I am able to complete with the installation. Having just one issue, which is pretty obvious.
No rc*.d style init script directories were given to the installer. You must manually add the necessary links to ensure that the vmware service at /etc/init.d/vmware is automatically started and stopped on startup and shutdown.
How can i obtain the logs for you? This is the cmdline output that happens ( https://pastebin.com/0sUAuQ3n ), but this appears before the installer window appears, so its not likely the cause of the issue. I ran the installer again and now see the dialog that @STiAT mentioned, but didnt see it before as it never appeared over the installation dialog when i alt+tabbed back to it. Pressing okay in the dialog allows the installer to complete.
I installed open-vm-tools, but didnt find any GUI app to open with it. I've used gnome boxes which is available in the repo but it runs quite slow, i tried Virtualbox and it crashes my system on any distro, so VMWare has been my only saviour for playing with VMs.
So i started up the VMWare player app from the brisk menu and had to install the necessary packages from software center (gcc, kernel-headers) to get it to begin configuring and i get to the kernel module updater dialog and click install.
Unfortunately its unable to install and gives an error message.
I capture the terminal error log.
and here is the VMWare log files.