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  • phoronix
    started a topic VirtualBox Gets OpenGL Acceleration Support

    VirtualBox Gets OpenGL Acceleration Support

    Phoronix: VirtualBox Gets OpenGL Acceleration Support

    Sun Microsystems has announced the release this morning of VirtualBox 2.1 with several enticing additions. VirtualBox 2.1 introduces support for hardware virtualization (through Intel VT and AMD's AMD-V) on Mac OS X host systems, support for 64-bit guest operating systems on 32-bit host systems, support for Intel Nehalem (Core i7) virtualization enhancements, full VMDK/VHD support, a new NAT engine, and new Host Interface Networking implementations on Linux and Windows...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjkzOA

  • wswartzendruber
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    What OpenGL API are they aiming for? 2.0?

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  • kebabbert
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    This is great! Good work SUN, and hope lots of people buys VB licenses so SUN earn money on this!

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  • duncan_nz
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    Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
    The OpenGL support is not yet complete, apparently..filing a bug report should help the devs improve the OGL support. D3d should be following as well
    Yes I posted a forum thread, some else has already filed a bug report and it has been seen already etc

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  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by duncan_nz View Post
    I managed to install it on Ubuntu 8.10, I could get HL1 working just fine, using the -opengl command line, performance was pretty good!

    I cannot however get wow working using the same switch, I suspect that there is some unsupported opengl extension, which means that it tries to fallback to d3d rendering which won't work.

    It looks very promising for Opengl gaming hover, once they add some more support for it :>
    The OpenGL support is not yet complete, apparently..filing a bug report should help the devs improve the OGL support. D3d should be following as well

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  • duncan_nz
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    I managed to install it on Ubuntu 8.10, I could get HL1 working just fine, using the -opengl command line, performance was pretty good!

    I cannot however get wow working using the same switch, I suspect that there is some unsupported opengl extension, which means that it tries to fallback to d3d rendering which won't work.

    It looks very promising for Opengl gaming hover, once they add some more support for it :>

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  • DeepDayze
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    Definitely good stuff and I sure hope there will be the day I can dump my native XP install for good and run Windows entirely in a VM. That would reduce the worry and hassles of reinstalling in the case of when the XP VM catches a virus or malware. Just reload a virgin copy of your install and presto! Clean Windows again.

    Nice work Sun

    Hope Sun keeps up the momentum on 3d support inside VBOX

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  • joffe
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    I just think it's amazing that it's accelerated at all rather than some sort of emulator running on the CPU. A giant step forward!

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  • BlackStar
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    As the manual said, this feature is considered experimental in this release. As you can see, it runs in some kind of debugging mode, which seems to cost quite a bit of performance.

    It's not usable for high-end gaming at this time, but that might change in the future. Time will tell, I guess.

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  • RealNC
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    People, don't get too happy about it. This is too slow to run anything recent. If you're hoping to play UT3 that way, forget it. Old stuff (Warcraft 3, Counter-Strike/Half-Life) is fast enough. New stuff won't be playable unless a wonder happens.

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