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Reducing the file size of a Paragon hero assets in a single project?

I’m working on a Paragon Hero Lab that is coming along nicely. However, now that I have all the heroes in the project the size of that directory is now 76GB. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions on optimizing this? The main bulk comes from each Hero’s Name/Characters/Global and Name/Characters/Herroes directories.

The Global directory for each character can be almost 1/3 of that characters total size. I was thinking that maybe these global things in the real Paragon project are truly global unlike what I have with them all downloaded and being unique to each hero directory.

Is there a way to collapse all these Hero directories?
What advice do you have if any?

Sorry to bring up an old post, but I think this is some important question…especially for indie devs.

No love I guess for this one as I revisit this project. Did you have any luck FuTou?

For anyone that stumbles upon this. I did a package build of a new empty c++ project that included only the Sparrow and Revenant characters.

The build/Content/Paks included one file, 5.37 GB.

If Epic is wondering why these assets arent used more this is why. It’s great to play with them in the editor and learn things (they are awesome), but the pak grows by 2GB or more per character.

Here is the console output of the build results.

Of that you can see that there is 4725mb of Texture Streaming and 1213mb of Texture Inline



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Updating this old post. I was able to automate the reduction in total size of the /Content directory from 72.8GB down to 49GB. This removed 6869 duplicate files. Enable the Python plugin, save this script to file on your drive. Then, in the Output Log, type the full path (with file name) to your script to run it (please read the comments before doing so).

https://gist.github.com/Nogbit/1c69b…e8cfe0f9edea60

Thanks Nogbit for that one !

For others, who wanna try it :

As Nogbit said, read the script’s comments as there is a folder you may want to modify and some tweaking stuff.
Then, you need to install two plugins : Python Editor Script Plugin and Editor Scripting Utilities.
After restarting the editor, go to Window > Developer Tolls > Output Log and click on the Cmd, in your newly opened window, to select Python. Finally, you can type the full path to the script file you downloaded and wait for some time as Unreal does his thing.