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Forum: Conversion Tutorials 09-04-2023, 17:15
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Posted By elit
Something to be aware of in FreeArc

If you ever compressed with what came as a default setting in arc.ini for srep(and may be also relevant to other tools as well):

[External compressor:srep64]
packcmd = srep.exe {options}...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 19-03-2023, 07:03
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
^Unfortunately, putting both freearc.exe and...

^Unfortunately, putting both freearc.exe and xtool.exe into registry like above did not help.34189

EDIT: Not all reflate are broken, in fact many are fine. I am starting to see potential pattern...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 19-03-2023, 06:37
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
That's interesting, so it seems a known issue....

That's interesting, so it seems a known issue. Thank you, I will try later after I scan all my archives and report back. I hope this will really fix it.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 19-03-2023, 05:24
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
xtool reflate issue from Win7 to Win8.1

I would like to bring to your attention an issue I am currently experiencing with xtool.

In the past, I compressed several games with it under Windows 7. Probably most used version by me back then...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 04-03-2023, 08:10
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
"I had to stop at the magic number 69.." ^So...

"I had to stop at the magic number 69.."
^So you are a Scorpio :)

Anyway I am glad you made my lz_scan (almost)obsolete because this is way better. I will later check in more detail how to do a...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 17-07-2022, 04:08
Replies: 159
Views: 39,697
Posted By elit
This have all dll's v4-9: 32205 On the...

This have all dll's v4-9:
32205

On the side note, I found it interesting that oo2reck can deal with complex unreal structure, like in upk files in XCOM2 for example, but xtool with -mue3+kraken...
Forum: Wii Games 08-07-2022, 03:26
Replies: 4
Views: 8,560
Posted By elit
You need to learn how hactool works: When you...

You need to learn how hactool works:
When you use --plaintext=file.nca during extraction of base game, that file.nca is created(in addition to unpacking of base game, which for update itself is not...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 07-07-2022, 09:43
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
That is optional feature with extra switches, by...

That is optional feature with extra switches, by default it work same as flac - no lossy wav. As for thread safety, I believe its single threaded app so could be used chunk per thread but I don't...
Forum: Wii Games 07-07-2022, 04:27
Replies: 4
Views: 8,560
Posted By elit
I need to clarify few things about dealing with...

I need to clarify few things about dealing with updates, as I got PM about it:

After you unpack the update using basenca command(with conjunction of plaintext command you used on the original...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 03-07-2022, 15:58
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
Also, aside from what I stated above, there was...

Also, aside from what I stated above, there was another interesting thing I found. When inflating(with reflate option), if I use c32m-c128m range, xtool process about 25150 streams. Then when I use...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 03-07-2022, 14:55
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
During repacking of Final Fantasy XIII(PC...

During repacking of Final Fantasy XIII(PC version), I found that using xtool:d1:c64m:mzlib:mreflate cause crc error during unpacking of the game. Cause is almost certainly due to combining zlib with...
Forum: Wii Games 03-07-2022, 14:31
Replies: 4
Views: 8,560
Posted By elit
Glad somebody found this thread already. It was...

Glad somebody found this thread already. It was empty and unvisited for some time due to it's location. As for keys, I don't know if I can provide them or not, that's the thing. Try to search the net...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 25-06-2022, 05:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By elit
Bink 2 encoder: real one

I dont know if this is known already, but someone released bink 2 encoder on github:
https://github.com/marcussacana/Bink2
Here are the files:
31912

and here is proof of concept I just tested:...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 18-06-2022, 03:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By elit
Xtool:crilayla 4Gb patched

So I had an interesting experience with repacking Valkyria Chronicles 4 yesterday. There is a base.cpk file of 22gb size. I still prefer to use older xtool with crilayla support as newer methods...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 17-06-2022, 13:28
Replies: 397
Views: 106,843
Posted By elit
Finally I figured out bms->xtool. Was wondering...

Finally I figured out bms->xtool. Was wondering why it doesn't work with:
Encode=quickbms.exe -s "comtype <codec> ; clog <fileout> 0 <insize> <outsize>" "" <filein>
Decode=quickbms.exe -s "comtype...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 17-06-2022, 13:09
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By elit
Why recommending slow, non-stdio, single threaded...

Why recommending slow, non-stdio, single threaded precomp, when we have a superior xtool? I just compressed game full of swf's with reflate option, it inflated them to about ~4x size.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 09-06-2022, 01:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By elit
I was also curious if @fitgirl repacks are...

I was also curious if @fitgirl repacks are affected so I made some tests. She was using ztool in period of around 1 year between August 2017 to June 2018, with one more appearing in August 2018. This...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 03-06-2022, 16:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By elit
Workaround for ZTool on new computers

So here is what happened today. I was to unpack some PS3 games from my archive backup that I did a time ago. Difference between then and now is that then, I had i5-4690k and now ryzen 5800x. Exact...
Forum: Wii Games 30-03-2022, 13:05
Replies: 4
Views: 8,560
Posted By elit
Switchtor - Nintendo Switch NSP repacker

[Admin, we need a nintendo switch thread :)]

Switchtor is my new tool to help me (un)repack Nintendo Switch games. Features:
-scan nca|nsp|xci files(or whole dir) for information
-extract...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 18-03-2022, 03:26
Replies: 19
Views: 6,324
Posted By elit
Those others you are supposed to launch from cmd...

Those others you are supposed to launch from cmd and point to a file.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 17-03-2022, 18:54
Replies: 19
Views: 6,324
Posted By elit
New and completely rewamped version released....

New and completely rewamped version released. Contain ALL available zstd and lz4 libraries(I compiled missing ones myself) from github and more.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 17-03-2022, 18:24
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
Maybe I found a way to pinpoint zstd level. After...

Maybe I found a way to pinpoint zstd level. After you scan with 'verbose' you can see there are several levels same. However, using ':l17' to ':l22'(without 'verbose') separately further reveal which...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 17-03-2022, 06:59
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
@Razor now I understand, thank you! Its clear...

@Razor now I understand, thank you! Its clear that internal knowledge of xtool is still important. All make sense now although it also means my "lz scan" cannot be a simple fire & forget proof for...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 10-03-2022, 08:41
Replies: 19
Views: 6,324
Posted By elit
Updated lz_scan to xtool 044 and added scripts to...

Updated lz_scan to xtool 044 and added scripts to test all included libs and methods automatically on lz4, zstd and oodle.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials 11-12-2020, 06:37
Replies: 681
Views: 182,094
Posted By elit
Razor, pls check my above post No. 243 and...

Razor, pls check my above post No. 243 and consider that idea for parameters parsing to finalize specification. It would make xtool compatible with FA including GUI.
Finally, please consider...
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