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Hi!

Could someone answer my question, please?

Does Oracle VirtualBox work with the D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_3?

(i want to host a Win7 machine with an DirectX application).

The problem is, that I do not want to activate the Win7 without such feature.

 

Thank you very much

WK

 

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If I recall correctly, it is possible to use Direct3D with Virtual Box, if you install the Guest Additions add-on (it's free, very easy to do when you've booted up the VM).

I haven't tried to do any DirectX11 work on a VirtualBox VM, though, and googling around, it looks like they may only support up to DirectX 9.0c.  I would imagine that means that they only support hardware accelerating features from DirectX 9.0c (which should be equivalent with D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_3), since fully updated Windows 7 supports DirectX 11.

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AFAIK no. VirtualBox does provide a DX9 driver, but I haven't got DX11 to work reliably at any feature level.

 

Nonetheless, the WARP driver does work and works "relatively" fast (it's slow, but much surprisingly faster than I expected, considering it's SW emulation)

Edited by Matias Goldberg

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I haven't used VirtualBox but I have used the free VMWare Player (which, despite the name, can also create VMs) successfully with D3D9 before.

 

I've also just checked DXDiag on a VMWare ESXi machine and can see that the VMWare SVGA driver supports WDDM 1.3 and Feature Levels 11.1 down to 9.1

 

So if it was me I'd be more inclined to use VMWare than VirtualBox for this kind of setup.

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It looks like the VirtualBox 5 has an experimental support for 3D on Win7 and it is ok for me :)

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