Ticket #9022 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Half Life 2 crashes the VBox GUI, both Win7 and Linux host

Reported by: Aquous Owned by:
Priority: major Component: 3D support
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Host: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Gentoo Linux x64 (problem occurs independent of host, both run VBox 4.0.8 without the extpack.) Guest: Windows XP x86

When I launch the game Half-Life 2 and attempt to start a game, the VBox GUI crashes and the VM status shows "Aborted". On Windows I get "VirtualBox has stopped working", on Linux dmesg informs me of a segfault.

I've attached a gdb backtrace of the problem under Linux. Contrary to what the backtrace would suggest, I'm pretty sure this is a VBox problem and not a driver problem, since on Windows I use AMD's closed-source driver and on Linux I use the open-source Gallium3D driver. It would be very unlikely for both these drivers to have the exact same bug.


VBox.log Download (64.4 KB) - added by Aquous 7 years ago.
backtrace Download (31.5 KB) - added by Aquous 7 years ago.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by Aquous

Changed 7 years ago by Aquous

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by twipley

I am also experiencing this issue.

Changing the -dxlevel (Portal here) did not bring any "good" to the package.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by twipley

VirtualBox 4.2.6 (latest), using corresponding drivers (relating to Half-Life 2 -engine-based games such as Portal):

using the -dxlevel 70 command-line parameter, it does not start (error message says it requires 8.0 or above);

using the -dxlevel 80 or 81 command-line parameter makes the whole virtual machine crash on game-menu loading;

using the -dxlevel 90 (default) command-line parameter, the game crashes and one is dropped back to guest desktop.

Version 0, edited 5 years ago by twipley (next)

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by twipley

Just for the information, problem is still current under latest version (4.2.8).

Furthermore, default dxlevel (90) also crashes the whole virtual machine, sometimes.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by twipley

Works for the first time in years using default settings, since 4.2.14 (in combination with Linux Mint Olivia -- based on Ubuntu 13.04).

Great job, VirtualBox team. o/

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

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