[SGVLUG] Any VMware users out there?
JZack at unex.ucla.edu
Mon Mar 23 12:18:02 PDT 2009
Looking around, I don't think you can really run 3D type DirectX/OpenGL
type games on VMWare (yet). Here is an interesting thread at VMWare:
From: sgvlug-bounces at sgvlug.net [mailto:sgvlug-bounces at sgvlug.net] On
Behalf Of Emerson, Tom (*IC)
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 12:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [SGVLUG] Any VMware users out there?
> -----Original Message----- Of Zack, James
> I use VMWare quite a bit, ... basic server  works great, ... I did
> try to watch a video one time and it wasa little choppy.
Thanks -- as I inferred, the host system will be top-of-the-line (i7,
probably a 920; 6GB of RAM; SATA-300 drives set as RAID, etc.) I
haven't figured out which video card to use yet -- unfortunately what's
good for gaming (3d GPU's) don't do squat for video editing, and
likewise cards that are good for editing (Nvidia "Quadro" or ATI
"FireGL" boards) are crap for first-person games. That's why I'm
somewhat curious about actual/perceived "responsiveness" of something
more intensive than Freecell :)
> NWN can be run on Linux natively if I recall correctly. I never
> managed to figure it out, but then I had a windows box.
That was meant more of an example of not-first-person-shooter game than
a specific game I play with any regularity -- I've been finding many
great titles at Big-Lots for typically $6 each as opposed to the $60
they were when they first hit the market. I suspect these games were
either in genre's that were saturated, hence they never made it in the
market, or else they are/were truly dogs of a game; in short, few people
will likely have heard of them, and it's even "if-ier" still that
cedega/wine will run them...
[come to think of it, though, I picked up the NWN "gold" edition at the
Pomona swapmeet a year or so ago for less than $10...]
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