Installing Arch Linux in VMware (systemd)
This article describes how to get Archlinux running in a VMWare virtual machine when you're using systemd as SysV replacement.
Enable 3d accleration
To enable 3d acceleration go to Edit virtual machine settings -> Hardware -> Display and enable the checkbox for Accelerate 3D graphics
Fix for problems
Mouse not working as expected
If you have the problem that mouse clicks are not registered in some programs you can try the following: edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf and comment out the section with the identifier evdev pointer catchall [xf86-input-vmmouse does not work expected]
Network connection not working
Add the following line to your .vmx file:
ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3"
More informations about the network adpater types can be found on the following page: Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine