VMware Workstation

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The latest version of the 8.0.x releases.

Application Details:

Version: 8.0.5
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Opening VMware Workstation (vmware.exe)
  • Entering a license key
  • vmware-tray.exe
  • vmrun.exe

What does not

  • connecting to a remote server with vmware.exe
  • connecting to a remote server with vmrun.exe


What was not tested

eliminating a lot of the fixme:thread messages by experimenting with winetricks to see if I can get vmware workstation to work any better

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 08 20121.4.1Yes Yes BronzeNathan Shearer 

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HowTo / Notes

Installing VMware Workstation

The VMware Workstation install wizard does not work. It freezes on what appears to be some kind of Internet Explorer problem. Fortunately you can install VMware Workstation with the silent switch:

  1. Create a new prefix
  2. Download and Install VMware-workstation-full-8.0.5-893925.exe
  3. winetricks crypt32
  4. wine VMware-workstation-full-8.0.5-893925.exe /s


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by added--123 on Friday May 15th 2020, 2:41
Oh sorry I meant the silent install doesn't work on wine version 1.6.2

by added--123 on Friday May 15th 2020, 2:37

by TheOmega on Wednesday February 6th 2013, 7:48
VMware Workstation is also available as Linux version...