demos under VM?

category: general [glöplog]

Has anyone tried running demos under a virtual machine at all? It's justy my pc doesn't support ME or before, so I was hoping to use vmware, or moka5 livcepc to run some of my older demos...

(I think you can get some directx support under these) - was just wondering what the compatability was like...
Most Traction demos run under WINE, or so I've heard. DOSBox runs most old DOS demos.
added on the 2008-05-09 13:22:44 by Preacher Preacher
yep, dosbox, vmware... unfortunately no decent 3d support yet. maybe vmware fusion on mac...
added on the 2008-05-09 14:58:19 by comankh comankh
No hardware accelerated GL support in Fusion :(
added on the 2008-05-09 14:59:45 by Marq Marq
Yes, you can, it's hit and miss.
WINE IS NOT A EMULATOR! [It's a implimentation of Windows librarys!]

VMs are required to run some older demos on newer pcs. As for running demos on PC VMs, it's hit or miss, the GL/DX demos typically are the ones that don't work due to limited or non-existant support in most VMs. I'm fairly sure software rendered demos will work fairly well though.

And blah blah.

Sure! You can run win 9x in a emulator and see how it goes. As long as the demo doesn't require any 3D acceleration, it should be fine.
added on the 2008-05-09 18:58:38 by micksam7 micksam7
spinning kids demo runs into an emulated winxp with virtualbox
added on the 2008-05-09 19:43:54 by rmeht rmeht