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> Is the 7zip hint still needed?, You choose !
7z hint needed?
Is the hint for each addon packed with 7z needed?
Yes, keep on adding an detailed info [ 11 ] ** [26.19%]
No, that note isn't needed at all [ 20 ] ** [47.62%]
A small note after the filesize is enough [ 11 ] ** [26.19%]
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Deadeye
post May 14 2008, 11:18
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More and more addons are beeing packed with 7zip a similar program like Winrar which is used for most of the addons.

The reason why we also extract Winrar packed addons and repack them with 7zip is that 7zip compresses pbo much better than winrar.

For example the Land Rover 110 addon is 13,8 MB big when packed with Winrar and only 10,6 MB when packed with 7zip.



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Until now we have always added the below hint to any addon packed with 7zip :

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This addon is packed with 7-zip, a packer tool similar to Winrar. You can get it from HERE, but the files can also be extracted with Winrar.


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Now we are asking you if this note is necessary or if we can leave it out in the futur.

Or would it be sufficient if we'd do it this way?

DOWNLOAD - Land Rover Defender 110 (v 0.5 Beta) - [10,6 MB (7zip)]

If you have another proposal feel free to post it in this thread smile.gif

Thank you for your time !


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post May 29 2008, 19:46
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It's probabley be worth putting something similar for .rar files. I know this doesn't apply to a lot of people on the forums, but there are still a lot of people who don't know what .rar format is.

I know this may be somewhat reactionary, but a lot of people aren't as nerdy as we are tongue.gif


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post May 29 2008, 21:21
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i uninstalled winrar once and for all - 7z is used only on my pc now. its great. i have been using winrar for the last 5 years or so. but 7z kicked it off my pc smile.gif
 
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post May 29 2008, 22:09
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QUOTE(D@V£ @ May 29 2008, 19:46) *
I know this may be somewhat reactionary, but a lot of people aren't as nerdy as we are tongue.gif
rofl.gif rofl.gif god am a nerd blink.gif any way iv put 7z in am useing it for my addons


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post May 30 2008, 21:27
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We can open 7z with wincom and with WinRar!
Let it be! I like it. smile.gif


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post May 30 2008, 23:04
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QUOTE(Bence @ May 30 2008, 22:27) *
We can open 7z with wincom and with WinRar!
Let it be! I like it. smile.gif


The question is not whether or not the 7zip format should be used any more, the question is if the notice about 7zip should still be added to newsposts wink.gif


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post May 31 2008, 09:34
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In my humble opinion I think there should be a little box somewhere on the page saying that the format supports winrar etc like a little help box or something?


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post Jun 2 2008, 11:00
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yes, because, a lot of people don't know really these programs. btw if you hate the 7-zip icons, you can change it with these ones:

http://www.vectorland.ru/7zip.html


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post Jun 5 2008, 14:00
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I think a small note about the file type is usefull, and I don't see how it could damage anyone mellow.gif
 
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post Jun 5 2008, 23:27
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QUOTE(Daniel Von Rommel @ Jun 5 2008, 15:00) *
I think a small note about the file type is usefull, and I don't see how it could damage anyone mellow.gif


http://www.winpenpack.com/main/download.php?view.46
That's a portable version of 7zip thumbsup.gif


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Daniel Von Rommel
post Jun 6 2008, 00:49
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I have Winrar tongue.gif
 
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