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Xeronkar

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Loading time
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:30:52 PM »
Hi everyone,
I just want to explain my problem. I've done with a friend a new custom map. But when we try to host and share it through the game, the downloading time is tooooooo long ! (1% per 5minutes for a 20Mo map... And just 20secondes to share it through Skype)
Is it a problem from the game ? Can we hope a patch for that ?

Thanks

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Re: Loading time
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 06:04:06 PM »
I had the same problem with another map, I think it was linaru´s, I'm not sure.

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Re: Loading time
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 07:36:05 PM »
Yes, his map is quite heavy

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Re: Loading time
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 09:21:03 PM »
the problem is when a custom map has custom graphics or music, music effects it more.

 the map download is built more for maps using included game assets,all that those maps need are xmls telling the game where to put them.
when you get custom stuff it has to transfer music files and image files in addition, this is allot more data.

i hope that myran plans to improve the transfer system to better support custom resources. i remember him mentioning it once but at this stage i dont think its a high priority
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Re: Loading time
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 09:37:45 AM »
Yes i've understand that, but when i upload my map on dropbox, it take me 2min maximum. On Hammerwatch, it take 15min :/

Hope it'll be fix :)

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Re: Loading time
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 11:06:54 PM »
Yes i've understand that, but when i upload my map on dropbox, it take me 2min maximum. On Hammerwatch, it take 15min :/

Hope it'll be fix :)

well an upload to drop box is a file download, the map transfer in game is a completely different method of sendingdata
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Re: Loading time
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 11:08:12 PM »
Ok, thanks for the explanations. :)

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Re: Loading time
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013, 05:53:03 PM »
What might be helpful, is there be an option in the info.xml that allows a browser direct to a dropbox/file hosted server as an option for the map creator instead of p2p for it. This would allow them open the download from a browser instead?

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Re: Loading time
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 05:57:32 PM »
Oh nice idea Pwno !

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Re: Loading time
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2013, 10:02:55 PM »
What might be helpful, is there be an option in the info.xml that allows a browser direct to a dropbox/file hosted server as an option for the map creator instead of p2p for it. This would allow them open the download from a browser instead?

Direct file hosting would be something I'd use and since I'm always hosting it would allow others to load the game fast. ultimately i'd like to see dedicated server with people able to pick maps on the server in a lobby hosting on the dedicated server before starting a match. This would make it so people could come and go even tho that is not idea sometimes.