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One of the most interesting talks at London’s GDC (Games Developers Conference) this week came form one of the lesser known companies called Allegromithic, who claim they will be able to reduce texture file sizes in games by up to 70%.

Their new programs, that they hope development artists will soon be using as an industry standard, are called ProFX and MaP Zone 2. Their ambition is to keep the graphical quality of game textures at the same standards as current games, whilst dramatically reducing the amount of data required for the game to work.
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post #2 of 24
Good, They are too damn big lol
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I would like to see 50% smaller and higher quality rather than 70% smaller and the same quality
    
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Wouldn't this result in lower memory requirements for running the game as well?
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
Wouldn't this result in lower memory requirements for running the game as well?
Yup. 2GB of RAM is not nessacary if this is true. You could run BF2 on high textures with 1.
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thank goodness I got this game "Just Cause" and it takes close to 10GB on my HD!!!
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post #7 of 24
Sweet. If they manage to get file size reduced by 70%, that means we could run some really high quality textures.
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Finalyl my dad can stop breathing down my neck on uninstalling my games.
    
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This sounds like a mixture between krieger and standard texture compression methods.
     
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post #10 of 24
Cool, game sizes which are now between 5-10GB will only be 1.5-3GB

Question is how long will it take?
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