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Hello all,

 

I decided to wipe and reinstall DCS Steam Open Beta after it started crashing a lot. Previously I had switched to stable and then switched back to beta. However I started getting a lot of random crashing so I wanted a clean slate install. I have 4 modules - FC3, F14, Syria and Persian Gulf.

 

Original size on disk ~ 120GB

 

Steam download was 98GB

 

Got up in the morning and it said 'ready to play' but when I clicked play it came up with an error and said a file was missing. It immediately reset the download to 32GB out of 98GB. The folder size at this point was 135GB.

 

I got up this morning to an error that said 'not enough disk space'. So I wiped the failed install again and clicked install. Except now it says the download size is 179GB (and beyond the max possible space I could clear up on my SSD).

 

Anyone else having issues with wildly changing install sizes?? Why would a game that was just installed at 120GB now take up 179GB?? How much does other peoples install take up?


Doesn't make any sense.

 

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My install is about 300GB. All maps, load of modules.
No Steam, no fuzz when doing a repair.
Not a huge advise I know.
Cheers!

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22 hours ago, UncleJunkie said:

Why would a game that was just installed at 120GB now take up 179GB??

 

The 120 GB install is for the base install, Syria on it's own takes another ~52 GB of space.

 

22 hours ago, UncleJunkie said:

How much does other peoples install take up?

Doesn't make any sense.

 

It makes total sense, I own more modules than you but if I add up the sizes of the modules you own, I get a very similar size

 

72.3 GB DCS Base (models, weapons, data base, liveries, etc.
0.9 GB (924 MB) 2 free aircraft (Su-25T and TF-51D)
16.3 GB Caucasus
1.5 GB Flaming Cliffs
3.6 GB F-14
33.2 GB Persian Gulf
51.6 GB Syria
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179.4 GB TOTAL INSTALL

 

I use Symbolic Links (symlinks) to move the larger maps from my M.2 system drive to another SSD, perhaps you can do something similar ?


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My current DCS install (OB on Steam) uses about 242 GB.

The most intensive space users are the maps, of course:

  • Syria: 51,64 GB
  • NTTR: 34,22 GB
  • PG: 33,23 GB
  • Normandy: 15,42 GB

Tech:

  • WW2 Assets Pack: 5,58 GB
  • SC: 752,43 MB
  • CA: 125,85 MB

Planes:

  • F-14A/B: 3,61 GB
  • A-10C II: 1,87 GB
  • A-10C: 1,44 GB
  • FC3: 1,37 GB
  • F-16C: 1,06 GB
  • Ka-50: 995,23 MB
  • F/A-18C: 832,45 MB
  • UH-1H: 622,87 MB

The rest is used by the DCS core and purchased campaigns.

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[Modules] A-10C, A-10C II, F-14A/B, F-16C, F/A-18C, FC3, Ka-50, UH-1H, CA, SC

[Maps] PG, NTTR, Normandy, Syria

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[Checklists] A-10C, F-16C, F/A-18C, Ka-50, UH-1H

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18 hours ago, UncleJunkie said:

I have 4 modules - FC3, F14, Syria and Persian Gulf.

 

I have Syria, Persian Gulf, A-10 C II and Huey, and my folder size is exactly 179 GB as well. So it seems correct to me.

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Thanks for the input. After some messing around it seems to be a glitch with steam. I wiped it out again and set it to just download the game and aircraft, leaving the scenery out (as it said it would fit). After 1 minute it showed installed, but with Persian Gulf installed (Steam thinks it isn't installed). Still 130GB. I can now select Syria to install and it seems to think it will fit on my HD again.

 

Very odd but again, seems to be a Steam glitch not DCS.

 

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