VirtualBox

Ticket #618 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

DirectDraw support incomplete -> retry with 1.5.2

Reported by: scy Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.0 Keywords: DirectDraw
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Hi.

Since v1.5.0 vbox supports DirectDraw, according to the changelog. I've installed Windows 2000 Professional with the Guest Additions v1.5.0. dxdiag tells me that DirectDraw support is available, but the tests fail. Also, the game Age of Empires 2 reports a broken graphics system.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by SauronSLO

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from minor to major
  • Summary changed from no DirectDraw to DirectDraw support incomplete (win2k only?)

Might be a win2k thing only. Will check later.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Pitel

WinXP is affected too.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

Bug verified. Diablo 1 game says that it cannot initialize DirectDraw device. But I don't know the color-mode of this game.

Guest: Win XP, Additions 1.5.0.

-Technologov

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by SauronSLO

Host: WinXP SP2 32-bit (DirectX 9.0c), nVdia GeForce 6600GT (drivers 84.21 - this are last drivers which are good for 6600GT, newest drivers are not good).

Guest: WinXP SP1 32-bit (DirectX 8.1, 9.0c), WinXP SP2 32-bit (DirectX 9.0c), 1.5.0 guest additions

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

BTW: same goes for DOSbox 0.7x that fails to start with DirectDraw backend on VBox 1.5.0.

Guest: Win XP, Additions 1.5.0.

-Technologov

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from major to critical
  • Summary changed from DirectDraw support incomplete (win2k only?) to DirectDraw support incomplete

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by sandervl73

From 619:

I updated the GuestAdditions? to 1.5.0. When I started to play Tropico, the screen went black. Even though I could not see anything, I could move my mouse around and select items (based upon sounds). This may be related to DirectDraw? in 1.5.0. I rolled back the video driver to 1.4.0 and everything worked again, without the Seamless feature.

comment:9 Changed 7 years ago by Ivo

I've got the same problem, black screen with DirectDraw games, but sound is playing.

The dxdiag tests fail, sometimes something is visible there but very buggy

Guest Additions 1.5.0 are installed and Seamless window mode works

Host: Arch-Linux 2.6.22

Guest: Windows XP Professional

comment:10 Changed 7 years ago by proktor

I also have the problems with Direct Draw. Example: I run my Java Swing application in virtual Windows XP and hold on mouse cursor on button - tooltip shows and mouse cursor disappears - I have to move mouse away from main window to see cursor again. When I disable graphics acceleration in screen properties everything works fine (It also works on normal XP and VMware so I sure it's some problem with direct draw, not my app). Direct draw tests fails too.

I use Virtual Box 1.5.0 and Windows XP with installed Guest Additions (1.5.0) on Arch Linux (kernel 2.6.22).

comment:11 Changed 7 years ago by Schichtlgruber

Same problem here:

DxDiag's DirectDraw test fails.

I use VirtualBox 1.5.0, Guest: Windows XP SP2 with latest updates and installed gueat additions for 1.5.0, Host: openSUSE 10.2, System: Core 2 Duo, ATI X1400 with latest Linux drivers

comment:12 Changed 7 years ago by papaf

Maybe it's not only related to DirectDraw or DirectX. I have the exact behaviour as reported by sandervl73 and others, but with a non directx application. It's a graphic manipulation program which uses GDI+. The image area remains grey and is redrawed once in a while when clicking on different parts of the UI. It works normally with addons 1.4.

comment:13 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

Try again with 1.5.2 please.

comment:14 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from DirectDraw support incomplete to DirectDraw support incomplete -> retry with 1.5.2

comment:15 Changed 6 years ago by Pitel

1.5.2 fixed, host ubuntu feisty, guest winxpsp2, tested with laptop and desktop pc, gfx cards intel 945 and ati radeon 9550, played age of empires 2 and command and conquer, both works, dxdiag also works.

comment:16 Changed 6 years ago by etw98

1.5.2 works for me as well. I have an nVidia GeForce Go card on my laptop and played Tropico just fine.

comment:17 Changed 6 years ago by SauronSLO

It works now. Thank You very much for this. Now I can finally play some old games.

Thank You

comment:18 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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