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Thread: Running 3d games in a Virtual Machine?

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    Running 3d games in a Virtual Machine?

    I play a lot of games and I'm quite hesitant to go towards using only Ubuntu as I'm not sure if 3d games would work on a Virtual Xp Machine.
    So I was wondering if it's at all possible to run 3d games in a virtualized machine under Ubuntu, while maintaining good enough performance for gaming. If it's possible, can some one tell me what kind of virtual machine software they use?
    Thank You!

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    Re: Running 3d games in a Virtual Machine?

    I dont think that you can, at least at the moment.

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    Re: Running 3d games in a Virtual Machine?

    With Virtualbox, it's out of the question.

    VMWare Workstation appears to support it. But I don't think it's free.

    Otherwise, try wine/cross over office/cedega or dualboot.

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    Re: Running 3d games in a Virtual Machine?

    You can't, its not possible at the moment with VMware, Virtualbox, QEMU or any other virtrualization software. WINE and crossover-games is your best bet for getting windows games working under linux.

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    Re: Running 3d games in a Virtual Machine?

    spare the troubles, just use a dual boot system.
    windows for games
    linux for the rest.

    thats what I do, but im no longer playing, so im planing on removing the win partition.

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    Re: Running 3d games in a Virtual Machine?

    It appears you can using the moka5 Live PC vm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NryH5O9gRzc
    Not free though

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