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How effective would it be if I allow my players to download the entire game's image and then load it from their computer? Would this be a good idea on saving bandwidth?

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How effective would it be if I allow my players to download the entire game's image and then load it from their computer? Would this be a good idea on saving bandwidth?


over which kind of distribution system?

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Wouldn't it then turn into a client-side based game? I don't think it would be worth it as most images are downloaded and then stored in the cache on the client computer anyway.

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Okay, look. If you read his question properly he means that before they play, they should download a graphics pack containing the games images. this will be faster because the images are stored on the hard drive not just the cache.
Its better.

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I agree with smilybob, it will probly save you bandwidth, but I can see some problems with it, mainly that it takes longer to start to play, but if you have massive amounts of images, and low bandwitdh I would say it is worth it.

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