Why are computer games so huge these days?
8 GB - average Debian install on a server
20 GB - my Arch install
30 GB - a backup of a postgres database for three web services I admin, which have been running for almost a decade
60 GB - Divinity: Original Sin 2
@username welk ok, I didn't count /var, but still, if you download 500MB per upgrade and keep last 3 upgrades in pacman cache, it's like 1.5GB more
@wolf480pl Have you ever heard of the new Call of Duty: MW? 250GB of game... It's ludicrous.
@wolf480pl Static libraries and high resolution game data?
I am annoyed that tensorflow + cuda + friends take up around 10 to 20 GB. Add pacman cache of these packages and my root partition is nearly full.
@ashwinvis have you considered using a separate partition for /var?
Textures and models.
@wolf480pl Never mind computer games. Why is Debian so large?? 8 gigs? I remember when 2 was about average.
Less compressed or not compressed textures take less compute power to decompress
This is legitimately something I considered for my little wasm game... It's hard to want your game to be universally accessible.
How do you get your windows friends to even try your game?
I decided against it after a long second and half of thought though, but others may not have my willpower
@GNUxeava @tn5421 @r000t @wolf480pl I really like this game, but it has performance issues because it's Electron https://store.steampowered.com/app/1318690/shapezio/
@wolf480pl but muh 16K resolution!
In all seriousness, though, I would suspect that a decent part of the games' size goes into resources like images, music, cutscenes and other sound effects.
@wolf480pl some games are breaching the 100GB boundary.
Especially considering there are contemporaries who are able to provide a quality experience and staying under the 20GB limit.
@wolf480pl All the art assets are really large, and that's going to be the bulk of it. The engine itself is probably smaller than any of these.
That being said, I remember Doom 2016 having, like, 20GB patches in the form of engine updates, so I might be totally wrong there 😅
@wolf480pl the new call to duty game is over 100 gb
@wolf480pl 120-140gb latest call of duty
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