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Xterria
08-06-2003, 10:54 PM
just a quickie cuz i dont wanna look it up. if it doesn't come with windows, should i still distribute my games as .rar's? my games like 20 megs but gets sqweezed down to 4. it's amazing technology. .zip may be more common but it only cuts the size half. whats everyones opinion?

gcn_zelda
08-06-2003, 10:55 PM
I doubt it... try rarlab.com
edit-to answer your question, I believe that .rar files are self-extracting(you don't need winrar to open them) so yes, you may as well.

RoD
08-06-2003, 10:56 PM
no you have to download it elsewhere. Try download.com

Xterria
08-06-2003, 11:03 PM
that sucks. does any other program have the capability of using .rars?
//edit so you mean nobody needs any zip program? sounds too good to be true. are you sure?

gcn_zelda
08-06-2003, 11:07 PM
rars extract themselves, so you don't need another program to do it.

vasanth
08-07-2003, 12:27 AM
winrar can handle even zip, cab and other types of acrhives... Winrar can be done without have self extracting option same as winzip and can save space.. But if the host PC does not have winrar it is better to buoild self extracting rar files.. and yea rar has greater compression ration than zip.. and i use it always...