What if I extract all the game files? -1 reply

Please wait...

DnC

GF's Cognitive Psychologist

50 XP

13th April 2004

0 Uploads

2,668 Posts

0 Threads

#1 13 years ago

Would that make things a little faster?




=)|Katsumoto|(=

Ya can call me |Mr.OwNaGe|

50 XP

22nd April 2005

0 Uploads

85 Posts

0 Threads

#2 13 years ago

From where lol And yes usually extracting the files b4 using em fixes:

*Long time awaiting to make the pc finish installing a file from a installer in a zip rar or watev *Cannot find file error Ugh :/




slimshady17

I'm the real SlimShady!

50 XP

13th June 2005

0 Uploads

281 Posts

0 Threads

#3 13 years ago

He means the ones where all the stuff like models, sounds ect are. And no it shouldnt make the game any faster.




[SYN] hydraSlav

SYNERGY Member

50 XP

2nd October 2003

0 Uploads

2,372 Posts

0 Threads

#4 13 years ago

I've read that extracting the RFA files in BF42 made the loading times faster. I was actually thinking the same about BF2




Dark Saint

How many dogs are Pb'd?Maybe 2

50 XP

30th April 2004

0 Uploads

8,040 Posts

0 Threads

#5 13 years ago

becareful about extracting files and so on .....as this could make a conflict with md5 checks through Punkbuster. Inadvertantly Banning yourself.




slimshady17

I'm the real SlimShady!

50 XP

13th June 2005

0 Uploads

281 Posts

0 Threads

#6 13 years ago

Yeah you're best just leaving it as is.




Dipship

Smarter than your average stump.

71 XP

26th June 2003

0 Uploads

26,967 Posts

0 Threads

#7 13 years ago

I remember viewing a discussion on the same subject a few years back.

I thought that the reason files were compressed was so that there would be less data to move from your hard drive to your memory/cpu/gpu.

If you uncompress everything there will be more data going through the same pipes making load times etc, longer.

I believe the theory was that the little bit of extra time needed to uncompress data after it's been moved is more than made up for by moving less data in the first place.

Hardware is constantly changing though, so this may no longer hold true. I dunno...


When in doubt, gas it!



[SYN] hydraSlav

SYNERGY Member

50 XP

2nd October 2003

0 Uploads

2,372 Posts

0 Threads

#8 13 years ago
DipshipI remember viewing a discussion on the same subject a few years back. I thought that the reason files were compressed was so that there would be less data to move from your hard drive to your memory/cpu/gpu. If you uncompress everything there will be more data going through the same pipes making load times etc, longer. I believe the theory was that the little bit of extra time needed to uncompress data after it's been moved is more than made up for by moving less data in the first place. Hardware is constantly changing though, so this may no longer hold true. I dunno...

You are wrong. To load the data in to RAM or the GPU RAM, it has to be out of the archive first. The amount of data to move is the same (the uncompressed amount). But if the data is compressed on the harddisk, then the computer has to first load the archive into RAM, then uncompress the archive, and place the results in the other part of RAM (notice how your RAM is now shared between holding the temp files for unarchiving and actually holding the data). All this extra processing power, and the extra space wasted in RAM will make things much slower. Now, if the files are already unarchived, then they get loaded into RAM straight away




DnC

GF's Cognitive Psychologist

50 XP

13th April 2004

0 Uploads

2,668 Posts

0 Threads

#9 13 years ago

I'll leave them as they are :)