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Old June 19, 2018, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Sagath View Post
I believe Blizzard was the first to trial this method, actually. They've done it with WOW and D3 for years.

They load low end textures/graphics, and cut out anything that isnt required to run the game. This allows you to play, albeit at a basic user experience level. As the higher end textures download they load in as needed, replacing the low ones.
I think they do it in some MMORPGs from another angle too: loading in starting zones and then further away zones in the background as the player plays.

In those games at least, you have to start at a limited number of places, you spend time in character creation, and then you enter into a series of tutorials. That gives them time to download the farther away areas prior to you reaching them. Clever really.
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