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How can you play the same game with different accounts from the same folder?

I'd like to keep all my games on a different computer and the folder with the games then just gets mounted on Windows via iSCS or NFS. This certainly works for one PC using the folder. But I'd like ...
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How to get all special characters to work in Typing of the Dead?

I've bought TotD and installed in on Windows 10, running as a virtual machine (Parallels Desktop) on my MacBook Air. I can get the game to run in Windows 95 compatibility mode and most keys work fine....
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How to fix game in BlueStacks which is displaying graphics in black?

When running KoA in BlueStacks Android emulator on macOS Sierra (MacBook Pro), most of the graphics have black patches, although it works fine on the phone. I've reported the problem in BlueStacks ...
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Does Rainbow Six Siege lag a lot if you play on Windows via VirtualBox?

I'm curious to know as I have a Mac and I want to play Rainbow Six Siege via VirtualBox but I don't want it to be a waste if it lags too much.
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Theme Hospital Resolution stuck at 640x480

I've installed my old trusty Bullfrog "Theme Hospital", the 2002 version inside a Windows XP virtual machine. The game works well, but is stuck in 640x480 resolution as in the following image: This ...
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Virtual Machine - Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510 not recoginzed

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine (using Parallels Desktop v11) on my Mac (OS X Yosemite). I wanted to use my F510 gamepad with a game. So I did these things: Installed the Logitech Gaming ...
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How to play Diablo III in a Virtual Machine?

I saw a lot of people asking the same question in other forums (yes, i've googled it a little bit), and some people answered that of course is possible to play it in a Virtual Machine but only using ...
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How to play Age of Mythology on a VM

I've recently been hit with the desire to play old games. Due to my past experience with old games, such as Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, which usually crashes a lot under Windows 8.1, I ...
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A virtual machine to play old Windows 95 and 98 games that has CPU timing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: CPU or framerate limiting on older games There are some games that used lazy programming and used CPU cycles for timing even into the Windows 95 and 98 era. This leads them to ...
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Can I play Vindictus on Mac?

I am playing Vindictus and I would like to know if this game will appear on Mac OS. Other than that, do you know a way to play on mac (virtualbox or others)?
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Why do people use DOSBox over Virtualbox in a gaming context?

I've noticed that a number of people here use DOSBox for playing older titles on modern PC hardware. I am very familiar with VirtualBox, I use it to virtualize several operating systems. I have also ...
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Best way to play Defense of the Ancients (Warcraft 3) on a Mac?

I own a Macbook Pro. I want to play a PC game called WarCraft 3 - Defense of the Ancients. I have googled and done some research on how to play DotA on a Mac. Most of resources I found recommended I ...
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Missing game textures on XP VM (Parallels 6)

I have an 1-year old 27'' iMac (8GB RAM) and am using Parallels Desktop 6 to virtualize a Windows XP installation. This is its dxdiag output: While Games like Civilization IV work without any ...
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Can you run games with non-trivial graphics requirements in a virtual machine?

Any real experience running heavy games like AOE3, NFS Underground 2/MW, SimCity 4, City Life, etc. I don't expect run Crysis on a virtual machine but some old games. Is it possible run these kind of ...
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How to run X-Wing Alliance on modern hardware?

I'm trying to play X-Wing Alliance on my Windows XP with Core 2 Quad Q6600 and GeForce 8800GT, but I have to disable all graphics acceleration and I'm still getting major rendering glitches. Did ...
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Is there any way to get the original Fallout and Fallout 2 working on a Mac?

The question probably speaks for itself. I know that they're Windows-based games, so inherently a copy of Windows must be available. That precludes using DOSBox, but would any of the following ...