Older games in XP VM a no go

Well I tried Red Baron 3D, X-Wing Alliance, and Baldur’s Gate 2 to no avail. It appears older games do not fair as well under VMware’s Direct X 9 support in VMs. The games either would not start or would not run correctly. A lot of the problem appeared to be graphics related, which is why a lot of games written for Win 9x do not run on XP or better. It looks like I’ll have to fall back to Plan B – Boot Camp. I’ve never tried Boot Camp so this will give me an excuse to learn about it. I just really wanted to avoid the dual boot thing, but games should run a lot better using native hardware and drivers.

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