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Re: [Xen-users] Games

Hi Hans,

Using passthrough virtual gaming is very doable, but that is with directly connected monitors and some minor quirks. ÂPersonally, I have had no luck getting networked gameplay to perform at acceptable framerates. ÂFull screen games will crash most VNC consoles, or just give you a black screen, and input is limited and heavily delayed, tested direct and on wired Cat6 with half a dozen different VNC clients. ÂI am not sure whether TSC would behave any better.

If directly connected monitors and input devices are acceptable, and you are not already doing graphics passthrough you may want to read up a bit on the xen wiki, and I'm sure many list members would be happy to share their experiences.


On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 5:59 AM, <J.Witvliet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all,

Perhaps slightly off-topic, but perhaps somebody around has tried something like this.

I bought a game for my son, and verified that it got "platinum status" for wine.
However, the general requirements are way too heavy for his current machine, even without wine.

So, I was contemplating if (!) it might be possible to have a virtualized xp/w7 running the game.
The piece of software (truck driving simulator) is asking:
-Dual core CPU 3.0 GHz
-4 GB RAM, graphics card with 1024 MB memory (GeForce GTS 450-class equivalent or better)

I already have several virtual machines running, mix of Linux (mostly servers) and XP (desktop chores),
But never tried virtualized gaming.

So I presume that installing the game poses no problem, but playing might be something else.
- with regards to CPU-load...
- with regards to graphics: Could I get away with a TSC-client over the network?

Anyone who ever tried it? Worthwhile trying or forget it straight away?


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