SOLVED: Increase video memory VRAM for a macOS Virtual Machine running on VMware Workstation
How to increase video memory VRAM for a macOS Virtual Machine running on VMware Workstation by editing the virtual machine configuration .vmx file and changing svga.vram settings
Problem: macOS Catalina VM running on VMware Workstation 16 has 3 MB video ram
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Solution: Edit virtual machine configuration .vmx file and change svga.vram settings
Check that VMware tools has been installed on the VM
Shutdown the virtual machine
Edit the virtual machine configuration .vmx file
Change the value for svga.vramSize to increase the VMs video memory and add svga.autodetect = "FALSE"
svga.vramSize = "268435456"
svga.autodetect = "FALSE"
The default setting in VMware Workstation 16 is 268 MB
Change virtual machine display resolution
The VM display resolution with automatically adjust to match the host display settings when you resize the VMware workstation window.