Mooby's CDR crash

Discussion in 'PSX Plugin Questions & Troubleshooting' started by Mr. Killjoy, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. Mr. Killjoy

    Mr. Killjoy Translator Translator

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    Argh, I just rar-ed (best compression, it took 1 hour and half!) a bin with Winrar 3.10, then I ran ePSXe to read it...

    ---Loading---

    Crash!!!!

    :doh: so I decided to read the doc (how stupid! I should have read it BEFORE): it's written that it's compatible with 2.xx rar files only

    Here are my questions:

    Does anyone know when it will be compatible with 3.xx rar?

    How can I compress in 2.xx with winrar 3.xx?
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  3. Gismo

    Gismo A man w/ a lot of dreams

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    why don't u use the internal .bz compression? sometimes it's better than .rar one ;)

    Thx, bye
  4. Mr. Killjoy

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    Yeah, thanks for ur help, but when friends borrow my games,
    they don't always have ePSXe+mooby's plugin, unless there is a tool to extract .bz files without having the emu/plugin
  5. Gismo

    Gismo A man w/ a lot of dreams

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    ehehe, I know... but :)

    I tried to open a .bz file w/ WinRAR and extract it... no problem at all (I also tried the ISO after extraction)! so, u can use the .bz compression! ;)
    another program to extract .bz files under Windows is StuffIt, make a Google search for it...

    Thx, bye
  6. Mr. Killjoy

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    Winrar can decompress .bz???
    Fine, I'm gonna use this format

    Thx again :)
  7. Gismo

    Gismo A man w/ a lot of dreams

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    yes, u need to open the .bz on WinRAR and then use the "Extract" button or option... as u can see, WinRAR doesn't show the properties of the file in the .bz archive, but this isn't important, right? ;)

    Je suis content de t'avoir aidé :)

    Thx, bye
  8. Mr. Killjoy

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    >> Je suis content de t'avoir aidé

    Je suis content que tu m'aie aidé :)

    >> but this isn't important, right?

    Yeah, I don't care :)

    Thanks again²
  9. Gismo

    Gismo A man w/ a lot of dreams

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    yes, even if I've lived in Geneva since October 2001, my French (especially the written one) is far from perfection ;)... but I'm making all I can to improve it :)

    Thx, bye
  10. Mr. Killjoy

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    >> even if I've lived in Geneva since October 2001, my French (especially the written one) is far from perfection ... but I'm making all I can to improve it

    >> Je suis content de t'avoir aidé

    Aucune faute d'orthographe ou de grammaire
  11. mooby

    mooby Plugin Author Emu Author

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    cdrmooby only supports rar 2.x, not 3.x. when the rar library i use supports 3.x, my plugin will support it as well...
  12. mooby

    mooby Plugin Author Emu Author

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    sure, but the bz format i use is a bit different than what winrar supports. you'll still need to use my plugin to decompress it.
  13. Mr. Killjoy

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    :doh:

    Do you plan to make your plugin compatible with winrar 3.xx formats?

    EDIT: Oups, I didn't noticed you double-posted

    and what's the .z format?
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2003
  14. Kirby

    Kirby Administrator Staff Member

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    I think Winrar can convert to 2.x now. Or can it read 2.x ? Just use something other than 3.x
  15. mooby

    mooby Plugin Author Emu Author

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    hm... after some testing, i take back what i said about winrar/bz stuff. i suppose winrar CAN decompress those files. very interesting...
  16. Gismo

    Gismo A man w/ a lot of dreams

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    eheheh Mooby, I don't suppose, I'm sure! I tested it before posting this info to Killjoy ;) and all worked :D

    Thx, bye
  17. Gismo

    Gismo A man w/ a lot of dreams

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    from http://www.cknow.com/ckinfo/def_c/compressionformats.shtml:

    - Bzip UNIX Compressed File (.BZ, replaced by .BZ2).
    An open source, freely available compression program. The PPM family of statistical compressors typically produces the maximum compression for a file and Bzip compresses to 85-90% of that goal. It accomplishes this being twice as fast on compression and some six times faster on decompression. For Bzip2 see...
    http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/index.html

    - Z Compressed Archive File (.Z).
    Output file of the UNIX compress utility. The UNIX uncompress command is used to decompress a .Z file (although many other programs will also decompress the file).

    Thx, bye
  18. Gismo

    Gismo A man w/ a lot of dreams

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    ok, the proprietary text-line based bzip2 (useful also for .bz compressed archive) decompressor/compressor, from RedHat site, ftp://sources.redhat.com/pub/bzip2/v102/bzip2-102-x86-win32.exe (this version was compiled and tested on Windows 2000, the author doesn't know if it works also on 95/98/ME/NT/XP); the link to the bzip2 page

    Thx, bye

    PS obviously, as u probably need only to decompress .bz file, u can still use WinRAR ;)
  19. Mr. Killjoy

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    OK, interesting information. Thank you all

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