VirtualBox - installing video codec on windows guest?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by mac-vaerk, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. mac-vaerk macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2007
    Hi, I'm running windows XP on virtualbox, on my mac (leopard) to be able to test my webdesigns on the Windows platform.

    For fun i installed an old game - Settlers 3 ( I know its corny :p ), but it cannot initialize the game. I think it has something to do with a video codec, and possibly som directX stuff I need to install to get it running, but I'm afraid that this will tamper with the HOST OS and/or video card drivers??.

    Does installing video codec and alike on a windows guest interfere with host?

    I wouldn't want it to screw up my mac.

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    In a word, Nope. It's just software. Unless you're installing server software, there's no reason for anything to interfere with your host.

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