Running windows games off of a mac formatted HD???

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xi mezmerize ix, Jun 28, 2010.

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    xi mezmerize ix

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    I just got a new external hard drive that I have been using for storage. I formatted it for Mac OS X (extended...not journaled).

    I realized a few days ago that I can run the movies from the HD in windows xp even though the drive is formatted for mac.

    Would I be able to install windows games onto the drive and run them in windows w/o having to format the drive for windows?
     
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    Hellhammer

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    Try it, it's simple as that. Some games might require NTFS as format though
     
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    xi mezmerize ix

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    I cant really try it. The games I have only let me install them a certain number of times, and I dont want to buy a game to realize it wont work and I wasted my money.
     
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    spinnerlys

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    Do any of the games you want to install have a demo that you could try? Or just use a regular demo of a game you don't have.
     
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    balamw

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    Are you using some kind of third party read/write HFS+ driver?

    Movies/music work great as they are read only and work fine with the Apple provided read-only driver, but installing usually required write privileges and thus may be a bit trickier...

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