Recently I virtualized a physical Windows XP computer with great success on to VMware Fusion 3.0. I had Age of Mythology installed and wanted to see if it would work. When I tried to start the game, I received the error – “Video Card 0: vmx_fb.dll VMware SVGA II Vendor(0x15AD) Device(0x405)” not a supported video card or something like that. After doing a little searching, I found a post about making AOM work on Parallels (bleh) by creating a text config file for the video card and copying it to ..\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig and ..\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig2. Further searching turned up a similar post on VMware’s community forums. Someone named ocozette was nice enough to post the contents of the text config file:
In this this file you must put the following lines:
I created the text file and saved it as 0x15AD_vmware.gfx as instructed and copied it to both the gfxconfig and gfxconfig2 subfolders. AOM worked like a charm after this.