Originally Posted by GHartmann
My thought was, you could have certain files that aren't required download in the background so new players joining the server won't have to sit through all those files being downloaded.
For example as a donor perk on a server I play on, each player has a texture that floats above their head at the end of the round. These sorts of files would be fine to load as needed in the background since they aren't essential for players to have.
I've added parameters that can enable this behavior (set addAsStatic to false).
I'm not sure what the players that won't download the texture will see, my guess is pink-black checkerboard and console full of errors.
Some network entity filtering should solve this quite easily tho.