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Largest video game - In terms of file size?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by shinakuma9, Oct 12, 2009.

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  1. shinakuma9

    shinakuma9 Notebook Deity

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    Just curious as to what would be the largest video game out there, in terms of file/install size.
     
  2. Bog

    Bog Losing it...

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    Note sure; the largest I've installed was 10.5GB. The title was the Witcher: Enhanced Edition.
     
  3. Rahul

    Rahul I joined NBR in January 2005, how time flies!

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    For me so far, it would be the PC version of GTA4 at around 14gb which came in two discs when the 360 version fits on a 8.5gb dual-layer DVD disc!

    I believe one reason is because the PC version has higher resolution textures, at least what I heard.
     
  4. key001

    key001 Notebook Evangelist

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    Probably Age of Conan... lol 30GB
     
  5. Red_Dragon

    Red_Dragon Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Rahul may have hit it on the head.

    I know the biggest i have seen was 15gb, and i don't remember what game that was.
     
  6. Ripfire

    Ripfire Minecraft Architect

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    For me too,

    Grand Theft Auto 4 ~ 14.9gb :)
     
  7. Signal2Noise

    Signal2Noise Über-geek.

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    ^^This.

    22GB ~ 30GB+ of poorly executed code. Albeit pretty graphics.
     
  8. JosePerez

    JosePerez Notebook Evangelist

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    IIRC (already uninstall it) Empire Total War was 15 GB...
     
  9. Xtt

    Xtt Notebook Consultant

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    Sacred 2 weighs in at 12 gb

    If you count all the Dawn of War games together, that also adds up to a lot :p
     
  10. Darth Bane

    Darth Bane Dark Lord of the Sith

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    I remember my ut2004 folder got over 20GB with all the custom models/skins and maps.
     
  11. mtness

    mtness loitering

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    Yeap biggest for me has been empire total war at over 15gb.
     
  12. Arioch

    Arioch Notebook Consultant

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    If I remember correctly, X-Plane 9 needs 60 or 70 GB.
     
  13. stevenxowens792

    stevenxowens792 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Age of Conan 35 gigs after all the patches... ugh..
     
  14. Signal2Noise

    Signal2Noise Über-geek.

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    Well this could definitely be the winner then.
     
  15. ratchetnclank

    ratchetnclank Notebook Deity

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    Metal gear solid 4 on ps3, fills a 50GB dual layer blu-ray.
     
  16. Kuu

    Kuu That Quiet Person

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    My Stepmania folder uses 13.2GB of hard drive space.

    But~
     
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    Flight Simullator X + FS global 2008 = 22GB But when its installed it will be 30+ GB of fun :D
     
  18. Harleyquin07

    Harleyquin07 エミヤ

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    Outright winner is probably X-plane 9 as already mentioned, a full install includes details like geographical topography or the like which takes up lots of HDD space.

    Age of Conan is probably the winner for MMORPG HDD hog though.
     
  19. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    If you get the full X-plane world textures, it's something like 80+ GB.

    However, I never fully understood why texture files are so huge. Check out this technology called ".produkkt". They pack textures into a very tiny file. It takes a little more CPU power to process, but these days who cares since usually it's the GPU that's lacking not the CPU.

    The game " .kkrieger " is only 96KB in size (yes KB), it is an old beta but it is really to show off the textures more than anything else. Unbelievable. Check out this screen shot (courtesy of their website).

    [​IMG]
     
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