Direct3D support coming to VirtualBox!

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3vi1 Posted: Thu, Jan 29 2009 10:35 PM

Check out the details here:  http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzAyNA.  I haven't tested the patch yet, but it looks very cool.

This should bring more eyes onto the WineD3D code, as well as testing from new angles (separate of Wine's re-implementation of all other Windows dlls), which means more and faster improvements for Wine and VirtualBox!

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3vi1:

Check out the details here:  http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzAyNA.  I haven't tested the patch yet, but it looks very cool.

This should bring more eyes onto the WineD3D code, as well as testing from new angles (separate of Wine's re-implementation of all other Windows dlls), which means more and faster improvements for Wine and VirtualBox!

Cool stuff. I have not used VirtualBox in a while. I'll have to give it a try. Does it have 3d acceleration with just windows guests?

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Jan 30 2009 7:41 AM

>> Does it have 3d acceleration with just windows guests?

At the moment, yes.  But, they already have OpenGL accelleration for Windows guests and have said it will support other OS's in the future.

VirtualBox has been doing some real catching up to VMware.  Being free, it's my first choice for running VMs.

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