Minecraft on a USB-Drive, is it possible?
The short answer: yes- no?
The basis of this, is that:
- When the Minecraft Launcher is run from the USB's Directory, it will first try to find a copy of the Minecraft Game on the Host Computer first before trying anything else.
- If it does find a game on the Host Computer (meaning launcher and game files), it'll load that up: if not, it'll proceed to the USB's copies.
- However, note - Minecraft was not meant to be made Portably-Playable - yes, it can be portable if you do the right 'things', but this wasn't the intended purpose. Anything close to portable, would equal to carrying around the Minecraft Installer on the USB everywhere. Which, frankly, sucks. :sad face:
However, don't let my answer cow your judgement, you can carry the game files with you and proceed to any computer that already has Minecraft installed and ready - just perform the ol' switch-a-roo with the world saves and that, when you're done, reset it to how it was (or restore from another backup file) .
Is it actually possible?
Yes, it is.
Just keep your game files and the
.jar in the same area of the USB and pray that it will work...
But if it doesn't work, then it obviously wasn't intended to be. However, with the new advancement in Java Technologies, the
minecraft.jar should have a precompiled 'assistive' java-library. Meaning the java-library is stored along with the game files. So... I don't really know myself by this point. All I can say is try. Keep in mind that this answer was provided with logic and common-knowledge, if you want to know more about how the Java-8 Launcher affects this process, head to the Reddit Post by Dinnerbone , you'll see an explanation as to why they moved to Java 8.