Running game on Windows10 VM?

#1

Hello,
I have to make sure the game runs correctly on PC, but I only have a mac, so I have to use a Virtual Machine through VirtualBox.

Has anyone managed to run a game on the Windows10 Virtual machine image provided by Microsoft here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines/ ?

I get the following error dump:

Failed to create GLFW window

Has anyone managed to run on a windows VM?

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#2

We usually develop fixes for Windows using a VM.
We are mostly working on Mac’s, and our VM of choice is Parallels Desktop.
It’s $80 for students/home usage.

For mac, it “just works”. And also, it is the only one (since I tested recently) supporting OpenGL 3+.
Performance is great, and allows you to play DirectX games as well (not sure which version though)

As for alternatives, I don’t know any.
I guess buying an extremely cheap computer would work too. But personally, I like using the same computer for all platforms.

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#3

Also, there are online cloud services that allow you to host software, and also use remote desktop like VNC. E.g. we used flow.swiss for running Mac servers (that was expensive though)

I don’t have any recommendations for Windows though.

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#4

OK thanks for your help, I will try the Parallels one!

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#5

OK I tried with Parallel and the game runs correctly!

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