Free game--why is it so small?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Petros, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Ok guys. This is a little weird...I have been following TheProduct.de for a long time, and they just released something that just blew my mind--this game is 95KB, remember.

    Can anyone tell me how this is accomplished? The only conclusion I'm able to draw is that the programmers of this have sided with the devil to do it.
     

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  2. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Love to know I can't get it to install/run atall.
    What settings you run it under?
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    it does run here, ands is impresive for 95KB :D
     
  4. plex

    plex OSNN Junior Addict

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    This is from the readme file

    3. system requirements
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    .kkrieger requires a relatively high-end machine to run properly. To be
    precise:

    - A 1.5GHz Pentium3/Athlon or faster.
    - 512MB of RAM (or more)
    - A Geforce4Ti (or higher) or ATI Radeon8500 (or higher) graphics card
    supporting pixel shaders 1.3, preferably with 128MB or more of VRAM.
    - Some kind of sound hardware
    - DirectX 9.0b
     
  5. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    The only reason I can think is that it is pure DirectX generated, which is why it is so small.

    But it is an impressive little game demo nonetheless!

    Melon
     
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Have required elements to run just, have to soldier on and find another way to install it.

    I think it may be on second thoughts I have a TN2 nVidia Riva 64 pro graphics card, maybe that is why.

    1.55 ghz pent 4, ok, 524 meg ram, ok sound built in ac'97.

    I wonder if it's the graphics card.
     
  7. Shrek

    Shrek Kenya believe it...

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    I would think so, seeing as it doesnt support pixel shaders 1.3.
     
  8. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    was the readme file on the site or was it in the package?


    what is the site btw?
     
  9. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i don't have the graphic card requirement but from that snapshot it looks really impressive. wow...i wonder if doom 3 will be compressed like that?
     
  10. Shrek

    Shrek Kenya believe it...

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  11. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    small file... the readme is probably a bigger file ;)
     
  12. Shrek

    Shrek Kenya believe it...

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    Nah the readme is only 5.37K :p
     
  13. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Impressive graphics for such a small file size, but the gameplay sucks :)
     
  14. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    i highly doubt Doom 3 or ANY game will be compressed like that. that would mean they could go back to the age of teh floppy disc. *twitch*
     
  15. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    LMAO, you could fit 7466 copies of this game on a 700mb disk.
     
  16. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    It's small cuz it's written in shader code, and it uses textures that come bundled with DirectX
     
  17. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    I remember I played it, it is amazing....
     
  18. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I remember this on /. ages ago :) Never tried it though :(
     
  19. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    LOL what about on a DVD like some of the new games ?? :D
     
  20. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    i made far cry fit on a floppy :p i just heard someone cryin in the distance :p ok i know that was lame but work with me people