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Is it possible to run XNA & Visual Studio from a machine under VMWare Fusion running on Mac OS X?

(I'm currently attempting to install this and try it out - we'll see if it works or not in a few hours I guess. Thought I could save time if it doesn't. :)

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Visual Studio works fine. No experience with XNA though. – Daniel Beck Mar 6 '11 at 10:06
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According to my experience, VS can run properly on VMWare Fusion and I wrote some .NET apps with it. However I am not very sure about XNA. the possibility is 'too slow', I think. Referring to this,

VMWare does not emulate a Shader Model 1.1 card - XNA needs a Shader model 1.1 card. There's no software rendering in XNA/DirectX - you used to be able to create the reference rasterizer which is optimized for correctness not speed but its essentially useless as a debugging tool. Even the simplest game will run too slow to work.

also another topic here

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That information is obsolete. VMWare Fusion supports Shader Model 3 now. – stimpy77 Jun 16 '11 at 5:21
@stimpy77 Feel free to add another answer with links and/or sources. – Kirk Broadhurst Sep 6 '11 at 10:17

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