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Old 15 October 2005, 13:36   #1
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Compressed HDF saving

Is it possible to add HDF saving like you would with IPFs?

Maybe create another file with the changes. I'd like to see this for compressed and non-compressed HDF's as it'd make life easier for the HDF project as I'll be using CRCs and dats for others to easily ensure they have the correct files etc..

It'd also make saving games/high scores possible with compressed HDFs

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Old 17 October 2005, 22:00   #2
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I dont see much sense in using compressed HDFs. Wouldnt it be more efficient and smarter to directly support Zip-Archives as Harddrives?
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No as windows filesystem can't handle all amiga filenames!

Also the idea is so the HDFs I'm doing can have a consistent CRC and an editable zip doesn't!
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Old 17 October 2005, 23:03   #4
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No as windows filesystem can't handle all amiga filenames!
Zips can? Or rather they dont care how the 8-bit Strings are encoded, plus they allow storing of metadata per file. If you dont like Zip, you could use lha. Everythings better than a hdf IMHO.

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Also the idea is so the HDFs I'm doing can have a consistent CRC and an editable zip doesn't!
A writeable HDF wont have consistent CRC too. Why is that required anyways? For auditing multiple a Zip has the additional advantage that, say 2 people can update the whdload-slave in the Zip independly and both have valid CRC`s. On a HDF it has to be bit-exact.
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A writeable HDF wont have consistent CRC too. Why is that required anyways? For auditing multiple a Zip has the additional advantage that, say 2 people can update the whdload-slave in the Zip independly and both have valid CRC`s. On a HDF it has to be bit-exact.
You don't follow..

HDFs are already writeable.. but if you ZIP em or write protect them they then are not!

I'd like to see a feature where any saves to a HDF are parsed to another file, and when the HDF is loaded the parsed file is loaded too and any changes are made.

Do you see where I'm going
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You don't follow..

HDFs are already writeable.. but if you ZIP em or write protect them they then are not!

I'd like to see a feature where any saves to a HDF are parsed to another file, and when the HDF is loaded the parsed file is loaded too and any changes are made.

Do you see where I'm going
Ahhhh, got it
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