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Thread: Games in VMWare 6.5(beta)

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    Games in VMWare 6.5(beta)

    I just tried out the VMWare 6.5 beta and Wow! It's so great!
    It's hot a new graphical installer, so it's really easy to use, and you don't need the crazy any-any update to get it to work, which is great.
    The coolest part though, is the DX9 support. I was on the verge of formatting my machine back to XP because i couldn't get so many games to work, but now I'm firmly back in Ubuntu-land. I have just been playing Portal in my WinXP VM. Runs at 30-50FPS with all settings at High. Same goes for Warcraft 3, and I've yet to try anything else.
    Definitely worth the download to check it out though!
    (This is on a Pentium Dual-Core 1.6Ghz, 2Gb RAM, and a GeForce 8600GT-Fatal1ty. The VM is a single-processor with 512Mb RAM).

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    Re: Games in VMWare 6.5(beta)

    Quote Originally Posted by henrypootel View Post
    The coolest part though, is the DX9 support. I was on the verge of formatting my machine back to XP because i couldn't get so many games to work, but now I'm firmly back in Ubuntu-land. I have just been playing Portal in my WinXP VM. Runs at 30-50FPS with all settings at High. Same goes for Warcraft 3, and I've yet to try anything else.
    That sound good. But when I test Beta 2 version before. Graphic performance was very bad than you. It was hard to play any game.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=846675

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    Re: Games in VMWare 6.5(beta)

    if you turn off debug mode, you get quite a big speed boost. just follow the instructions here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=744239

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    Re: Games in VMWare 6.5(beta)

    Will surely give it a shot.
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    stop sustaining Microsoft (and its pet named Apple)!
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