Quake II under Virtual PC

Quake II (http://www.idsoftware.com/games/quake/quake2/) was one of the first games to truly take advantage of hardware support for 3D acceleration – in fact I purchased my first 3D video card because of Quake II (it was an 8mb Creative Voodoo II card).  It also has good support for using a plain 2D video card so it runs fine under Virtual PC:Quake II under Virtual PC   Quake II under Virtual PC   Quake II under Virtual PC

Interestingly enough it runs better under Virtual PC in Windowed mode than in full screen mode.  On my 2.0GHZ Opteron I get the following frames per second:

  1. 320 x 240 Full screen = 68 FPS
  2. 320 x 240 Windowed   = 199 FPS
  3. 640 x 480 Windowed   = 99 FPS

It is also quite playable on my 1GHZ system under Virtual PC.