Texture Memory

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by popcorp, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. popcorp

    popcorp L1: Registered

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    Hello, i have a few questions about Texture memory, the one you see in Map > Show Information

    1) Is there a limit for Texture memory?
    2) What are the cons of having huge texture memory usage?
    3) How to decrease the size of a memory usage?

  2. henke37

    aa henke37

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    There is a limit, since it has to fit in hardware dedicated video ram.
    The cons are that the map takes longer to load, both because the actual file being downloaded is larger and because there is more data to send to the video ram.
    The way to decrease the use is to reduce the number and resolution of the textures. You can't do much about the base textures for the materials, but you can adjust the lightmap scale, since the lightmap is a texture too. Cubemaps are textures too. As for anything else, don't put every single model in the game in your map. They each have at least one texture each.