I’m creating a completely blank project to try and understand what is causing my package size to be larger than expected. I use the following steps to obtain the smallest runnable project:
(for reference, I’m in Windows on a PC and building for Windows)
- New Project > Blank
- Uncheck “Include starter content”
- Create project
- File > New Level > Empty level
- Save level
- File > Package Project > Build Configuration > Shipping
- File > Package Project > Packaging Settings… > Uncheck “Use Pak file”
The main project folder is fine and mostly contains the project executable (which is ~18MB). Nothing to improve there.
I’m going to focus on the “Engine” folder. Screenshot below of possible improvement points.
Seems like ~25MB of wasted space in the build that I can’t easily get rid of. This isn’t a huge deal – UE4 is a AAA engine and as such I doubt players will mind a minimum download size of ~25MB. (size of the total package compressed)
Still, I wanted to start a thread to see if anyone else has noticed this and found a way to minimize package size further. Any thoughts?