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  Anonymous Freak (Profile)
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Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:21 pm
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I now have a copy of Virtual PC 2.1.

But...

I really want to run it on my B&W G3, in Mac OS 8.6. Unfortunately, there is a known incompatibility which requires the (free) 2.1.2 update for it to run in 8.6.

Well, Connectix is now long gone; and Microsoft doesn't offer up any old Connectix-era updates. Anyone have this updater lying around on some forgotten corner of a disk?

One fun factoid from the ReadMe that I hadn't known before: Virtual PC 2 supports direct hardware access of 3Dfx cards! It wasn't until 10 years later that VMware got the ability to directly access a 3D accelerator.
  
  Anonymous Freak (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:59 am
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Someone over at 68kmla put up a copy.
  
  JoAT (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:08 am
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Congrats on finding the update you were looking for.

A little more info on the 3D acceleration, it's VooDoo 2 cards only. Virtual PC can only access 1 PCI slot at a time, so unfortunately you can't throw 2 cards in there in SLI mode. A company called Quantum 3D did make a card called the Obsidian2 X-24, which was 2 VooDoo 2s in SLI on a single board, but I have no idea if that would work with virtual PC. (I have always wanted to try that though!

*Edited by moderator 2/1/10 to fix brackets on URL.
  
  Anonymous Freak (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:18 pm
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I have one of those Obsidian boards somewhere....
  
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