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NightTime
01-08-2013, 02:07 AM
It's just a few maps, char models, and textures right? Why so damn big now? It is because all the stupid hats and extra workshop crap now?

Is there any way to Delete some of the files but still have TF2 work?

Is there any way to disable hats from showing up?

FiveEyes
01-08-2013, 02:09 AM
Hats. To many hats.

Mr.Infidelz^
01-08-2013, 02:11 AM
It's just a few maps, char models, and textures right? Why so damn big now? It is because all the stupid hats and extra workshop crap now?

Is there any way to Delete some of the files but still have TF2 work?

Is there any way to disable hats from showing up?

Yes.

No.

Yes.

NightTime
01-08-2013, 02:11 AM
Hats. To many hats.

I was kinda joking in my OP, are you serious? Is it really because of hats...............?

dontango
01-08-2013, 02:17 AM
My steam folder is 16,9 gigs, i only have TF2 installed. I do not download custom maps/sounds or anything else.

Why is it so big? Because optimizing the game cache files and stuff after each update would most likely cost money. And Valve stopped spending money on TF2 a long time ago.

I just wished there was an option to optionally uninstall MvM. I never, ever play it and that one added a few gigs on its own.

NightTime
01-08-2013, 02:26 AM
My steam folder is 16,9 gigs, i only have TF2 installed. I do not download custom maps/sounds or anything else.

Why is it so big? Because optimizing the game cache files and stuff after each update would most likely cost money. And Valve stopped spending money on TF2 a long time ago.

I just wished there was an option to optionally uninstall MvM. I never, ever play it and that one added a few gigs on its own.

MvM you mean that new game mode or whatever the hell it is? That would help explain why it is so much bigger now.... And that is dumb that you can't have separate installs for it.

What is MvM about in a nutshell, I don't even know. Been so long since I tried TF2.

Mcfan2
01-08-2013, 02:29 AM
What is MvM about in a nutshell, I don't even know. Been so long since I tried TF2.
Unistall the game. :o

Mr.Infidelz^
01-08-2013, 02:33 AM
Unistall the game. :o

Why? Because he doesn't like that MvM crap? I completely agree with him, MvM is pretty much boring as hell more than one every couple of weeks.

NightTime
01-08-2013, 02:35 AM
Yes.

No.

Yes.

How do you disable hats from showing?

NightTime
01-08-2013, 02:36 AM
Unistall the game. :o

Why? Because he doesn't like that MvM crap? I completely agree with him, MvM is pretty much boring as hell more than one every couple of weeks.

Can I get an explanation of the game instead of just commentary on if it sucks or not?

aabicus
01-08-2013, 02:41 AM
I don't think my computer had 1 gig back in 2007...

I remember in high school looking at the 1 gig flashdrives in the store with yearning stars in my eyes. "One day..." I'd whisper to myself, "One day I'll own one of these, and then I'll never need worry about memory again..."

FreshKaT
01-08-2013, 03:07 AM
Here's the values, people.
I'm not sure how much the models are materials were at launch, but from the ~5GB it was when it was launched most of the difference is made by the 50 official maps (at launch 6) and many additional models and sounds.

Just fyi
TF2 models alone are ~900 MB
TF2 materials alone are ~3.2 GB
TF2 sounds alone are ~1.8 GB
Map movie files are ~750 MB
Map files ~2.8 GB

Other than that, you have files shared with all source games to sum up the remaining 2GB. And don't forget about all the custom server maps, sounds, models, materials you download afterwards.

H3adbang0r
01-08-2013, 03:20 AM
I'd even buy a new hard disk exclusively for TF2 if necessary. This game is allowed to use as much space as it wants. It's the second most important thing on my computer, right after the donkey porn collection.

Prollgurke
01-08-2013, 03:36 AM
Today, 12 GB isnt much for a game anymore. Even if its "just a source mod". I mean.. look at Max Payne.

magohipnosis
01-08-2013, 03:46 AM
Today, 12 GB isnt much for a game anymore. Even if its "just a source mod". I mean.. look at Max Payne.

Yes, but i think 35 Gb of hard space is way too much for the Download. I would like to buy the game in steam and then present a code in a shop and they can give you the CD, it would be the inverse thing to the CD-Key.

KungFooled?
01-08-2013, 05:21 AM
Tf2 is only 10 gigs to me...I have like 188 memory left.

Teamfortressguy
01-08-2013, 05:25 AM
5 years of constant content updates really add up.

Selbi
01-08-2013, 05:27 AM
~2.8GB of maps
~0.8GB of intro videos
~1.7GB of sound files
~3.2GB of materials (~250MB of cosmetic items)
~0.9GB of models (~200MB of cosmetic items)
~2.0GB other

Quite some numbers here. Hats take up roughly half a GB.

SgtFrog
01-08-2013, 06:39 AM
I'd even buy a new hard disk exclusively for TF2 if necessary. This game is allowed to use as much space as it wants. It's the second most important thing on my computer, right after the donkey porn collection.

You're Too Much Information Man, Too Much Information Man! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVtAFoS0GyM)

5char

Opok
01-08-2013, 06:56 AM
My steam folder is 16,9 gigs, i only have TF2 installed. I do not download custom maps/sounds or anything else.

I have custom maps, sounds, materials, etc and my TF2 folder is only 9.6 GB.

ghostsilver
01-08-2013, 07:24 AM
Check your Tf2 folder, after months of playing, things can add up to 3-5 gigs. Just delete the folder and you can save many space.

The Pyro King
01-08-2013, 08:24 AM
TF2 had 332+ updates. It'll gonna weight a LOT.

@GB Space: I once heard about a person with a hard drive of 30 GB.

Mr. Slippyfist
01-08-2013, 08:29 AM
TF2 had 332+ updates. It'll gonna weight a LOT.

@GB Space: I once heard about a person with a hard drive of 30 GB.

My main drive is only 40gb.


I run my games off a portable. Load times are awful.

Gyokuyoutama
01-08-2013, 08:29 AM
TF2 had 332+ updates. It'll gonna weight a LOT.

@GB Space: I once heard about a person with a hard drive of 30 GB.

Are we really to the point when 30gigs is a fabled thing of legend?

My first computer had a hard drive of about 300mb, and I was happy for the space.

Zombienator
01-08-2013, 10:37 AM
Sounds and materials are uncompressed - or they lightly are.
I mean, just look at the sound files: they are all plain wavs, just menu music is encoded in mp3 to save space. Is it really necessary to have a 1~MB file for letting the announcer say a number?
Textures, or materials: the majority of them are just 512x512, still they weigh a lot.

I'm really surprised that after 10+ years of Source development they never worried to implement a better way for compressing their game assets, modern games certainly do so, or they wouldn't weigh around 10GB with textures of that resolution.

Sometime around two years ago, I remember a big update - I think it was the hatless one - in which they were showing the difference in size of the game data compared to the one from its release, like they were proud of that big number. I lol'd a bit :)

Haplo81
01-08-2013, 12:22 PM
I remember when a 4GB install for Soldier of Fortune was bigger than my hard drive.