"It is now possible to run Phoenix from Linux host by
using Virtual Box 4.0. During the last year, I've tried several
times to run this sim in an Xp virtual box on my Ubuntu system. The
closest I was able to get prior to this week, was the splash screen
and a crash. For this reason, I'd been dual booting my machine with
Ubuntu and Windows, but due to the extra effort required to reboot
and start Windows, the amount of Sim flying I do has tapered off.
That is all changing now!!
"Below is a screenshot of the sim running inside the virtual
"Just how is this done? It's fairly simple actually. Virtual box
Guest Additions includes support for Direct X, which must be
installed in safe mode."