Counterstrike on the Mac with VMware Fusion

CounterStrikeSource_normal As we’ve talked about on this blog from time to time, one of the things that we really focus on here on the Fusion team is high performance 3D acceleration for virtualized apps.  VMware Fusion 2 leads the industry in support for DirectX 3D acceleration support, having shipped support for DirectX 9 Shader Model 2 back in April of 2008 with VMware Fusion 2 Beta 1.

One of our systems engineers here at VMware emailed me with this great video that his little brother threw together of Counterstrike Source running on his Mac with VMware Fusion

Essentially, he’s running CS:S in a Windows XP SP3 VM, sporting 2GB of RAM, on his 2.8ghz MacBook Pro. Not sure what GPU it has, but guessing the NVIDIA GeForce 8600.

The results?  It looks like he was getting around 30 frames per second even while running the screen capturing software.  Without the screencap software running, he was logging frame rates of 48 fps.

Pretty awesome stuff! Here’s the video in question:

And here are some other fun videos of 3D games running in VMware Fusion 2



4 comments have been added so far

  1. I wish there was a page dedicated to the settings.. i have a mac book pro, 2g ram, nvidia 8600 and the game lags sooo bad. Its not the internet connection, because it lags when playing locally against bots. I have all the settings on low, and tried to force it to use directx 8 and directx 9, both with the same issue. Resolution at 800.

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