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Packaged Empty Project Size Over 1 GiB

I just tried to package my project on Linux and was surprised to get a 1.2 GiB package for just an empty room with a main menu.

If I take the standard C++ 3rd person template and package it, I get a 1.1 GiB package.

The executable alone is 750 MiB in size.

What is going on here? I have disabled debug information (and there are no .mdb or .pdb files around) and I’m using the “Shipping” configuration.

I have the same problem. Anyone can tell me how to reduce the package size?

It’s very likely that you both have some excess files left in your project file. Everything you put in your content browser will be packed when using shipping configuration.