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#1 May 08 2012 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
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My disk drive doesn't work on my PC, but I found on Amazon an option to purchase a download of the game. If I do this will I be able to back it up onto a USB?

Edited, May 8th 2012 10:26am by WnLL
#2 May 08 2012 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
How can you download anything without an OS etc? If you have two drives and your OS is on one and the one you store files on is broken then using an external drive to download the game should work I think. My priority in this case would be to sort out my PC problem first!
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#3 May 08 2012 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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From what I gather he meant his optical disk drive doesn't work in that case as long as the usb is large enough I don't see why not.
#4 May 08 2012 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I think what you're saying is the DVD Rom drive doesn't work or is not present. If that, then yes the download copy should work fine, and if it's just a file you download then install then yes you can save it to a usb stick. If not, it should be available to you from Amazon if you ever need to download it again to reinstall or something.
#5 May 08 2012 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the replys, I just went out and brought the disk. Will try to fix my disk drive now, or put the game onto my laptop and put it onto a USB?
#6 May 08 2012 at 11:02 AM Rating: Good
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Just buy a new CD drive, they can be had for under 20 bucks and you'll need one for more than just this game in the long run.

You can get a BluRay drive under 60 though they were under 30 recently with sales and rebates (but not now unfortunately)
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#7 May 08 2012 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Because of FFXIV's nature I think you can copy the contents of the dvd onto another device and still run the install from that device. Another thing you could do is share the dvd drive on the laptop and map it to the machine that doesn't have a drive. Worth a shot anyway. The game doesn't require the disk to run once it's installed.

But yeah, DVD drives are pretty cheap these days.
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