Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?

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PostRe: RE: Re: RE: Re: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by Death's Head » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:54 am

Tomous wrote:
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OrangeRakoon wrote:
Death's Head wrote:By contrast, I just downloaded Cuphead on the PC last night and it was only 1.9GB, making my first thought, "this can't be very good".


I don't understand why you'd think that
Just seems very small for a current gen game.


Well Super Mario Odyssey is only 5.7GB and that's one of the best games of the year...
That is still 3 times the size and given it runs on lesser hardware, there is probably an expectation of smaller game sizes.

Yes?
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PostRe: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:58 am

I just don't associate file size with quality - and if anything I am more likely to buy a digital game that has a smaller download. Of course it depends on the type of game. Cuphead is obviously small because it's a 2D game.

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PostRe: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by Frank » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:12 am

Linking file size to quality is like thinking a film that’s four hours long has to be better than a film that’s two hours long.

Batman v Superman shows that isn’t the case.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:56 pm

Isn't fast racing neo like 100mb because textures are procedurally generated.

That might have been the case when games came on 20 floppy disks as to the amount of content.

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PostRe: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by Orbital » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:08 pm

The irony is, those to pirate and repack the games do so at a huge compression ratio. The only downside from what i've seen (i buy a lot and pirate gooseberry fool games) is the install time is about 1 - 2 hours (on a high end machine). Decompressing takes time, i imagine speaking as an engineer, it's easier to just slap all the gooseberry fool on the bbq without doing much more work ( = money), and let the end user deal with the size.

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PostRe: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by Errkal » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:09 pm

especially as most people dont give a gooseberry fool about the large download size, they just go hmm thats big and move on.

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PostRe: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:12 pm

Compression would add confusion anyway, if a game says it's 10GB to download I as a user expect it to take up 10GB on my HDD.

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by Karl » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:26 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:Compression would add confusion anyway, if a game says it's 10GB to download I as a user expect it to take up 10GB on my HDD.

"10GB download, 40GB on HDD".

I'll take my £100k consultancy fee now please.

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PostRe: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:31 pm

Karl wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:Compression would add confusion anyway, if a game says it's 10GB to download I as a user expect it to take up 10GB on my HDD.

"10GB download, 40GB on HDD".

I'll take my £100k consultancy fee now please.


It's in the post

I compressed it down to 10p to make it easier to send though, you can uncompress it to the original £100k size by putting it in your bank. This may take some time.

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PostRe: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by Orbital » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:32 pm

You can (edit) decompress to RAM only (i think), so small file size stays same on HD. Difficult coding and long loading times probably.

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PostRe: Why are game file sizes so stupidly huge now?
by Preezy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:42 pm

Stardew Valley was a 175mb download on PS4. File size is definitely not an indicator of quality.

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