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Old 03-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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KVM 3d Garphics and Gaming


Would it be possible to play a game like Star Craft in a KVM Windows guest on my Linux system? If so, would I be able to have all the ellobroate graphics? Also, would it matter if I got a nice card like Nvidia Geforce 400 or 600 series to do it?
 
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You would have to pass your videocard through to the VM, so that it becomes available native in the VM. This is currently not supported (only experimental support is currently available, but not trivial).

In short playing newer games in a VM is currently not an option. With older games I would recommend VMware products, they have currently the best 3D support.
 
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My motherboard doesn't have IOMMU/pass through features for the hardware. Can new 3d games be done with the spice or vmware gpu driver in kvm?
 
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I doubt so. IMHO, your best bet is currently (for non-native games) eithe a native Windows installation or Wine.
 
  


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