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Old 08-22-2007, 11:37 PM   #1
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Compressing 1GB into 1MB ...

Hello!

I am looking for an archiver to compress GB's into MB's. The reason I know a software like that exists is because once I downloaded an archive file from megagames.com thinking it is a NoCD crack but it came out to be an entire game of more than 1GB where the actual file size was around 1MB. I have found KGB Archiver but have not tired it yet. But if anyone else know a better software for doing mega compressions, please post it here.

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Old 08-22-2007, 11:59 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:13 AM   #3
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7-zip has the best compression ratio out there, IIRC

It's free too
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:13 AM   #4
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haha.

But really. Compression size depends on 2 main things. 1) compression format 2) similiar data.

I think you may want to look into 7zip. It is the newest archive type. I used it on Linux a few times but i think it works on Windows and OS X too.
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But it is possible to compress big file sizes into small ones using extreme compression? 7-Zip, I will give it a shot, KGB Archiver crashed in Vista once I was about to start the compression.

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Old 08-23-2007, 12:17 AM   #6
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But it is possible to compress big file sizes into small ones using extreme compression? 7-Zip, I will give it a shot, KGB Archiver crashed in Vista once I was about to start the compression.

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Compressing 1GB into 1MB is literally impossible unless most of the data is the same. A giant 1GB bitmap image made up of only the color blue will compress very small, but it's impossible to get a 1GB game into 1MB, something was ******ed there.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:19 AM   #7
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I wish I could find that file again on Megagames.com but I was amazed too. I put that file on a floppy disk and then extracted and it still came out to be 1GB. I don't know how it was done.

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Old 08-23-2007, 12:26 AM   #8
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I compressed a 650MB blank 15000x15000 bmp into a 96KB 7z file.. yeah I'm bored

Anyway a lot of the game data must have been blank Did you check the file sizes or try to install it?
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:34 AM   #9
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OP, what you found was a fake dummy file so that once extracted it will look exactly like the cd size for size. there wont be any useful data in there if you had a look.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:06 AM   #10
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I have never heard of this.

Storage companies have advanced compression software, however, not even they can push the compression to that petite amount of megabytes.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:58 PM   #11
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One time I compressed a whole 4Gb DVD into 4 Mb. Then I copied my whole DVD collection onto 1 disc...

well, no i didnt actually do that. I wish I could but I would loose a lot of quality... a LOT.
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