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Old 16 October 2013, 11:02   #1043
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Kickstart unpacking is now *a*lot*faster* with a new decruncher: Instead of LZX, the ACA500 now uses "Nibbler", a decompression software by bitBrain Studios (Sweden). While it's a tiny bit less efficient in compression, it's a good 2x faster than decompression with LZX, taking startup time with "just a 14MHz 68000" to a respectable 3.5 seconds. With a 68030-33, you barely have the time to read the "decrunching..." message: Kickstart 3.1 decrunching is done after just over one second.

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