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VirtualBox is a general-purpose desktop virtualization software, and nothing else. It doesn't come with any operating system (you need to install one). The guest operating system is fairly "isolated" from the host. You can only access a host directory from the guest system through SMB sharing (over a virtual network). DOSBox is a 16/32-bit x86 emulator that ...


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So I don't know enough about virtual machines to make a good recommendation (you should go to Superuser.com for that), but I did have some success with using VirtualBox. I've run a large number of games on Virtual Machines, dating back to running Warcraft 2 on OS7 (which I don't recommend btw). Over time I've learned two important rules: Don't play ...


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I personally attempted this a while back. I ended up buying the actual Mac version of the game: http://www.amazon.com/s/?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fallout+mac


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As of November 2012, GOG started offering the games in Mac format. Both Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 were offered. This was probably be the best/most affordable way to get the games. Fallout Mac CDROMs on Amazon seem way much overpriced (due to their scarcity I assume). Update 1/1/2014: Unfortunatelly GOG has removed all Fallout games from their catalog. As ...


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In addition to the other answers, DOSBox allows you to strictly control the speed of the CPU that is being emulated, making it possible to play some games (i.e. Wing Commander) that grab all the CPU cycles available and are, therefore, unplayable on modern hardware. It also seamlessly interfaces with the host OS for hardware, so that you can use a new ...


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Firs, you should reconsider not buying it. You can have i for 20 USD, available for download at Blizzard site. Furthermore, IIRC you can register you activation key on the new Battle.net site and download the mac version for free. As for you questions about the VM machine: First, it should not damage you mac in any way, that's the point of a virtual ...


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Try installing WineBottler http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/. It's a nice frontend for Wine (which it brings with) and can package your game into a nice little .app. FWIW, I was able to run Fallout with it. Didn't try Fallout 2, though.


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It is essentially for ease of use. Together with something like DosShell, launching a game becomes incredibly easy/fast. DOSBox does not remove installation issues, but it does remove memory issues. But once the game is installed (you install it in a DOS like screen), launching goes as above.


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Just put the Warcraft 3 DVD into your Mac and install it: the DVD has both installers and you don't have to buy another copy.


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Assuming you have a more resent Mac with an Intel processor you can use Boot Camp with a full version of Windows.


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I was testing and playing with the config file (desperately), and in my specific case the solution was to use Windowed Mode, so I can't run at Full-Screen but Windowed mode works perfectly. Just open (or copy from Host OS) the config file D3Prefs.txt stored at %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Diablo III and change this value DisplayModeWindowMode "0" From False ...


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Thanks to Google, I found this site, which is about playing Age of Mythology on Ubuntu over a Virtualbox VM. The solution only works for Virtualbox, however, not for VMware. It still helped me find a working solution, as all I needed was to adapt a few variables. To trick Age of Mythology into launching despite not recognizing the graphics adapter, you'll ...


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There are a couple of options that can alleviate the issue of older games running way too fast on modern machines; Some games (ie: the original Grand Theft Auto) have built in frame limiters, see if yours does If the game supports a 'Vsync option', control the in game FPS by changing your monitor refresh rate Buy a patched copy of the game from another ...


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You'll probably need to play around with XWA Hacker, from a guy named Reimar. You can obtain it at the XWA Upgrade forums. The thread I linked to has to do with graphical glitches, which sounds like what you want. I believe I had this working a few years ago on my machine, so I think it's possible. Another path you could take is to try emulating it ...


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Both Fallout 1 and 2 are now available as Mac versions from gog.com: Fallout 1: http://www.gog.com/gamecard/fallout Fallout 2: http://www.gog.com/gamecard/fallout_2 Update: The Fallout games have been removed from the gog.com catalogue by the end of 2013 (due to legal issues with the owner of the Fallout franchise). The best way to play the games on a ...


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This may be a little off topic, but yesterday I successfully started X-WING in a MS-DOS 6.22 virtual machine, set up with VMWare Player. At first I tried VirtualBox but EMM386 didn't work properly. With VMWare I had no problem to configure the OS to have enough memory to start the game. I assume X-Wing Alliance would run with VMWare too. Of course you may ...


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To build upon the existing answer. I found that you don't have to find the date of the driver on your system. Instead use the .gfx file as follows with VMware (tested on VMware Workstation 10): [config] Vendor=VMware defaultdevice=CyberBladeXP.gfx [knownGoodDriver] Month=0 Day=0 Year=0 Product=0 Version=0 SubVersion=0 Build=0 [device] ...


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Yes, with a recent Mac you can play it, either natively using Boot Camp or in a Virtual Machine. The performance you get will depend greatly on your system (i.e. discrete graphics, i7>Core2Duo). On an early 2011 Macbook Pro with Sandy Bridge i7 and an AMD Radeon HD 6750M Graphics card, it plays maxed out fast as anything in a Virtual Machine. VMware ...


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DOSBox will automatically convert a modern USB joystick's input into the old analog input needed for most DOS games.


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Dosbox not only emulates the CPU, but also the hardware peripherals that were common in the DOS era and games accessed directly. This is very convenient for emulating these games. Hardware support is much better in dosbox than in a standard vm like virtualbox



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