Gaming in Virtual PC…

Hi again,

A lot of people use Virtual PC for different things.  Our primary target markets are:

  • Legacy application migration in the enterprise
  • Development / test / training / demonstration environments.

Me – I like to use it for gaming (and many other things).  Virtual PC only emulates a 2D video card – so it is somewhat limited for gaming – but what it does do – it does well.

The game that I have played most inside of Virtual PC would have to be Warlords III – but I am also well known on the development team as ‘the guy who setup a head-to-head DOOM deathmatch on one computer’.  It’s kind of fun to see – but when you win you lose too 🙂

Interestingly enough I just got Unreal Tournament 2004 to run under Virtual PC – as it actually includes a software render.  Quality is pretty bad – but it is quite playable.