Help with C&C First decade using xp in virtual box

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Ash3r100, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Ash3r100 macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2010
    Hi, ive been wanting to play the old c&c games on my MBP for ages and decided the best way to do it was to get first decade and run xp. im using virtual box because its free and i don't have to reboot. but i installed FD and it seems fine untill i run the games and i get various error messages

    For RA1 i get "Error - unable to allocate primary video buffer"

    For C&C i just get a blank error box

    TS asks me to insert the correct CD (which is in the machine)

    RA2 runs and i get sound but no video

    Quite frankly i think it was pointless buying this game!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks very much

  2. Durandal02 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Did you install the bootcamp drivers from your operating system disc that came with your mbp? The cd check might be a problem from running the game in a virtual machine; I've tried to install oblivion on a VM and securom gave me an error.
  3. AdamR01 macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
    Did you install the latest official patch (1.02) from EA? Or, even better install the unofficial 1.03 patch from here:

    This should fix most if not all of the issues you are having.
  4. Ash3r100 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2010
    Thanks, i'll try both of these when ive got the time off work to try it.


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