Best method for compressing Wii U CDN downloads for archival?

TouToTheHouYo Feb 28, 2019.

  1. TouToTheHouYo
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    TouToTheHouYo Member

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    I have a number of Wii U games in CDN format (.app, .h3, .cert, .tik, .tmd) and was wondering what, if any, preferred methods might there be for compressing them to save hard drive space.

    I have 7zip and WinRAR but I'm not very familiar with file compression. What might the best settings be? Is there a chance of data loss? Anything else to take into consideration?
     
  2. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Maniac

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    7-zip should give good result. Winrar should be similar with rar 5 compression. But really, don't expect to save much space while compressing them. Also, the highest setting for compression, the longer it takes to complete the process. Try one at high compression, and if you see that it doesn't save much space, just compress with low compression (even 0) to not waste your time. No particular chance of loss data as far as I know.
     
  3. TouToTheHouYo
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    Thank you, I'll try that.
     
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