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Old 09-13-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Installing Win7 on VirtualBox for gaming


Hello all,

Please excuse me if im posting this on the wrong forum. I have slackware 13.1 installed on my desktop computer. I have a little brother that likes to play games, so I was wondering if it would be wise to install Windows 7 on Virtual box to run games ? I dont have time to go through all the complications of installing extra software for wine when installing games ( I think Wine is awesome , please dont get me wrong ). I have 4G's of ram . Would that be the right thing to do ?

Thank you very much.

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Old 09-14-2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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I found 4 Gigs to be insufficient for both a full-up Linux distro, AND Win 7 in a VM (VMware Workstation). I wound up adding 4 more gigs and a PAE kernel. Now Win 7 works well.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 01:50 AM   #3
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The game he wants is Star Craft 2 . Is 4GB not enough ?
 
Old 09-14-2010, 04:26 AM   #4
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Unless I am mistaken, StarCraft 2 uses direct3d and, last time I checked, virtualbox provided no d3d acceleration, only OpenGL.

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Old 09-14-2010, 04:56 AM   #5
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Starcraft 2 is way too much hardware demanding for a virtual computer. You will have to dual boot to window to play it smoothly. And if it is for gaming, I recommend window XP SP3 to win7. It takes less RAM and less disk space. You will need 12G of hard disk for the monster starcraft 2, don't waste another 10 on just the operating system that won't do anything besides game.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 08:07 AM   #6
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Dual boot is the best solution, unless you want to try XEN and PCI passthrough of the video card. It has been done.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 11:43 AM   #7
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Thank you all for you replies.
 
Old 09-15-2010, 01:36 AM   #8
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VMware workstation 7 supports Direct3d 9 up through Shader model 3.0.

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