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Require archives for downloads

Postby DerEric » Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:37 am

I think a rule that requires archives (ideally .zip/.rar/.7z) for download links would make sense.
If such a rule is not in place, cases like this may occur, which is very annoying since one either has to buy MediaFire Pro for a very high price or they have to download every single file seperately, making the process of downloading an episode much harder than necessary.

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Re: Require archives for downloads

Postby marioman2007 » Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:34 am

I agree, also there should be a rule to not use sendspace (I think this exists) and 4shared.
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Re: Require archives for downloads

Postby Enjl » Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:47 am

their first misstep was using mediafire
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Re: Require archives for downloads

Postby DerEric » Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:54 pm

Enjl wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:47 am
their first misstep was using mediafire
I mean yes, but in this case, I'm simply annoyed by how difficult it is to download the episode.

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Re: Require archives for downloads

Postby 0lhi » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:41 am

DerEric wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:37 am
I think a rule that requires archives (ideally .zip/.rar/.7z) for download links would make sense.
I approve the idea, but want to make the additional request to only allow .zip and .7z, and to explicitly ban .rar in the future. Reason for that is that RAR is a proprietary format with limited support on certain operating systems. Opening those files can be a pain.

Another reason is that in the future, it is planned to add the PhysFS Library to TheXTech (for the purposes of both, Archiving and Coop Netplay). It will allow episodes inside 7z and ZIP Archives to be played without unpacking, which is not possible with RAR files.


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