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I am looking for games that can be installed to a flash drive. Are there any out there?
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You can never install a game to a flash drive and use it on different computers, because the registry won't pick it up on a different computer and it just won't work right.

But you can just drop the game folder onto the flash drive, as long as the game is self contained. This generally excludes newer games. Halo, blizzard ----craft games, and counter strike 1.6 i know can run off of flashdrives. Pretty much anything made around that time should work.
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Mass effect 2 works from External HDD/Flash drive. Even if its not installed into PC
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StarCraft + Brood War, Counter Strike 1.6
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And yeah forgot to mention Age of Empires 1 and 2 smile.gif
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Warcraft III + FT were always my favorites. I had House of the Dead on mine once too.
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You can never install a game to a flash drive and use it on different computers, because the registry won't pick it up on a different computer and it just won't work right.

But you can just drop the game folder onto the flash drive, as long as the game is self contained. This generally excludes newer games. Halo, blizzard ----craft games, and counter strike 1.6 i know can run off of flashdrives. Pretty much anything made around that time should work.

not true.
i do it for my old P4 rig all the time i installed half life 1,halo, doom 3 and fear 1 and they all worked fine
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world of warcraft works off external hdd's and if you have a thumb driver big enough it will also run off that
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Mafia 1 seemed to work with just its game folder copied from old HDD to the HDD I was using
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post #10 of 14
Maybe we could get the OP to make a list of games that people know work? Might be handy in the future.
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