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Old 30 July 2004, 13:58   #1
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Stupid question..

Havent had to do it so far but i cant remember how to convert adf to adz.
Is it just a zip adf renamed to adz ?????
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Old 30 July 2004, 14:03   #2
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You need GZip (not the same as a ZIP tool), which you can find here: http://www.gzip.org

Command line is simply "gzip game.adf".

From the readme:

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		Note about zip vs. gzip:

The name 'gzip' was a very unfortunate choice, because zip and gzip
are two really different programs, although the actual compression and
decompression sources were written by the same persons. A different
name should have been used for gzip, but it is too late to change now.

zip is an archiver: it compresses several files into a single archive
file. gzip is a simple compressor: each file is compressed separately.
Both share the same compression and decompression code for the
'deflate' method.  unzip can also decompress old zip archives
(implode, shrink and reduce methods). gunzip can also decompress files
created by compress and pack. zip 2.0 and gzip do not support
compression methods other than deflation. (zip 1.0 supports shrink and
implode). Better compression methods may be added in future versions
of gzip. zip will always stick to absolute compatibility with pkzip,
it is thus constrained by PKWare, which is a commercial company.  The
gzip header format is deliberately different from that of pkzip to
avoid such a constraint.
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Old 30 July 2004, 14:10   #3
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Many ZIP tools (like WinZIP) support GZip uncompression, not sure about compression though.
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Going by those commands does that mean its a pure Dos proggy....Will it work with XP ????

Scrubb that...Sorry it does just checked
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Going by those commands does that mean its a pure Dos proggy....Will it work with XP ????

Scrubb that...Sorry it does just checked
Or an alternative:

http://www.simtel.net/product.php?ur...uct_page=63053
 
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Going by those commands does that mean its a pure Dos proggy....Will it work with XP ????

Scrubb that...Sorry it does just checked
Sure. Just for your information - there is a difference between a DOS program and a *command line* program. The later which is provided on that page.
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Oh i like that one

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