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Old 01-21-08, 01:55 PM   #27
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Default Re: PS3 game load times

Originally Posted by Xion X2
Take a look at the difference in texture detail between Mass Effect and WoW and tell me how you can expect Mass Effect to load them in as quickly. The textures in Mass Effect are about 10,000x more detailed than the textures in WoW are. The file sizes are much, much larger.

And after you do that, take into account the thousands and thousands of audio files the game has to load in for all the characters' speech...
audio is often a separate component and is loaded on the fly, has been for many years now. WoW Actually has a ton of textures, and high resolution ones too to make up for its low polygon count. Clothing and armors arnt too high res, but there are also many of those that need to be loaded. Ironforge could bring systems to its knees pre-expansion in load times due to all the armor loads.
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