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Old February 4, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Well, I'm sure the title caught your attention. Yes, I am trying to get windows 95 to function with a GTX 480. I have it in a VM and don't exactly know how to get it to work right. the earliest drivers Nvidia has is for win XP..

I am using Oracle VM and have the OS already installed. I need this to work so that I may have the 256 colors needed for mechwarrior 2 and other old 95 games.

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Old February 4, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Your GFX card is not used natively by the guest OS. The virtualization app fakes a video card so you need drivers that tell the guest OS how to handle the virtualized card.
Drivers for your physical card itself are not used.
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Old February 4, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Just run the game in Windows XP with Dos Box if you need to.

Neither Windows 95 or 98 do well in a Virtualized environment.
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Enaberif uses Windows 3.11 *for Workgroups* still as he thinks it is still good enough for what most folks want to do. ;p
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Your GFX card is not used natively by the guest OS. The virtualization app fakes a video card so you need drivers that tell the guest OS how to handle the virtualized card.
Drivers for your physical card itself are not used.
Ok, So what do i need to do to get the drivers needed? Cause at this point. I'm clueless.


As for windows XP, It does not function well "even in compatibility mode" with the games I want to play.
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Enaberif uses Windows 3.11 *for Workgroups* still as he thinks it is still good enough for what most folks want to do. ;p
Negative. I've tried the virtualization of Windows 95 and 98 and neither run that well or that smooth. Windows XP works well in a virtualized environment and should be able to play that game just fine.
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Ok, So what do i need to do to get the drivers needed? Cause at this point. I'm clueless.


As for windows XP, It does not function well "even in compatibility mode" with the games I want to play.
Whatever program you are using for the virtualization should have a guest addons or a form of drivers for that program.
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Find an old PC on the side of the road and use that?

Even if you can get 95/98 installed on a VM, I don't think it's going to have 3D Acceleration to play games decently.
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Find an old PC on the side of the road and use that?

Even if you can get 95/98 installed on a VM, I don't think it's going to have 3D Acceleration to play games decently.
VirtualBox has "3d Accel" but its very limited.
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VirtualBox has "3d Accel" but its very limited.
Yeah so does VMWare, but I'm guessing the Windows 95 drivers wouldn't have support
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