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    Link:
    quad-sfx.zip (48 KB)

    What's inside:
    quad.exe - QUAD 1.12
    quad.sfx - A new SFX stub (Win32 console)
    makename.exe - Utility needed for SFX creation
    makesfx.bat - Script for SFX creation

    Instructions:
    Copy all files to some folder. Copy file for packing to current folder, if needed.

    Type:
    makesfx filename

    for example:

    makesfx mptrack.exe

    DONE!

    Enjoy!


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    it will be even better if quad.exe by itself will contain sfx module and command to make sfx from (un)compressed file. you can add small header to quad format to save original filename there, so sfx qad archives will contain sfx module+header+quad archive

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    Evantually, it can be done.

    Hint: instead of adding header, we can add footer. Any QUAD file can contain anything after compressed data - the decoder will just ignore such information.

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    That's a nice feature!
    IMHO sfx is a good strategy to raise the acceptance of a format, allowing users to just send executable files which anyone can extract.

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    Thanks Ilia!

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    I have released QUAD SFX "Send To" interface v0.3 beta which supports this excellent new stub.

    Download

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks LovePimple!

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    I have released v0.4 beta. This version has some improved code.


    Enjoy!

    Download

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    Thank you!

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    BTW encode, QUAD article at wikipedia has apparently been deleted...

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    Who did that?

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    Reduced Offset Lempel Ziv, (ROLZ) is a modification developed by Ross Williams to the LZ77 compression algorithm. This compression algorithm is part of the WinRK compression suite and the quad compressor.
    Its okay!

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    Just updated QUAD's homepage - now it's WIKI free!

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