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First post, by legluondunet

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Hello,

I would like to play old game like Motoracer 1 et 2.
I installed Windows 98 on Virtualbox but it doesn't support hardware acceleration, so this directx games don't launch.
I know that Dosbox could support WIndows 9x with hardware acceleration? Is it true?
How to compile it (I'm on Linux Ubuntu) and install WIndows 98?

Thanks for the help.

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Reply 1 of 10, by collector

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Official DOSBox does not support Win9x. There are a couple non-official builds that may do better with 9x, but these forums are for the official DOSBox.

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Reply 2 of 10, by Xelasarg

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Check out this guide.
If you need 3dfx emulation, use ykhwong's build. It's highly experimental, so expect it to be a bit buggy here and there. But overall, it runs Win9x quite nicely.

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Reply 3 of 10, by Dominus

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No, don't use ykhwong's build. It is very buggy and based on Dosbox-x which has seen a lot of development since ykhwong flawed build

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Reply 4 of 10, by Sammy

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Use Dosbox Daum fron 27 Jan 2014 with Win98, (but more stable with win95).

But it's better to search for the motorracer patch for win xp / 7 and run it under xp /7.

u can also run patched Motoracer on a virtual xp with 3D hardware accelleration in virtualbox, vm player, or something.

Reply 5 of 10, by Tertz

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legluondunet wrote:

I know that Dosbox could support WIndows 9x with hardware acceleration?

ykhwong's build has Voodoo 1 emulation (DX5 games) wich works ok only in software mode what is slow in many games as there was not implemented a separate CPU thread for 3D card emulation. It's better to look for other variants for 3D games.

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Reply 6 of 10, by Azarien

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Dominus wrote:

No, don't use ykhwong's build. It is very buggy and based on Dosbox-x which has seen a lot of development since ykhwong flawed build

What alternative do you propose for 3dfx?