[vbox-dev] 3D acceleration on a Windows Vista guest?

Alexey Eremenko al4321 at gmail.com
Mon May 18 07:04:02 PDT 2009

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 3:03 AM, walt <w41ter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running the latest ose vbox svn code on an amd64 linux host, running
> a 32-bit Windows Vista guest.
> Even though the VirtualBox Session Information dialog box says that 3D
> acceleration is enabled and using 128MB of video memory, Vista says no.
> (When I try to run FreeCell solitaire it won't use 3D accel.)
> Vista has GuestAdditions-2.2.2 installed and everything *but* the 3D
> acceleration seems to be working properly.
> Should this combination of software yield working 3D acceleration?
> Thanks!
> PS -- the Session Information dialog box say the guest additions
> version 1.4 is installed, which was the previous version, not the
> current version.  Vista correctly identifies the version as 2.2.2,
> including the VirtualBox graphics driver v. 2.2.2

3D Acceleration with VirtualBox is experimental, and feature
incomplete. (only DirectDraw and OpenGL 1.5 works)
It may take some time until stable & feature complete set is developed.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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