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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:35 pm 
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Hello!
Is there a tool to compress the game data files further?
In ScummVM there are the Scumm-Tools which I used to compress grahpic and sound in some games so I could place all of them on just two CDs. It would be great if I could place the whole Grim (and EMI later perhaps ;-) ) on a single CD.
So can such a toll be developed? Is there already one? Is it planned?
It's great to see the progress this project has made!!!
Thanks a lot! Linus
PS: Scumm has a Donating-Button. Does Residual also accept donations?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Linus_H wrote:
Hello!
Is there a tool to compress the game data files further?


No

Linus_H wrote:
In ScummVM there are the Scumm-Tools which I used to compress grahpic and sound in some games so I could place all of them on just two CDs. It would be great if I could place the whole Grim (and EMI later perhaps ;-) ) on a single CD.
So can such a toll be developed?

Yes, but I can't say if it would fit on a single CD, there's quite a bit of Video-data and Audio-data that probably could be compressed a bit, but that would require support for additional stuff inside ResidualVM, which isn't on the agenda at this moment. (Right now we want to make the original untouched datafiles work properly).
Linus_H wrote:
Is there already one?

No
Linus_H wrote:
Is it planned?

No, not at the moment.
Linus_H wrote:
It's great to see the progress this project has made!!!
Thanks a lot! Linus
PS: Scumm has a Donating-Button. Does Residual also accept donations?

Not at the moment.

USB-disks, DVD's and Hard-Drives can fit the entire game at the moment, CD's can't.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Linus_H wrote:
Hello!
Is there a tool to compress the game data files further?
In ScummVM there are the Scumm-Tools which I used to compress grahpic and sound in some games so I could place all of them on just two CDs. It would be great if I could place the whole Grim (and EMI later perhaps ;-) ) on a single CD.
So can such a toll be developed? Is there already one? Is it planned?
It's great to see the progress this project has made!!!
Thanks a lot! Linus
PS: Scumm has a Donating-Button. Does Residual also accept donations?


video custscenes will not be recompressed more, as they are already compressed well.
rest gfx data also will not be compressed more.
regarding audio it's possible that could be added in the future, but it's not clear now, how efficient it will be.
regarding donation, not soon for sure. there is technical issue, that is why it's not supported currrently.


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