Am Montag, 27. November 2006 22:37 schrieb Giel van Schijndel: > Fearthecute schreef: > > Troman schrieb: > >> Sorry I don't know about this, I hope Watermelon is reading this. > >> > >> As a long term goal we should consider converting txt files into a more > >> user friendly format, this could also bring more people into modding. > >> Since some lines consist of more than 20 entries of different types > >> having tags or some other value descriptors will be helpfull (especially > >> for files like structures.txt or weapons.txt). Naturally 'xml' comes to > >> my mind. > > > > XML is slow. > > With this amout of files, really slow. > > > > I would say, we should optimize the current engine as far as possible. > > There must be some big Performance leaks,... > > > > ~ 100 MB Ram usage + ~80% CPU usage on a Athlon 2000+. > > (even with shadows off) > > > > Try to remember, the old warzone runs at 32 MB Ram and ~300 MHz CPU. > > There must be some really big holes :) > > What about using XML purely for data storage. Then upon compiling > loading all this data into an sqlite database, which is really fast too > my experience if you make use of transactions a lot. This way you'd only > have to load the database, have no need to reserve rather large chunks > of memory to contain the data for the current playing map, etc. You mean that in version shiped with the installer there should be just a sqlite db?
That would reduce the flexibility for all, coders, moders and artist a lot... They want to change the data and immediately see the results in the game, what would be impossible with a sqlite db, where additional db browsers (where getting a good one might be hard) would also be needed. So I don't think this is a good idea. --Dennis
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