Got me thinking, as I know I was prompted for the questions. Made me set up a fresh KVM Slackware64 -current and install VMware Player. You have to pass the --custom option to be prompted the questions. Sorry about that, it's been awhile since I went through the Player install, and must have been remembering the tools installation
Here's a couple of screen shots of the GTK installation, and the CLI installation. Both launched with sh VMware-Player-3.0.0-203739.x86_64.bundle --custom
Look at Virtual Box as well. Many people LOVE Virtual Box. It's great having a few Virtualization options, you can try each until you find the one that fits your needs the best!