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    Unhappy PLEASE HELP ME ABOUT THIS COMPRESSED ARCHIVE !!!

    PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME ABOUT THE THING HIGHLIGHTED WITH RED COLOR WHY IS IT WITH "-" sign



    Compressed Size shows (on ARC info) --> 8,028,260,705
    Original Size shows (on ARC info) --> 9,381,966,020

    But Original Compressed Size is --> 6,678,446,014

    That SFX size with "-" has something to do with that.

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    Clue: Your file is smaller than compressed size and the negative number is just your "original compressed size" - compressed size.
    Think about it.

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    And when I try to extract that "6,678,446,014" sized data with FreeARC then it gives error "seek: invalid argument (Invalid argument)" while other archives compressed with REP can be easily extracted. What is that "SFX size" ?

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    sfx means SelF eXtracting executable, a program that decompresses itself, that is the decompressor plus the archive at the end in one file. Let's say the decompressor is 100kb and the archive is 900kb, then the whole file is 1 MB. So SFX Size = File size-archive size=1MB-900KB=100kb.

    Now your file is 6.6 GB, but the archive is 8 GB, that's why SFX size gets calculated as 6.6-8GB = -1.4 GB.
    Clue: Your "data.bin" probably is not an executable.
    Last edited by batelnik; 22nd September 2014 at 01:02.

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    Maybe Bulat can throw some light here, but i don't remember any packet at position "-X" in a FA archive.AFAIK your archiver is broken. Did you try to verify it?

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    Gonzalo, the file is 1.4gb too short and the file name seems to end with "complete.edition", so it is just a broken download y como usa may├║sculas en su pregunta no quiero tanto reponder, pienso que debe comenzar a utilizar su cerebro.
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    @ batelnik:
    @ CoreGames: What my friend and i are trying to say, our way, is: http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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    JUST FOR INFORMATION :-

    The archive is not broken. During installation, the archive is converted to actual "8,028,260,705" sized compressed data so I can't figure out the process, I don't know what actually the installer do with the "6,678,446,014" archive.

    6,678,446,014 --> it has "-1,349,816,080" sfx size, but why with "-" sign ?
    After conversion, its size becomes
    "8,028,260,705" with same Arc Info, just that "-SFX size" disappears.

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    maybe only a bug (in the GUI) with a 32 bit size instead of 64

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