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Post by impossybull » 13 Jul 2019

If game releases were in a .zip file instead of a .rar file, more people might install it, because most operating systems open .zip files natively, but not .rar files. 7-zip is a good tool to make them with.

Obviously everyone that plays currently can open them, but many people don't have WinRar installed.
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Post by OneManArmy » 13 Jul 2019

which archivator can extract zip and can't rar?
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Post by impossybull » 13 Jul 2019

Windows can extract .zip without even installing a separate program. It can't do .rar though.
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Post by OneManArmy » 13 Jul 2019

i think in rar archive size was smaller. Will do size comparison test.
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Post by impossybull » 13 Jul 2019

Alright, thanks. I thought I'd suggest the change. :)
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Post by Peru » 14 Jul 2019

Yeah I definitely agree, it's really obnoxious to extract rar on linux. I think that convenience of using .zip is more important than size of file unless difference is really big.
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Post by OneManArmy » 14 Jul 2019

@Peru what?
Linux and Mac builds are always in zip archive. Only Windows builds are in rar.
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Post by impossybull » 14 Jul 2019

Lol I never noticed that it's just the Windows builds (I only play on Windows)
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Post by OneManArmy » 14 Jul 2019

Yes, and here you can see file type:
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Post by impossybull » 14 Jul 2019

Yeah, I noticed they are different sizes but not the extensions :/
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