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Im running a MacBook Pro with 10.5.8 and Parallels 5 with Windows XP. I have a 320gb NTFS external USB 2.0 hard drive without anything installed on it.

What I want to be able to do is run a Windows NTFS-only game on my MacBook. I figured I'd be able to install the game (Empire: Total War) on the external drive and run it through Parallels but that didn't work because the Mac cant write on NTFS drives so I installed MacFUSE, a program that allows this, but I'm still running into problems.

Does anyone have any experience with this or any ideas? This is very frustrating and I'd appreciate any help.

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Why are you trying to game on a virtual machine? It takes a lot of system resources just to run Windows. Trying to game on top of that is going to make the game very laggy and possibly unplayable.

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An even better question, why are you trying to run the game from a usb external hard drive? You must love lag.
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What I want to be able to do is run a Windows NTFS-only game on my MacBook.
Where did you come up with this information? I saw nothing in the system requirements that stated the game (Empire: Total War) must be installed to a NTFS formatted hard drive. Check the requirements again.
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Ideally, you'd have a windows partition on your Macbook and boot from and run windows/game natively, but you can't do that without completely starting over, so I would try creating a FAT32 partition on the external drive and try installing and running the game from there.

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