Microsoft Flight Simulator Now Only Takes Up 83 GB

If you’ve ever wanted to download Microsoft Flight Simulator, but found out that the game takes 170GB on your hard drive, then I have good news for you. The developers of the game have managed to reduce the game’s size to only 83 GB, about half of the size before. As to what they did to reduce the size, however, is unclear. But one thing’s for sure — it’s now more accessible to people who are interested in the game.


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It's apparently quite common (ps4 for example) that games have multiple copies of the same file/data, as having it alongside other data on a hard drive makes it quicker to load. This means you can have dozens or more copies of the same texture (for eg) if it is used in multiple areas, but having to read it from a different location might mean a loading screen instead of a seamless transition. etc.
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