Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#12308 closed defect (obsolete)

Warcraft 3 lags a lot in Windows 8 Guest

Reported by: gojul Owned by:
Component: WDDM Version: VirtualBox 4.3.2
Keywords: 3d game Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux



I've noticed that since upgrade with VBox 4.2.6 Warcraft 3 has been lagging a lot in Windows 8 guests. Issue is still there with VBox 4.3.2

I'm using the following platform :

  • Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy AMD64
  • 8 GB RAM (2 GB allocated to 32-bit Win guest)
  • NVidia GeForce 660 Ti 2GB with NVidia 319 driver from Ubuntu repo
  • CPU AMD Phenom x4 9850

The issue does not seem to affect WinXP guests with the same guest additions, but at least Win8 guests in which the game is unplayable. With guest additions 4.2.4 within VBox 4.2.xx the issue did not appear, but I didn't test with VBox

You shoud be able to download a Warcraft 3 Demo from there :

Change History (2)

comment:1 by gojul, 11 years ago

I could reproduce the same issue with Starcraft 2 as a guest in VBox 4.3.6, but for example Anno 1404 which has higher requirements runs smoothly as long as settings are set to low. So I think there's a feature Blizzard Games call in VBox which make it lag.

Note that with VBox 4.2.4 and prior the issue was not noticeable.

comment:2 by aeichner, 8 years ago

Resolution: obsolete
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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