Need winzip and winrar for DOS ?

Getting old software/games running on older hardware.

Re: Need winzip and winrar for DOS ?

Postby appiah4 » 2019-7-02 @ 12:36

Whatever the hell happened to ARJ over the years, by the way? Why did it disappear? It was so much better than ZIP.
A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719|DB-S2
i586:P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/400|128M|Rage|V2|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X1950PRO|SB0350
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Re: Need winzip and winrar for DOS ?

Postby dr_st » 2019-7-02 @ 14:35

ARJ is still out there, just nobody uses it. I think it lost the battle on compression rate and features to RAR/7Z, and lost the battle on simplicity and ubiquitousness to ZIP.
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Re: Need winzip and winrar for DOS ?

Postby Grzyb » 2019-7-02 @ 21:35

ARJ saw no real improvement for decades now, its creator at some point wanted to replace it with a new program - JAR (not to be confused with Java ARchiver), but it failed to get traction.
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