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 Windows 8 - How to install a Windows XP Virtual Machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox

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PostSubject: Windows 8 - How to install a Windows XP Virtual Machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox   Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:19 am

If you are running Windows 8 and it is crashing the game due to Microsoft withdrawing support for DirectDraw (used by the client) then try the following to create a Windows XP Virtual Machine.

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You must have a Windows XP Installation Disk and Product Key to proceed


Download VirtualBox
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Select the platform package you are working on
e.g. Windows hosts

Click to download

In the Downloads folder the will be a file starting with
VirtualBox......
Double click the file to install
This installs the programme under c:Program Files\VirtualBox

Allow it to create a shortcut on the Desktop

Open VirtualBox
Click New
Name: WinXP or similar
Type: Microsoft Windows
Version:    Windows XP (32 bit)
Next
Default memory - or change it to suit
Next
Create a virtual hard drive now
Create
Hard drive type
VDI
Next
Dynamically allocated
Next
File location and size
File name: WinXP or similar
Size: Use default
Create
Start
Select Host Drive: Default to CD drive
Load Windows XP CD into the drive
Start
Set up Windows XP press ENTER
F8 I agree
Enter to Install
Enter to format the Partition using NTFS
Installation will need to restart the VM - if it hangs - restart the VM with the CD still in the drive.
Select the Windows options as appropriate.

In Win 8 PC
In windows explorer
Right click on the folder (or parent) that contains Aranock files.
Select Share with Homegroup (read and edit)

In WinXP VM
Go to Windows Explorer
Select the folder to hold Aranock
Right click the folder
Select Sharing and Security
Sharing tab
Select Network sharing and security
Network Setup Wizard
Next
Next
Use existing shared connection - Yes
Next
Computer description
Next
Workgroup HOME or similar
Next
Next
Just finish the wizard
Next
Finish
Restart VM

In the WinXP VM - press Devices
Select Network
Select Adaptor 1
Change Attached to: from NAT to Bridged Adaptor
You should now be able to see the Main Win 8 PC and data file structure to be able to copy data files to the VM.

Sorry it loses all its formatting when copied in here.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 8 - How to install a Windows XP Virtual Machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox   Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:08 am

This can also be done the free way - run some flavor of Linux in the VM (Kubuntu, Mint...)

By installing Wine you can play Aranock on Linux. It runs just fine under Wine. And the VM setup is about the same as if you were installing XP.

Just throwing that out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 8 - How to install a Windows XP Virtual Machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox   Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:28 pm

I run ubuntu (a version of linux) and can not make it run with wine at all. With play on linux i am able to load my moa and put my password in but it fails horribly when it tries to actually load the game and go fullscreen. So it doesnt always work flawlessly Sad
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