Questions about gaming in Linux / virtualization

Scott Elcomb psema4-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Mon Jul 14 21:46:13 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Lennart Sorensen
<lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at> wrote:
> Virtualization won't let you use the video card as far as I know, so
> know 3D accaleration, which makes that idea useless pretty much.
> It's pretty much down to wine or native.  No other choices if it
> requires 3D graphics.

The VirtualBox wiki has a comparisons page that shows it doesn't
support 3D acceleration.  It does mention that VMware has limited
support for it.

If 3D support is required then VMware Workstation 5 might be the way
to go - a couple of search results explain how to load existing OS
installations into VM's and how to setup 3D for Windows VM's:

I've used Workstation 5 and was very pleased with it.  VirtualBox
became my virtualizer of choice simply because it's FOSS.

 Scott Elcomb
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