Even though this topic is a month and a half old, I was able to get Construct 2 running under an XP VM in Virtualbox 4.1.8 also, without issue. All I did, really, was to enable 3D and 2D acceleration, Enable VT-X support, and set the VRAM to 32 MB. Though, I am unsure if VT-X is a "requirement", it helps performance.
It runs very well so far.
My system configuration is as follows:
8GB of DDR3 ram
Geforce 7800GTX 512MB
1TB Sata HD
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