A friend of mine, who still does some work on an old DOS box, compressed an image with XTree Gold’s built-in compressor and squashed that sucker down about half a meg tighter than I’ve been able to manage on my Win98 system.
I cannot get XTree to work on my system (I suspect it’s got to do with the 32 bit file structure, but I’m not sure. If I do sucessfully get it to load, it doesn’t see any file, just directory headers. And the only way I can get it to even load is from Safe-Mode, Command Prompt Only.)
Anyway, now my buddy’s being smug that his system has a better compression utility than mine, and I’m not puttin’ up with that! (and you thought nerds were uncompetitive!)
Anyone have a suggestion for a really, really good zip program? I don’t care about ease of use, I’m perfectly comfortable with dos shells. All I care about is output file size. Every search I’ve done has come up with “very friendly interface” or “wonderfully user-friendly”. I don’t care if it’s user-hostile: I want compression, dammit!