Virtual PC game

Switzermac

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I have installed GTA Vice City on my mac in virtual pc but it wont launch i was wondering if you guys had any idea about what that is about thanks alot.
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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Could it be because there is no 3d DirectX support in Virtual PC?

Probably even says no 3d support in the VPC manuals, thus very little game support at all.
SYMPTOMS
When you try to run a game on Microsoft Virtual PC, the game may not run, may not run as expected, or may display a dialog box that states that the computer does not meet the requirements of the game.
CAUSE
Virtual PC does not meet the minimum requirements to run most games. For example, Virtual PC does not support 3D graphic hardware acceleration. This a standard video feature that is required by most games.
RESOLUTION
If your game requires a 3D video card, you will not be able to play that game on Virtual PC. If your game only requires a 2D video card, you may be able to play that game on virtual PC. See your game documentation or contact the publisher for more information about what your game requires.
 

Jedi128

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Jul 7, 2005
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Any chance they will work on intel mac's? That would be awesome. I have always dreamed of playing Star Wars: Galaxies on Virtual PC.........
 

strider42

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Jedi128 said:
Any chance they will work on intel mac's? That would be awesome. I have always dreamed of playing Star Wars: Galaxies on Virtual PC.........
intel mac won't make a difference. The problem isn't the chip, its the lack of direct access to the video card in VPC.

edit: I suppose its possible that they could bring out a version of VPC that will work with direct access to the video card since technically there won't be a need for emulation with intel macs. But who knows if they'll even keep developing it for the mac. If Windows will install natively on an intel mac, what use is an emulator. The only advantage would be not having to reboot, but for everything else, a native install would be better.
 

Nermal

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Vista doesn't run in the current version of VPC, so MS may release an update to make it work. However, knowing MS, it will be a minimal fix with no performance improvements.
 

kalisphoenix

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Jul 26, 2005
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My understanding is that they're amping up VPC because it's being used to run XBox games on the XBox 360. Might be out-of-date info, though.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! Sorry I can't help it! GTA Vice City in VPC? VPC is so slow it takes forever to open the start menu or a program as complicated as Excel.....:(

VPC stinks.
 

TMA

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Jan 6, 2003
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I used to play the original GTA (2D) using VPC on an iMac 500Mhz G3. Was very playable under OS 9.

GTA Vice City : Will never work on VPC.
 

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