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I'm running Unity3D in a virtual instance of Windows, using the Virtual Box software on Linux. I have guest additions installed with DirectX support. I've tried using Windows XP SP3 32-bit, and Windows 7 64bit. My host is Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.

I installed and registered Unity on both. It loads up fine, and then crashes my entire VirtualBox instance (equivalent of a computer shutting off with no warning).

Unity3D pre crash

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Likely something with the graphics drivers. I'm not sure this is the place for this. Super user maybe? – Byte56 Oct 26 '12 at 1:25
I agree with @Byte56. VMware does some amazing stuff, but instruction passthrough to graphics hardware would be miraculous. – Seth Battin Oct 26 '12 at 1:36
@SethBattin Apparently VMWare is amazing as you think. However, Virtual Box is not. – Byte56 Oct 26 '12 at 1:48
up vote 8 down vote accepted

According to the Unity forums, Unity will not work with Virtual Box.

It does however work with VMWare with the "Accelerate 3D graphics" option checked.

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Ha, good researching. :) – Seth Battin Oct 26 '12 at 1:51
Thanks, I'll give VMWare a try :-) – FakeRainBrigand Oct 26 '12 at 3:07

unity3d 4 works on virtual box as well - you need to enable 3d/2d support - 256MB video memory and install the virtualbox Direct3d driver while in windows safe mode

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Which version of Windows did you test on? (VMWare didn't work at all for me, by the way) – FakeRainBrigand Dec 9 '12 at 17:01
@FakeRainBrigand, I got this working with Windows 7 using VirtualBox 4.3.8. The most important thing was installing the 3D drivers. This guide is for a different purpose but it shows how to install the 3D drivers:… – gsingh2011 Mar 6 '14 at 2:40
Thanks @gsingh2011 :-) – FakeRainBrigand Mar 6 '14 at 6:06
I gave up. Basically I got a 4.5.5-Pro working on Win-7 but the rendering was most of the time transparent. On my system only the experimental 3D drivers were working. – Kay Nov 5 '14 at 21:02

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