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#1 2018-11-19 19:55:00

Design Team
From: Under your bed
Joined: 2015-02-26
Posts: 536

Item data usage measurement?

Can someone explain the map usage of data, How do it work?
Do all item use the same amount of data?
Is there a list/bot/feature to see each item size usage?

Last edited by Minisaurus (2018-11-19 19:59:45)

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#2 2018-11-19 20:09:10

From: Canada
Joined: 2015-11-28
Posts: 3,818

Re: Item data usage measurement?

A database object is likely stored as a serialized protocol buffer message, composed of properties with varying sizes depending on the object type.

If you imagine a world that contains 10 blue basic blocks, and two sign blocks.

The basic blocks are stored based on their ID and their locations are combined into one property. A sign block is stored individually based on its text and location.

If you have two signs with two separate texts, you'll likely be storing more data than what it takes to store the 10 basic blocks.

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#3 2018-11-19 20:15:58

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From: England
Joined: 2016-06-03
Posts: 2,519

Re: Item data usage measurement?

tl;dr: its complicated

Don't have time to explain it right now, so heres a topic where I've explained part of it before: … 06#p726006
Pretty sure there was a better explanation somewhere, but can't find it atm //

Edit: Ninja'd //

Last edited by LukeM (2018-11-19 20:17:25)


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#4 2018-11-19 20:19:12

From: admin land
Joined: 2015-08-10
Posts: 3,233

Re: Item data usage measurement?

all blokcs but complicated action blokcs such as signs portals and switches ect usases same amount a small amount only but these action blocks takes some more as more information is stored


ty anatoly and nikko99 for a golden sig and blueclued for avatar  and daneeko for pixelating my sign //


#5 2018-11-19 20:20:57

From: Under your bed
Joined: 2016-06-26
Posts: 390

Re: Item data usage measurement?

/use data aura is pinwheel with yellow color.
/setsmiley that smiley with the tongue sticking out
/viewworlds player he has 20 worlds

Blue is my favourite color

I also like lasagna, but not when it's blue



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