Hi there
If when using a Linux host with VMWare you find you get messages on Windows VM's saying 3D and Hardware acceleration not supported even when you've ticked the enable 3d box in the edit VM configuration from the VMWare menu simply add these 2 lines to the .vmx VM config file with any decent text editor and re-start the VM.

mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE"
mks.enable3d = "TRUE"

be careful though because the mks.enable3d line might already exist -- so in that case only add the allow blacklisted drivers line -- duplicate entries will render the VM inoperative !!!!.

Cheers
jimbo