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Typical size for an exe and a running game?

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1) What is the typical size for a 3d-terrain based-game''s executable (exe only)? My game, which is only about 30% complete, is about 200-400 kb. 2) And what about the running game itself? I used task manager to see my memory usage...it turns out im using about 20 megabytes! Which at first seemed not so bad...but now that I think about it, I''m kinda worried. ps - what can I do to minimize my running program? (NOTE: im still building and running with all debug stuff turned on!)

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1) Why is this a concern ? Unless you bloat the exe with ressources, it shouldn''t exceed some Mb on release mode.

2) Memory usage is an issue though, but it really depends on your target platform. Choose a memory limit (for example, 64 Mb for "not too old but not so recent PCs") and try to use less than it, so that it shouldn''t use virtual memory on the required system. For a 3D terrain based game, 20 Mb doesn''t sound excessive to me.

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