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Steve Gerome
10-02-2003, 06:01 PM
I have been searching the web for several weeks for RKC 1.02np Archiver which is listed at http://www.maximumcompression.com/. There is a similarly named program (RK 1.04.1a) which is not as good. The link seems to point to the same site but the program is not listed there. Please help me locate this program.

locustfurnace
10-02-2003, 06:50 PM
any reason you prefer this archiver? and version?
I prefer 7zip myself. since it is available in source file and can be compiled for just about any OS I run. Plus it handles zip, tarballs, rars as well as its own native 7z format.

maybe you can contact the author of RKC and see if they have an older version they can email you or point you to a link.
maybe someone on the board will have an old copy.

Steve Gerome
10-03-2003, 01:59 AM
I would like to use RKC 1.02 because the results at http://www.maximumcompression.com/ show it to have superior compression. I tried contacting the author when I first became aware of the program but have not yet received any reply.

I would prefer v1.02 of the program but would be happy with an earlier version if anyone can help.

locustfurnace
10-03-2003, 02:31 AM
oh ok, looking at the homepage for the RKC program i see that the site is rather old, the last NEWs item is dated 28/10/2000, which makes me wonder if newer programs, such as the 7zip will compress better, being it is still being developed today. Does not appear that the RPC is developed anymore. unless the news just is improperly dated.
http://www.7-zip.org/
I do rem the page now, since it has an audio compressor on it, I might have downloaded a version before. I'll have to look around on CD archives.

Steve Gerome
10-03-2003, 11:30 PM
Thanks, I greatly appreciate your help but it looks as though this one may be just too tough a task for anyone here. The compression test results at http://www.maximumcompression.com/ show 7-Zip version 3.09.01 to be quite poor when compared against several other compression programs. 7-Zip version 3.09.01 was released on September 6th 2003 so the tests are pretty much up to date. If you look on the summary page under "Best overall compression program" 7-zip is not even a contender.



Regards,

Steve Gerome

locustfurnace
10-04-2003, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by Steve Gerome@Oct 3 2003, 10:30 PM
Thanks, I greatly appreciate your help but it looks as though this one may be just too tough a task for anyone here. The compression test results at http://www.maximumcompression.com/ show 7-Zip version 3.09.01 to be quite poor when compared against several other compression programs. 7-Zip version 3.09.01 was released on September 6th 2003 so the tests are pretty much up to date. If you look on the summary page under "Best overall compression program" 7-zip is not even a contender.

Regards,

Steve Gerome
First, dont give up hope. so far I am the only one who has replied to your request, there are others who might be able to find this program.

The one thing also, which I do not see mentioned on the page, is how long it took to compress the data, maybe the time is there, but I missed it.
if the time to compress is extremely long, I don't care how well something can pack a file, I am not waiting very long. Especically when packing 10 or 20,000 files. So you should also take that into consideration, the smaller and tighter the compression gets the file, the longer it has to work on the file and the slower packing your files is going to take.

in the Summary, I only see the RKC mentioned once time, while I see lots of mentions for DURILCA 0.2, what about this compression app, have you located this one? seems to even do a better job than the RKC

another thing to consider is if your distribute any of these compressed files, can others open them. I use the 7zip, since I can use it on just about any platform I operate. and the same 7zip program can unzip a wide variety of other formats, such as RAR, tarballs, zips. This way I dont have to have a bunch of other tools for every file format out there.

Guest
10-04-2003, 11:47 AM
I have been searching the web for several weeks for RKC 1.02np Archiver which is listed at http://www.maximumcompression.com/. There is a similarly named program (RK 1.04.1a) which is not as good. The link seems to point to the same site but the program is not listed there. Please help me locate this program.

RKC is a non-public version, it's still in testing phase. RK 1.04.1a is an older version of the program, which is freely available, but has less compression. So, just be patient...


Regards,
Werner

Webmaster http://www.maximumcompression.com/

Goslow
10-04-2003, 11:55 AM
Thanks, I greatly appreciate your help but it looks as though this one may be just too tough a task for anyone here.
He He That was as subtle as a sledge hammer :)

Have you tried contacting the authors of the testing site :
info@maximumcompression.com

If they recently tested it presumably they have the file and may provide it however I suspect it is shareware.
I have seen an O.V. of the rk prog' but the link is dead I'm sure.
an alternative email & snailmail address (both old) is available for rk/rck? author however the current contact info explains:
Contact Details

As always I can be contacted via mtaylor@clear.net.nz.
I am quite busy these days, so it may take a little time for me to reply.

That address does seem to be accepting mail.
An OOOOO.V. ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/rk101a01.exe
RK File Archive v1.01 build 01 (alpha) (242,120 bytes)

Steve Gerome
10-07-2003, 04:13 PM
Thanks to all for your help.



Regards,

Steve (Sledge Hammer) Gerome

Steve Riley
11-10-2003, 03:32 AM
I've been trying to get a copy of this for ages. Author of RKC please make it public.

Pliskin
11-12-2003, 08:02 PM
The author of RKC (Malcolm Taylor) now has a new website at:

http://www.msoftware.co.nz/

The new site has downloads and a forum. There should be no problems for people wanting to try RKC 1.02 as they can contact Malcolm through the forum as well as email.

:rolleyes:

Pliskin
11-16-2003, 08:10 PM
Malcolm Taylor has made RKC 1.02 available for download from his new site.

http://www.msoftware.co.nz/

:)

Alan
01-29-2005, 07:35 AM
I'm looking for a copy of the freeware file compressor LHA32 Version 1.88.3.14. The program is listed in the results over at http://www.maximumcompression.com and it has a higher compression ratio than any other version of LHA. Could someone please supply me with a direct download link or home page for this version of LHA32.

Please note that I have copies of ALL other versions of LHA except 1.88.3.14.


Please Help!

Alan

locustfurnace
01-29-2005, 01:30 PM
related topic merged

Alan
02-01-2005, 02:44 PM
Finally found version 1.88.3.14. Also found what appears to be the last of the 1.88 versions, 1.88.4.16. Big thank you to Raiko for the information about LHA32 and Unlha32.dll.

"As of 1996 the 'Lha32.exe' was used in connection with 'Unlha32.dll'. The version number on maximumcompression refers to this DLL."

ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/lha32106.exe (Lha32.exe v1.06)

http://download.seesaa.jp/archive/win/dll/ULH3188C.exe (Unlha32.dll v1.88.3.14)

http://www.miraisha.co.jp/mirai/download/p...in/ULH3188D.EXE (http://www.miraisha.co.jp/mirai/download/pg/win/ULH3188D.EXE) (Unlha32.dll v1.88.4.16)

Alan
02-02-2005, 04:43 PM
Version 1.96.4.14 was released today (February 2nd 2005).

Download Unlha32.dll v1.96.4.14: http://www2.nsknet.or.jp/~micco/dlfile/ULH3196D.EXE


I recommend using LHAMelting (FREEWARE) rather than LHA32.exe if you prefer Windows GUI apps.

Download LHAMelting v1.39.2.11: http://www2.nsknet.or.jp/~micco/mysoft/lhmelt.htm

Alan
02-02-2005, 07:00 PM
All future updates should be available from this site...

http://www2.nsknet.or.jp/~micco/micindex.html