Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

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Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby Leftos on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:53 am

Just a quick note to all modders, especially those who make big update packs, regarding the comparison of compression algorithms.

Single Jersey
Uncompressed: 3.97MB
RAR (best profile): 1.06MB
LZMA (maximum profile): 0.93MB (12% better)

5 Jerseys
Uncompressed: 19.6MB
RAR (best profile, solid): 4.64MB
LZMA (maximum profile, solid): 3.25MB (30% better)

30 Teams, 75 Jerseys
Uncompressed: 294MB
RAR (best profile, solid): 68.5MB
LZMA (maximum profile, solid): 35.8MB (48% better)

So, obvious result, LZMA offers much better compression on those uncompressed IFF files, offering almost half the filesize on a big 30-team jersey update pack. You'll save both your and your end user's bandwidth, by switching to 7-zip, and thus, LZMA.
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:46 am

Good idea noting this again. (Y)
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby Leftos on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:53 am

Yeah, I was seeing Cyberface packs and other mods being released in .zip, and I was thinking, what the hell? :P
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby benji on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:57 am

I just 7zipped a two hour movie into 5 MB!
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby Leftos on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:58 am

You're really bored, benji, aren't you?
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby shadowgrin on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:48 am

HE'S USING HYPNOSIS!
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby Leftos on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:51 am

Duh. Repost in this section was required because of all the people unaware of that sticky posting big mods in .zip.
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby shadowgrin on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:01 am

I know the repost because of Andrew's post duh. Posting for reference of a past thread for info that might be useful there that isn't or may not posted here again duh.
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby Leftos on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:03 am

Well... duh.

Thank you.
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby JaoSming on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:09 am

benji wrote:I just 7zipped a two hour movie into 5 MB!

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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby shadowgrin on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:13 pm

Leftos wrote:Well... duh.

Thank you.

Wanted to say 'you're welcome' in Greek but too bored to Google translate it.
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby skoadam on Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:33 am

ehh really want to use it but still get over 100mb and cant upload on NLSC :(
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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby Phreezy P on Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:37 am

JaoSming wrote:
benji wrote:I just 7zipped a two hour movie into 5 MB!

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Re: Why using LZMA (7zip) is better than ZIP/RAR

Postby Maverick on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:24 am

benji wrote:I just 7zipped a two hour movie into 5 MB!

ass :lol: 7-zip is the best but it just doesn't have the "Recovery Record" capability that winRaR have.
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