Support 7zip!

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Vilepickle, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Vilepickle

    Vilepickle L7: Fancy Member

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    My map is 24mb zipped and 10mb 7zipped. I prefer 7z obviously. I request that the submit system support this format! Go!
     
  2. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    and rar? :p

    i have 7zip installed maybe its like .zip -> .rar hype and maybe we can start .rar -> .7zip :D
     
  3. drp

    aa drp

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    ill go ahead and add it to the allow list. :)
     
  4. drp

    aa drp

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    done :D
     
  5. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    I really like 7z also, however I find that not many people actually use it unfortunately...
     
  6. Rootbeerz

    Rootbeerz L1: Registered

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    7zip for the win man!
     
  7. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    So provide a link to it. its free easy to set up and easy to use.

    I've recently had to get it so I can put maps on our fast download server. I think for anyone running a server having maps already 7zipped for them is great, but for those that are just downloading the map so they dont have to in-game don't need it as much, there are upsides and downsides.
     
  8. Arma

    Arma L1: Registered

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    Bzip2 ftw! :D

    ( i mean coming from a linux geek i like the command line version of bzip2 better than windows 7zip, which gives exactly the same results )
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008
  9. Vilepickle

    Vilepickle L7: Fancy Member

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    bzip2 is only slightly smaller than regular zip, while 7z is MUCH smaller than both bz2 and zip. 7z wins by far.

    Original bsp: 28.6mb
    Zip: 15mb
    bz2: 14.5mb
    7z: 6.6mb

    At least compressing a bsp
     
  10. crazychicken

    crazychicken L2: Junior Member

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  11. trainRiderJ

    trainRiderJ L5: Dapper Member

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    Am I blind or does this link exist nowhere on this page?

    http://www.7-zip.org/

    P.S. I love 7zip: the interface, the multiple supported formats, and the superiority of the 7z format