I would tend to go for hardware also but in this case i doubt it as I encode video a lot on this same PC.. if there was any hardware issue then Id BSOD all the time when ripping DVDs, as video encoding uses every last byte of memory and CPU power.. Its funny though I switched to my dual boot XP and it worked. So I guess its another wonderful Vista glitch. Thanks for your response :)
Ka-Oz;4601378disk space ? u need around 6gb free space, else well its definatly a hardware error :(
It will temporarily use 6GB, when it's all done unpacking it will then only take up around 3GB
Well, hovering over the folder it gives a summary size of around 3GB.. but if you right click and goto properties, the folder is over 5GB. 4.79 GB (5,152,948,655 bytes) for me.
@True_Blue Oh ok thanx for the feedback. As some folks just keep telling me it's only 3GB. Then keep asking if they forgot to do something or if files are some how missing. This sums it up, thanx! Also how did you get around your BSOD problems? @DouKos I doubt you will see any different in the game's performance just because you unpacked all the files and told the game to read from your gamedata folder. As we've seen with MODs, does having a majority of the game's files in the seperate gamedata folder help the game load any faster, not really. This game and others like it that use a large database system to house all it's files aren't in anyway a down-fall. It's simply easier for the developer. When the game is run, all of the database files are basically sitting there open to your system memory and the game engine. It picks and chooses the files it needs for a level and such just as it would if they were all unpacked. Why? Because it doesn't write to those files within the compressed database, it only reads from them to load data into system ram, video ram, etc. This is why it won't really matter if they are packed or not. Unpacking will just give you the ability to edit files for your own reasons or the purpose of a mod, etc.
I switched to my dual bootable Windows XP and did it there.. no BSOD, so guess it was Vista doing what it does best! Screwing up! Either that or something was up with pagefiling.. maybe. Bad_Motha.. while I have your ear.. Can you maybe help me with something? I need to know how to change the NPC corpse disappear time as for some reason, my game is screwed up either by a mod or corrupt data maybe and bodies disappear almost the second I kill them.. even while im looking right at them :( its annoying the hell out of me and I cant seem to find any file in gamedata that would have changed this. Any ideas?? Cheers!
Bad_Motha;4602798 @True_Blue Oh ok thanx for the feedback. As some folks just keep telling me it's only 3GB. Then keep asking if they forgot to do something or if files are some how missing. This sums it up, thanx! Also how did you get around your BSOD problems?
No problem. Yeah a mod probably changed the body removal times. I'll PM you the answer.