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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 11-10-2004, 05:13 PM   #21
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Originally posted by Unknown Hero@Oct 11 2004, 02:27 AM
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!)
What do you think how you can decrease the size of the .zip-archives? They're compressed with best compression already (at least the games' archives I upload). And if you mean that even if they're RAR archives with .zip extension, only WinRar could open and recognize them then. And WinRar is a program that you'll need to get and install first.
Well, maybe I just didn't get your point. In that case please explain it.
                       
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Old 12-10-2004, 06:06 AM   #22
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Rar get better compression than Zip. It's not a question of raring a .zip file, it's a question of unziping the game and raring it after.
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Old 12-10-2004, 02:30 PM   #23
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I voted Rar.

I used to love zip. It did everything I wanted to do. I then discovered that there were better compression methods, so I found myself using ace. That served me well for a while, but then I decided to look into it more, and discovered that rar compression was much better... So it goes like this: rar > ace > zip. Although unfortunately the standard is inferior.

The rar program is also nice. Its easy to use, and can handle zip and rar, so it covers all my needs.
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Old 12-10-2004, 03:16 PM   #24
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I voted for Ace.

As a program, is very versatile, its format is better than Zip and can also handle Rar extraction......plus I utilized it for a long time, and got used to it.....

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:29 PM   #25
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Can someone explain me - What the hell on earth is going on? :blink:
I did some tests (with WinRar 2.90) and unzipped some games from abandonia. Then I rarred and zipped then (I made two archives) using best compression metod, and got results something like - a game that before ocupied 500kB, now zipped it ocupies 1MB, and rarred cca 900kB! :blink:
I tested around 10 games and everysingle game was with the same effect!

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Old 12-10-2004, 08:06 PM   #26
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Do you still doubt our zipping abilities?
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Old 12-10-2004, 08:07 PM   #27
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If you try to compress an archive into a new archive further, it'll become larger in the process. You cannot compress compressed files yet more.
                       
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Old 12-10-2004, 09:16 PM   #28
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No, I didn't compressed already compressed archive, I unzipped and then zipped already unzipped files. Got it?
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Old 12-10-2004, 09:32 PM   #29
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Originally posted by Tom Henrik@Oct 12 2004, 08:06 PM
Do you still doubt our zipping abilities?
No but we do doubt the zipping capabilities of Unknown Hero, LOL

Perhaps you zipped some savegames along with the game U.H. ...
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Old 18-10-2004, 02:43 PM   #30
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Originally posted by Unknown Hero@Oct 12 2004, 09:29 PM
BTW Omuletzu, awesome avatar! k:
Hey thanks!
Your avatar is verry nice too!
To make this on topic:
Does anybody remember arj? or pkzip?
Those were the times... :crazy:

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