Init Block and PC RAM

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Init Block and PC RAM

#1 Post by megabat » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:44 am

I was wondering...

In Ren'Py , we need to add all image files at the beginning of the script, to an Init block.
Does all this data, all the files we initialize there, load into the RAM? If so, what do I do if I have tons of pictures for my novel? :(
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Re: Init Block and PC RAM

#2 Post by PyTom » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:57 am

No. The only information that's kept in ram is a small pointer to the image. The image itself is loaded into ram shortly before it is used.
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Re: Init Block and PC RAM

#3 Post by megabat » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:46 pm

PyTom wrote:No. The only information that's kept in ram is a small pointer to the image. The image itself is loaded into ram shortly before it is used.
Then Ren'Py is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks for reply! :D
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