Swiss file formats

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Swiss file formats

Post by keilmillerjr » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:15 pm

Swiss can load dol and iso. Can it read these formats 7z compressed? If so, how will it effect performance? Is there a way to reduce library size?
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Re: Swiss file formats

Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:08 pm

you can use NKIT to shrink the images

=> https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/NKit
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
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Re: Swiss file formats

Post by keilmillerjr » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:16 pm

liquitt wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:08 pm
you can use NKIT to shrink the images

=> https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/NKit
Thank you for that. I am using mac 10.13.6.

Installed mono stable 6.8.0.105 via brew <brew install mono>.
<mono NKitProcessingApp.exe> yields <WARNING: The Carbon driver has not been ported to 64bits, and very few parts of Windows.Forms will work properly, or at all> and does not launch.
<mono --arch=32 /Applications/NKit_v1.4/NKitProcessingApp.exe> yields <Error: --arch=32 Failed to switch to 'mono32'.>

Installed wine 5.0 <brew cask install wine-stable>.
<wine NKitProcessingApp.exe> works, but can not drag and drop a file to add. Opening another process <wine explorer> does not allow drag and drop between processes.

<mono RecoverToNKit.exe <path>> seems to work. Empty dat files included with NKit was a little decieving.

Simpsons, The - Hit & Run (USA).7z 1.17GB
Extracted to 1.46
NKit processed gcz 738.3MB [MiB: 704.1]
NKit processed iso 909.3MB [MiB:867.2]

Huge space savings. Thank you.
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Re: Swiss file formats

Post by Papy.G » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:40 pm

Does anyone knows if using shrinked ISO or compressed GCZ would reduce slowdowns or just add more? (MKDD for example)

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Re: Swiss file formats

Post by Extrems » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:06 pm

Shrunk GCM has no real effect on performance when not using an optical medium. GCZ wouldn't help the problem cases of high bandwidth + high CPU usage FMVs, as they're incompressible.
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Re: Swiss file formats

Post by keilmillerjr » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:06 am

I can run mono RecoveryToNKit.exe from my boot disk, and input files from external disk. However, I can not change key Path to external disk. I also can not pass parameters to process when running off external disk. This is making the process painful as I do not have a large enough space on my boot disk to process all my iso's in one shot.

DAT ENTRIES
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summary Log Written as Errored!


Failed
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DatData.populateRedump: '.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character. Line 1, position 1.
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Re: Swiss file formats

Post by keilmillerjr » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:57 am

Is NKit open source?
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