COD MW: wtf is "texture streaming"?

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#1  Edited By mrbojangles25
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So I impulse bought Call of Duty Modern Warfare and when I load it up I go straight for the campaign, but when I select it, it asks me "are you sure?" in reference to something called texture streaming.

What is that? Is this why my game is stuttering like hell? How do I just download the textures and install them so I don't have to let the game treat me like an idiot that couldn't do this myself?

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#2  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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All I know is that the game seems to install shaders the first time (I've had it installing on multiple occasions though).

If you refuse that, the game will ask you 'are you sure' and it will cause some stuttering in the first 5 minutes of the level.

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#3 PfizersaurusRex
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Off topic, would you say it's a good alternative to BF games? BF4 in particular?

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#4  Edited By warmblur
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Sounds like a Google Stadia virus.

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#5 Horgen  Moderator
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@mrbojangles25: So the 130GB download didn't contain everything?

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#6 mrbojangles25
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@horgen: hah, guess not.

Not really sure what's going on, why they can't just install the game and be done with it.

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#7 Horgen  Moderator
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@mrbojangles25 said:

@horgen: hah, guess not.

Not really sure what's going on, why they can't just install the game and be done with it.

That would be to easy.

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#8 firedrakes
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Texture streaming is the process of continuously loading texture data in the background while running an application or playing a game. The streaming process is hidden from the end-user (no loading screens). A texture streaming system allows more textures to be used in a seemingly continuous 3D environment than the amount that would fit into video memory.