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RitterCuda #1 Posted Nov 10 2011 - 07:59

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anyone  tried playing Wot from a flash drive  USB ? I looked a tech section but if it is there one  I'm blind

Zakume #2 Posted Nov 10 2011 - 08:10

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Well you need to install it so no...but if the setup is on the flash drive and you install it that way then yes.

raeff001 #3 Posted Nov 10 2011 - 15:29

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On my old crappy machine with its slow a** hard drive, I installed WoT onto a 320gig Western Digital portable storage drive and played it from there, so yes, you can do it.  I used to do it when I played EVE also(seemed to help EVE more than WoT).  Access time is a bit faster, but nothing super major.  Noticed just a slight improvement for WoT, but the hard drive in the old PC was an old dinosaur 5400 rpm PoS.

When you are installing it, do it like you normally would, but change the location to be installed to the drive letter that matches the flash drive or portable HD.  Might create a folder for it on the drive first.

redhairdave #4 Posted Nov 10 2011 - 16:26

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just run a solid state hard drive, same thing.

M_1A_1Riley #5 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 01:37

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View PostZakume, on Nov 10 2011 - 08:10, said:

Well you need to install it so no...but if the setup is on the flash drive and you install it that way then yes.
Please explain, and try to answer this question, If WoT is installed on a flash drive, can you go on any computer with or without WoT setup installed on it?

cardgame #6 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 01:40

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View Postredhairdave, on Nov 10 2011 - 16:26, said:

just run a solid state hard drive, same thing.

SSDHDs are very expensive; flash drives are cheap.

madgod33 #7 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 01:58

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View PostM_1A_1Riley, on Jan 22 2012 - 01:37, said:

Please explain, and try to answer this question, If WoT is installed on a flash drive, can you go on any computer with or without WoT setup installed on it?
No. WoT is not a "portable" (self-contained, all in its own directory) program. It puts stuff in your Windows user area. It has to be installed on whatever computer you use it on.

It might be possible to install it on multiple computers with the main files on a stick. I wouldn't bother, though.

KilljoyCutter #8 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 04:23

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Like most Windows programs, WoT needs its registry entries, etc, to run correctly.  

You MIGHT be able to install it to a computer and point it to a USB flash drive so that it uses a folder on that drive for the game's dedicated directories/files, but you could only run it on that computer, and you'd always have to have the flash drive attached to run it.

M_1A_1Riley #9 Posted Jan 25 2012 - 04:04

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View Postmadgod33, on Jan 22 2012 - 01:58, said:

No. WoT is not a "portable" (self-contained, all in its own directory) program. It puts stuff in your Windows user area. It has to be installed on whatever computer you use it on.

It might be possible to install it on multiple computers with the main files on a stick. I wouldn't bother, though.

Thanks alot

TheDawg #10 Posted Jun 03 2012 - 01:01

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Do some research- I found a program that runs my kids "Minecraft" from a flash drive- he takes that flashdrive plays on various computers (two households) works perfect.
I knew previously minecraft stores all gaming info in that %appdata% area in windows, yet this program contains it completely in the flash drive.
g'luck.
and post if you find it.