Fun things to do with a virtual PC?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by wchill, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    All right.
    My PC (actually all the PCs in my house) doesn't support XP Mode.
    Running VMWare Workstation 7 instead.
    What fun things can I do with it?
    I have the following so far:

    -Play old games that don't work on Win7

    I think epicelite loved to fire up his virtual PC, install 100000000x crap, sign up to as much spam as possible, send random emails to 'opt-out' people, talk to 'support staff' about how their spam wouldn't do shit to his actual PC, etc.
  2. Urza

    Urza hi

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    Virtual PC is a software product.

    "Virtual machine" is the term you are looking for.
  3. aragon

    aragon GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
  4. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    Oh look it's Urza! lol @ avatar hah
    Other fun things? Lose/Lose sounds interesting.
  5. beegee7730

    beegee7730 ITS PAAFEKUTO!

    Mar 31, 2009
    Typing "Del *.*" is always fun.
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Obligatory XKCD link:

    That over
    games: 50/50 on this one.
    Virtual machines have varying levels of emulation and the higher levels of emulation will take their toll on performance while others of the more "pass through" nature will fare better but will probably never reach "real" performance.

    sandbox: got some virus ridden stuff no problem, want to try a new app without too much hassle and finishing what the installer started is the same idea. The also scales to operating systems if you want but why bother when liveCDs exist.

    servers: this is the usual reason for playing such games. Makes life a bit easier than using one machine for all (even if you technically are using one machine for all) and also means "porting" a machine is somewhat easier as well.

    re: spam.... sure it might be a machine that can vanish at your command but you are ultimately still on the same IP address and so it is no different than just using a proxy.
  7. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Jan 31, 2008
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    lol vmware

    kill it with fire​
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