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28th July, 2006 at 17:39:30 -

Ok, I am currently working on this game, and I'm going to add lots of cinematics. But I fear it will be too large for online, or that people won't just want to download it. How big would be too big for a game to get? Filesize that is.

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28th July, 2006 at 17:44:49 -

Worry about the finishing the game part first

 
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28th July, 2006 at 17:46:14 -

Id download up to 50-60 MB but alot of peeps might be below that. Also depends how sexy the game is lol

 
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28th July, 2006 at 17:50:07 -

that's true Klikmaster. I'm almost done with the first level out of 6 (first level has 5 areas)..lol but it shouldn't be too long since the engine has been completed and all that Soon I'll released screenshots following, a small trailer

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28th July, 2006 at 18:01:37 -

Yeh anything around 50mb is okay for me.
Maybe best to do a lite version without the cinematics though? I know some muppets still use 56k

 
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28th July, 2006 at 18:03:36 -

hahahaha muppets. Yea I was thinking about that too....Have a CD-ROM version, and a download version.

 
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28th July, 2006 at 18:07:07 -

Or just put both up for download
Problem I find with large games is actually getting them onto a web server! Once I couldn't even upload a 30mb file to ectoprods because the server timed out while uploading it every time, and it wouldn't let me change the timeout time

 
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28th July, 2006 at 18:52:21 -

As long as you make the game look/play well enough to be worth the download, I don't think anything's too big.

 
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28th July, 2006 at 18:52:42 -

if you wow us with your description and screenshots, we might not even notice the filesize.

 
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28th July, 2006 at 19:01:44 -

It depends on what kind of people you expect to download. AOL users for example, usually don't go any higher then 100kb, cause it takes over a minute. Most cable users will download anything between 1 to 10mb, and if the screenshots look very nice and you have a great description, you can, and people have, been able to push that up to 40MB+.

So it all depends on how good you make your game sound. A few people will download it, based on screenshots and description. Then, if they like the game itself, they'll give it good ratings, even a review. After that, more people will download it, the download number goes higher & the ratings raise. Eventually you have a chain reaction of people downloading, until the game gets older.

The only thing that really gets around these "rules" would be online games, and that’s because online games usually aren't fun without a bunch of people. And it's difficult to get more people, if the people who first tried it, got bored waiting for more people to come.

The best way to keep this from happening is to build up a lot of hype and release beta tests to a small portion of people. That way the small portion of people who got to test it, can judge it, considering it's in beta, and the rest of the people waiting for the game, will feel like they FINALLY have access to something that was once top secret.

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28th July, 2006 at 19:38:25 -

Not too much hype though.

 
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28th July, 2006 at 19:43:22 -

Too much hype, makes people who would have liked the game, think of it as shit, because they don't see what's so great about it, to gain it such high hype. Agree'd.

 
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28th July, 2006 at 19:45:45 -

Are you warming my bed?

 
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28th July, 2006 at 19:48:39 -

I'm on the computer right now, but the heating blanket is on the bet, warming it up. I'd gladly step away from the computer if it made you feel more "satisfied" knowing that the bed was warm with MY body heat though. (no)

 
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28th July, 2006 at 19:53:35 -

LOL OMG BRANDON, I used a local phrase from where I live and you automatically presume I was being Sexual. ¬_¬

 
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28th July, 2006 at 19:54:52 -

Perhaps it's because I'm not in your local area, and I presumed on your past with Phizzy, that it WAS sexual.

 
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28th July, 2006 at 19:58:45 -

LOL, you're just a jealous brothel-house whore

 
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28th July, 2006 at 20:08:56 -

So rather then jumping to conclusions, I'm going to assume that's local and that you just called me something that normally people where you came from, would find respectful.

 
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28th July, 2006 at 20:10:27 -

OMG HAHAHAHAHA...sorry Adam but that did sound dirty! I didn't know you had something going on with Phizzy

 
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28th July, 2006 at 20:13:34 -

He prolly didn't even know either. Giggity, Giggity, Giggity!

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28th July, 2006 at 20:22:14 -

I dnt have anything going on with phizzy eugh PLEASE. And its not really a local saying

 
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28th July, 2006 at 20:59:22 -

I dunno, but back when I had 56k, I'd download things up to 1.5mb, nothing more than that though.

 
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28th July, 2006 at 23:09:50 -

i won't download anything 'click' past 5 gigs

lol, i wouldn't download ANYTHING past 5 gigs for that matter

anything under the specified amount is fine with me

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28th July, 2006 at 23:22:58 -

5 gigs? I won't download anything now bigger than my harddrive... and that's about it.

 
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29th July, 2006 at 02:49:04 -

I'll download anything. 4GB is okay.

 

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29th July, 2006 at 03:47:26 -

Haha, I like that sig.

4 gigs for a klik game though might be pushing it though. Nothing more than 5 please.

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29th July, 2006 at 07:40:54 -

I don't think that much about download limits anymore, but I don't often download Klik games bigger than 30Mb.

Edit:I'd also like to add that a "Lite" version without mp3 music and external cutsence avi file things is a very good idea.

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29th July, 2006 at 08:27:04 -

i will download anything up to 1 GB i have unlimited broadband. It depends on how fast the server the file is hosted on is. if im getting at least 5mb every few secs then ill keep it going.

 
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29th July, 2006 at 11:04:17 -

Well, i would download up to 60 MB MAX!
Not more i think.

 

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29th July, 2006 at 11:27:58 -

These things have really changed in recent years. I remember the ancient days when I had 2.4k modem (yes, that's correct)...you really needed to consider wheter to dl or not..actually, then everything above 0.1 megs was big. It was mainly stuff off from Bulletin Board Systems, because the Web wasn't yet that popular at all!

Nowadays, what comes to Click games, I would say I could dl anything up to 500 megs if it just would be interesting enough (which I really doubt). Usually 30+ megs scares me away.

 
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29th July, 2006 at 11:52:49 -

Nothing over 150 MB
If the game seems like it's way bigger then it should be, I don't bother.

30-50 MB is a perfect size for a large game.

 
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29th July, 2006 at 19:57:32 -

if its good, i'd download a few gigs

if its bad, then don't bother. *cought*planetside*cough*

sheesh, that game was a waste

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29th July, 2006 at 22:22:59 -

I found PlanetSide pretty fun, you just have to find that kind of game enjoyable. Not everyone does. Worth $13/m but after a few months, you get bored.

 
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29th July, 2006 at 23:18:54 -

i tried the open beta, and yea, it was ok, but alot slower paced compared to games like starsiege tribes

 
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30th July, 2006 at 00:33:57 -

As said, if it looks promising enough I'll give any game a go, no matter the filesize. I don't really see why there's such a big fuss about it, if you dl it and have a slow connection use DAP or something similar. If you didn't like it, delete it. No biggy.

Anyho, my suggestion would be to submit your game as is. With mp3 files and the whole enchillada, and in your description put a link to a demo where the first level is the only thing that's in it. It'll look and feel exactly as your fullblown game, but have a smaller filesize so that picky people can check it out before dl'ing the full game.
That's what I'm planning to do with my game, it'll have a whole lot of mp3 files, and possibly some avi's too. =P

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31st July, 2006 at 07:15:48 -

Bah, too lazy to read the thread.

56K - 6MB.
Wireless - 15MB
Ethernet broadband - about 20MB

Might double or more if the game is really good. But that's my comfortable limit for an unknown game. Double that someone suggests the game, maybe 10X if I really, really want it.

Release a small version without the cinematics if you want ppl do get it.

 
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31st July, 2006 at 11:12:44 -

I downloaded Bob scitzo recently, that was about 55mbs. No problem.

 
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31st July, 2006 at 17:15:33 -

5mb.

 
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1st August, 2006 at 11:41:37 -

I would download anything up to 50MB. I do have 2Mbit broadband, but I'm just lazy like that.

 
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2nd August, 2006 at 11:31:07 -

I download up to 10-20MB till i get myself a new harddrive/usb stick ^^

 
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2nd August, 2006 at 13:23:19 -

Yea, well thanks guys. I'm not going to worry about file size. I want the game to look damn good, even if it goes well over 1GB. I want to use it for portfolio quality so... I may upload a demo, hopefully will be under 100MB when it's ready.

 
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