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

Postby HyTeK » 4. Jul 2009, 03:55

Game name (developer, publisher): 9Dragons (Indy21 / Acclaim)
VBox version: 3.0.0 r49315
Video Card: 9800GTX
CPU: AMD X2 x64 6000+
Linux version: Mint 7 x86 / Kernel 2.6.28-13-generic / NVIDIA Drivers 180.xx
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
VBox additions installed? Yes (under Safe Mode)
Workarounds/notes? It helps to disable Compiz, but not much. HOLY HECK is it slow though. With low settings running at 1024x768 in full screen mode, this game gets about 2fps. Mouse integration off seems to make the game lag even worse. With it on, it seems to be random if i have to doubleclick=singleclick in game or not. Other times clicks work just fine. I can get to the character selection, but once it is done loading the terrain and models, it just sits at the loading screen. After a few minutes you can hear things in the background with about a 1 minute delay, but nothing is refreshed on screen. After 5-10 minutes the game is disconnected from the server. I was only able to get into the game world once and move around a bit, but it was very slow....
Screenshot: (lol not a gimp pro, thus the blackline. didn't have photoshop loaded...)
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby stomfi » 5. Jul 2009, 08:19

I'm trying to play RCT2 under VB3.0 on Ubuntu 9.05 in a win2k VM.
I can play this game under wine, except the right click key doesn't work as expected, so I figured VB was the way to go.

Switching on pass through let me install the game, and I can read the manual and README from the RCT2 CD interface, but no luck with playing from here or the installed menu item.
I refurbish machines for the older generation in the digital divide and this game is tops for them. Lots of happy sounds,not too stressful, and runs on cheap older Windows versions that can be snap shotted in a VB Window.

Is the problem due to RCT2 CD copy protection? How can I legally get round this?
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby dave1g » 9. Jul 2009, 06:35

Stomfi. I am new to virtual box (as of last night) My girlfriend loves rollercoaster tycoon 2 and has Mac OS X leopard laptop. I install vbox 3 and windows xp onto it.

Had issues with xp key activation (probably because mine is a DELL OEM key for my laptop but she can play for 30 days at least lol) Any pointers on installing windows xp on vbox and activating correctly?

game installed fine. but would not start. I came across a WINE forum where someone claimed you must use a no CD crack for it to work in wine. I downloaded the no CD crack from the link he provided and replaced the main .exe and sure enough it started working. Sounds like vbox needs to work on their cd drive integration.

I'm not sure how "legal" this was but the game was a legit boxed copy so I did it anyway.

One tricky thing, dont turn on the addition for mouse integration that lets you move the mouse in and out of the VM. Right click stopped working because of it.

sources:
http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibilit ... ;msg=40523
http://www.codeweavers.com/support/foru ... ;msg=53405
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby ktoloco » 15. Jul 2009, 15:08

Game name (developer, publisher): Super Mario 64 - Project64 (nintendo 64 emulator)
VBox version: 3.0.2
Linux version: Ubuntu 9.04
Windows version: Xp ue7
VBox additions installed?: Yes
HowTo install/run/uninstall
Workarounds/notes?
And last but most important... A SCREENSHOT!!!!

Image

[img=http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/4649/virtualbox.th.png]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS0uVd5HBpY
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby LineX » 19. Jul 2009, 23:30

Testing Platform:
VirtualBox 3.0.2
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
4GB RAM
GeForce 9600GT 512MB RAM DDR3
Windows 7 x64 Build 7264
Guests:
Windows XP x86 SP3
Settings: Guests have PAE/NX,1024 MB system RAM, 128MB video RAM
Game: Counter-Strike Source
Engine: Source Engine

I test Source Games and 1.6 both still works but at Source Games I have to forced DirectX 7 to make it playable.

Problems:
Source Games
The game will work only at DirectX 7.0
10-30 FPS
Shader Bugs

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYTmVor0zks
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby GaadMasteR » 20. Jul 2009, 10:54

Game name (developer, publisher):Railroad Tycoon 3 (Poptop Software)
VBox version 3.0.2
Linux version Ubuntu 9.04 64bit
Windows version Win XP SP3 32bit
VBox additions installed? Yes 3.0.2
HowTo install/run/uninstall : Run the install
Workarounds/notes? Disable the mouse integration. Sometimes the map moves to one direction and you can't do anything with it. Then you need to save the game and restart the game.
And my screenshot
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby uLtd » 6. Aug 2009, 13:31

Game name Railroad Tycoon II by PopTop Software / Take2
VBox version 3.0.2
Linux version OpenSuse 11.1 64bit
Windows version Windows XP SP3
VBox additions installed? Yes
HowTo install/run/uninstall The usual way
Workarounds/notes
- Enable Mouse Integration
- Don't move the map with your mouse (sometimes it hangs)
- Active textboxes make the game unusable
- You only need DirectDraw (-> Should also work on older VBox versions)
- Enable autosave mode "Alle drei Monate"
Screenshot:
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The real impression is darker than this screenshot
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby Arkad » 1. Sep 2009, 12:59

Game name (developer, publisher): Planescape: Torment (Black Isle Studios, Interplay)
VBox version: 3.0.4
Linux version: Kubuntu 9.04
Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
VBox additions installed?: Yes
HowTo install/run/uninstall: normal installation
Workarounds/notes?:
Screenshots:
Image

Playing legendary games without leaving Linux, the dream is becoming true! :D
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby Lexxicon » 5. Sep 2009, 07:44

Not sure what happened to first attempt to post here...

Have had no luck with Version 1.7 of UFO : Afterlight game. Comes up with 796b_appcompat.txt error, so implies incompatible with the video driver in the Virtual Box perhaps? Running Snow Leopard on the IMAC and XP Pro box with latest updates installed.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby Lexxicon » 5. Sep 2009, 08:26

I got the game started by ran into an Open GL extension problem as documented here http://forum.ufo-aftermath.com/lofivers ... t4252.html.
No idea what the 'shader' issue they are referring to is perhaps the Virtual Box developers can work this out...?
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby gforum » 12. Sep 2009, 05:38

Game name (developer, publisher): Europa universalis iii -in nomine 3.1 (Paradox interactive)
VBox version: 3.0.6
Linux version: ubuntu 9.04
Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
VBox additions installed?: Yes
HowTo install/run/uninstall: you need to copy d3dx9_35.dll and 36 to have the game working(like in wine)
Workarounds/notes?:
also, setting your settings.txt, general sound(or whatnot) to -1 is a must. -music lags in this game-

However... the game basically is so slow that it is unplayable.
Honestly if you guys wanna deliver a decent product stay away from wine, do like vmware did and have your own driver/method/whatever.
it takes time but its the only way to compete with such products.

atm virtualbox does a so-so job at virtualization, but i trust sun will help the project grow. i would even consider donating to the project if it ran my games, simply because its free for the personal=home user.


well, thats all for now.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby johan » 20. Sep 2009, 19:06

Freelancer by Microsoft game studios

  • VirtualBox version: v3.0.4
  • GNU/Linux version: Gentoo GNU/Linux AMD64
  • Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
  • VirtualBox additions: Installed
Installation, running and uninstall procedures:
The usual.

Workarounds & notes:
Introduction videos aren't showing up. Other than that, the game works perfectly at max settings and full speed; just disable mouse integration.

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

Postby johan » 20. Sep 2009, 20:40

Half-Life (STEAM version) by VALVe software

  • VirtualBox version: v3.0.4
  • GNU/Linux version: Gentoo GNU/Linux AMD64
  • Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
  • VirtualBox additions: Installed
Installation, running and uninstall procedures:
The usual.

Workarounds & notes:
The game works perfectly at max settings and full speed; just disable mouse integration when starting the game (the mouse cursor in the menu is only visible when mouse integration is active, but then you can barely control where you're looking at ingame).

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

Postby johan » 20. Sep 2009, 22:05

Mafia by Illusion softworks

  • VirtualBox version: v3.0.4
  • GNU/Linux version: Gentoo GNU/Linux AMD64
  • Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
  • VirtualBox additions: Installed
Installation, running and uninstall procedures:
The usual.

Workarounds & notes:
The game works perfectly at max settings and full speed most of the time; just disable mouse integration.

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

Postby johan » 20. Sep 2009, 22:37

Hitman: Codename 47 by IO interactive

  • VirtualBox version: v3.0.4
  • GNU/Linux version: Gentoo GNU/Linux AMD64
  • Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
  • VirtualBox additions: Installed
Installation, running and uninstall procedures:
The usual.

Workarounds & notes:
The game doesn't work in Direct3D mode (it cannot detect a D3D capable videocard). Set the game in OpenGL mode in the configuration app and disable mouse integration.

Screenshots:
Image
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