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 Readme for:  Datatype » Misc » xpk_dt.lha


Description: XPK compression datatype
Download: xpk_dt.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 34kb
Version: 39.2
Date: 17 Dec 06
Author: Michal Letowski, Fredrik Wikstrom (OS4 port)
Submitter: Fredrik Wikstrom
Email: fredrik/a500 org
Homepage: http://a500.org
Category: datatype/misc
Replaces: datatype/misc/xpk_dt.lha
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 2398
Comments: 0
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Videos: 0
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A quick & dirty OS4 port of Michal Letowski's xpk.datatype

Porting was a bit more "interesting" on this one since for some reason only the
.c files were included in the aminet archive. Fortunately they weren't too
unusual so I could quite easily recreate them from looking at the sources.

The XFD and xfdmaster.l.main files included in the archive are the work of Chris


1. copy xpk.datatype to SYS:Classes/DataTypes
2. copy XPK, XFD and "Power Packer" descriptor files to DEVS:DataTypes
3. copy xfdmaster.l.main to LIBS:

Also you will need OS4 native xpkmaster.library or xpkmaster.l.main glue file in
order to use this datatype.

xfdmaster.l.main glue file is included in this archive and should be copied to
LIBS: as per the instructions above.

Some useful links:

 - http://aminet.net/package/util/pack/xpk_User (xpkmaster, 68k version)
file.lha (xpkmaster, PPC -> 68k gluefile)
 - http://aminet.net/package/util/pack/xfdmaster (xfdmaster, 68k version)

File types I have tried:
 - textfiles
 - pictures (ILBM mostly)
 - sounds (RIFF-WAVE only)
 - AmigaGuide

All seemed to work fine for me.


 - added XFD and xfdmaster.l.main files
 - modified xpk.datatype so xpkmaster.library always sends unrecognised files to
 - fixed bug regarding the "click" areas of sound files and AmigaGuides

 - first released version

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