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Compress Tools upgraded to version 3.0

03 February 2015 5:48PM EST - Update by Bregalad

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For people looking to compress their data, Compress Tools is very versatile and support many compression algorithms, in addition to allow users to add their own.

The features are :

  • Use input scripts as data (more versatile than binary files)
  • Input data is defined as a set of randomly-accessible small data blocks (rather than a big file of binary data)
  • Output to either assembly language or binary files
  • Support non-ASCII encodings, support for unicode (UTF-8) input
  • Can analyse data using all algorithms to find the best suited compression algorithm easily
  • Open source, users can add their own compression / decompression algorithms to the existing ones

The program has been rewritten entirely in C++, bugs has been fixed, and it is now easier to use. Enjoy !

CompressTools upgraded to version 2.0

22 July 2013 5:39AM EST - Update by Bregalad

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CompressTools has been upgraded to version 2.0

CompressTools is currently the most advanced tool for compressing data. It’s key feature is being able to “compile” data to be compressed from a script (instead of using raw files), and being able to separate multiple data blocks (like multiple maps or lines of text within a game, for instance).

It will then using a dozen of different compression algorithms, allowing the user to instantly see the most efficient algorithms, but it is also possible to force using a single algorithm and insert CompressTools in a compilation chain.

Some major fixups have been made since the last version.

New features :

  • Strings and chars can use all unicode chars, and they can be mapped to bytes.
  • Escape sequences are now implemented within strings.
  • The StaticDictionary algorithm is now much improved, it is still the slowest, especially for large data where it can take a dozen of minutes to compress, however, it is still “usuable”, as opposed to it’s previous version.
  • A tool to convert from plaintext to input scripts has been made.
  • No single byte blocks added any longer for compression parameters, now they are handled as defines