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[[3DGE]] can read content from the following archive formats:
 
[[3DGE]] can read content from the following archive formats:
* [[WAD]]: Doom's native format; it is sequential and does not offer compression
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* [[WAD]]: Doom's native format; it is sequential and ''does not offer compression''
 
* [[GRP]]: [[Build]]'s native format
 
* [[GRP]]: [[Build]]'s native format
* [[SIN]]: [[SiN]]'s native format, based on Quake's QPAK format.
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* [[SIN]]: [[SiN]]'s native format, based on Quake's QPAK format. ''Does not offer compression, but preserves directory structure.''
 
* HOG/MVL: [[Descent]]'s various formats
 
* HOG/MVL: [[Descent]]'s various formats
 
* RFF: [[Blood]]'s native format
 
* RFF: [[Blood]]'s native format
* [[PAK]]: Quake's native format (this is used for the [[edge2.pak]] startup archive.
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* [[PAK]]: Quake's native format (this is used for the [[edge2.pak]] startup archive. ''Does not offer compression, but preserves directory structure.''
 
* [[ZIP]]/[[PK3]]: Contrarily to most implementations, 3DGE fully implements the ZIP standard and is able to open zipped archives that many utilities do not
 
* [[ZIP]]/[[PK3]]: Contrarily to most implementations, 3DGE fully implements the ZIP standard and is able to open zipped archives that many utilities do not
 
* [[7z]]/[[PK7]]: One of the best all-around compressed archive format
 
* [[7z]]/[[PK7]]: One of the best all-around compressed archive format

Latest revision as of 16:34, 16 January 2017

3DGE can read content from the following archive formats:

  • WAD: Doom's native format; it is sequential and does not offer compression
  • GRP: Build's native format
  • SIN: SiN's native format, based on Quake's QPAK format. Does not offer compression, but preserves directory structure.
  • HOG/MVL: Descent's various formats
  • RFF: Blood's native format
  • PAK: Quake's native format (this is used for the edge2.pak startup archive. Does not offer compression, but preserves directory structure.
  • ZIP/PK3: Contrarily to most implementations, 3DGE fully implements the ZIP standard and is able to open zipped archives that many utilities do not
  • 7z/PK7: One of the best all-around compressed archive format
  • Directory: Technically not an archive format, nevertheless 3DGE is able to load the entire content of a directory
  • Single file: Also technically not an archive format, nevertheless a single lump can be loaded
  • Embedded wad: a .wad file contained within a non-wad archive will be recursively loaded

3DGE, as of 2.1.0-Test3, uses PhysicsFS for most of its file abstraction; the port was previously completely based on EDGE author Andrew Apted's OBLIGE's archive implementation, which is still seen in the EPI utility code.

See also