running applications directly from a memory stick

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oldmanflabby, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. oldmanflabby macrumors newbie

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    hi, i as just wondering if it would be possible to run a game off of a USB memory stick. the game is approximately 600mb and very old (fallout 2 for mac), and i have very little computer knowledge. i'm used to PCs, but even then i'm no whiz.

    i absolutely cant install the game to my hard drive, as my flat-mate, who owns the computer is very touchy about me installing things or using memory.

    thanks allot, OMF:)

    p.s., I'm in the UK.
     
  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    I see no reason why not. I run Call of Duty 2, Unreal Tournament 2003, and Windows XP under Parallels from external drives without any issues.
     
  3. oldmanflabby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i don't want to run a windows OS and then run a windows game, it's a mac game i'd like to run directly from a memory stick (or from a program running on my memory stick, if thats possible) , and i don't want to install anything to my computer hard drive (which i'm not sure if you can do with Parallels).
     
  4. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

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    Sorry I wasn't clear.

    I run the native Mac versions from an external harddrive. I also run Parallels from an external. All three programs run just fine from the external... the games run from a Firewire 400 drive, and Windows from a USB drive, so I think a flash memory stick would be just fine.
     

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