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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

Virtual Box doesn't do a good job of accelerating D3D, but some virtualization software, like VMware, can (at least in Win XP and later).
That said, if these games are from the mid 90s, chances are they don't require 3D acceleration.
Indeed. However he can always install VMware if he wants.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

VirtualBox isn't an emulator, it's virtualization software.
I know that - given I repeatedly referenced virtualisation. However please also bare in mind that in this instance, VBox will likely have to run some of the virtual hardware on top of an emulation layer due to the age of the OS and the hardware it would expect. So it wouldn't be entirely inaccurate to discuss emulation in regards to Virtual Box.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

It's a hell of a lot faster than DOSBox, but for what DOSBox will run at full speed, I prefer it over installing DOS on a virtual machine.
Well yeah, if we shift focus away from early DirectX and chat entirely about DOS games, then you'd be right. However computerdude92 stated that these were Windows games and thus he'd need Windows virtualised (that is unless you know of some way to install Windows 98 inside DOS Box tongue.gif )