I have a project that consists of 18 .dir files and about 689
files, each of which are separated into 17 different folders. My
.dir's externally link to these files. The total size of the files
are 643 MB. My projector (.exe), is only 4.10 MB and that includes
the 2 Xtras (Buddy api and Mpeg advance Xtra) I am using. I have a
setup program that I use to package everything. Then I burn to CD
and have the user install the program, and all of the files to
their harddrive. My question is, is 4.10 MB small enough? When this
program was originally built, all the files were internal, so the
.exe was over 500MB. Since then, I've moved all my images and media
externally. I guess what I'm asking is will a computer give my 4 MB
program any problems? Or will the external files cause the
Well, the best way to find out is to try it and see. That
said, I have
generally had better luck when doing these huge projects when
I make as
much as possible external. So, your new method would be my
of going about it. There are a few things that you need to
with external files, mostly you need to make sure that they
loaded before they need to be viewed.
Any 3d members or Flash members can be checked by looking at
member's .state property. If it is fully loaded, that will
You can use preload() to make sure that some of the more
things get loaded as soon as possible.
Apart from that, if you did everything correctly, it should
fine. Having a smaller exe is way better when it comes to
It will load up much faster if it is smaller.
Give it a shot, it may make a tremendous difference, or it
negligible, depending on how you set things up.