HQDefault Jul 8, 2013 @ 5:02pm
Dear god, SFM takes up to much memory.
OK, I looked at how much memory it's going to use, and it uses up TOO MUCH DANG SPACE. I want the scource filmaker to be a little more compressed so I can download it without it completely obliterating my hardrive.
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Psi Jul 8, 2013 @ 5:18pm 
Hmm, looks like theoretically you could just delete the TF2 assets folder from the game folder and knock off around 10gb of it from your HDD. Then you'd just have to put in any custom assets you want to use for projects as needed.
HQDefault Jul 21, 2013 @ 9:33am 
Originally posted by Psi:
Hmm, looks like theoretically you could just delete the TF2 assets folder from the game folder and knock off around 10gb of it from your HDD. Then you'd just have to put in any custom assets you want to use for projects as needed.

Yes, but TF2 is what I wanna animate.
GS96|GamerChick Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:32pm 
Maybe go through your harddrive and delete all the pron
some stuff you no longer need? One thing you can do is completely empty the trashbin, those files still take up a bit of space. Maybe uninstall a few steam games you don't play that much (they will still be connected to your account still). Or, backup everything on an external drive then delete a few hundred gigs of stuff.
EDIT: How big is your harddrive? Maybe you can buy a few new ones, back everything up, and start a RAID going, which will be better for speed and whatnot.
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KKiONI Jul 21, 2013 @ 9:04pm 
If you are able to delete TF2 assets without SFM complaining (I have not tried it myself), I'd suggest deleting certain sounds, maps, or models you do not plan on using. Those are usually big hogs for space.
Leon Jackson Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:46pm 
I CANT EVEN START IT
HQDefault Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:48pm 
Originally posted by Leon Jackson:
I CANT EVEN START IT
0_0 how did you find this thread?

This is an old as hell & outdated thread, and I was young and foolish when I posted it.
Leon Jackson Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:25pm 
Originally posted by HQDefault:
Originally posted by Leon Jackson:
I CANT EVEN START IT
0_0 how did you find this thread?

This is an old as hell & outdated thread, and I was young and foolish when I posted it.

I was looking for how much memory sfm took up
64GIGS.exe Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:30pm 
Originally posted by Leon Jackson:

I was looking for how much memory sfm took up

If you mean storage space and not RAM, then right click on the folder, properties, and you'll find out. Mine's about 44GB, including custom assets and everything.
Demo on the deep end Edge Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:06pm 
My sfm currently takes up 14587 MB with very few extra add-ons. Just about matching up with my TF2 nearing 15.5k MB. I bet I could make tf2 smaller then sfm if I deleted non required folders and files.

I think one of my problems for a bit was that I had too many games and garry's mod for some reason took up a metric ♥♥♥♥ton of my hard drive. I dunno, don't look at me like that.
GS96|GamerChick Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:14pm 
Something that might help is to just delete some of your old games that you don't really play. I had to do that to move my steam folder to my ssd because it was the size of manhattan.

Also old thread hue.
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