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Public (OOC) => Tech discussion => Topic started by: MoonCrower on October 13, 2017, 04:00:56 PM

Title: Unsupported Compression Method
Post by: MoonCrower on October 13, 2017, 04:00:56 PM
Does anyone else receive an error message "unsupported compression method" when trying to extract the HAK files? After some dinking around I seem to be able to get it, but I always forget the method I used to extract the files.

Any help would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Unsupported Compression Method
Post by: Always_a_hero on October 13, 2017, 04:17:53 PM
As far as I know, the compressed files should either be .zip or .7z. If your “decompression” program doesn’t fit with the file type, I’d suggess changing the file’s property (ex: if I want to open a .7z file with ZIP, I right click on the file and then click on “properties” to change it’s format to .zip). Of course, it could be something else and it could be that this method doesn’t work for every compressed data.
Title: Re: Unsupported Compression Method
Post by: Iluvatar on October 13, 2017, 04:30:06 PM
Changing a file extension like that, never really is the best of idea even though it can work in certain cases, I really do not recommend it as it may cause some unexpected behavior from program using those files.

I suggest you use WinRAR. Works wtih A LOT of compression type, pretty all of those you are suspected to encounter. It's free, takes 2 min to install, and it works very well. I'Ve always been using this to compress, decompress files.
Title: Re: Unsupported Compression Method
Post by: FlyingLotus on October 13, 2017, 04:47:15 PM
If you're running windows 10 you can just open the windows store and search fora decompression program. There's lots of them that are free that will decompress all the common compression formats. Not positive, but even if you're not on windows 10 you could probably go to the windows store website and search for one the same way?
Title: Re: Unsupported Compression Method
Post by: MoonCrower on October 13, 2017, 08:22:19 PM
I was using 7-Zip's File Manager. I switched to using a free version of WinZip.