Zweital Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:16pm
3D Acceleration, Virtual Box and Steam
I am having problems with steam and 3d acceleration. When turned on in virtualbox, when I try to run steam it pops up with a fatal error saying that it does not run in virtualbox with 3d acceleration enabled. However, when I don't enable 3d acceleration, none of the GUI loads and when trying to launch steam through the terminal, in a spew of error messages it says: OpenGL Warning: Failed to connect to host. Make sure 3D acceleration is enabled for this VM.

Anyone have any ideas? It tells me to both have and not have 3D acceleration
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blackout24 Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
You can't do anything with 3D Acceleration in a VM anyway. It's just a crappy virutal driver and doesn't support OpenGL 3.0 which is required by Source Engine games they won't even start.
Last edited by blackout24; Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:22pm
yogaxpto Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:56pm 
With a cross platform program, i still wonder why you need steam running in a virtual box...
^1Gentoo Feb 19, 2013 @ 1:09pm 
For Tux.
Solarplex Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:23am 
I'm having exactly the same problem. Fresh install of VirtualBox and Ubuntu. I would like to be able to test Ubuntu and Steam without sacrificing a physical machine.
I must admit that getting Ubuntu Desktop v12.04 LTS 32-bit to work in graphics mode in VirtualBox also took some doing...
gutigen o) Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:39am 
Yea well... You guys are doing it wrong. Just install Ubuntu with WUBI, get Tux, boot back to Windows and remove it just like any other app. But dont expect performance, WUBI is not true Ubuntu experience.
ThreeSixOne Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:52am 
u have 3d acceleration ,but dont have OpenGL 3.0, im trying launch tf2 whole day, but it seems unreal. now ill try lauch with wubi...
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