scaling/texture sizes

scaling/texture sizes

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2008 Sep 21 • 1
I really like this site and I've been wondering about this for a while
Is it better to use a bigger sized texture like 256x256 or to use a smaller 16x16 and just scale it upwards? I've had problems before about having too many repeating(?) textures where i had to upscale some to make the compile work and I've read somewhere that the max amount you can scale safely would be 9x.

Let's say that I'm using a solid color texture (kinda cartoonish) on a really big wall and quality of the image wouldn't really matter, so what would be the right thing to do in that situation?

By scaling textures will it decrease performance in game, will using a lot of 256x256 textures be bad on performance or just bad on the map download, do animating textures have a downside, do any of these matter in today's computers, have i asked enough questions yet? If anyone can answer any of those questions I'll be really thankful thanks for your time.
2008 Oct 10 at 16:50 PDT
eDan Co.
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2007 Sep 24 • 2921
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The highest scale you should use is 10x, so yeah, you're correct.
The best size for a texture is 64x64, if your texture is a solid color, there is no need for scaling nor for a large texture.

Generally I don't think a 256x256 should be problematic.
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2008 Oct 10 at 18:37 PDT
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