So explain to me what happened when these DMS files would not decompress. Error message? Stopped after a certain track? Didn't recognize the format? You probably need to upgrade past 1.0 of DMS.
I never called DMS the format of choice. And your analogy is extremely skewed, Cody! Try substituting DMS with ARC. DMS was the last developed/supported disk archiver then and is still used today, which you cannot claim about Buster Keaton films on combustible celluloid. Nice try, but the format is not that primitive just because you don't prefer it!
As for support, I have had as much failure with gzip decompression as with xdms.