Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

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

Postby mogorva » 11. Oct 2009, 08:28

Celtic Kings: Rage of War
Developer/Publisher: Haemimont Games / Microids
Virtualbox version: 3.0.8
GNU/Linux version: Fedora 11 x86
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: -
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Space Empires IV: Deluxe
Developer/Publisher: Strategy First
Virtualbox version: 3.0.8
GNU/Linux version: Fedora 11 x86
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: -
Screenshot #1
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The Longest Journey
Developer/Publisher: Funcom
Virtualbox version: 3.0.8
GNU/Linux version: Fedora 11 x86
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: moving the mouse pointer leaves trails behind.
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Ghost Master
Developer/Publisher: Sick Puppies / Strategy First
Virtualbox version: 3.0.8
GNU/Linux version: Fedora 11 x86
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: -
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Patrician III
Developer/Publisher: ASCARON Entertainment / Strategy First
Virtualbox version: 3.0.8
GNU/Linux version: Fedora 11 x86
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: -
Screenshot #1
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Commandos
Developer/Publisher: Pyro Studios / Kalypso
Virtualbox version: 3.0.8
GNU/Linux version: Fedora 11 x86
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: due to low framerates the game is hardly playable.
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Disciples: Sacred Lands
Developer/Publisher: Strategy First
Virtualbox version: 3.0.8
GNU/Linux version: Fedora 11 x86
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: as usual
Workarounds/notes: sound is crackling during gameplay.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby johan » 18. Oct 2009, 16:59

Jets 'n' guns (Gold) by Rake in grass

  • VirtualBox version: v3.0.6
  • 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:
Disable mouse integration.

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

Postby gforum » 13. Nov 2009, 15:04

Nostale -MMORPG

Virtualbox version: 3.0.10
GNU/Linux version: Ubuntu 9.04
Windows version: Windows XP SP3
Virtualbox additions: installed
HowTo install/run/uninstall: right click?
Workarounds/notes: nothing, the game runs flawlessly.

some internal IE functions might require flash i think, but since i already had it installed...

overall its the best windows-on-linux game i've seen.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby urnew » 17. Nov 2009, 05:15

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (Firaxis Games, Electronic Arts): (there is a Linux version of the game too :) )
3.0.10
Debian Squeeze/Sid 64bit
XP Pro SP3 32bit
VBox additions installed
just install
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby CME » 1. Dec 2009, 01:05

Game name: Call of Duty 2
VBox version: 3.1.0
Linux version: Debian Testing
Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
VBox additions installed?: Yes
Workarounds/notes?: wined3d 1.1.33, Framerate ranges from 10 to 30fps
CPU: AMD Phenom 955
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 7800Gtx
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Game name: FarCry
VBox version: 3.1.0
Linux version: Debian Testing
Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
VBox additions installed?: Yes
Workarounds/notes?: wined3d 1.1.33, Direct3D9 mode, somehow playable framerate but some graphic problems, shadows are broken and the terrain is sometimes black
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Game name: FEAR 2 Demo
VBox version: 3.1.0
Linux version: Debian Testing
Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
VBox additions installed?: Yes
Workarounds/notes?: wined3d 1.1.33, playable framerates
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby LastTemplar » 6. Dec 2009, 20:22

Game name: Hitman 2 Silent Assassin
VBox version: 3.1.0
Linux version: Karmic
Windows version: Windows XP Professional SP3
VBox additions installed?: Yes
Laptop: MSI GX630
CPU: AMD Turion X2 64
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 9600GT M
Workarounds/notes?: after installing the game, go to the game folder (ex: C:\Program Files\Eidos Interactive\Hitman 2 Silent Assassin\) and open the Hitman2 file (Configuration Settings) and find "DrawDll RenderD3D.dll" to "DrawDll RenderOpenGL.dll". Playable framerates even at maximum settings.

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

Postby etam » 9. Dec 2009, 23:22

Game name: Global Mu Online (with gameguard) v1.03k
VBox version: 3.1.0
Linux version: openSuSE 11.2 x86_64
Windows version: XP sp3
VBox additions installed? yes
VT-x/AMD-V: yes
Works smoothly with effects set to minimum.

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The host cursor is visible only in screenshot. Normally there is only game cursor.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby etam » 10. Dec 2009, 00:43

Game name: World of Warcraft v2.4.3
VBox version: 3.1.0
Linux version: openSuSE 11.2 x86_64
Windows version: XP sp3
VBox additions installed? yes
VT-x/AMD-V: yes

OpenGL rendering doesn't work.
Direct3D rendering works, but too slow.
To make mouse usable you need to disable hardware cursor in game and disable mouse pointer integration.

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

Postby paladini » 15. Dec 2009, 16:15

Hello again, I was wondering when will be supported for CS 1.6. I love this game but it does not run or online and only runs on window 640 x?. It is really too bad to play.

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

Postby jbadiella » 15. Dec 2009, 20:53

I really appreciate your interest in cataloguing Windows games under VirtualBox, since it is of my interest too, but... are any of you using a joystick in any of such games? I tried to have mine working, but it doesn't. Besides, I haven't found anywhere a single word about joysticks on guest OSes under VirtualBox (neither they are supported nor they aren't). Does anyone know about this?
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby paladini » 16. Dec 2009, 05:14

I installed Call of Duty 2, but my brother said he tried to play did not Oo I'll try later, already installed the DirectX 7, but I'm not ...

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

Postby P3t3r » 26. Dec 2009, 17:59

Has anyone gotten Carmageddon 2 to work? It crashes on my system without warning (just the classical "has encountered a problem and needs to close") less than a second after launch.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby Ramzee » 4. Jan 2010, 19:46

jbadiella wrote:I really appreciate your interest in cataloguing Windows games under VirtualBox, since it is of my interest too, but... are any of you using a joystick in any of such games? I tried to have mine working, but it doesn't. Besides, I haven't found anywhere a single word about joysticks on guest OSes under VirtualBox (neither they are supported nor they aren't). Does anyone know about this?


I have a Saitek Cyborg Evo working on my Windows 98 Guest (Control Panel Applet and Manx TT game) using the Saitek Win98 driver.

Though my Host OS is Windows 7, if your host recognises the presence of a USB device I don't see why you won't be able to add it to USB Device Filters so the guest can see it as well. I'm new to VirtualBox and this is with 3.1.2 so YMMV.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby Twinfun » 16. Jan 2010, 19:00

Game name: Sins of a Solar Empire
VBox version: 3.1.2
Host: Windows 7
Guest: Windows XP Professional SP3
VBox additions installed?: Yes
CPU: Q6600 @ Stock
GPU: HIS 4870 1gb @ Stock
Memory: 4gb DDR2800
Performance: Almost 100% smooth. (In 1600x900 and full screen)
Mouse: Works 100% with mouse integration, but with mouse integration off, it is invisible...

Note: I was doing this to take advantage of my dual monitors, and it seems that it works as planned. I can have
my brother sit next to me and we can play SOASE together on one computer. Except that the VBox doesn't display the mouse
correctly when mouse integration is disabled...I can't wait till they solve this problem.

Screenshots:
Haven't been able to get a screenshot of it windowed (Display a window filled in black), and taking a screenshot of it in fullscreen is rather pointless.
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Re: Working games under VirtualBox (Linux host - Windows guest)

Postby kebabbert » 9. Mar 2010, 04:12

A question:

How you install DirectX? I am trying Sins of a solar Empire, and nothing happens. I have not installed DX9, but I have installed guest addons for WinXP SP2.

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