can you play games downloaded on a network

August 18, 2011 at 22:23:56
Specs: Windows Vista Home Service Pack2 Premium, amd sempron processor 3400+or 1.80 ghz 512 mb
can you play pc games installed on a pc network WITHOUT downloading the game on all computers? like say i want to play freestyle street basketball on 3 different computers but 2 of the computers are too slow to download the game on can i access the game on the network?

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August 19, 2011 at 00:03:05
Mostly no for the first part, definitely no for the second. Most games will make changes to the registry when they are installed that are vital to their functionality. Simply sharing their files over the network won't make them playable.

Even if the game could be shared successfully over a network, the game isn't going to magically start working on computers it couldn't run on before. If they are too slow to "download" or install on, they are too slow to play the game.

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August 19, 2011 at 05:56:40
You're running Vista with only 512MB RAM? Your system is too slow to do anything, let alone play games!

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September 4, 2011 at 17:07:37
let me rephrase the question what if the computers were not too slow to download but i wanted to play the game on the network anyway

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September 4, 2011 at 17:40:06
You would still have to install the game on each computer. You can share the installer and/or the game install disc over the network.

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