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View Poll Results: What compressing format should abandonia use?
Zip 10 35.71%
Rar 13 46.43%
Ace 3 10.71%
7-zip 1 3.57%
Other 1 3.57%
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:40 PM   #11
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You are aware that this discussion is pointless, don't you? As Kosta mentioned: it has been discussed before and Abandonia won't change the format of the archive...

(I casted a null vote in this poll btw) :P
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Old 11-10-2004, 12:27 AM   #12
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It seems that noone read my post? :angry:
I said that even without changing the extension of archive we can change size of the file! So why are we discussing and not get to work? <_<

(for more information see my previous post!)
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:04 AM   #13
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I voted zip also. Mainly because I agree that it's standard. Not everyone is the most keen person with computers and utilities. Especially some people that may have stumbled onto this site that have no idea what winRAR or compression utilities are. People are used to winzip. RAR could be confusing to the poor souls who aren't very computer literate. I work in graphics design and computer setup/repair. People are stuborn. (very stuborn, it's quite annoying I regretfully admit. I'm sure some of you know how it is)
This site is providing a service for old dogs that, maybe, don't want to learn new tricks. Keep it simple, standard for them.

I personally don't even have winRAR. I have a very old, slow, computer with limited space at the moment, limited space in which I like to reserve as much as I can for resources, until I can get me a real computer again :P. This site put some fun back in my addiction.
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:06 AM   #14
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duh me, didn't read all the posts first. Spank me
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:27 AM   #15
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Something I forgot to mention the previous time we discussed this. Rarlabs (The creator of RAR and WINRAR) also has freeware un-rar packages which can be downloaded from here http://www.rarlabs.com/rar_add.htm
They are free and the windows one is something like 120kb which can be downloaded by any 56K modem
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Old 11-10-2004, 07:30 AM   #16
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I voted for zip. I just haven't used other methods that much. I learnt to use zip on some old computer, old windows, so I used this little program, but now I have xp, so it's even simpler :bleh:

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Old 11-10-2004, 12:16 PM   #17
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well kosta can unzip and rar them on the server. so no need to download and upload it.
i think it can be scripted. (only the links in the database should be changed.)

i would suggest bzip2
although rar is good as well but zip does the job as well.

there are some sites which use windows installers for the games. that is bad
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Old 11-10-2004, 03:42 PM   #18
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Originally posted by Data@Oct 11 2004, 12:16 PM
there are some sites which use windows installers for the games. that is bad
You mean archives with integrated rar or zip executables. Yes, you're right, but you can still unpack them using you're favourite packer.

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Old 11-10-2004, 03:49 PM   #19
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Well guess i'm the black sheep or somethin, because i voted for ace!
I use only ace... why ? i don't know, i'm just used to using this program.First i used arj <_< , and the came rar, or ace i think... somehow i liked ace more :twisted:
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Old 11-10-2004, 04:17 PM   #20
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I also prefer Ace actually because of the winace program interface but rar gives better compression results in most cases...

I also like the advertising of Winace: "because sometimes size does matter..." LOL
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