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Old 29-03-2005, 10:01 PM   #11
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Originally posted by Anubis@Mar 29 2005, 09:54 PM
New version of WinRar support to uncompress 7-Zip, if I'm not mistaken.

Not sure about Power Archiver, I know that 7-Zip become standard for games in rom format for emulators. For example, with merge tool friend of mine archived all his pokemon roms (more then 2 GB of GBA roms) in to an 18MB archive.

But took him over 2 hours to do this. Again, over 2 GB more room on his HD, and this was his first use of 7-zip.
Wow.... :crazy:
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Old 29-03-2005, 10:13 PM   #12
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well, i have 2 versions of winrar:
NXSecure Edition (3.41 skinned)
Crystal Edition (3.42 skinned)

i can't give out the nxsecure edition (exclusive to membership of a special forum :P) but if you want crystal edition, pm me (and no it is not warez before you fret)
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Old 29-03-2005, 11:51 PM   #13
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Originally posted by NrmMyth+Mar 29 2005, 10:01 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (NrmMyth @ Mar 29 2005, 10:01 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Anubis@Mar 29 2005, 09:54 PM
New version of WinRar support to uncompress 7-Zip, if I'm not mistaken.

Not sure about Power Archiver, I know that 7-Zip become standard for games in rom format for emulators. For example, with merge tool friend of mine archived all his pokemon roms (more then 2 GB of GBA roms) in to an 18MB archive.

But took him over 2 hours to do this. Again, over 2 GB more room on his HD, and this was his first use of 7-zip.
Wow.... :crazy: [/b][/quote]
roms are always great at compressing. i dont think you'd get 20gb into 18mb if it was mp3's or jpgs
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Old 30-03-2005, 12:29 AM   #14
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It's not 20GB, it was 2GB. Those roms were verty simillar, so that's why compress ratio was so great. If you have simillar songs, then you'll have nice compress ratio too.
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Old 30-03-2005, 12:02 PM   #15
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If 7-zip is so good (can't comment.. i haven't tried it) are the abandonia archives compressed using it.

7-zip files can be uncompressed by winzip etc...
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Old 30-03-2005, 01:04 PM   #16
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If 7-zip is so good (can't comment.. i haven't tried it) are the abandonia archives compressed using it.

7-zip files can be uncompressed by winzip etc...
i know the MAME team get people telling them to change the compression of the ROMS for mame to 7zip, and they reply that its only like 5-10% better (or something) and it would mean everyone would need an unzipper that could handle 7zip. its not really an acceptable trade-off!
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Old 30-03-2005, 02:41 PM   #17
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It will take some time and effort to have 7-zip on many computers. You can compare it with IE and FireFox. Even FireFox is much better, not everyone is using it, is it?

For my own needs I am using 7-Zip, but when sending stuff to others, I use Zip, as I know that most of them never heard of 7-Zip.
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Old 30-03-2005, 02:43 PM   #18
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A bunch of sites I go to now are slowly starting to use 7-Zip I've noticed, it's slowly growing, but as long as I have winrar on my comp, I'll be fine.
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