Getting DirectX to Work on Windows Guest

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Getting DirectX to Work on Windows Guest

Postby smcmillan » 24. Jan 2009, 22:58

Hi There,

I'm hoping someone can help. I have an iMac with OS X and have installed VirtualBox and the Guest Additions as well. I am trying to get the Sims 2 to work which requires Direct X, however it is not recognizing the VirtualBox Graphics Driver as being compatible. I know that the video card in the iMac is compatible and am also aware that the Windows Guest isn't using the actual physical driver. I have enabled 3D Graphics Acceleration for the Guest as well. Is there anyway to get a DirectX driver to work?

Thanks for any help.
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Postby aquarius » 24. Jan 2009, 23:41

Unfortunately DirectX is not yet supported by VirtualBox. At this time 3D Graphics Acceleration refers to OpenGL. So by now you might have a chance only if your game offers a opengl mode.

See here for reports on working windows games (on linux hosts at least)
and here for general 3D Acceleration discussion.
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Postby tkwm » 25. Jan 2009, 02:46

And furthermore 3D Graphics Acceleration is only available for windows xp or above. This is also true for parallels.
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Postby smcmillan » 25. Jan 2009, 03:20

Thanks for your responses. I am using a Windows XP Guest. Do any of the emulation packages support DirectX to your knowledge?
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Postby tkwm » 25. Jan 2009, 03:48

I guess parallels does, at least somebody told me so, when I tried to play empire earth with some friends during the christmas holidays. It didn't work with vbox or parallels and w2k, but one guy used parallels with xp and said that it worked, but not very fast. And Empire Earth uses Direct-X. But I haven't tried this by myself.
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