How do I keep the file size smaller

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Post » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:25 pm

Hi

I am actually creating a game with more number of levels. A lot. So I thought I should be worried about the game size from now on. What exactly increases the file size quickly

Adding more events
Adding more sprites
Having lots of physics objs
More layout (coz more levels) or
Something else
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Post » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:34 pm

I think sprites and music are 80-90%.
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Post » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:41 pm

It's all about the images size.

If you make many copies of the same image in the same layout the Size will be the same.
But if use it in many layouts the size will go up
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Post » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:00 am

@Iolva & @A0Nasser ....Thanks and good to know that.

damnn....I will be using the same game images in multiple layouts called as levels. What do i do. It is gonna be large one.

I also have another bad practice. I create even small images like button images or small character images in bigger size just for great reflective quality images. I should be reconsidering about the size of the images.
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Post » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:43 am

Your game for mobile or pc?
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Post » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:44 am

Mobile y
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Post » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:31 am

you can load your images from url external image files, not packaged with game this keeps it smaller. You will have to have a loader screen on each level while images download.
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Post » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:47 am

That s a good idea. You mean downloading images for that level at that moment via Internet while loading.

So the player may have to keep internet on all the time right?
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Post » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:16 am

Harishankar wrote:That s a good idea. You mean downloading images for that level at that moment via Internet while loading.

So the player may have to keep internet on all the time right?


Correct.
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Post » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:46 pm

@DUTOIT what is happening with downloaded files after closing the game? are they stored somewhere on mobile or are they deleted and must be re downloaded next time you start the game?
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