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Unread 13 April 11, 23:03   #32
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Slightly Mad Studios
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Originally Posted by tulib202 View Post
OK i have a question what was the reason for you guys at sms to encode files such as physicstweaker and other files from the physics category along with the ai modifing files??
The original Shift 1 used quite a lot of XML for it's data formats. XML is slow and inefficient to read/load, so we optimized as many formats as possible to a new format that we designed (HRDF - Human Readable Data Format). We got a 25% improvement in load-time and memory by doing this.
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