Those absolute legends over at 1cc have smashed open another quality actual arcade machine rip, this time in a VM Image!
>Make sure you have Virtualbox 5.0 installed (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_5_0)
>In Virtualbox create a new VM with the following settings:
Windows XP (32 bit)
I/O APIC enabled
1 cpu core
128mb video memory
3D/2D acceleration enabled
>When it asks you to make a new hard drive select the Aliens.vhd file then run the VM. In Virtualbox disable mouse integration (Input -> Mouse Integration) so the mouse doesn’t leave the VM (right ctrl to get the mouse back)
>Wait for the game to start, ignore the rivatuner error it doesn’t matter, leave the ppjoy window open
And that’s all! Runs fine with minimal slowdown on my 7850k APU so any midrange computer should be able to run this game fine in Virtualbox. Don’t forget to enable virtualization in your BIOS
if you haven’t already. Huge thanks to Harry99710 for figuring most of this stuff out!