Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Sdreed91, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Sdreed91 macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2011
    I intend to play SWTOR in December however, i have recently installed a 160gb SSD into my MBP so space is limited. I would prefer a very small partition. I was wondering if it would be possible to create a small partition but have the game on an external HDD. Is this possible? Or does the game have to be put onto the SSD?

  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    You can put it on an external but it's sub optimal for gameplay. Install it internally. Clean up or get a bigger drive.
  3. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    I'd say you need a bigger or really fast external drive (like thunderbolt)...

    I think the bare minimum you can do to get Windows 7 installed, the game, and enough free space is around 80gb... half your drive gone for just the game is a lot.
  4. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    You might hold on for being able to play it with a hobby port (Wineskin) or with Crossover.... you'd lose some performance, but you'd be able to play in OSX... How good it will work and how soon? it could be months, or days... who knows. I'm putting together a Wineskin port, but there are some crash issues (that can be worked around but annoying), but thats just getting though log-in and patching.. I haven't even been able to test the main game yet.... so no idea how long it will take before all the bugs are worked out to make it playable without using Windows....
  5. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    As an update... Wineskin (and probably Crossover) will be a possibility in the future for the game... still some issues to work out, but there is no doubt it *is* possible :)
  6. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    80GB total should work, 100GB or more for Windows would be better, just because it gives you more breathing space in case. I'd say you need to have a minimum of 60GB for Windows (to leave some open space) and SWTOR currently is about 20GB. Ideally the game would be installed on an internal drive, but I see no reason not to give it a try it on an external drive. My guess is the game goes to the game folder for all cinematic sequences, but it's not like you are depending on fast frames at that point.

    On my MBP (see sig) I devoted 225GB to Windows and 475GB to MacOS.

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