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I use Ubuntu, and I want to play a Windows game, so I set up VirtualBox, and set up Windows XP SP3 in the VirtualBox.

But, when I try to run the game, it shows this:

This application cannot run under a Virtual Machine

So what can I do?

updated:

I found a link to deal with this question, but my english is not good, so is this link useful enough? http://vmetc.com/2009/07/18/video-of-working-windows-directx-games-in-virtualbox-302-on-ubuntu-904/

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Wow, the game actually checks for a virtual machine? That's something I haven't seen before. – Cody Gray Apr 28 '11 at 11:46
    
Have you tried WINE? – ephilip Apr 28 '11 at 11:55
    
i setup this game to wine , but it show many many many many errors ~~~~~~~ – zjm1126 Apr 28 '11 at 11:56
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What's the game? There's often game-specific tutorials available for running on wine/virtualbox – RJFalconer Apr 28 '11 at 12:00
    
The traditional answer from FLOSS advocates is to contact the game company and ask them to release a Linux version. – CarlF Apr 28 '11 at 12:31

Probably nothing: if game checks for a virtual machine, you are lost.
Moreover: your vm doesn't have same GPU card of your pc nor (probably) full DirectX support, so you can't expect great performances...

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