View Full Version : Download custom mod/mutator/skin downloads only when being used

12th Jul 2005, 08:22 AM
As any admin knows, there's a series of packages that have to be added to a list for certain mods and mutators to work. Now, this is nice but it can force a lot of downloads when they're not needed. How about making these download only when necessary ?

For example, a server could have a custom instagib rifle installed but it is running plain vanilla classic dm. Or a custom skin/model is present but noone on the server is currently using it and it isn't necessary to have it.

13th Jul 2005, 09:42 AM
With the 'streaming'-technology it should be possible to limit downloading additional content to the absolute minimum. At least if they can limit map-downloads to the area you can see then custom-items that are 'invisible' can be stopped as well I think.

Of course one has to wonder what will happen if a player with a custom-skin/model joins.
I'd imagine a delay and the player suddenly changing clothes in front of your eyes ...

Anyways ... it certainly would help a lot of servers attract new players if they didn't have to download every item.