Games that work in virtual machines
August 9, 2009 11:38 PM   Subscribe

What games have you played on a windows virtual machine?

What games for Windows have you played successfully inside either Parallels or VirtualBox?

I did see this thread on the VirtualBox forums where people talk about what games worked for them. I'd just like to see more.
posted by mtphoto to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Any VMWare users that run games, please chime in also.
posted by mtphoto at 12:17 AM on August 10, 2009

I've run Thief: The Dark Project and Half-Life in VirtualBox, as neither required hardware acceleration (they can run fine with software rendering on modern PCs). Newer builds have 3D acceleration support, but I haven't tried using it yet.
posted by fearthehat at 12:22 AM on August 10, 2009

VMWare on a MacBook Pro (intel chip): Unreal Tournament to play, but we had to connect to a non-emulated server to play.
posted by davejay at 1:05 AM on August 10, 2009

Empire Deluxe
posted by @troy at 1:49 AM on August 10, 2009

Well, it's probably not surprising that these worked, but I used to play tons of Sim Tower and Master of Orion 2 in Parallels.
posted by telegraph at 5:00 AM on August 10, 2009

With VirutalBox 3.0 now supporting 3D Acceleration, the list of working games should grow considerably.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:17 AM on August 10, 2009

I've played Railroad Tycoon II on XP under VirtualBox under OSX.
posted by pompomtom at 6:52 PM on August 10, 2009

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