Small Wishlist for PA2007 ;]



  • I would like to suport this archive formats in PowerArchiver 2007 (because other archivers support this)

    full support (compression & decompression)(if not add only decompression):

    .7z (add dictionary size 100-900KB for BZip2, and for PPMd add dictionary size 1-1536MB and word size 2-32 words, and for LZMA add dictionary size 64KB-128MBMB and word size 8-273 words like in 7-Zip 4.43 archiver) (and add add BCJ2 compression method like IZArc 3.6.1260)

    .ace (with dictionary size 32-4096K, use Ace 2.0 & create soild archive like WinAce 2.65 or Squeez)

    **
    .bh** (add compression method Deflate, Fuse and BZ2 like IZArc 3.6.1260)

    .bza (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this, with method BZA and GZA)
    .cab (add compression method Quantium like IZArc 3.6.1260)

    .cpio (7-Zip 4.43 & TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this) http://www.gnu.org/software/cpio/cpio.html

    .dgc (better than .zip)
    http://www.emit.jp/dgca/dgca_e.html
    **
    .jar** (with SFX like WinAce 2.65 & Squeez)

    .kgb (better compression than .7z, add options to SFX archive)
    http://kgbarchiver.sourceforge.net/?lang=en
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/kgbarchiver/

    .ice (Produced by ICEOWS program)
    http://www.iceows.com/

    .lzh (add SFX)
    **
    .hki** & .hki1 & .hki2 & .hki3 (add SFX too)
    http://www.winhki.com/en/winhki1.htm

    .rar (add SFX and soild archive & advenced compression options (text&audio (channels&true color) &delta&32and64bit executable compression, dictionary size 64-4096KB, use memory, prodiction order) like WinRAR 3.61 & Squeez

    .rk (another better compression than .7z)
    http://www.msoftware.co.nz/

    .paq6, .paq7, .paq8 and variants (another better compression than .7z)
    http://www.cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/

    .pim (another better compression than .7z)
    http://www.encode.ru/

    .sqx (add SFX,dictionary size 32-4096kB, multimedia & EXE compression, soild archive, TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & Squeez support this)
    http://www.sqx-archiver.org/download.html

    .uha (another better compression than .7z)
    ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/uharc06b.zip
    http://www.klaimsoft.com/winuha/
    http://filecompress.altervista.org/
    http://www.brhack.net/

    .tbz (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .tgz (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 support this)

    .yz1 (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .zip (add dictionary size 100-900KB for BZip2, and for Deflete & Deflate64 add dictionary size 32KB and word size 8-258 words, like in 7-Zip 4.43 archiver)

    .zz
    http://debin.net/zzip/download.php#zzip

    only decompression:
    .a & .ar & .lib (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .alz
    http://www.estsoft.com/en
    http://www.altools.net/
    http://www.altools.net/ALTools/ALZip/tabid/53/Default.aspx
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/53042144@N00

    .bfl (game pack)

    .c2d (image(TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this))

    .cbz (Rar archive (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 support this))

    .cdi (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .cpt
    http://www.cyclos.com/compactpro.htm

    .dar
    http://dar.linux.free.fr/
    http://kdar.sourceforge.net/

    .deb ((Debian packes) 7-Zip 4.43 & TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .dmg (disk image in Mac OS “Safari extracter”)

    .ear & .war (java archives (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this))

    .gca (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .gza (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .ha (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)
    -ha 0.99 (improved PPMC - 4th order Markov modeling)
    ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/arcers/
    ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/utils/compress/ha0999p-linux.tar.gz

    .imp (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 support this)

    .ize (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .j (Jar archive)

    .lzs

    .lzx
    http://xavprods.free.fr/lzx/
    http://main.aminet.net/misc/unix/unlzx.c.gz
    http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/cabextract.php
    http://www.convertlit.com/

    .mbf (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .mdf (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .pak (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)
    -pak for MSDOS (LZW algorithm)
    ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/msdos/arcers/pak251.exe
    ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/arcers/

    .partimg
    http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page

    .pdi (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .pk2 & .pa4 ((Quake archives)7-Zip 4.43 support this)

    .rpm ((Red Hat packes) 7-Zip 4.43 & IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .s7z
    http://sixtyfive.xmghosting.com/

    .sit & .sitx & .pf & .image & .sea (StuffIt X - archive)
    http://ftp.linux.cz/pub/tex/CTAN/archive-tools/unstuff/
    ftp://mac.archive.umich.edu/mac/utilities/compressionapps/
    ftp://ftp.scruz.net/users/aladdin/public/

    .sqz -Squeeze for MSDOS (do not confuse with other ‘squeeze’ above) LZ77 with hashing. ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/msdos/arcers/sqz1083e.exe
    ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/arcers/

    .?q? -Squeeze for MSDOS (do not confuse with other ‘squeeze’ above above ;p).
    Static Huffman coding. ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/msdos/starter/ (squeeze) (unsqueeze)

    .tz (IZArc 3.6.1260 support this)

    .tzs (TUGZip 3.4.0.0 support this)

    .xef (WinAce 2.65 support this)

    .uif (CD image)

    .qda (game data)

    Please add this all :p

    I want that PA will be the best and more powerfull Compression Tool in the world.

    Sorry for my bad English 😉

    /Virtual_ManPL



  • @Virtual_ManPL:

    Sorry for my bad English

    Well, you could start with the PowerArchiver help files or even the features page -
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/features/
    and you would see that most of the popular ones you list are already supported. Of the popular ones that are missing - they are propriety and require licensing (e.g. ace, rar, sit compression).

    For the other non-supported formats, please could you explain WHY that particular format should be supported. If you have a specific private need - then use the format specific utility.
    Experimental and Beta formats should NOT be supported by a commercial product (rk, paq variants etc).
    It is not accurate (or even useful) to say XX supports more formats than YY - so XX is better.

    Note: a lot of “game formats” are actually just zip files 😃



  • @TBGBe:

    […] Of the popular ones that are missing - they are propriety and require licensing (e.g. ace, rar, sit compression).

    OK. I know, but decompression tool for sit it free (I think) 😉
    Here you have source code for it 🆒 http://ftp.linux.cz/pub/tex/CTAN/archive-tools/unstuff/

    @TBGBe:

    For the other non-supported formats, please could you explain WHY that particular format should be supported. If you have a specific private need - then use the format specific utility.

    I want advenced compression options for

    .7z
    (add dictionary size 100-900KB for BZip2, and for PPMd add dictionary size 1-1536MB and word size 2-32 words, and for LZMA add dictionary size 64KB-128MBMB and word size 8-273 words and add BCJ2 compression method like IZArc 3.6.1260)

    because I choose the best method compresion,dictionary&word size for me

    .bh (add choose compression method Deflate, Fuse and BZ2) like above

    .cab (add Quantium method) sometimes better than LZX

    .jar because I dont want to rename about one hundred packes to .zip 😉

    .kgb (add options to SFX archive) (much better compression than .7z)(best in the wolrd :D)
    http://kgbarchiver.sourceforge.net/?lang=en
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/kgbarchiver/


    see it 😃
    only medium, but it have Extreme nad Maximum Compresion :p
    http://kgbarchiver.sourceforge.net/en/tests.php

    .lzh (add SFX, because its usefull thing)

    .pim (another better compression than .7z, have very high compression ratio for media formats, and its very usefull)
    http://www.encode.ru/

    .sqx (add SFX,dictionary size 32-4096kB, multimedia & EXE compression, soild archive, TUGZip 3.4.0.0 & Squeez support this) (good compresion for data and media files)
    http://www.sqx-archiver.org/download.html

    .uha (another better compression than .7z)
    ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/uharc06b.zip
    http://www.klaimsoft.com/winuha/
    http://filecompress.altervista.org/
    http://www.brhack.net/

    .yz1 (good compression for images in .jpg)

    .zz (better than .zip and .rar)
    http://debin.net/zzip/download.php#zzip

    @TBGBe:

    Experimental and Beta formats should NOT be supported by a commercial product (rk, paq variants etc).
    It is not accurate (or even useful) to say XX supports more formats than YY - so XX is better.

    I dont know that, the .rk and .paq is beta formats :p

    @TBGBe:

    Note: a lot of “game formats” are actually just zip files 😃

    Good to hear that 😃


  • conexware

    For version 10.00 you are able to create decompression plugins for formats (e.g. .sit, .kgb, .rk and so on) not supported by PA.

    For future version - we will probably have support for compression plugins:)


  • conexware

    p.s. doesnt KGB take like an month to compress 100 MB of data? You could go on vacation and when you come back,it still wouldnt be done 🙂



  • I installed KGB Commpression Utility and I was amazed how slow and poor it was on compressing files! and no way did it beat 7z!

    I had it for a day and uninstalled it! and no way would I recommend or ask PA to include such a code to be implemented.



  • JAR - Isn’t this already supported (Java Archives)?
    SQX - Plug-in supported by PA 2007(10) format exists
    UHA, ZZ - Still beta
    BH, CAB, YZ1 - Format no longer under development
    PIM - Don’t know this and your link isn’t working (for me).
    7z - If you need that variety of setting use 7-zip, PA only needs to offer most generally useful (e.g. best speed or max compression).
    Note: 7z SFX is in PA 2007(10)
    KGB - Again, could/should be done via plug-in, if someone wants to create one :p


  • conexware

    there is nothing wrong with having gazillion formats… thats why there will be plugins :-).



  • OK, my mistake, I add too much shi… (bad;))&old formats :p (yes KGB is veryyyyy slowww :eek:, in the maximum compression)

    .7z OWNS!!! 😃

    but genaraly I only want that, the PA use in the best compression ratio (Ultra method) in .7z format

    method compression: LZMA (I think PA already use this:p)
    dictionary size: 64KB - 128MB for dictionary (PA choose the max mem in my comp, I know that 128MB dictionary use 1375MB for compression)
    word size: 273 words (for best compression ratio, but I dont know how many PA have this)

    because I test 7Zip 4.43 (LZMA,64MB dictionary_,273 words,soild archive) and PA2006 9.63.02(Ultra,soild)
    and I saw that, the 7Zip 4.43 better compresed .7z format (1,5%).
    I test 708MB with data,pictures(jpg,bmp),music(mp3,wav),some video clips

    Please change this options for better compresion ratio like 7Zip:D_



  • @Virtual_ManPL:

    OK, my mistake, I add too much shi… (bad;))&old formats :p (yes KGB is veryyyyy slowww :eek:, in the maximum compression)

    .7z OWNS!!! 😃

    but genaraly I only want that, the PA use in the best compression ratio (Ultra method) in .7z format

    method compression: LZMA (I think PA already use this:p)
    dictionary size: 64KB - 128MB for dictionary (PA choose the max mem in my comp, I know that 128MB dictionary use 1375MB for compression)
    word size: 273 words (for best compression ratio, but I dont know how many PA have this)

    because I test 7Zip 4.43 (LZMA,64MB dictionary_,273 words,soild archive) and PA2006 9.63.02(Ultra,soild)
    and I saw that, the 7Zip 4.43 better compresed .7z format (1,5%).
    I test 708MB with data,pictures(jpg,bmp),music(mp3,wav),some video clips

    Please change this options for better compresion ratio like 7Zip:D

    in PA help
    Things to know about 7-Zip (and its shortcomings)

    Due to its strong compression settings, 7-Zip at Ultra setting will take up a large amount of memory - 369 MB (34 MB for decompression)! If you use 7-Zip’s Maximum compression setting, memory usage will go down to 84 MB (10 MB for decompression) and if you use Normal setting, 7-Zip will use 27 MB of your memory and need only 4 MB for decompression.
    –-------------------------
    Hmm…I think PA use small dictionary for better compability with old PC …
    And you can use large dictionary size in 7-zip if use virtual memory(pagefile)_


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