Jan 29, 2009

.rar question by flight_2004 at 11:28 PM (1,337 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. flight_2004
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    Newcomer flight_2004 Member

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    when you download a torrent, and you notice there are a ton of .rar archives...
    they are all named the same, and are the same size, so are they the same file?
    and all the little .rars...
    .rar01, .rar02, etc...

    when you burn the iso onto a disk, you just extract the first rar archive after the nso file, right?
    so my question is, do you really have to download everything in the torrent, or can you just download the first rar archive?

    sorry if that is a dumb question, but it doesn't really make sence to have to download a whole torrent, when all you do is extract the first 46.7 mb or so to make the game.
     
  2. ashesburn

    Member ashesburn GBAtemp Regular

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    You have to download each and every single one of them.

    An ISO is zipped into .rar format and broken into smaller chunks.

    E.g 10mb ISO broken into 10 parts of .rar format.

    Therefore:

    test.rar01, test.rar02...test.rar10
     
  3. flight_2004
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    Newcomer flight_2004 Member

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    i sort of understand... so why do you only have to open the first one in winRAR instead of extracting them individually?
    thanks for answering! =)
     
  4. Law

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    It does the rest automatically.

    Would sort of be a pain to have to extract 100 Rars or so individually.
     
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    Newcomer flight_2004 Member

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    oohhh okay. thank you so much!!
     
  6. OtakuGamerZ

    Member OtakuGamerZ GBAtemp Fan

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    yes this helped me alot now i can show off my unvoided warranty wii to my friends i think ill show them guitar hero anime edition
     
  7. zidane_genome

    Member zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    what exactly does this have to do with GBA - Game Help, Hints and Tips??
     
  8. Vague Rant

    Member Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    Besides which, homebrewing your Wii voids the warranty, read the EULA.
     

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