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reeiiko
Joined: Sep 29, 2013


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 06:34 AM    Msg. 1 of 22       
I'm trying to set up a mac with Windows 7 on a virtual machine to run Halo CE, but it's being a massive pain in the ass because it thinks 3d acceleration isn't enabled when it actually is.





Any ideas?


The_Purrminator
Joined: May 30, 2014

(SBB) Michelle


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 09:03 AM    Msg. 2 of 22       
Some virtual machine software have this kind of problems, my personal favorite virtual machine software is "vm ware player" because I never had these kind of problems.

Having that said, I don't know how to fix this problem by anything other than to switch vm software. :/


reeiiko
Joined: Sep 29, 2013


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 11:01 AM    Msg. 3 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: Maiku3
Some virtual machine software have this kind of problems, my personal favorite virtual machine software is "vm ware player" because I never had these kind of problems.

Having that said, I don't know how to fix this problem by anything other than to switch vm software. :/
VMWare costs money IIRC. I'd rather use VirtualBox if possible since it's free, but if there are no other options I might have to try VMWare instead.


Masters1337
Joined: Mar 5, 2006

halonaminator's unfortunate idol


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 11:08 AM    Msg. 4 of 22       
Use parallels. I use a late 2013 macbook pro with retina display and I do 90% of my CE playing in my Virtual Machine. I also have a bootcamp partition where the VM is installed, so when I need to record or want to play at 4k resolution I can boot directly into windows.


Btcc22
Joined: Dec 17, 2012


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 11:25 AM    Msg. 5 of 22       
Did you install the WDDM VBox drivers or just the basic ones? I can't remember the specifics so I could be mistaken but it could be that you need to ensure that you chose the WDDM driver to get Halo to run.

Edit: Probably not but worth a shot. I've had similar trouble in the past but I'm not entirely sure how I resolved it.
Edited by Btcc22 on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:29 AM


Masters1337
Joined: Mar 5, 2006

halonaminator's unfortunate idol


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 01:03 PM    Msg. 6 of 22       
I just installed windows in the bootcamp partition and loaded the partition with parallels, didn't have to do any sort of configuring. There's a free trial for parallels on their website, I am not familiar with VirtualBox.


BKTiel
Joined: Mar 18, 2014

strong independent bird needs no cage


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 03:51 PM    Msg. 7 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
I just installed windows in the bootcamp partition and loaded the partition with parallels, didn't have to do any sort of configuring. There's a free trial for parallels on their website, I am not familiar with VirtualBox.


way to dispel archetypes masters


Masters1337
Joined: Mar 5, 2006

halonaminator's unfortunate idol


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 04:32 PM    Msg. 8 of 22       
Surprisingly there is a good portion of CMT members who prefer not to use windows. 3 of us primarily use macs, 2 of us Linux, one of us is still on vista and XP, and then everyone else I think is on W7. No one uses w8, but I'm going to try a surface pro 2 to bring to PAX with me for demos along with my Macbook.


DOOM899
Joined: Jul 23, 2013

{DM} [gamesmaster] if i can ill help maybe


Posted: Aug 15, 2014 08:03 PM    Msg. 9 of 22       
this has got something to do with you direct3D so this means Windows 7 will not play game or games at all.. you need a laptop or a desktop to run halo for what I no

or just download to the mac v of halo
Edited by DOOM899 on Aug 15, 2014 at 08:06 PM


reeiiko
Joined: Sep 29, 2013


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 03:22 AM    Msg. 10 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: Btcc22

Did you install the WDDM VBox drivers or just the basic ones? I can't remember the specifics so I could be mistaken but it could be that you need to ensure that you chose the WDDM driver to get Halo to run.

Edit: Probably not but worth a shot. I've had similar trouble in the past but I'm not entirely sure how I resolved it.
Edited by Btcc22 on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:29 AM
I used the option to "Install Guest Additions", what are "WDDM VBox drivers"?

Quote: --- Original message by: DOOM899
or just download to the mac v of halo
Edited by DOOM899 on Aug 15, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Wait what?
Edited by reeiiko on Aug 16, 2014 at 03:22 AM


Masters1337
Joined: Mar 5, 2006

halonaminator's unfortunate idol


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 04:15 AM    Msg. 11 of 22       
what mac are you using?


reeiiko
Joined: Sep 29, 2013


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 04:27 AM    Msg. 12 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
what mac are you using?
MacBookPro8,1


DOOM899
Joined: Jul 23, 2013

{DM} [gamesmaster] if i can ill help maybe


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 06:35 AM    Msg. 13 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: reeiiko
Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
what mac are you using?
MacBookPro8,1
here ya go mate http://www.modacity.net/forums/showthread.php?25120-Release-Halo-Custom-Edition-for-Mac


reeiiko
Joined: Sep 29, 2013


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 08:52 AM    Msg. 14 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: DOOM899
Quote: --- Original message by: reeiiko
Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
what mac are you using?
MacBookPro8,1
here ya go mate http://www.modacity.net/forums/showthread.php?25120-Release-Halo-Custom-Edition-for-Mac
Thanks, I found that after I saw your comment and decided to search Google for a Mac version. Unfortunately it gets stuck on "Wineskin is busy..." before installing, or something along those lines. It was stuck like that for about an hour so I just cancelled it. Is that normal or am I doing something wrong?


1337
Joined: Dec 2, 2011

Don't be daft. wrap your shaft


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 09:39 AM    Msg. 15 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: reeiiko
Quote: --- Original message by: DOOM899
Quote: --- Original message by: reeiiko
Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
what mac are you using?
MacBookPro8,1
here ya go mate http://www.modacity.net/forums/showthread.php?25120-Release-Halo-Custom-Edition-for-Mac
Thanks, I found that after I saw your comment and decided to search Google for a Mac version. Unfortunately it gets stuck on "Wineskin is busy..." before installing, or something along those lines. It was stuck like that for about an hour so I just cancelled it. Is that normal or am I doing something wrong?

is dual boot not an option or...?


Corvette19
Joined: Feb 27, 2007


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 10:06 AM    Msg. 16 of 22       
Posting from my windows installation via bootcamp.

This is seriously the easiest and best way to do it.


The_Purrminator
Joined: May 30, 2014

(SBB) Michelle


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 10:27 AM    Msg. 17 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: reeiiko
Quote: --- Original message by: Maiku3
Some virtual machine software have this kind of problems, my personal favorite virtual machine software is "vm ware player" because I never had these kind of problems.

Having that said, I don't know how to fix this problem by anything other than to switch vm software. :/
VMWare costs money IIRC. I'd rather use VirtualBox if possible since it's free, but if there are no other options I might have to try VMWare instead.


WUT, since when does it cost money?
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_player/6_0
Then again, I don't see a mac download.


Masters1337
Joined: Mar 5, 2006

halonaminator's unfortunate idol


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 11:51 AM    Msg. 18 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: 1337
Quote: --- Original message by: reeiiko
Quote: --- Original message by: DOOM899
Quote: --- Original message by: reeiiko
Quote: --- Original message by: Masters1337
what mac are you using?
MacBookPro8,1
here ya go mate http://www.modacity.net/forums/showthread.php?25120-Release-Halo-Custom-Edition-for-Mac
Thanks, I found that after I saw your comment and decided to search Google for a Mac version. Unfortunately it gets stuck on "Wineskin is busy..." before installing, or something along those lines. It was stuck like that for about an hour so I just cancelled it. Is that normal or am I doing something wrong?

is dual boot not an option or...?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9TKMTr7jso&list=UUTzBnTiXmsrbffBPn3NsYvg

Dual boot is the best way to play, but since I do development most of the day, I want to be able to use OSX for as much as I can. Also using a VM basically lets me merge the 2 OS's, which makes thing so much easier to organize and manage files.


austen1000
Joined: Sep 4, 2012


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 01:26 PM    Msg. 19 of 22       
When it comes to gaming on a VM, games with low system requirements work best. I use VirtualBox + Windows XP to play a game called Steel Beast (a tank simulator), because it doesn't work all that well on anything past XP (there is a newer version of Steel Beast available, but, it cost over $100 and requires a usb dongle for copy protection).


reeiiko
Joined: Sep 29, 2013


Posted: Aug 16, 2014 09:07 PM    Msg. 20 of 22       
Thanks for the input guys, I guess I'll have to check out dual booting.


afD2345
Joined: Apr 2, 2011

I am the real afD from Teletubbies.


Posted: Aug 17, 2014 03:06 PM    Msg. 21 of 22       
Did you install guest additions in safe mode? If you didn't, you don't have directx support.

To get into safe mode, you must start pressing F8 once virtual machine starts (right after virtual box logo).


reeiiko
Joined: Sep 29, 2013


Posted: Aug 19, 2014 06:28 AM    Msg. 22 of 22       
Quote: --- Original message by: afD2345
Did you install guest additions in safe mode? If you didn't, you don't have directx support.

To get into safe mode, you must start pressing F8 once virtual machine starts (right after virtual box logo).
Tried getting into safe mode multiple times, it didn't work. I even spammed F8 through the entire boot process.

 

 
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