Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby etam » 9. Mar 2010, 16:48

kebabbert wrote:How can you use two mouses at the same time? You and your brother are playing at the same time, with two separete mouses?

I did that also. Second mouse is plugged directly to virtual machine as a UBS device.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby ronkmonster » 20. Mar 2010, 16:15

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Virtualbox version: 3.1.4
GNU/Linux version: LInux Mint 8 x86_64
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: - Disable Mouse Integration
EDIT: Using no-cd crack
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby stefan.becker » 20. Mar 2010, 17:02

Read Manual for installing guest additions in safe mode.

No other way, no native VGA access.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby ronkmonster » 20. Mar 2010, 20:10

stefan.becker wrote:Read Manual for installing guest additions in safe mode.

No other way, no native VGA access.


Is this a new requirement? I've had 3d working before but not sure if it was just opengl
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby ronkmonster » 20. Mar 2010, 20:39

Civilisation 4
Patch: 1.74
Virtualbox version: 3.1.4
GNU/Linux version: LInux Mint 8 x86_64
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: - Disable Mouse Integration, Using no-cd crack
Got error about d3dx9_32.dll when trying to run, Installing Directx runtime fixes this (I used Feb 2010).

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Grand Theft Auto 3
Virtualbox version: 3.1.4
GNU/Linux version: LInux Mint 8 x86_64
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: - Disable Mouse Integration, Using no-cd crack, had to copy audio folder from second disc(even with no cd crack)
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Battle of the Immortals....????

Postby Bertjuhh » 16. Jul 2010, 23:56

Anyone playing battle of the immortals in virtualbox because with me it dies just befor loginscreen....

help??
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby Amazigh VBoxer » 30. Jul 2010, 17:37

good idea :)
thanks guys
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby PhoneixS » 6. Aug 2010, 17:35

Game name (developer, publisher): Heroes of Might And Magic IV Collection (All instaled), 3DO, UBISOFT
VBox version: 3.1.6 OSE
Linux version: Ubuntu 10.04 (host :D)
Windows version: Windows XP
VBox additions installed? Yes (3.1.6)
HowTo install/run/uninstall: Install as normal. I haven't uninstalled for now.
Workarounds/notes? When you start you see only the upper of the screen. How to change: Change to a more low resolution than the virtual desktop and play in windows mode. To see better the options, click in New Single Scenario -> Intro -> Intro (until a game start) and then you have the menu more accesible in the upper right cornner.

And this is how it's saw:
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby nuess0r » 12. Dec 2010, 22:32

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
Developer/Publisher: 3dRealms
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12_OSE
GNU/Linux version: Aptosid AMD64
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: install as usual. when you start the game select direcX as renderer (opengl results on missing textures on my installation)
Workarounds/notes: game works well, framerate on my mashine is near the playable limit. (guest has 1 GB ram and 128 MB graphics ram)

Need for Speed, Hot Pursuit 2 (Released Year 2002)
Developer/Publisher: EA Games
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12_OSE
GNU/Linux version: Aptosid AMD64
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: game works well, framerate on my mashine is near the playable limit. (guest has 1 GB ram and 128 MB graphics ram)

Learn CNC Game
Developer/Publisher: http://learncnc.org/
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12_OSE
GNU/Linux version: Aptosid AMD64
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: game works well


I also played around with several other games I have around but without success: Battlefield 1942 won't start, Half-Life2 Lost Coast won't start, Half-Life2 Episode One crashes win xp and/or Virtual Box.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby nuess0r » 13. Dec 2010, 02:49

Soldat
Developer/Publisher: Transhumandesign
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12_OSE
GNU/Linux version: Aptosid AMD64
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual, mouspointer integration has to be switched of else it is not playable (mouse jumps around)
Workarounds/notes: game works well


Crayon Physics Deluxe
Developer/Publisher: Kloonigames
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12_OSE
GNU/Linux version: Aptosid AMD64
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: game works well, inside the main menu and the pause menu there is NO mouspointer visible. the menu is still usable but you move around your mouse blindly until one menu option shows its mouse over effect.

In the meantime I tried grim fandango (reported to work) but it does not start on my mashine. grim is using directX 6 and using XP's compatibility mode does not help.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby jamesensor » 13. Jan 2011, 01:57

So far in VB 4.0 scale mode made quite the diference. Here's my contribution to this nice thread :) (My system: win xp sp3 + GA installed)

Some full screen games now in this mode work flawlessly. So, having these in a window running is very much easier to manage more stuff in desktop, like browsing the internet or chating while a game is paused o in the middle of a turn game based..

So far i tried these games:

---- Caesar III -----

Works perfectly also without scale mode. Hint: some mouse controlled games should be disabled mouse integration because without it the control goes crazy. (Ctrl + i)

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---- Dungeon Keeper 2 ------

Works only on scale mode. Mouse integration OFF. I had been playing this for some time now :D

---- Alpha Centauri ------

Alas..... finally! Yes, this works too. No need to mess around with WINE on this... Use scale mode and game res 800x640 (low res). There was only one catch: When you choose a leader and start a game, the presentation voice starts to loop and crashes to desktop. To avoid this we should erase the voice files in the game's installation. You'll loose the voices, but you get to play the game at least, and all the other sounds continue working.

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----- C&C 95 -------

Works too. No pic but i have tried it. There's some unnoficial patches to make resolution and compatibility with newer OS to work.

----- Simcity 3000 ----

Scale mode ON.

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----- Theme Hospital ------

Look for open source Corsix project on this game and install it. Works perfectly too.

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------ Age of Empires 2 ------

Perfect.

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---- Sindycate Wars -----

Another classic. Yes this works too. Scale mode OFF. Search for an open source project about this one to have it work on win xp... no need to have dosbox.

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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby jamesensor » 14. Jan 2011, 21:09

Has anyone tried to make Dune 2000 work on virtual xp? I tried but it's slow :S

Do i have to tweak something in the game's instalation to work better?

xp sp3
GA installed
directx updated.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby blm14 » 24. Jan 2011, 23:17

Wizardry 8
Developer/Publisher: Sir-Tech Software (Canada)
Virtualbox version: 4.0.2
GNU/Linux version:Ubuntu 10.04LTS
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: Set 2D and 3D acceleration ON in virtualbox, put video memory to 128M, picked 1124x864, OpenGL, default sound.

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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby squall leonhart » 4. Feb 2011, 07:38

Can anyone confirm that Age of Empires 1 and 2 + expansions fails on Vbox 4?

strike that

it just doesn't work across a network share.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby luk23 » 4. Feb 2011, 20:49

C&C Red Alert
Developer/Publisher: Westwood Studios
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12
GNU/Linux version: Linux Mint 8.0 (Ubuntu 9.10)
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: Set 2D and 3D acceleration ON in virtualbox, put video memory to 128M, vb grafic adapter installed, default sound.
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C&C 2 Red Alert
Developer/Publisher: EA
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12
GNU/Linux version: Linux Mint 8.0 (Ubuntu 9.10)
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: Set 2D and 3D acceleration ON in virtualbox, put video memory to 128M, vb grafic adapter installed, default sound.
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C&C Tiberian Sun
Developer/Publisher: EA
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12
GNU/Linux version: Linux Mint 8.0 (Ubuntu 9.10)
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: Set 2D and 3D acceleration ON in virtualbox, put video memory to 128M, vb grafic adapter installed, default sound.
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C&C The First Decade
Developer/Publisher: EA
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12
GNU/Linux version: Linux Mint 8.0 (Ubuntu 9.10)
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual (Generals does not work)
Workarounds/notes: Set 2D and 3D acceleration ON in virtualbox, put video memory to 128M, vb grafic adapter installed, default sound.
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Sudden Strike 2
Developer/Publisher: Fireglow
Virtualbox version: 3.2.12
GNU/Linux version: Linux Mint 8.0 (Ubuntu 9.10)
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: Set 2D and 3D acceleration ON in virtualbox, put video memory to 128M, vb grafic adapter installed, default sound.
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