[arch-general] problem while bridging network

Aren Olson reacocard at gmail.com
Wed May 13 21:01:04 EDT 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 13:44, Andrei Thorp <garoth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Last I checked, you can't run 3D games inside of a virtual machine,
> unless something's changed. Anyone confirm?
> -AT

You can, with some hacking.  However I have yet to successfully make
this work with a win 7 VM. For XP in virtualbox, the following should

1) Set up the VM, ensuing the 3d accel checkbox is checked
2) Install XP
3) Install the virtualbox guest additions
4) Install wined3d into in windows from here: http://aybabtu.com/rmh/wined3d/

After that, you should have fully operational opengl and d3d
acceleration in your XP guest machine.  I have used this successfully
with audiosurf, other games may or may not work depending on what
hardware checks they make and what parts of d3d they use.

NOTE: you should disable mouse integration when playing games under
this.  The integration features mess up the mouse controls rather
NOTE: When wined3d asks you which parts to install, do NOT check the
first one, for direct2d.  Doing so will break your XP install.
Checking the directx 8, 9 and 10 boxes however are all safe, so far as
I can tell.

-Aren Olson

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