Total SQX 1.10 (packer plug-in)

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Total SQX 1.10 (packer plug-in)

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There is a newer BETA version available. Please follow the discussion here:
http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?t=18020


Total SQX 1.10 is available. If you have questions please ask them here.

Total SQX 1.10
  • This plug-in adds support for SQX format known from {SpeedCommander} and {Squeez.} The main features are:
  • SQX is a powerful packer which allows the user to find the best balance between {high compression ratio and a fast operation }.
  • To increase both compression ratio and speed many options can be set. Special compressors are provided for {the multimedia-, audio-, text- and executable files}. IN addition solid archives can be created.
  • {Multi-volume archives} can be created based on predefined or userdefined sizes. Each type of self-extracting archives can be created as multi-volume archive.
  • Archives can be {encrypted with up to 256 Bit (AES)}. As a German product it's not subject to the strict to the strict Swiss cryptography export laws.
  • {Recovery data} can be added to the archive or saved externally to enable repairing of damaged archives.
  • The packer features {3 types} of{ self-extracting archives}. They can customized through many options.
  • Additional information like archive- and file comments, security attributes as well as extended timestamps and file streams can be saved.
  • The packer is almost completely localizable. Currently English, German, French, Danish and Dutch are included.
System requirements
The plug-in requires Total Commander 5.51. All 32 Bit-Windows versions (95/98/ME/2000/XP/2003) are supported.
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:D Hello Christian !

• Glad to see this thread open finally !

• Thank you for this GREAT plugin ! It compresses “The Hell” !

• Also, thanks to Sven who allows the use of his SFX-stuff ! 8)

• A very good start with this 1.0 version ! I announce it on the French forum too, like this is allowed for those unable to read English here ;)

{ Aside : Please, let me know about the French documentation distribution… }

:mrgreen: V.G.
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An updated supplementary package (1.01) for creating self-extracted archives for Windows 64-Bit and MS-DOS is available for download.
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While testing I found an error. Unpacking is performed without paths in some cases. I'll try to fix the bug as soon as possible.
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Glad to hear you already released it!

I do always support opensource formats. And this seems to be a great packer, by the way.

Let's wait for the fixed version.

Good work, Lefteous!!
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2CoMiKe

:) Hello !

- Happy ? I guess you prayed for this very well ! :wink:

• A new door is open, this is a very good thing !

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
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You catch me, Clo! Good memory! ;)

And if you realized, I haven't made any pressure over Lefteous about the plugin since the time he said he was working on it... :D

Ok, ok, I must confess sometimes I've got the temptation to bump that other thread... :twisted:
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The new version 1.01 is now available. It contains some bug fixes.
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I receive error "Archive is probably corrupted" while working with
archive http://www.lefteous.de/tc/archives/totalsqx/totalsqx_1.0_translation.template.sqx
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Post by *Lefteous »

2Gral
The crystal ball says you are working on Windows 9x. :-)

Unpacking this archive on Windows 9x doesn't seems to work. Several Windows 9x users reported this problem to me.
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Yes, error occurs on WIN98, on WINXP i've not tested plugin yet.
I thought plugin works the same way on every 32-bit Windows

This same for http://www.lefteous.de/tc/archives/xpdfsearch/xpdfsearch_1.02_source.sqx
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My OS is winxp sp2, still get the same error message with the file "http://www.lefteous.de/tc/archives/totalsqx/totalsqx_1.0_translation.template.sqx" :?:
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2Gral
Yes, error occurs on WIN98, on WINXP i've not tested plugin yet.
I thought plugin works the same way on every 32-bit Windows
Yes it should work the same way but underlying system functions behave different sometimes. :cry:


2Zenman
My OS is winxp sp2, still get the same error message with the file "http://www.lefteous.de/tc/archives/totalsqx/totalsqx_1.0_translation.template.sqx"
Really strange. It works fine for me. The MD5 is
2f19ca8ddda33dcc224aa31fa56f5dad *totalsqx_1.0_translation.template.sqx


2both of you
Is it possible to pack files using sqx and unpack sqx archives or is it just this archive?
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Post by *CoMiKe »

A very professional plugin Lefteous!

Now that I've tested it I realized it has all the features a commercial packer/unpacker has! The configuration dialog is simply incredible!!

Apart from that, I have a simple question. The "Create solid archive" option is checked by default. If I'm not mistaken, if you want to extract a simple file from the end of an sqx file created with this option, the entire file must be scanned from start to end.

Perhaps it should be inactive by default. But don't worry, I know the plugin remembers the settings, so I can uncheck that. And I'm sure you have a good reason to have it checked by default (probably better compression).

Anyway, great work and great plugin!!
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2CoMiKe
A very professional plugin Lefteous!
Thank you very much! :D
"Create solid archive" option is checked by default.
You are right it's checked by default because of the higher compression ratio. The (dis)advantages of solid archives are described in the documentation.
What do other users think? Should this option be disabled by default?
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