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Technical Stuff - Virtualization
Written by Darkers   
Friday, 12 August 2011 22:00
Article Index
XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
I Introduction
II Requirements
III Virtual Box Installation
IV Create a Virtual Machine
V Install Windows XP
VI Configure Windows XP
VII Update Windows XP
VIII Additionnal Software installation
IX Install Descent 3
X Troubleshoot and FAQ
All Pages

 

XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3 D3Grey01

 

Install a Virtual Machine with Virtualbox on your Windows 7 computer.

Run Windows XP with the Virtual Machine.

And, why not, install Descent 3 on that XP Virtual Machine.

 

 

Tutorial by Darkers

A  66 pages tutorial on how to install a Virtual Machine, Windows XP and Descent 3.

 

Content :

How to play to Descent 3 in a virtual machine?. 1

I. Introduction. 3

II. Requirements. 4

III. VirtualBox Installation. 7

IV. Create a Virtual Machine. 11

V. Install Windows XP. 17

VI. Configure Windows XP. 29

VII. Update Windows XP. 35

VIII. Additional Software installation. 44

IX. Install Descent 3. 51

X. Troubleshoot and FAQ.. 66

 

Download printable PDF.

 



Last Updated on Saturday, 04 February 2012 12:33
 
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XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Feb 05 2012 17:54:26
My dad uses virtual machines, but I don't have it. So he'll have to be in charge of that kind of thing.
#1212
Re: XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Jan 30 2012 22:05:15
Many thanks, Dadas.
#1209
XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Jan 30 2012 13:53:46
I have noticed that when bilinear filtering is disabled, textures will work normally, to disable it, press F2 in game

#1208
Re: XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Jan 23 2012 14:32:43
We should probably mention again that the main reason for running D3 in a VM is that it can run in a window (as opposed to fullscreen).

Running D3 in a window instead of fullscreen makes it easier to capture videos.
#1192
Re: XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Jan 03 2012 20:44:43
How about turn your Win 7 in a Linux compatible mode ?
(I have few VM images)
Get a working Windows XP - is not the primary purposes of any Virtual Machine.
#1146
Re: XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Jan 03 2012 18:21:50
msgerbs wrote:
My only question is why not use Windows XP Mode if you're running Windows 7 already?
only windows 7 ultimate, pro and enterprise has windows XP mode, also in my opinion, virtualbox with VT-x enabled is faster than XP mode
#1144
Re: XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Jan 02 2012 10:46:14
Because that way you can't run Descent 3 in a window.
#1143
XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Jan 02 2012 09:52:47
My only question is why not use Windows XP Mode if you're running Windows 7 already?
#1142
Re: XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Nov 13 2011 19:10:51
VM with XP can be run on : Win 7, Win XP, any Linux, and so on.
Not only on Win 7, and the article doesn't offer run it only on Win 7.
(I am running VM with XP on XP)

Windows XP support is nearly out of interest.
I am, different from the article author, not using Windows Updates.
Instead I am installing the mostly recent version of OS itself.
#943
Re: XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Nov 13 2011 14:54:46
The only question that remains is how long Windows XP will still be supported.
#942
XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Nov 08 2011 15:47:23
Why don't you just get rid of Windows 7 and run Windows XP? Saves at least a gigabyte of RAM, possibly a few of HD space, and saves you from an irritating interface and general stupidity of W7...
#939
XP Virtual Machine with Descent 3
Sep 11 2011 17:06:06
Good stuff, Darkers! Thanks!
#885