Library in Fusion Right-Click your macOS Big Sur VM Hold ‘Option’ Select ‘Open Config File in Editor’ Add the following 2 lines to the bottom of the file Note you may need to delete an existing line ‘ svga.present=“TRUE” ‘ Note you may need to delete an existing. VMware Fusion 12 VMware Fusion delivers the best way to run Windows on the Mac, and the ultimate development and testing tool for building apps to run on any platform. Ready for macOS 11.0 Big Sur, Fusion 12 supports macOS 10.15 Catalina and includes new features for developers, IT. VMWare has announced a new version of its Fusion software. Fusion 12 is ready for macOS 11 Big Sur. There's no actual release date for it, though. VMWare today announced Fusion 12, the next version of its popular virtualization software that allows people to run virtual machines on their computers. The new update has a raft of improvements to offer, but the addition of full support for macOS 11 Big Sur is one of the most notable. VMWare Fusion has announced that a 'tech preview' of its virtualization app with support for macOS Big Sur is coming in early July.

VMware Fusion is a virtualization software from VMware. If you know VMware Workstation for Windows and Linux, the VMware Fusion is the macOS version. We can create and run multiple operating systems on a single macOS host. For more information, please visit the official VMware Fusion website. With this software, you can run Windows 10 on your macOS Big Sur. Or, you can also install Linux distributions on macOS without issues.

If you are planning to build your own Hackintosh PC, and you want to install VMware Fusion on it, Intel build could be the best option. AMD Ryzen is fast but there are some issues to run several applications such as VMware Fusion, Adobe products and maybe some others.

VMware Fusion 12.1.0 on macOS Big Sur Screenshots

Here are some screenshots from my VMware Fusion 12.1.0 installed on my Intel Hackintosh running macOS Big Sur 11.1.

Ok.. I’m so ecstatic.. a quick blog post must be written…


The Product manager of VMware Fusion, Michael Roy, had a classic “One More Thing” item in his VMworld presentation. The presentation was “What’s New with VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion”.

While running a Big Sur macOS guest, he showed “Metal Support” working without a hitch… Now we have been told for years that we cannot get 3D Acceleration in a macOS guest. Seeing this on the list of “things to come” was already pretty great. Something to look forward to.
During that same presentation he also showed the .vmx settings in order to get that working. Once the feature lands…


Who wants to wait?

So of course, immediately after the presentation I had to try. No matter that it is only supposed to be working in a future version of VMware Fusion 12.0.
After adding the .vmx settings from the presentation I got a “Invalid configuration” error (or something along those lines).
OK, sad panda.
But … silly me did not look at the vmware.log file. Today I was poking Michael a bit on twitter and asking about how well Metal works on Big Sur beta 9 and that it is “so hard to wait” and he tells me “but you can try it yourself already”… 😮

OMG.. that’s when I realized that I had missed a detail..


Vmware Fusion And Big Sur

It’s all in the details

Also my host wasn’t running Big Sur yet (I had only run it in a VM)
… so… next hour or so I was frantically busy installing Big Sur Beta 9 on my 2014 Mac Mini and YES… IT DOES WORK and it is SOOOO SMOOTH

This is the best thing since sliced bread.

Macos Big Sur Vmware Fusion Free

THANK YOU VMware Fusion team!

In summary

This is not an officially released feature, treat it what it is: Experimental
Required: minimum of macOS Big Sur as host OS
Required: minimum VMware Fusion 12.0
Guest OS support: minimum of macOS Big Sur as guest OS (earlier macOS versions are missing the GPU paravirtual kernel extension for this – AppleParavirtGPU.kext. Unless apple steps in here and releases that for earlier macOS versions, it likely isn’t coming to earlier guest OS’s)
You have to add the following lines to the .vmx file of your VM in order to test this:
appleGPU0.screen0.width = '1680'
appleGPU0.screen0.height = '1050'

To be honest I don’t even have the lines with width and height, but that’s how you can define that for now.
It will only get better from here on once it is officially supported.

Update 2020/11/13: Another tip from Michael Roy (thanks Mike) is to update your VMware Tools to 11.2


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