Compression

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Post » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:52 pm

Does compression on export have any effect on gameplay or just download/bandwidth as the manual/blog says?
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Post » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:25 am

Doesn't affect game performance (framerate etc.)
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Post » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:37 pm

Download only - images are usually decompressed to bitmap when starting the actual game, regardless of whether they were sent as PNG or JPEG.
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Post » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:52 pm

does semi transparency in the image affect performance?
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Post » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:26 pm

@Awakening - no. Nothing affects image performance at runtime, other than if you draw lots of images, or use blend modes or shaders.
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Post » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:10 pm

@Ashley

So if I suffer through the brute compression with each upload then it would have a net positive on playability through smaller download size with no adverse affects outside of watching the paint dry while it compresses on export?
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Post » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:02 am

Sounds about right, but brute only tends to get you 1-2% more compression while taking 3-4x longer, so you might as well choose standard!
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