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21 Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:41 am

that'll be hex editing.. see what they look like. Uncompressed vol files dont look to hard
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22 Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:05 pm

robindegen wrote:that'll be hex editing.. see what they look like. Uncompressed vol files dont look to hard

Indeed, btw
LZH isn't really that much of a hard thing, its a well documented compression algorithm.

Actually after looking trough it fast its quite a bit like this:

HEADER SO NUL FIRSTFILEMARKER SI ' NUL FIRSTLINEOFFILE
RESTOFFILE
LASTLINEOFFILE NUL FILEMARKER NUL FIRSTLINEOFFILE
RESTOFFILE
LASTLINEOFFILE NUL FILEMARKER NUL FIRSTLINEOFFILE
RESTOFFILE
LASTLINEOFFILE NUL FILEMARKER NUL FIRSTLINEOFFILE
RESTOFFILE
LASTLINEOFFILE NUL volsY EOT NUL firstfilename NUL secondfilename NUL

And goes on for a while like that...
Indeed its quite clear

The files are stored at the begining and the file list is stored as last.
I haven't figured out yet what the last bunch of lines mean... :|

Wow in 5 minutes :P
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23 Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:57 pm

LZH is patented, isn't it?
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24 Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:39 am

last time i opened a vol in notepad, start of file and end of files were special characters that i couldn't read...

i'll try again, and if that doesn't work, i'll add a text area to my compiler/decompiler and display the contents of a vol in it for testing.

but that won't help me with bmp :arrow: pbmp and vise versa
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25 Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:13 pm

doh! you dont open that with notepad.. you open it with a hex editor so you can actually see what characters it are (in hex)
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26 Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:02 pm

Force wrote:LZH is patented, isn't it?

Isn't it just a whole bunch of math formula's that form the compression algorithm. Cause if i don't mistake LZH is a little bit lossy, not much tough.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?tit ... edirect=no
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27 Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:29 am

i see a bunch of open source lzh compression/decompression programs, but they have so many features, it would take me awhile to find the part that i'm interested in. maybe when i have more time on my hands i'll take another look at it.

maybe i'll be able to find an open source bmp > pbmp and vise versa too.
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28 Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:40 am

Compression algorithms can be copyrighted or whatever.
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29 Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:00 am

i'm not sure. Wouldnt that be a software patent? I know for example you cant put a patent on a protocol that sits on top of TCP or UDP.
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30 Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:18 am

i think LZH/LHA was copyright by it's creator. but that doesn't stop people from writing programs that use his compression methods.

many of them are open source even.

even if you have to give him a share of your profits, if you make it for free, whats the problem?
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31 Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:23 pm

lhz stuff aside, this is my favorite vol tool
it has a drag and drop gui, so easy..

Google wrote:PakScape v0.11
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32 Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:32 am

Yeah, it's definitely a good prog for the beginning modder, who doesn't care to deal with batch files and all that mumbo-jumbo. I've used it for years. Another good one was the Tribes++ Suite Tools or whatever it was called. Not quite as user-friendly, but you could extract lzh compressed vols with it, unlike with pakscape.
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33 Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:05 am

hi every1 my 1st post on plasmatic website i did d/l the vol file i been using the visvol is there any different really...and about the new mod ur working on i do map alot as u seen if u been in any UR mods ... and alittle coding... i have done from coding from scratch... but it is fun if u have permission to get a mod and change things to ur liking...y do all that tpying if u dont have too right lol .. im alittle lazy sometimes...OK every1 ill be by and check out the forums time to time and plasmatic nice site u have here bro and love ur mods and creations bro just hope tribes keep on keepin on :D
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34 Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:14 pm

lol longy where u drunk.... long time no see man
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35 Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:07 pm

hey BOB who r u by the way lol i dont know...
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36 Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:55 pm

BOB owns you
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37 Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:28 pm

the word "bob" turned on it's depth axis is "qoq", which is pronounced "rooster".

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38 Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:34 am

is that where he got it from? heh
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39 Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:38 pm

its GoatShot..... and i was in the 5th grade when i made this account so i have no idea where the name came from.. probably my arse
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40 Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:45 pm

i knew i knew it ... how u been my brother ... {LS} still rules bro.... come by see me if im around in my server....seeya
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