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Windows 7: games in virtual box

18 Aug 2014   #1
marthijn99

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 
games in virtual box

when i try to play lego island extreme stunts in oracle virtual box i get the error mesage no compatible 3d hardware found


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18 Aug 2014   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You may try to install the guest additions in VirtualBox, and enable the experimental Direct3D support when asked. This among other things, lets use Aero Glass in Windows and might help with your game too. However, as it says, it's only experimental, and may have serious problem or performance issues.

As a general rule, virtual machines are poor when it comes to graphic-intensive things like most games. Using the host system is most times preferable is possible.
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18 Aug 2014   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Playing game in a VM isn't something i would recommend, i wouldn't expect the performance to be great but don't have any experience playing games in a VM.

With regards to that error have you tired enabling "3D Acceleration" ?

Right click the Virtual Machine >> Click Settings >> Select Display
Now tick 'Enable 3D Acceleration'

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Does that help?

Regards,
Jamie


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19 Aug 2014   #4
marthijn99

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

yes sorry for the late reaction yes it worked but like you said it would me slow (and slow it is very very very very slow)
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19 Aug 2014   #5
marthijn99

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

oh and one more thing thanks for the help you are awesome !!!
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19 Aug 2014   #6
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Glad that resolved your issue
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21 Aug 2014   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Glad you solved it - but this is definitely worth a try : Performance on games etc seems much better with VMware player - latest release is 6.X

IMO the best solution is to use VMWARE PLAYER -- I think the 3-D and hardware acceleration is much more advanced than in VBOX. You can convert the VM directly. Ensure also that you run the VMWARE TOOLS the first time you power on the Virtual Machine (same function as VBOX additions).

In the vm settings check the enable 3D and hardware acceleration.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Aug 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

+1 on vmware player.

I play tons of games in vmware player and experience no slowdown. I am not running crysis mind you, but modern games work fine on medium settings.
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03 Sep 2014   #9
marthijn99

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

Glad you solved it - but this is definitely worth a try : Performance on games etc seems much better with VMware player - latest release is 6.X

IMO the best solution is to use VMWARE PLAYER -- I think the 3-D and hardware acceleration is much more advanced than in VBOX. You can convert the VM directly. Ensure also that you run the VMWARE TOOLS the first time you power on the Virtual Machine (same function as VBOX additions).

In the vm settings check the enable 3D and hardware acceleration.

Cheers
jimbo

okay thanks for the idea will try that soon thanks for the support
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