Sunday, September 18, 2016

BlackBerry Tablet Simulator shows black screen

On Windows 10 Enterprise version 1511 build 10586.589 + VMware Workstation 11.1.4, powering up a BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator 2.1 shows blank/black screen. The simulator was created around September 2012, it may have worked back in the day but with latest versions of the host OS and VMware it is not working using default configuration. The link from here mentions about supported graphics card, thus say, should support OpenGL 2.0. I am using a machine that supports Open GL 4.1 and still not working.

To have a partially working simulator, change QNX boot option to 2.
You can play with the simulator but developing an application that needs EGL does not work.

Reference:
https://developer.blackberry.com/develop/simulator/simulator_installing.html


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Blank screen
Black screen
BlackBerry Table Simulator Not working on VMware Workstation

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