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Old 22-07-2020, 10:09
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Knight Compressor

Knight Compressor

It is a compressor tool with simple GUI and lots of flexibility in term of adding new compression method and compression options.

Special thanks to Cesar82 for his significant contribution and efforts throughout this project and without his support it was not possible for me to complete this project.

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Steps to add new compression method and options are below: (lets say we want to add srep compression method)
  1. Add the compression method srep in "Methods_x32.ini" (if it is 32 bit) and/ or in "Methods_x64.ini" (if it is 64 bit).
  2. Create a folder srep in "Resource32" (if it is 32 bit) and/ or in "Resource64" (if it is 64 bit) and copy resources in the folder.
  3. Edit arc.ini file in "Resource32" (if it is 32 bit) and/ or in "Resource64" (if it is 64 bit).

    [External compressor:srep]
    header = 0
    packcmd = Resource32\srep\srep {options} InFile - <stdout>
    datafile = InFile

    [External compressor:srep]
    header = 0
    packcmd = Resource64\srep\srep{options} InFile - <stdout>
    datafile = InFile

  4. Create a text file and name it srep and change the extension to .ini. Add the options for the compression method.
Note: Try to keep the compression method and resource name same. e.g. srep

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There is no intention of infringing anyone's copyright.

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Last edited by bunti_o4u; 09-11-2020 at 07:16. Reason: Some processes were not terminating on cancelling the compression. It is fixed now in version 1.1
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Old 31-07-2020, 09:30
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Fixed a bug

Changelog v1.2
Fixed - temp directory was not getting deleted on cancelling the compression process.

Changelog v1.1
Fixed - processes keep running after cancelling the compression process.
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Changelog v1.2
Fixed - temp directory was not getting deleted on cancelling the compression process.

Changelog v1.1
Fixed - processes keep running after cancelling the compression process.
i have to say you have definately come a long way i remember awhile back when we were both puzzled about a wpi installer

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Hello dear friend and thanks you for your program
The program has a problem and that is that I compressed a 5gb game with the method pzlib + oodlrecm + mcm + srep + xz to test.
Now I tried to install the game with a setup, but it took a long time to start the installation, until I stopped the setup,please solve this problem .....
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Hello dear friend and thanks you for your program
The program has a problem and that is that I compressed a 5gb game with the method pzlib + oodlrecm + mcm + srep + xz to test.
Now I tried to install the game with a setup, but it took a long time to start the installation, until I stopped the setup,please solve this problem .....
If the problem is with the compressor, it would have not created the archive itself. So the problem may be with installer you are using.

Can you share your installer script?
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If the problem is with the compressor, it would have not created the archive itself. So the problem may be with installer you are using.

Can you share your installer script?
This is The BlackFire69 Script
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This is The BlackFire69 Script
Please Do Something...
Below may be causing the issue:
  1. Setup is using fazip instead of freearc (both are same or not - I am not aware of).
  2. srep doesn't need unpack command in are.ini file (coz cls file will be automatically detected by freearc and it doesn't require any unpack command):

Code:
[External compressor:srep]
header    = 0
packcmd   = Srep\srep.exe {options} -a1 -m5f $$arcdatafile$$.tmp $$arcpackedfile$$.tmp
unpackcmd = fazip -i0 decompress:srep <stdin> <stdout>

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Below may be causing the issue:
  1. Setup is using fazip instead of freearc (both are same or not - I am not aware of).
  2. srep doesn't need unpack command in are.ini file (coz cls file will be automatically detected by freearc and it doesn't require any unpack command):

Code:
[External compressor:srep]
header    = 0
packcmd   = Srep\srep.exe {options} -a1 -m5f $$arcdatafile$$.tmp $$arcpackedfile$$.tmp
unpackcmd = fazip -i0 decompress:srep <stdin> <stdout>
I Well Test It Again
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Below may be causing the issue:
  1. Setup is using fazip instead of freearc (both are same or not - I am not aware of).
  2. srep doesn't need unpack command in are.ini file (coz cls file will be automatically detected by freearc and it doesn't require any unpack command):

Code:
[External compressor:srep]
header    = 0
packcmd   = Srep\srep.exe {options} -a1 -m5f $$arcdatafile$$.tmp $$arcpackedfile$$.tmp
unpackcmd = fazip -i0 decompress:srep <stdin> <stdout>
I tried it, but it still did not work
I think its cause mcm
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Excellent ... keep going.
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I get "WARNING: no files, erasing empty archive" when I try to compress, even though I chose my source and output folder, and my source has my data. What did I do wrong?
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I get "WARNING: no files, erasing empty archive" when I try to compress, even though I chose my source and output folder, and my source has my data. What did I do wrong?
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I want to ask what is best plan to comprising games with high rate and high speed of installing with Knight Compressor?
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Thanks for it

I want to ask what is best plan to comprising games with high rate and high speed of installing with Knight Compressor?
This application has nothing to do with compression on its own. It uses different tools in background to compress the files..

There are many different tools available.. some are game specific.. some are game engine specific.. some are media stream related.. and some are for general compression..

So selecting the right method is the key for high compression ratio.. and compression time and decompression time varies from tool to tool..

So there is no straight answer to your question..

You can refer the below thread to know game specific most optimal method..
https://www.fileforums.com/showthread.php?t=99554

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