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22nd July, 2010 at 22:18:15 -

Rar, obviously.

You think people who like checking out MMF games want to install every little game? Not knowing for sure if you're writting stuff into registry, and installing dlls that'll stay on your system folder for the rest of your LIFE until you die? Some of us don't have the balls to format our C:\ every month because the program list is so big windows is too heavy and buggy. THINK MAN!! USE YOUR BRAIN!!!!! (don't be like circy)

 
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Rant. Over. Nice to see you posting again man!

 
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24th July, 2010 at 19:15:54 -

This shouldn't just apply to click games but all games/softwares with completely unnecessary installers.

 
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24th July, 2010 at 19:36:18 -

Or be even more awesome, and use the flash exporter!

 
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24th July, 2010 at 19:42:00 -

Don't use rar, just zip it. The few extra kilobytes you save isn't worth the 80% of people who will not know how to open it and then just delete it with out playing.

 
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24th July, 2010 at 20:42:58 -

I agree with the above statement

 
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24th July, 2010 at 23:15:19 -

Agreed 100%.
Anyone with XP or newer can open a zip file without having any extra software installed (unlike Rars), and like Ricky says, the difference in compression is pretty marginal.
And nobody likes installers.

 
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25th July, 2010 at 15:42:19 -

yeah.. damnit, i never realized that! now i HATE rar! I don't want it in my hdd, the only reason i haven't uninstalled right now is cuz someone else might upload something of interest with rar, but I'm join the non-rar movement as well. 1st commandment: Ye shall nawt uploadee thy rar fails

 
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26th July, 2010 at 16:55:00 -


Originally Posted by Ricky
Don't use rar, just zip it. The few extra kilobytes you save isn't worth the 80% of people who will not know how to open it and then just delete it with out playing.



I said that like 3 years ago and everyone disagreed

 
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26th July, 2010 at 17:20:39 -

cause everyone was 3 years younger, and quite retarded.

 
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27th July, 2010 at 01:31:30 -

Well if you have severely limited web space you might want your uploads to be a few K smaller. But in that case RAR isn't necessarily the right choice anyway.

 
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27th July, 2010 at 02:22:04 -

I like zips

 
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27th July, 2010 at 04:31:30 -

Special compression formats like rar and 7zip are good for group projects, where you can be sure that everyone can open it. They have their place, but that place is not public release.

 
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27th July, 2010 at 04:44:15 -

RAR does offer better compression for certain formats, but executables are not one of them.

RAR also has the benefit of being able to split an archive into multiple parts, while ZIP cannot.

 

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27th July, 2010 at 06:09:31 -


RAR also has the benefit of being able to split an archive into multiple parts, while ZIP cannot.



I'm pretty sure that ZIP can. I used to do it back in the olde days when you had one high speed 30Kbps computer for downloading those huge 8 MB games, and the only way to move it to the lame computers was by floppy disks.

 
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27th July, 2010 at 06:50:58 -

Yeah winzip and other programs can split up zip fip files. I remember because I downloaded tgf 1 over my parents 56k then moved it over to my computer via 8 or 10 floppies.

 
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28th July, 2010 at 09:00:08 -

If I was to upload a game to TDC i'd zip it, but if I had a finished game that was supposed to go on various download sites I'd make an installer.

 
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