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How do you get Direct Draw to work in Windows Virtual PC?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by bhavv, 24 Apr 2010.

  1. bhavv


    Joined: 14 Nov 2009

    Posts: 13,645

    I'm trying to use windows virtual PC to run old 2D games, but everytime I try to run them it says 'failed to initialize direct draw'.

    Virtual PC should have a savage S3 functionality with 8 meg of ram, but when I look under DXdiag I have nothing for my graphics, nor in my display properties, and nothing that requires direct draw will work.

    I tried installing direct x, but that doesnt work either :(.
  2. J.B


    Joined: 16 Aug 2006

    Posts: 5,922

    Try using VirtualBox
  3. marc2003


    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,241

    Location: England

    i'd use vmware player. it has a far better virtual GPU than anything else out there. it's still not much use with new stuff but should be fine for really old games.

    it's free but you do need to faff about registering on the vmware site. :p