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Enable sound in 64-bit Windows in VirtualBox Apps
I've been doing a ton of work in VirtualBox (along with Parallels and Fusion) for some upcoming reviews and a comparison piece. While using VirtualBox with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit edition, I found I had no sound output -- Windows 7 32-bit was fine, but there was no sound in the 64-bit version.

After some Googling, I found the solution in this thread on the VirtualBox forums: the sound driver needs to be updated to work in 64-bit Windows. Just download the drivers from the RealTek site, install them in Windows, and reboot. (According to the thread, you may have to then tell Windows to check for updates, install the updates, and reboot again. I don't remember doing this, but I've been so buried in VM apps and Windows that I honestly don't recall.)

After installing the new drivers, sound works as expected.
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Enable sound in 64-bit Windows in VirtualBox
Authored by: palnudb on Dec 16, '09 09:03:44AM

This is a Virtual box / Emulation question?

If I am running VB/wXP on a new Imac would it run this game OK for my son? (Lego: Indiana Jones 2 - The Adventure Continues)
see reqs below.
Or is it missing something (ie video card features???)

Seems like Crossover won't.
If not VB would you recommend Parallels or Fusion, or none of the above?

Lego: Indiana Jones 2 - The Adventure Continues (PCDVD)
System Requirements*
Intel Processor - Pentium 4 3.2GHz
AMD Processor - Athlon XP 3100+
Nvidia Graphics Card - Geforce 9200M GE
ATI Graphics Card - Radeon HD 3400 Series
RAM Memory - 0.5 GB
Hard Disk Space - 1 GB
Direct X - 9
* System requirements displayed are based on recommended system requirements and should be used as a guide only.

Thanks for any guidance you can provide.

palnudb

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Enable sound in 64-bit Windows in VirtualBox
Authored by: OverZealous on Dec 16, '09 05:45:10PM

In short: You'll just need to install it and see what happens.

But, most likely it will not work, because VirtualBox is not able to virtualize the 3D card very well. This is why you can't use Aero or just about any new feature from Windows 7 with VBox.

I haven't tried any or the pay virtual machines recently, but my past experience is that games usually play horribly slow when virtualized.

All that being said (and I know you probably don't want to re-buy it), but Lego IJ is available for Macs.



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Enable sound in 64-bit Windows in VirtualBox
Authored by: palnudb on Dec 16, '09 11:04:53PM

Thanks for the feedback,

This is Lego Indiana Jones (2), its not out yet for mac. I was hoping he could play his PC copy while at grandmas for the holidays and she has a new imac.

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Enable sound in 64-bit Windows in VirtualBox
Authored by: everkleer80 on Dec 30, '09 08:10:57AM

Haha I was gonna comment then I noticed this was half a month old! Did it work/did you end up trying it? Parallels 4 does have a 3d acceleration option and it works (and is advertised as such) with some games, but I guess it's still not enough for some. ie. Call Of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare works in it for me, but Modern Warfare 2 does not (both run flawlessly under boot camp since boot camp, unlike virtualization environments, has direct access to the hardware and effectively turns your Mac into a PC.

PS. Love the sig lol! Just pointing out since I assume it's on all your posts here, it should be "their" not "there". Sorry, I'm usually not that picky! =D



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