Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

General discussion about Super Mario Bros. X.
User avatar
Oshi
Kamikaze Koopa
Kamikaze Koopa
Posts: 1217
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:34 pm
Flair: Nothing interesting here, move along
Current Project: Not worth mentioning
Chat Username: Oshi#3433

Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Oshi » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:12 am

In order to open a RAR file, you have to download Winzip, which is free at first but then you have to pay to use it. Sooo....

CAN WE JUST BAN UPLOADING A RAR FILE FOR CHRIST SAKE!!!

Seriously, 7-zip, another file opening service, is free and you don't have it for a small amount of time so...

Can we stop?

(also I might of overreacted a bit but this needs to be banned so I don't care)
If you are interested in Mafia, RTD, or DnD, please check out Minigame Plaza. Unfortunately the server has been declining recently, and we would like people like you to join.
Spoiler: show
godblessamerica21 wrote: when i get mod your ass is grass amigo
projects I support: show
Image
Image

User avatar
Amine Retro
Purple Yoshi Egg
Purple Yoshi Egg
Posts: 518
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:20 am
Chat Username: Bench-kun

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Amine Retro » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:31 am

No.
my signature
my discord server. we have a WIP episode there too, so you can join if you're interested.
i support: show
Image

User avatar
Ditchencat
Purple Yoshi Egg
Purple Yoshi Egg
Posts: 106
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:28 pm
Current Project: Various freelance games.
Chat Username: Ditchen

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Ditchencat » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:33 am

So you want something banned because its an inconvenience to you... And not because of other reasons such as malicious and unsafe.

>.>
You're all cats. Aren't you..

glitch4
Ludwig von Koopa
Ludwig von Koopa
Posts: 2571
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:43 pm

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby glitch4 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:37 am

no

User avatar
Danny
Mario
Mario
Posts: 4038
Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:12 pm
Chat Username: Syndrilevosse#3884

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Danny » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:38 am

Uh... Newsflash, but you can open .rar files with more than one program, and one of those programs is, in fact, 7-Zip. So if you can open .rar files with 7-Zip, why are you complaining? Seems kind of silly.

Also, for future reference, just because you want something to be banned doesn't mean it's just immediately going to get banned. You'd have to give a real good case and be a real good talker if you want to get the staff to ban something or someone for you.
I used to be 8bitmushroom but not anymore.
If you need to get in contact with me, message me on Discord, or find me at SMW Central's Discord server where I moderate.

User avatar
Ditchencat
Purple Yoshi Egg
Purple Yoshi Egg
Posts: 106
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:28 pm
Current Project: Various freelance games.
Chat Username: Ditchen

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Ditchencat » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:42 am

Could you imagine this?
"Wow! What a wonderful episode! The custom GFX are spot on, the Music is well picked, and the Level Design is the best i've seen in years. But... Its a RAR Zipped file, so into the garbage it goes."
You're all cats. Aren't you..

User avatar
Danny
Mario
Mario
Posts: 4038
Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:12 pm
Chat Username: Syndrilevosse#3884

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Danny » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:44 am

Ditchencat wrote:Could you imagine this?
"Wow! What a wonderful episode! The custom GFX are spot on, the Music is well picked, and the Level Design is the best i've seen in years. But... Its a RAR Zipped file, so into the garbage it goes."
Maybe this is how we should actually handle .rar files, that way if there are any good episodes released, we'd never be able to play them.
I used to be 8bitmushroom but not anymore.
If you need to get in contact with me, message me on Discord, or find me at SMW Central's Discord server where I moderate.

User avatar
sleepyLundus
Banned
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:15 pm
Chat Username: sleepyLundus
Contact:

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby sleepyLundus » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:46 am

I'll try to use zip from now on.
Image
Avatar is from the Horrortale comic by Sour-Apple Studios.

User avatar
Mosaic
Ludwig von Koopa
Ludwig von Koopa
Posts: 2846
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:07 pm
Flair: All has a reason behind it, even if it's tough.
Current Project: The Mosaic Group's Journey, Toad's SMB Adventure, Mosaic Adventures and Other Secret Projects?
Chat Username: Mosaic
Contact:

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Mosaic » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:51 am

Even though this is just silly, i do usually use Zip files as opposed to Rar files anyway

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. If you do, put this in your signature.
And Here's The Proof
My Rainbow Of Levels
Mosaic's Museum(My Discord)

Image

Image

Danny wrote:Here's some constructive criticism: What the hell.
Witchking wrote:Approved!

Discord Quotes: show
Image


User avatar
bossedit8
Banned
Posts: 6846
Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:35 pm
Current Project: Airship Attack 2
Chat Username: <3 bossedit8 <3
Contact:

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby bossedit8 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:01 pm

I find it funny how I got the same silly complaint when I was new to the whole file categories and such but after discovering different amount of tools online that you can gather so you can unpack those files that are unreadable for regular means it's not bad... you just gotta use that specific tool such as 7zip (which is free and easy to use) you can get used to it. Doesn't mean you have to but it's an option for you to provide such tools to develope different amount of extensions a data can have to store files with and (un)pack it. Also reminder that a .rar file or others such as .7z requires less storage space unlike a regular folder or zip folders so you can take advantage of that aswell!

User avatar
Oshi
Kamikaze Koopa
Kamikaze Koopa
Posts: 1217
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:34 pm
Flair: Nothing interesting here, move along
Current Project: Not worth mentioning
Chat Username: Oshi#3433

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Oshi » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:11 pm

Welp nevermind
If you are interested in Mafia, RTD, or DnD, please check out Minigame Plaza. Unfortunately the server has been declining recently, and we would like people like you to join.
Spoiler: show
godblessamerica21 wrote: when i get mod your ass is grass amigo
projects I support: show
Image
Image

User avatar
Radiance
Level Reviewer
Level Reviewer
Posts: 1295
Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:53 am
Current Project: viewtopic.php?t=16308

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Radiance » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:32 pm

I'll be waiting for the time that somebody would want to ban .mp3 because it's larger than .ogg.

User avatar
bossedit8
Banned
Posts: 6846
Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:35 pm
Current Project: Airship Attack 2
Chat Username: <3 bossedit8 <3
Contact:

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby bossedit8 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:01 pm

Eh, MP3s are still fine aslong as it's not too large or anything... infact you can make sure to lessen the file's size with Audacity so you can have a proper sound quality and loop... but of course OGG files are way more optimizeable for that matter aswell instead of MP3 files by getting a proper looppoint while listening to music ingame.

User avatar
MarioboyFan602
Swooper
Swooper
Posts: 101
Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:52 pm
Current Project: Super Mario Bros Remake
Chat Username: MarioboyFan602
Contact:

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby MarioboyFan602 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:03 pm

wow... you can use 7-Zip to Open RAR files, i did it before, i downloaded a RAR file, and i opened it using 7-Zip. no need to make a rant about it because you dont like them.
-----Current Projects-----
Spoiler: show
Image
I Try my Best and be as Nice as Possible to Anyone :D

Zha Hong Lang
Lakitu
Lakitu
Posts: 445
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:14 am

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Zha Hong Lang » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:19 pm

Mr Briney wrote:I'll be waiting for the time that somebody would want to ban .mp3 because it's larger than .ogg.
I actually heard someone a little while back say that they'd ban mp3 if they hosted their own contest. I think that what they were really after, though, were the 30-minute-extended mp3s that come from youtube video-to-mp3 converters. There are much smaller mp3s which work just fine.
(formerly Jayoshi, Luigi, Luigi.net)

User avatar
The0x539
Nipper Plant
Nipper Plant
Posts: 751
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:02 pm
Current Project: SMBX2

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby The0x539 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:27 pm

Zha Hong Lang wrote:
Mr Briney wrote:I'll be waiting for the time that somebody would want to ban .mp3 because it's larger than .ogg.
I actually heard someone a little while back say that they'd ban mp3 if they hosted their own contest. I think that what they were really after, though, were the 30-minute-extended mp3s that come from youtube video-to-mp3 converters. There are much smaller mp3s which work just fine.
Might have been me, and no, there's just not really a good reason not to use ogg (or midi or spc).

User avatar
Oshi
Kamikaze Koopa
Kamikaze Koopa
Posts: 1217
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:34 pm
Flair: Nothing interesting here, move along
Current Project: Not worth mentioning
Chat Username: Oshi#3433

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Oshi » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:38 pm

So at the time making this i had no idea that 7-zip could open .rar files.

Thanks for telling me though, I appreciate it.

Also this topic has no point anymore and should be locked
If you are interested in Mafia, RTD, or DnD, please check out Minigame Plaza. Unfortunately the server has been declining recently, and we would like people like you to join.
Spoiler: show
godblessamerica21 wrote: when i get mod your ass is grass amigo
projects I support: show
Image
Image

Zha Hong Lang
Lakitu
Lakitu
Posts: 445
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:14 am

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Zha Hong Lang » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:39 pm

The0x539 wrote:
Zha Hong Lang wrote:I actually heard someone a little while back say that they'd ban mp3 if they hosted their own contest. I think that what they were really after, though, were the 30-minute-extended mp3s that come from youtube video-to-mp3 converters. There are much smaller mp3s which work just fine.
Might have been me, and no, there's just not really a good reason not to use ogg (or midi or spc).
Alright then. For an smbx level contest I'd be fine with letting people use whatever filetypes they prefer, though if it were a different, cross-platform engine I'd opt for ogg vorbis myself. I've never been very fond of using midi, since the performance varies greatly depending on who's listening to it, and spc... isn't that just an SNES music filetype?
(formerly Jayoshi, Luigi, Luigi.net)

User avatar
The0x539
Nipper Plant
Nipper Plant
Posts: 751
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:02 pm
Current Project: SMBX2

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby The0x539 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:41 pm

Zha Hong Lang wrote:
The0x539 wrote:
Zha Hong Lang wrote:I actually heard someone a little while back say that they'd ban mp3 if they hosted their own contest. I think that what they were really after, though, were the 30-minute-extended mp3s that come from youtube video-to-mp3 converters. There are much smaller mp3s which work just fine.
Might have been me, and no, there's just not really a good reason not to use ogg (or midi or spc).
Alright then. For an smbx level contest I'd be fine with letting people use whatever filetypes they prefer, though if it were a different, cross-platform engine I'd opt for ogg vorbis myself. I've never been very fond of using midi, since the performance varies greatly depending on who's listening to it, and spc... isn't that just an SNES music filetype?
Yes, but SMBX2 supports it.

User avatar
Electriking
Posts: 4476
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:32 pm
Flair: I have NO idea what to put here
Current Project: Something
Chat Username: ElectriKing
Contact:

Re: Let's NOT use RAR zipped files plz

Postby Electriking » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:29 pm

So, what will be the next 'please can we not use'?

But yeah 7-Zip basically is able to extract most common file types.
SMM2 ID: JJF-P7G-FSF


Return to “General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: georgespezi12, MushroomBros64 and 31 guests