Live Resolution Switching

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by JP, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. JP

    JP Guest

    Hi all.

    I have Win98 loaded and am trying to get a game going because apparently my
    hardware won't support playing DirectX 6 games. I have the game loaded with
    the current patches and it loads fine until it needs to switch screen
    resolution to start the actual game. Here is the message I get:


    Virtual PC has disabled live resolution switching.

    The guest operating system has changed the resolution. Some programs require
    specific resolutions to run properly. In order to maintain compatibility,
    Virtual PC has disabled live resizing of the virtual machine window until the
    virtual machine restarts.



    When the game begins to load, the game window opens, then closes, so the game
    is never loaded. How can I get the game to play in Virtual PC? The game is
    Aliens vs Predator Gold Edition.

    Thanks.
     
    JP, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. JP

    Steve Jain Guest

    Live resolution switching doesn't cause problems like this, but
    according the the specs
    Minimum PC
    Windows 95/98/2000
    Intel Pentium II
    32 MB of RAM
    3D accelerator

    AVP requires a 3D accelerator, which it doesn't have and is probably
    what is causing the problem with it not launching.

    If you can configure AVP to use software 3D, you might be ok.

    See
    https://beta.blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/category/8225.aspx
    for more info on games under VPC.

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    Cheers,
    Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
    http://vpc.essjae.com/
    "This posting is provided "AS IS" with
    no warranties, and confers no rights.
    You assume all risk for your use.
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    Steve Jain, Feb 8, 2006
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