Originally Posted by Rawra
My gamesave is a 10MB and that's from autosaving, so there goes your theory?
Like everyone else has said, if you start getting bad lag after playing for a few hours, just restart the game and it's gone.
It was just a thought I had in the last 12 hours of game play. Most likely totally wrong. I have over 100 save files, which I save and purge to USB. So far my save file has remained below 7mb.
If a reboot fixes this lag then it is 99% memory fragmentation, just like ME2.
Don't forget there are only 3 auto save files it must overwrite the oldest or use a pattern similar to Dragon Age 2. Unless it deletes the old file first and then creates the new autosave, only the developers know for sure. Whereas when you manual save a new file every time it does not need to overwrite the other file.
But then what do I know I am not a programmer anymore and never game dev. Most likely the reason my save file shrinks is that I am getting rid of items (in disenchanting them and selling them etc) so can does not need to keep track of them anymore to the best of my understanding.