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Occasionally purge your old/obsolete media...

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:07 pm
by heruca
Once in a while, take a look at the file size of your "User Cast.cxt" file, which is located in BRPG's "Support Files" folder. If the file is larger than a couple of hundred megabytes, it's time to do a bit of housecleaning and get rid of old media that you won't be using again anytime soon.

Choose the "Purge Media Assets" command from the BG button's popup menu. The Purge Media panel will open.

Browse through all the media, and when you see something that you no longer need, purge it by clicking on the "Purge" button. When you've reached the end of your media collection, click the "Done" button at the bottom of the screen. Your "User Cast.cxt" file should now be a fraction of the size it was before. BRPG's performance may also be noticeably faster, particularly in games featuring hundreds of units.

This purging should be done periodically, by both players and GMs.

Re: Occasionally purge your old/obsolete media...

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:00 am
by Griffonbait
This is weird.

I just did a fresh install, created one encounter with tokens, audio, map object tiles, etc, and my file is over 260 MB!

Re: Occasionally purge your old/obsolete media...

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:34 am
by heruca
JPGs and audio files lose any compression they had when they get imported into BRPG. I've seen 5 MB JPGs ballon to nearly 200 MBs, so your results are not all that unusual.