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Hey guys,

My problem is as follows: after installing Vista X64 SP1 I've lost the possibility to play old games that I really like and don't work in any compatibility mode under Vista.

I was planning on installing a virtual XP 32bit and play the games on the virtual OS, but I can't seem to make it work. I have tried it on a shareware version of VMWare, but apparently it does not support 3D acceleration... and so went down the drain the sole purpose of this virtual install.

Does anybody know if there is a way to have a virtual windows WITH 3D rendering? If nothing works I could dual boot them, but I would rather avoid this.

Thanks for reading, looking forward to your ideas,

D.
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Parallels does SOME sort of 3D acceleration. I know because I play Rise Of Nations on my MAC! It looked really bad, but what the hey, it's worth a shot!

http://www.parallels.com/en/products/workstation/
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Hey guys,

My problem is as follows: after installing Vista X64 SP1 I've lost the possibility to play old games that I really like and don't work in any compatibility mode under Vista.

I was planning on installing a virtual XP 32bit and play the games on the virtual OS, but I can't seem to make it work. I have tried it on a shareware version of VMWare, but apparently it does not support 3D acceleration... and so went down the drain the sole purpose of this virtual install.

Does anybody know if there is a way to have a virtual windows WITH 3D rendering? If nothing works I could dual boot them, but I would rather avoid this.

Thanks for reading, looking forward to your ideas,

D.
Well... what application are you using for virtualization? Your 3D rendering is limited to whatever that application provides emulation. You'll find they all virtualize video cards from 3-4 years ago.
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