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Help running a windows game iso file on mac crossover through external hard drive.

Hi, I have a game that only runs on windows. I have an iso as well as an exe file I believe. There are other files as well. They are all stored on an external hard drive, as I do not have enough space to hold them on my mac. I was wondering if there is any way to run this game through crossover?

Hi Marco,

i think the question is a little difficult to answer with the amount of informations you gave.
Regardless the situation that the game maybe needs the CD/ISO due to copy protection (then Crossover can not help you here) - i‘ll try to get on your question more generally.

It is possible to execute Applications within macOs on an external drive/storage? Yes.
MacOS applications are some sort of self container and can be moved but - applications may store data in specific folders on your mac.
Due to the nature of macos being some sort of unix you can use so called symlinks. That means:
You can move the specific folders to another position and on the original place you can create a symlink pointing to the new location of the folder.
I did that several times myself - generally it‘s working.

But - regarding your question - there may be much more questions like that. Maybe there are specific examples to do things like that somewhere. Would you like to tell which game you want to play?


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