installing online games on a cd will it play?

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  1. alkahest
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    if i install a game on a cdrom will it play (online)????


    ty
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

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    I don't think so.
    I know it will play off an external harddrive/Flashdrive
     
  3. Sausage Head

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    I don't understand you.

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  4. _Chaz_

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    How'd you not understand that?
    Perhaps you have a comprehension problem.
     
  5. L_o_N_e_R

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    an actual cd rom is 700mb big... and i doubt games are that small anymore

    even if you dont use that and use a dvd instead your dvd drive is slower than a hard drive or flash drive and you will lag horribly

    just do what catboy says and you'll be fine
     
  6. alkahest
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    so can i use a flashdrive instead?
     
  7. twiztidsinz

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    It has nothing to do with read speed, it's more the fact that it can't be written to.
    This will cause problems if the game needs an update (even a tiny update) and most likely you will not be able to connect due to a different version of the game.
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

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    I would suggest using an external harddrive since it has more space for later updates, but if you have a large enough flashdrive, it might work.
     
  9. RNorthex

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    some does, some don't
    if it keeps getting updated or change/save files, it won't

    i ran lineage 2 from a DL-dvd to log sy in for 5 min, just can't save screens/movies

    better use external hdd
     
  10. alkahest
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    ok ty guys