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Windows 7: Play WoW over Virt PC

04 Aug 2010   #1
Legaia

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 
Play WoW over Virt PC

does anyone know if its possible to get past the wow "protection" that makes you unable to play WoW over a Virt pc and if that is the case how do you do? I've tried the one from MS website but that one is blocked for running wow with. You can find the Virt PC i tried HERE

What wow says when i start it is: You cant run this program on a Virtual PC.


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04 Aug 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think it's a protection (though I don't know WoW all that well) but rather a limitation as Windows XP Mode is not designed with gaming in mind.

You could try VMware Workstation: VMware Workstation: Run Multiple OS Including Linux & Windows7, on Virtual Machines though that does cost some money. A decent free solution I've heard is Virtualbox: VirtualBox. You could give that a whirl and see if it plays as I believe VirtualBox has 3D Support. I know VMware Workstation does but I'm not positive on VirtualBox or how far along it has come.
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04 Aug 2010   #3
Legaia

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
I don't think it's a protection (though I don't know WoW all that well) but rather a limitation as Windows XP Mode is not designed with gaming in mind.

You could try VMware Workstation: VMware Workstation: Run Multiple OS Including Linux & Windows7, on Virtual Machines though that does cost some money. A decent free solution I've heard is Virtualbox: VirtualBox. You could give that a whirl and see if it plays as I believe VirtualBox has 3D Support. I know VMware Workstation does but I'm not positive on VirtualBox or how far along it has come.
Well since i got the error that i cant play wow over a virt PC im taking that as it is protected.

Will have a look at those 2 and see if i can get it working.
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05 Aug 2010   #4
Pusspa

 
 

seems i am a virtualbox advocate, i tried xpmode in win7 but it has no graphics acceleration.
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05 Aug 2010   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you mean XP Mode, XPM wasnt designed for playing games, it was designed so that companies can continue using their mission critical programs that require XP.
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05 Aug 2010   #6
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
If you mean XP Mode, XPM wasnt designed for playing games, it was designed so that companies can continue using their mission critical programs that require XP.
its always good to have helpful posts like yours... cheers mate! and i hope virtualbox allows the OP to achieve the desired result.
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05 Aug 2010   #7
Legaia

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Installing it atm with Windows XP Professional


Does look like this Virt PC have got 3D acc support thought *Thumbs up*

The Virtual PC can actually take the game but at a great cost thought i've got aabout 5-15 FPS and not above that.
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