Beginner in game developing need help

Updated on January 23, 2018 in  [G] Say Hello!
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2 on January 16, 2018

Hey everyone,

 

I recently bought a new laptop for the purpose of game developing (i5 7900HQ 4 cores , 16GB RAM , 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD and NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB)

 

I was wondering if i should install both Visual Studios and Unity on my SSD, my thought being will i have enough space for both them,?

 

and if i should save my projects and scripts on the SSD or my HDD?

 

which is common and for what reasons if i may ask?

 

And im always up for some advices 😀

 

Thank you in advance. 🙂

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0 on January 22, 2018

On my system…

  • Unity uses about 5GB of space (please notice that unity has a modular system of unity so your installation may be bigger/smaller than mine)
  • Visual Studio has a size of 780MB on my system (I just selected the parts which are essential for unity, so with a complete installation it would use much more space)

If you bought this laptop for game development (I’m using a laptop, too), I think it is a good idea to put your unity installation onto your SSD.

For my point I’ve got Unity on my HDD and it works pretty smooth, too.

The same for my project, got them on my HDD too. I’m not experiencing any performance issues.

Please keep in mind that these points are just my personal experiences 😉

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0 on January 23, 2018

Niklas has some great thoughts. 
I think it comes down to purpose of use. Personally, I love having My Unity on the SSD because I (use to) use Unity all the time. But if you plan to only use it infrequently, then HDD would be plenty sufficient. 
As Niklas mentioned, the sizes aren’t too bad. Many Laptop SSDs are 256 (with no HDD) anyway and people manage their software downloads.

If for some reason you find that you end up running out of space, you can always do one of two things:

  1. Save all your data to Unity Cloud that’s pertinent and frequently used by you (and plan to use in the future. Uninstall Unity then reinstall it to your other location.
  2. Uninstall your steam games (if your like me) that you don’t play anymore but they take up too much space [or other software], then just redownload it whenever your heart desires in the future. 
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