Why do some video game and computer program graphical options have to be “applied” manually while others change the instant you change the setting?

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Why do some video game and computer program graphical options have to be “applied” manually while others change the instant you change the setting?

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I am no expert so correct me if I am wrong.

Certain physical assets such as textures may be loaded from a file so we first remove the old texture and replace it with a new one.

Other things are calculated like shadows, so if we apply a more complex algorithm we can get a nicer shadow, we can calculate this on the fly without loading any assets.

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