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jellie2252
25th July 2009, 03:13 AM
ive been to quite a few rom sites that five me 7z files and they dont work on project 64! but most of the rom sites supply 7z..... help????

Tetris
25th July 2009, 03:48 AM
.7z is a compressed file, just like .zip, .rar, ect.

To un-compress the file in it (to get the .z64, .v64, or .rom), download 7-Zip.

Hope this helps! :D

wildgoosespeeder
25th July 2009, 04:38 PM
I use WinRAR (http://www.rarlab.com/) to extract from .7z files. It's also good for several other compression file formats.

HatCat
25th July 2009, 06:57 PM
WinRAR is still way faster and better at memory management, but I still use 7ZFM because it supports way more formats that I see from time-to-time. It also compresses ZIP archives into very slightly smaller files if you want to get into byte details, in general, though sometimes they're about the same. A little over half the time, files resulting from 7Z compression are, by this same margin, slightly smaller than files from RAR.

Truth Unknown
25th July 2009, 10:08 PM
Not to mention 7-zip (http://www.7-zip.org/) (7ZFM) is freeware and open source (some care about that). While WinRAR is trialware and I'm not sure what happens after the trial.

squall_leonhart
26th July 2009, 12:25 PM
it nags you with a your trial has expired prompt every start.

Topken
26th July 2009, 04:07 PM
but you dont have to open the program to extract files. i dont anyways i just rick click the file and say extract to "folder name" and then move the files where i need them

HatCat
27th July 2009, 09:10 PM
That works if you have WinXP or some other integration. WinXP came with an internal handler for ZIP.
Not to mention 7-zip (http://www.7-zip.org/) (7ZFM) is freeware and open source (some care about that). While WinRAR is trialware and I'm not sure what happens after the trial.

RAR/ZIP/ACE have been studied for password-cracking. This research has not been published for 7Z.

not that I ever care to password my files
As freeware I'm sure that's some social factor behind that.