[Guide Request] Tutorial for cleaning up IW5-folder for server hosting-only
Like with the PlutoT6 server set-up guide (by Xerxes), it included the
Deleting unneeded files-part if you only wanted to host servers, and not for playing it.
I am not an expert with IW5 (and I'm definitely not the only one), but I know that others would also appreciate having a similiar guide/tutorial for IW5 too. ^^
+1 on this
I agree completely.
@Spectre Thanks! But what about stuff in the other folders?
@GewoonIraj I have not gone through any of the other folders yet as there is probably some stuff in zone.
However this will decrease the server from 14GB to 5GB
this is how my LAN server folder looks like without any other files (Not saying this is correct but so far the server worked with all the maps)
Total Folder Size
Zone English Folder
Zone DLC Folder
this is how my LAN server folder looks like (Not saying this is correct but so far the server worked with all the maps)
This looks good, as the games mp ships with single-player files that aren't needed obviously for running an MP server.
There are still a few hundred MB to squeeze out of it boys
Also since @Spectre only did show of my Screenshot without any context:
The only reason we can't delete
iw_00.iwdis because of
fileSysCheck.cfgso I did create a iwd file with only that file. I am not even 100% sure if we need the *.sdm files but the client does need them and our servers are based on the client so I did leave them there.
Here have my iw_00.iwd file.
thanks for the explanation so i removed the miles folder and the images folder inside the iw_00.iwd also removed the .sdm files saved another +- 315mb total size now 2.62GB will test again today
@Xerxes Replied from my phone, so used your screenshot. 14GB -> 5GB is a good enough start haha
@Xerxes Thanks for sharing your file and explanation.
Also: I launched some servers without the *.sdm files (except for 0.sdm) and tested it in-game (normal and DLC maps) and everything was fine.
So you can get rid of them as they aren't needed/used.
players2) aren't necessary either:
ah ok cool thanks @GewoonIraj for the info normally i do not mess with .dll files so thats why i left them