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Ok so in about 2 weeks I have crunch time in summer school. I'm taking double the classes. If I'm going to do well something has to change priority slots, and unfortunately its gaming.

I like to study in front of my computer, and at times I will hop on for a not so quick game. Also, I'm sure we are all familiar with the saying "out of sight out of mind"

So, I'm thinking I will need two drives, i figure one could be an ssd, and I'll store games on the HD disc, but I'd need a way so the games are not accessible when the computer is on unless I enable something at the startup, or some other mechanism to keep the games out of sight. I'd need something more then a quick change while in the O.S. This way I will only game during game-time.

All my data is currently on my one HD disc.

Do you have any recommendations regarding method? I am open to all forms of input.

P.S. I know my self well, and I know i <3 my games. If I felt I had the self control I wouldn't go to this steps, besides its an excuse to do a little computer tinkering

Thanks for the help.
post #2 of 8
You could just create another user account one for gaming and one for study and only the games would be installed on the game account

make sure when you install games to make sure you untick the install on all users

And make the study account limited not admin so you can go into the other account and open a game
Edited by ryanbob1234 - 6/11/11 at 1:40pm
post #3 of 8
I had the same problem as you. I just had my girlfriend change my Steam and Starcraft II passwords. Worked pretty damn well.
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Im sorry but lol to the comment above gfs are cool till they change stuff
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Well for one, I'd place her above my tech. So there's your problem.
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So do I its my car radio that does my head in constant song changes, but she makes up for it
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Thanks for the inputbut I don't know if its enough to dissuade me. Once I put parental controls on a game and I just ended up changing them whenever I wanted to play, but it worked for a while. I was thinking I may need something more drastic, maybe even having to open my computer to reconnect the HDD for my games, or changing the HDD options in the BIOS.

As to the GF solution(awesome )... I don't have one atm, so there goes that one, but a funny and good solution, and foolproof. I'm sure it'd help the relationship too... girls getting jealous of games, you know how it is. Also I bet she loves have the power over your gaming

"Sorry buddy, u gotta pwn me first, then u can pwn them "-gf That would be awesome to hear.
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Im not sure if there is a way for disable the games unless there is a way to partition the hdd install the games to that partition and put a timer on that partition so you could only access it between 8pm-10pm

Haha my last ex was a gamer the problem with that is, she put a password on my xbox live account by accident and she used to go on halo 3 with me and team doubles with her used to win 99% of the time she was ace with the sniper

Shame she moved away

Edit: terrible spelling
Edited by ryanbob1234 - 6/11/11 at 2:06pm
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