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Direct3d Disabled in Virtualbox winXP VM

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Re: Direct3d Disabled in Virtualbox winXP VM

#11 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:42 am

thanks Joany,
I saw an earlier post by you that mentioned having difficulty getting all of it off a windows installation.
I put a VB winxp VM on my win7 desktop last night and it too has trouble with d3d.

Perhaps I can provide details at teh VB site they can use to fix more of the 3d stuff.

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Re: Direct3d Disabled in Virtualbox winXP VM

#12 Post by joany » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:41 am

Sorry that you're having so much difficulty getting 3D working properly with VB. You may have some success running your games with Wine, although 3D rendering in Wine may not be any better than it is in VirtualBox. Is dual-booting an option? Since you've installed WinXP as a virtual machine, you obviously have the installation disk. Of course, if you have a "generic" version of WinXP that isn't customized for your computer, you'll probably need hardware drivers. WinXP drivers may be hard to locate at this time.
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Re: Direct3d Disabled in Virtualbox winXP VM

#13 Post by kmathern » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:22 am

Would the host system maybe need to use the fglrx (or fglrx-legacy) proprietary driver instead of the opensource xorg ati/radeon driver to get 3D acceleration working properly in the guest?

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Re: Direct3d Disabled in Virtualbox winXP VM

#14 Post by lucky9 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:44 pm

That would be my first guess. Use one of the fglrx drivers on the Host. (My nvidia card needs to use the proprietary driver to be at it's best in many situations.)
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Re: Direct3d Disabled in Virtualbox winXP VM

#15 Post by kmathern » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:37 pm

I think mmikeinsantarosa would need to use the fglrx-legacy driver for his Radeon Mobility X1600 gpu, but I don't think the fglrx-legacy driver in the repos supports a 3.12 series kernel.

Reading some posts at the virtualbox support forum it looks like virtualbox-4.3 might have some problems with 3D acceleration. This post for instance: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=58107. You (mmikeinsantarosa) might try removing virtualbox-4.3 and replace it with virtualbox-4.2, that would probably be easier than trying to install the fglrx-legacy driver.

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Re: Direct3d Disabled in Virtualbox winXP VM

#16 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:26 pm

I posted a new thread @ vb.org and if I learn anything, will forward that here.

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