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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?


I found a link to deal with this question, but my english is not good, so is this link useful enough?

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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
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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