Performance packed vs not packed?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Pinsplash, Aug 1, 2020 at 5:42 AM.

  1. Pinsplash

    Pinsplash bad bad bad

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    Has anyone ever tested if packing the contents of a map into it instead of having them in the custom folder would make a visible difference in performance?
  2. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    I have not tested no. But as a general game development rule, it's usually better to have assets that will be loaded together to be contiguous on your storage medium. This allows games to load faster when seek times are long (for example, on a console game disk).

    Following that logic, there's potential for faster loadings when packing assets but as far as tf2 is concerned, it's always loading slow no matter what :chord: