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Title: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on October 17, 2015, 05:39:58 AM
Looking to setup a VM for the first time and looking for recommendations. What does everyone use and where do you get your new windows product key? Are you purchasing new copy of windows? I downloaded VirtualBox and it seems to be decent but got stuck when my regular laptop product key failed to work when trying to install windows 7 premium on the VM. Also, any tips/tricks or special setup required to bot on a VM? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Marvel on October 17, 2015, 06:45:47 PM
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where do you get your new windows product key?

https://kat.cr/usearch/windows%207%20loader/ (https://kat.cr/usearch/windows%207%20loader/)

Version doesn't matter much.



Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Poker8 on October 17, 2015, 10:24:08 PM
Looking to setup a VM for the first time and looking for recommendations. What does everyone use and where do you get your new windows product key? Are you purchasing new copy of windows? I downloaded VirtualBox and it seems to be decent but got stuck when my regular laptop product key failed to work when trying to install windows 7 premium on the VM. Also, any tips/tricks or special setup required to bot on a VM? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm on the road now. I will email you tonight.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on October 18, 2015, 10:08:24 PM
Thanks, i'll take any advice I can get


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Nomad on October 28, 2015, 03:35:00 PM
Did you ever find out about the product key Cosmo?
Have you set up a vm? Is it worth doing?

I'd like to know more to decide if its worth me doing it.

Thanks


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on November 05, 2015, 09:16:20 PM
I ended up going with oracle virtual box. It has been working well for me so far. I downloaded Windows 7 from online somewhere (just googled it). It hasn't asked me for a key yet. So far so good, I'd definitely recommend it. It is nice being able to do other things on your computer while botting, or even run two different rooms at the same time.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on November 05, 2015, 09:30:01 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations for resolution of the VM?


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Link on November 06, 2015, 07:53:40 AM
Hi Cosmo,

did you install guest additions allready in VBox? after you do that, your options change with resolutions, but probably not beyond what your graphics chip is alowing.
stay with 4:3 to be sure. If you can get a size by default that you can work with you have 2 (command line) commands  to get more resolution options

VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution any

VBoxManage setextradata "Windows 8.1" "CustomVideoMode1" 1920x1080x32"

just google these commands for more info


I dont know if I will recommened it yet but I use: 1920 x 1440 and most is read correcly


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on November 07, 2015, 12:34:01 AM
Is there anyway to increase the screen size of the VM so that tables don't overlap?


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Chillit on November 07, 2015, 01:00:28 AM
Yes.

Go to screen resolution and turn it up to your preference. When you've found the prefered settings i recommend to "stretch guest". You can do this by opening workstation -> View -> Autosize -> Autofit window and stretch guest activated.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on November 16, 2015, 08:45:04 PM
What exactly is stretch guest? Not able to follow your instructions.

To anyone: I'm using virtual box and the max resolution setting offered is 1600x1200, which still leaves some overlap with bovada tables. Any ideas how to increase a little more to not have overlap?


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Link on November 16, 2015, 08:58:39 PM
HI Cosmo, I guess I am that anyone  ;D

I allready gave you your answer but you did not read it, or got it.

you need to go  to command line and uses something like this:

VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution any

OR (other approach that may get you where you want)

VBoxManage setextradata "Windows 8.1" "CustomVideoMode1" 1920x1080x32"

I can help on Skype if you want. I am on a european clock (Amsterdam) and online at 14:00 and 20:30.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on November 16, 2015, 09:16:02 PM
Still not following you 100% unfortunately... Still very new to VM's. Can you list some detailed step by step instructions? I'd appreciate it  dankk2.gif


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Link on November 16, 2015, 09:26:41 PM
PM Cosmo


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on November 18, 2015, 03:57:58 AM
Installing the guest addition did the trick  dankk2.gif


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Link on November 18, 2015, 07:03:13 AM
Good job.
When you "list all modes" in the Guest you'll find all options for resolutions. If it is still not what you need, and you know your graphiscard card can do better, you will have to go into command line in the host.
I allready gave some examples above.


Happy botting


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Cygnus x1 on January 11, 2016, 12:59:12 PM
I downloaded oracle and it says no bootable medium found. what the hell does that mean? someone help please.
                                                                                                                                                                       thanks, jeff


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on January 11, 2016, 01:26:00 PM
Did you choose an .iso file to install Windows from through the virtual box setup?


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: irobot on January 11, 2016, 02:14:12 PM
I downloaded oracle and it says no bootable medium found. what the hell does that mean? someone help please.
                                                                                                                                                                       thanks, jeff

It means you haven't told your VM where to find the operating system....'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8KQkhxfVuY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8KQkhxfVuY)


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Cygnus x1 on January 11, 2016, 02:41:25 PM
i'm starting to get it but I need to know how to get the bot and card rooms over to the vm.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on January 11, 2016, 03:26:32 PM
You have to "re-download" them within your virtual machine environment.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Cygnus x1 on January 11, 2016, 03:57:24 PM
thanks, one more thing, when I open a cardroom in vm it's bigger than my vm screen. so if I want to register for a turny I can't because the register button is off the screen. I hope that makes sense.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: irobot on January 11, 2016, 04:07:41 PM
thanks, one more thing, when I open a cardroom in vm it's bigger than my vm screen. so if I want to register for a turny I can't because the register button is off the screen. I hope that makes sense.


You have to set a good resolution for the screen of your VM....

maybe this video will help you with further questions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eno4l6pKQHc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eno4l6pKQHc)


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on January 11, 2016, 04:13:22 PM
thanks, one more thing, when I open a cardroom in vm it's bigger than my vm screen. so if I want to register for a turny I can't because the register button is off the screen. I hope that makes sense.


Also, read through the beginning of this thread. I went through the same issue.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Cygnus x1 on January 11, 2016, 05:47:29 PM
I think this is the last thing but how do I get my profiles to the vm? I got the bot there but the profiles are still on my main pc.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: irobot on January 11, 2016, 06:25:56 PM
I think this is the last thing but how do I get my profiles to the vm? I got the bot there but the profiles are still on my main pc.

share folders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Po1dnuur0M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Po1dnuur0M)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WjjivOFYHE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WjjivOFYHE)


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Egor on January 11, 2016, 07:02:14 PM
You can also use a back-up drive like Dropbox or Google Drive -- or even just email them to yourself then open the email on the VM and download there.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Cygnus x1 on January 11, 2016, 09:37:47 PM
thanks for all the help everyone. i'm not a pc expert so it takes me awhile to figure out the language. everything is working great so far except my bot is doing 200 free hands again so I think my license didn't come through. I hope that's all it is.
                                                                                                                                        thanks again, jeff


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on January 11, 2016, 10:14:38 PM
Your VM bot has a new ID which requires a new license file. Email egor and he should be able to take care of you.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: mosez on January 14, 2016, 06:24:57 PM
A main issue you should probably take care of is that all your traffic to the VM goes through the NAT bridge. In other words - every VM is going to use the same IP. Poker networks don't really like seeing different accounts connect under the same IP and so you will need to figure it out.

VPN's and SOCKS5 is a basic option here.
On the other hand I personally experienced that iPoker didn't even care too much about same IP's inside the network at the same time as long as you don't sit at the same table, which is obviously correct behaviour to tackle collusion.

All the best


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: greenpoker44 on January 18, 2016, 06:32:41 AM
I use VMware Workstation 12, full version. Anyway, regardless of what VM platform you run, be sure to "exclude your virtual machines directory" from real-time antivirus scanning! You will experience a big performance hit if you don't do that. If you use Malwarebytes and Norton, or something else, be sure none of these AV tools are performing real-time scans on your VM folder.



Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: BobTheBuilder on March 02, 2016, 01:45:44 AM
Thanks everyone in this thread, I am a computer dumbass but with the comments here and a little bit of youtubing I set up windows 7 in VM today on my windows 10 machine and my bot is working really well. I still have to tweak display settings and stuff a little, but the point is if a dumbass like me can work it out anyone can.

Not sure if anyone asked before though how much memory should i assign to it? I am currently using the default 512 will that be enough it seems a little sluggish but its working fine.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: cosmo27 on March 02, 2016, 03:54:53 AM
Go with at least 2GB, i do 6gb personally  thumbsup.gif


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: BobTheBuilder on March 02, 2016, 09:29:41 PM
Go with at least 2GB, i do 6gb personally  thumbsup.gif
That did the trick 4gb works well going to bump it up to 6 though


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: beholdem on July 12, 2016, 08:51:47 AM
Trying out VirtualBox and having some basic issues (getting incorrect reads on stacksizes, players, opponents, pot ...)

I tried the following:

1. Downloading guest additions
2. Tried all possible resolutions
3. Assigned 1 processor to the VM
4. Disabling 3d&2d acceleration

Any suggestings?

Here's my current setup

(https://s31.postimg.org/k9jofhqhn/VM_poker.png)


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Link on July 13, 2016, 06:24:05 PM
Is it a custom Windows or normal one?
Have you tried 1 or more different rooms?
Does a hopper (Wildfire) works correct?


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Sleeper on July 14, 2016, 09:11:19 AM
From my own experience I did try VirtualBox but had problems with it.
I also tried Hyper-V that comes with Windows 10. That was a total crock of S..t.

I have had much more success with 'VMware Workstation 12 Player'
That is also a free download.
I now have a stable and fast vm running in Windows 7 and also Windows 10.

To authorize Windows editions in the VM, use Microsoft toolkit.
This is the version to download and use. 'Microsoft Toolkit 2.6 Beta 5.zip'
This will make your Windows Genuine.

But beware, a lot of sites offering this download have infected versions.
So do a virus scan after installing it.
But if you are using a VM, not too much problem if infected, just delete the VM.

The good thing about VMware is you can just copy and paste the VM using Windows explorer for backups if things go wrong.
So once your up and running, make a backup or two.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: myrake on August 06, 2016, 01:00:29 AM
Would a non genuine W7 cause any issues with the bot?  The only key I had was the one for the host machine which I'd already updated to W10.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Hitbids67 on August 18, 2016, 01:21:31 AM
I set up a VM but for some reason the Bot won't start properly.  What do I need to do?


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Egor on August 18, 2016, 01:51:53 AM
could you be more specific about the problem starting your bot?


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Hitbids67 on August 18, 2016, 03:42:16 AM
You've already helped with the download but it seems the VM runs awfully slow and I have been timed out a couple times at the table. 


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: maximumsloth on August 18, 2016, 08:19:48 AM
Try setting vm to high priority in hosts task manager


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: fueledbylogic on August 18, 2016, 12:14:00 PM
possible few reasons :

- you had too weak hardware to run vm on
- you gave not enough ram or cpu power, disabled hardware graphic acceleration.
- not enable cpu virtualization in vm/vbox settings or in bios

... try them


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Hitbids67 on August 18, 2016, 01:12:46 PM
I don't know how to change any of the settings that I created in the VM.  I also tried to change the priority settings as mentioned in one of the suggestions and the .exe that was using the most CPU.  When I tried to change the priority settings I got a message the operation couldn't be completed and access denied.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: fueledbylogic on August 18, 2016, 03:42:16 PM
Priority has almost nothing to do here. If you would like to i can help you via teamviewer today evening. PM me with Your skype or email and i ll catch You.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: greenpoker44 on August 23, 2016, 06:21:28 AM
I just pay for VMware Workstation as it serves dual functions (play and work!).


Title: VM Setup Windows Install Files
Post by: Mathewdix on March 10, 2017, 01:17:57 AM
The one of the files 3dshieldbubbles.hqx and I extract that to my desktop, the other one i a2shieldbubbles.bin and do the same thing to that. Yes, I do run windows 7.

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Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: jbotman on March 14, 2017, 07:45:39 PM
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You rock, Cosmo!  Everyone else who contributed, thank you as well.
Just set up VM (Oracle) with Windows 7 and it works like a charm.  It took a lot of time, but I mainly blame myself, computer non-nerd, and my over-cautiousness.  Anyway, went great, I am sure there will be tweaks.
jbotman


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: rfh2007 on April 01, 2017, 02:55:39 PM
I downloaded Oracle VM and after much messing around got it to work.
I did this because, being form Australia, our wombat, moron politicians  are soon to enact legislation forbidding online gambling.
So one of the only sites I can play is ACR.
But, I could also play on Titan.
So.....with Titans new upgrade....the bot doesn't work.
So...do I need to get Egor to issue a new licence for the VM?
And then re-install Titan on the VM and wait for the fix?


Thanks

rfh2007



Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: Egor on April 01, 2017, 07:32:20 PM
just email me if you need a license move: bonusbots@yahoo.com


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: poyofroyo on May 23, 2017, 08:09:35 PM
windows 10 user trying to figure out how to use oracle vm to install windows 7 for ACR any help appreciated! anim_45.gif


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: kellypkelly on May 24, 2017, 07:15:44 PM
Hi Poyo I will be happy to help, do you have any specific questions?

The process is simple and straightforward, 1st step is to download and install the software have you done that much?



Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: aethranes on April 05, 2018, 10:31:13 AM
Question about using a VM.

Does anyone know if it's possible to minimise the VM to the taskbar. Or does it need to remain open for typing and clicking and such?


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: rmcn172 on April 05, 2018, 12:44:08 PM
Depends on how you connect to the VM I user remote desktop to get the right screen setting and can be reduced in size but not minimized.  I suspect how it handles the screen.  If the host is Windows 10 just move it to a side desktop may work.  I have not tried that though.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: rmcn172 on April 05, 2018, 12:59:44 PM
Just tested and a second desktop works fine.


Title: Re: VM Setup & Windows Install Files
Post by: aethranes on April 05, 2018, 03:35:00 PM
I completely forgot about the Windows 10 ability for multiple desktops, that's a great find, thank you!