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#8519
Directx in VMLite ( Windows 7 ) 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
While awaiting next version of VMLite to try out Windows 8, I've been experimenting with a Windows 7 Pro 30 day trial iso mounted on host Visa Home Premium 32 with Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset. Using MS Solitaire to test graphics.

Host
With DXDIAG
DirectX 11
DirectDraw Acceleration Enabled
Direct3D Acceleration Enabled
AGP Texture Acceleration Enabled.


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XP mounted in VMLite
Video Memory 60MB
3D Acceleration Enabled
2D Acceleration Enabled

With DXDIAG
DirectX 9
DirectDraw Acceleration Enabled
Direct3D Acceleration Enabled
AGP Texture Acceleration Not Available.

Solitaire runs normally.

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Windows 7 mounted in VMLite
Video Memory 60MB
3D Acceleration Enabled
2D Acceleration Enabled

With DXDIAG
DirectX 11
DirectDraw Acceleration Enabled
Direct3D Acceleration Not Available
AGP Texture Acceleration Not Available.

With Solitaire get message that the game is running in software rendering mode and hardware acceleration is either disabled or not supported by the video card driver, which could slow game performance. (Very slow)


I would expect Windows 7 to not perform well on VMLite within Vista, but wonder if the driver problem will be solved in the next version of VMLite for testing Windows 8?
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#8520
Re: Directx in VMLite ( Windows 7 ) 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 52
Thanks for the reporing. we will test more with the upcoming release v4. V4 supports Aero for Windows 7/8, so 3D should be better than v3.
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#8521
Re:Directx in VMLite ( Windows 7 ) 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
Thanks

You guys are doing an amazing job!
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#8553
Re:Directx in VMLite ( Windows 7 ) 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
No change with VMlite 4.2 beta.
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#8555
Re:Directx in VMLite ( Windows 7 ) 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 86
I assume that you have installed the guest additions with 3d enabled?

For a sanity check, can you check if Google Earth can run in DirectX mode?
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#8582
Re:Directx in VMLite ( Windows 7 ) 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
When I install guest additions and select 3d, I get choice of WDDM or Direct3D support. If I use WDDM, Windows 7 aborts during startup and I have to restore. If I opt for Direct3D, get message requiring safe mode. In safe mode, guest additions will not run.

Prior to doing this, I uninstalled VMLite, cleaned registry with CCleaner and rebooted. Installed 4.2, then rebooted.
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