Nvidia 8800GT Driver for Windows XP in Parallels?

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  1. /\/\ macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have my mac pro with the 8800GT and he is awesome. Now I installed Parallels, because I want to try some games.

    After I installed XP (with SP2), the videocontroller was not found (yellow question mark).

    What driver should I use? I tried the Nvidia Driver from nvidia.com, but this did not worked for me.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

    Marcus
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Virtualization uses generic video card drivers. You can't install drivers from nvidia.com. Virtualization currently provides very minimal hardware acceleration. For game you'll want to use boot camp.
     
  3. /\/\ thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It depends on what games you want to play. YMMV trying to get them to work in Parallels.
     
  5. /\/\ thread starter macrumors regular

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    And which videocard driver? Or is it not necessarily to install a VGA driver? I have still the yellow "?" in my hardware-manager.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've only used the one that Parallels provides since it is a generic video card environment. You have to enable experimental DirectX acceleration as well. I was never able to get Homeworld or Unreal Tournament to work.
     

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