How to set up a virtual machine using VMWare

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reksunami
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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 06:49 #1

Taken from my post in : http://www.ros-bot.com/comment/895#comment-895
I wanna explain how to set-up VMware so you can do other stuff in your pc while you're botting. Pretty handy if you wanna play other games / browsing / watching movies on your PC while botting.

This is what i use : VMware Workstation 10.0.1 Build 1379776 and this is the os that i use : Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate (64 Bit). You can find it scatered on the internet.

[Simple VMware Installation Tutorial] :
It's a pretty straight forward and easy too. vmware 10 have an "easy install" mode for windows 7 so it's very easy to set it up and  running

After installing the os, go to settings in vmware, set you diablo 3 folder to shared folders in vmware VM-> settings->options->shared folders. that way you can copy your diablo 3 from your host machine to your vmware machine.

And if after you run the game diablo3 give you a white or grey screen, check you d3prefs in mydocuments\diablo folder, and set your display mode to something like this :

PreferencesVersion "46"
PlayedCutscene0 "3"
PlayedCutscene1 "15"
PlayedCutscene2 "23"
PlayedCutscene3 "135"
PlayedCutscene4 "159"
DisplayModeFlags "0"
DisplayModeWindowMode "1"
DisplayModeWinLeft "48"
DisplayModeWinTop "63"
DisplayModeWinWidth "1189"
DisplayModeWinHeight "691"
DisplayModeUIOptWidth "800"
DisplayModeUIOptHeight "600"
DisplayModeWidth "1181"
DisplayModeHeight "664"
DisplayModeRefreshRate "60"
DisplayModeBitDepth "32"
Gamma "1.300000"
MipOffset "1"
ShadowQuality "0"
ShadowDetail "0"
PhysicsQuality "0"
ClutterQuality "1"
Vsync "1"
Letterbox "0"
Antialiasing "0"
LowFX "1"
LockCursorInFullscreenWindowed "0"
LimitForegroundFPS "1"
MaxForegroundFPS "60"
LimitBackgroundFPS "1"
MaxBackgroundFPS "60"
DisableTrilinearFiltering "1"
ColorCorrection "1"
MipBias "-0.000000"
ReflectionQuality "0"
HardwareClass "1"
PCIVendor "5549"
PCIDevice "1029"
flSafeZoneLeft "0.000000"
MasterVolume "0.600000"
EffectVolume "0.740000"
MusicVolume "0.800000"
NarrationVolume "1.000000"
AmbientVolume "0.550000"
ChannelsToUse "32"
SoundDriver "0"
SpeakerMode "0"
ReverseSpeakers "0"
QuestSubtitlesEnabled "0"
CinematicsSubtitlesEnabled "0"
PlayInBackground "0"
MuteSound "1"
MuteEffects "0"
MuteAmbient "0"
MuteVoice "0"
MuteMusic "1"

And that's it. Just download Ros-Bot using Internet Explorer, Run diablo 3 in your VMware, run Ros-Bot, and the rest is just like what you have been using in your host PC.
When Ros-Bot is running, press CTRL-ALT to make the mouse cursor back to your host PC (don't worry, ros-bot still running with it's own mouse in VM). and do want you want to do with your host PC :)

[Detailed VMware Installation Tutorial] :

  1. Install and run VMware in your pc, run it and choose create a new virtual machine http://i.imgur.com/3dazkbs.jpg
  2. choose typical, then Next http://i.imgur.com/j5cDL8x.jpg
  3. choose where you put your windows 7 iso file http://i.imgur.com/qBffCJ8.jpg
  4. If you have a legit windows 7, put your product key here. If not just leave it blank and click next http://i.imgur.com/2dWud2Z.jpg
  5. If you leave it blank you'll gonna see this, just click next http://i.imgur.com/VcUSYt0.jpg
  6. Give a name to your VM, and choose where you wanna put the VM files in your host machine http://i.imgur.com/hrFst9E.jpg
  7. Set it's size, the default it 60gb should be enough for D3 and Windows 7 http://i.imgur.com/pvkRc63.jpg
  8. It will allocate disk size http://i.imgur.com/yNqXZRA.jpg
  9. Click on finish and let VMware install w7 for you http://i.imgur.com/JC88ezS.jpg
  10. After 1st run, VMware will install VMware tools on your VMachine http://i.imgur.com/vXfJzsE.jpg
  11. After it's done. shut it down. http://i.imgur.com/XeGflsV.jpg
  12. Click on "edit virtual machine settings" http://i.imgur.com/tjTHAqB.jpg
  13. Set amount of memory you want to allocate (4gb is enough) http://i.imgur.com/1AjIbx5.jpg
  14. Set processor cores http://i.imgur.com/xgAlEr2.jpg
  15. If you need to access your w7 iso files to get the activation viles in your VM you can set it here http://i.imgur.com/uwSpmlF.jpg
  16. Make sure "Accelerate 3D graphics" is enabled in Display http://i.imgur.com/cbUn3yO.jpg
  17. Go to "options", "shared folders", and add your D3 folder in your host machine as "shared" in your VM, this is so you can copy the D3 from your host machine to your VM http://i.imgur.com/lCgU5Um.jpg
  18. After all is done, run it, and inside your VM go to windows explorer http://i.imgur.com/TSMsqUj.jpg
  19. Copy D3 from your host machine to your VM C Drive
  20. Download and install Ros-Bot in your VM using Internet Explorer
  21. Run D3, Run Ros-Bot. and happy botting !!!
  22. If you have a grey or black screen issue, check your D3Prefs files located in http://i.imgur.com/H1y3MC2.jpg and modify it like the above quoted text.
  23. After d3 and ros-bot is running, press CTRL-ALT and your mouse will snap back to your host machine. Now you can do other stuff on your host machine while Ros-Bot is running in your VM

 

Those were the steps that i do, been running for a couple of days fluently, and i hope it will works for you too.

PS : English is not my native language, so please forgive me for gramatical or spelling error.

HAPPY BOTTING :)

FAQ :

1. Should I Install an Anti Virus in this VM ?
That's entirely up to you. If you only use it for D3&RosBot I don't think an antivirus is necessary. But if you insist, you can install a few free antivirus in it.

2. How about Chrome/FF ? In your pic I see u install Chrome/FF.
That's because I use my VM for other "stuff" then D3/RosBot. And I can't stand Internet Explorer. So I install those

3. Any tips on quickly installing those other programs in it ?
Just use IE in your VM, and browse to https://ninite.com/ and tick all the programs you want to install, click on get installer, and run it.

4. I got the "Binary Translation is incompatible with long mode" error in my VM. Any tips ?
I never encountered this problem in my VM, but a quick google search show that it's a common problem in VM. looks like you have to change some thing in your bios. The vmware communities forum has a good explanation on how to fix it, and there's also a youtube video that explained it too

5. 800x600 resolution ? why is that ? can I run it on higher resolution
Ros-Bot can run very well in 800x600. and by using 800x600 VMware d3 doesn't use much memory and cpu power from the host. If your pc can run it on higher resolution you can go for it. But for me, I want to run it in 800x600 cause I'm botting while playing Watch Dogs on my host PC

 

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