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## So why aren't games compressed anymore? Microsoft proves it improves performance

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#### User Info: SeEyEeS

SeEyEeS
1 month ago#41
Hatsune_Miku posted...
Conversations like this make me wish I was a little bit more about computers, because I feel like there is something horribly wrong with compressing, but I can't put my finger on it.

There isn't anything wrong with compression outside of utilizing cpu cycles that could otherwise be used for something more beneficial than decompression. If you're not familiar with compression, the basic premise is to reduce the amount of repeating 1 or 0.

So check out this simplified example, let's take this gibberish binary:
10010001 11101100 0000011 11111111
All repeating digits get grouped with a note how many times said digit repeats
10(2)10(3) 1(3)01(2)0(2) 0(5)1(2) 1(8)
Numbers in the parenthesis note how many times the digit to it's left is repeated. This compression savings can vary depending on how much repeating code is present in said data to be compressed.
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#### User Info: zhenghan

zhenghan
1 month ago#42
I mean these days u barely lose any frame rate while recording a video using shadowplay so i can see it working.
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#### User Info: Hatsune_Miku

Hatsune_Miku
1 month ago#43
SeEyEeS posted...
Hatsune_Miku posted...
Conversations like this make me wish I was a little bit more about computers, because I feel like there is something horribly wrong with compressing, but I can't put my finger on it.

There isn't anything wrong with compression outside of utilizing cpu cycles that could otherwise be used for something more beneficial than decompression. If you're not familiar with compression, the basic premise is to reduce the amount of repeating 1 or 0.

So check out this simplified example, let's take this gibberish binary:
10010001 11101100 0000011 11111111
All repeating digits get grouped with a note how many times said digit repeats
10(2)10(3) 1(3)01(2)0(2) 0(5)1(2) 1(8)
Numbers in the parenthesis note how many times the digit to it's left is repeated. This compression savings can vary depending on how much repeating code is present in said data to be compressed.

I know this much actually, but thank you.
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#### User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
1 month ago#44
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#### User Info: BingSanpao

BingSanpao
1 month ago#45
SeEyEeS posted...
Hatsune_Miku posted...
Conversations like this make me wish I was a little bit more about computers, because I feel like there is something horribly wrong with compressing, but I can't put my finger on it.

There isn't anything wrong with compression outside of utilizing cpu cycles that could otherwise be used for something more beneficial than decompression. If you're not familiar with compression, the basic premise is to reduce the amount of repeating 1 or 0.

So check out this simplified example, let's take this gibberish binary:
10010001 11101100 0000011 11111111
All repeating digits get grouped with a note how many times said digit repeats
10(2)10(3) 1(3)01(2)0(2) 0(5)1(2) 1(8)
Numbers in the parenthesis note how many times the digit to it's left is repeated. This compression savings can vary depending on how much repeating code is present in said data to be compressed.

Is the tool only doing rle?

#### User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#46
BingSanpao posted...
Is the tool only doing rle?

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1 month ago#47
Just Decompress the Compressed Files in RAM and leave it there as needed.

It's not very hard to do.
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#### User Info: Ultimate_Noob

Ultimate_Noob
1 month ago#48
arleas posted...
how is this different from the "compress this disk to save space" option

I'm curious what the difference is too.
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#### User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#49
Ultimate_Noob posted...
arleas posted...
how is this different from the "compress this disk to save space" option

I'm curious what the difference is too.

Something I found somewhere else said it was a different kind of compression so I think you could technically use both...

http://ow.ly/KWdu30g04TO (link shortened because gamefaqs complained... now watch gamefaqs complain that i'm using a link shortener)

Some sources say that what COMPACT does is different from what the Compress contents to save disk space option in Windows Explorer does.

Indeed, it looks like the difference is when Compress contents to save disk space enables NTFS compression that uses compression units (CU), COMPACT uses sparse files.

However, NTFS compression does not support compression on file systems where cluster size is greater than 16 Kbytes.
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#### User Info: -GhosT-

-GhosT-
1 month ago#50

I would of though

Why must you :(
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