lol okay hardware wise i have
6 gigs ddr2
Are you running a PAE enabled kernel for Linux and were you trying to run XP-x64? If not, you were not fully utilizing your RAM. (Non-PAE or Win32 stop about 3.5 GB or so...)
1gig video card
Sure... PCI, AGP, PCIe, vendor, make and model would help here. Support in Linx (and in WINE) varies widely for different manufacturers, even when the same underlying hardware is used for comparison (e.g., a board from MSI with Nvidia hardware will run differently than a board from, say, EVGA/Gigabyte/you name it with the same Nvidia hardware
... go figure. A lot depends on the vendor's implementation and the video chipset.)
main hd 750gigs
2nd hd 1tb
Nice storage. Hopefully some of this is at least 7,200 RPM SATA III?
single core pent 4 3.02 ^_^
Hmm... This could be a Northwood, Prescott, Gallatin, or even a Cedar Mill based CPU. Does you machine do Hyperthreading? If so, and it's not enabled, you are hobbling your horses here. Be aware, though, that changes to Hyperthreading may require a kernel upgrade or reinstall.
Do you know if this is a Pentium IV Extreme Edition? These were actually built with gaming in mind, but proved to be rather expensive and didn't really deliver all that much performance boost.
The CPU (unless it's being tremendously over-clocked) really shouldn't present issues other than whether or not Hyperthreading is enabled.
i do not have a win OS i did borrow a cd from a friend and tried to run it on VB which i did
and fro some reason when i was trying to run DC universe and Dungeons and Dragons Online (well really it was the same message off of all the Sony titles i was trying to play) online it would give me an error message saying that my video card could not support it and show funny symbols in the video card section when it was doing like a hardware scan
any hoot i tried contacting their tech support and they all said o wait virtual box you run linux sorry cant help you good luck with forums i was like >.<
after i got their GREAT help i was like meh i dont need vb anymore........ and now i've been bitten by the gamer bug again
i have steam able to kinda work on here it loads everquest and when i chose a server it just goes black on me ad freezes and i'd like to install bliz titles and play them
I'll commiserate for just a moment about lack of support for Linux in the gaming industry. I have some of the old Loki releases for Linux that won't run properly for me on anything past a 2.6 kernel. Alpha Centauri, Railroad Tycoon II, Neverwinter Nights, and Quake III: Arena were at one time available for Linux commercially, and I did my bit to support a nascent gaming industry for Linux, even enjoyed playing them for a while, dag-nab-it! (Well, Neverwinter Nights was kinda odd... you bought the WIndows version for the registration and downloaded the Linux client - Linux support was there, but limited.)
Funny symbols? Yeah... look seriously at whatever video drivers you are using, whether in Linux or from Windows in your VirtualBox environment. If the hardware reacts the same way in both places, either consider another video card (not cheap, I know) or futzing with the drivers until you find something that works.
What kind of games do you enjoy playing? MMORPG? FPS? Turn-based Strategy? what? There are some games out there for Linux, but most don't compare with today's bleeding edge console and WinPC games. Slowly, as Linux gains greater acceptance, that will change, but for now them's the breaks.
Hope you get it figured out. Have you looked at something called Cedega? It's not in the PCLinuxOS repositories, but, if you're willing to go out on that limb and experiment, it might be part of what you're looking for. (Although, looking in on it just now I see that some changes have taken place... the gift and the curse of Open Source Development...)