File Sizes

AuthorTopic: File Sizes
Shock Trooper
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I'm curious as to what kind of file sizes we should expect with BoA.

So, for those of you who are into BoE, what's the average file size of a scenario? What's the largest file size you remember seeing?

And for anybody with inside information, how much larger would a scenario file be, transferred from Exile to Avernum?
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BoE Posse
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200K to download is fairly normal. The largest I remember is At the Gallows, 860K or something around that mark.

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Triad Mage
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I think that with big graphics files, it can hit/top 1 MB.

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The Establishment
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The biggest culprit are the graphics files. They sap up so much space relative to everything else. The answer depends on how many graphics are used. I think it's too soon to say for BoA. It all depends on how efficient the coding/engine is.

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Triad Mage
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Still, some scenario files are over a megabyte, but they're easily compressed.

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Lifecrafter
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Biggest I seen is about 960K. I don't remember which scen, but it was awesome.

Big sizes usually mean better scenarios.

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Law Bringer
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Big sizes mean lots of custom graphics. The very largest downloads tend to be good, but there are some pretty big ones that aren't worth the negligible download time using high-speed internet access.

—Alorael, who would suspect most BoA scenarios with custom graphics to be significantly larger than BoE scenarios. Instead of four graphics, monsters require at least twelve graphics.
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