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Old 08-09-2014, 04:48 AM
Sanuku Sanuku is online now
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Looking forward to playing it also the footage on the frontpage makes it look like some garbage.

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It`s true that Bioshock was more or less if I don`t totally screwed up put together between 2004 ~ 2007 but when it launched it looked like no other Game at all on Windows and on PS3/Xbox 360 (Console from 2006/2005) and still does today look sometimes breathtaking.

Comparing to that the Game does look worse then some stuff we had seen in Modern Combat: Sandstorm and that was launched in 2009(!) by Gameloft, two years after Bioshock had launched (seven years ago) on an iPhone 3G.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:02 AM
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Omg! The textures better be next gen level on my first generation potato phone!

I'm just kidding. As long as the game has solid controls I think the game will be great. I'm super excited.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:06 AM
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Unbelievable that Bioshock will be playable on my mobile. This is up there with when GTA was released.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:43 AM
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Unbelievable that Bioshock will be playable on my mobile. This is up there with when GTA was released.
I remember that. Had good times wasted on it. Bioshock is one of my favs. Cant wait!
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:46 PM
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As has been mentioned the 2GB file size limit is the compressed size for distribution on the App Store. The compression efficiency varies of course, but can be up to 50%, so the effective max initial app size on device of an app straight from the App Store is somewhere between 2.5-3 GB. After initial install an app can the download additional assets which can increase the file size and I haven't heard of a limit to this. I believe post-install asset downloads are hosted by the developers own servers rather than Apple's, which is probably why Apple prefers it this way.

I believe one big issue with increasing the App Store file size limit is that the install process needs enough room on device to temporarily host both the compressed and uncompressed version of the app. So with the current maximums you need 2 GB for the compressed app and 3 GB for the uncompressed app during installation which already puts them out of reach of most 8 GB devices unless they are basically empty. If they doubled the limits to 4 GB compressed, similar to a single-layer DVD, that would required an additional 6 GB for the uncompressed app and having 10 GB of free space to install will eliminate 8 GB devices and even be difficult even for most 16 GB device owners. Limiting the size of the initial app download and requiring the download of additional assets later mitigates some of these decompression/installation disk space issues although it's less user friendly than a simple one-off install.

Given these constraints it would be good if games started offering optional high-resolution texture packs, preferably free, that can be downloaded in-app post-install on future A8 devices. This way newer devices can get better graphics if they want them/have room and older devices that can't handle them anyways don't have to waste space with assets they aren't going to use anyways.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:58 PM
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Do you have any true info about game?
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:45 PM
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I believe one big issue with increasing the App Store file size limit is that the install process needs enough room on device to temporarily host both the compressed and uncompressed version of the app. So with the current maximums you need 2 GB for the compressed app and 3 GB for the uncompressed app during installation which already puts them out of reach of most 8 GB devices unless they are basically empty.
Yep, except if you install an app through iTunes. Then you don't need room for the compressed file.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:09 PM
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Kind of off on another tangent, but level 11 asset compression is the least of my worries about this port. What about the *controls*? On a PC with a mouse and keyboard the first fight with a Big Daddy was extremely difficult (by design), how much will they have had to dumb the game down to deal with possibly janky controls?

As far as file size goes, they have a lot of room to play with just on whittling down the number of unique textures alone, and if they snip and cut here and there in the audio assets they can make huge gains.
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