Convert vmx data from version 4 to version 3.1.5

[Problem]

I have created a linux vmware guest system in a vmplayer 4 and want to

play this vmware guest in a vmware player 3.1.5

Since i can’t upgrade my pc from vmware player 3.1.5 to version 4,

i have to modify the vmx config data.

[Issue]

While playing the vmware guest in vmplayer 3.1.5 , i got this error message

“Invalid configuration file. File “D:\virtualmachines\Opensuse12.1-1\Opensuse12.1.vmx” was created by a VMware product with more features than this version of VMware Player and cannot be used with this version of VMware Player.
Cannot open configuration file D:\virtualmachines\Opensuse12.1-1\Opensuse12.1.vmx.”

[Solution]

Edit the xxx.vmx file

Change line: virtualHW.version = “8”

to : virtualHW.version = “7”

[Result]

After this Modification , the guest is running in player 3.1.5

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