FreeArc 0.60

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 22 2009 @ 18:52 CET by

FreeArc is a modern general-purpose archiver. Main advantage of FreeArc is fast but efficient compression and rich set of features.

Increased reliability is a key improvement of this version. We have fixed several problems causing program crashes and freezes. FreeArc has been made compatible with UAC and no more needs administrator privileges to run. Also we have improved memory handling so that decompression with 1+ gb dictionary no more fails due to memory fragmentation.

Support for huge dictionaries allows FreeArc to significantly outperform any other compressors on multi-gigabyte datasets, so installers for many huge programs now are built using InnoSetup+FreeArc. We have developed unarc.dll that allows to extract FreeArc archives directly from InnoSetup installers.

We have added Explorer integration (both 32-bit and 64-bit). Now, Explorer context menu provides commands to compress selected files/folders, extract archives, convert other archive formats to .arc and so on. Archive conversion facility is also available from FreeArc. It's provided by All2Arc program developed by Black_Fox, with help of 7zg by Igor Pavlov.

LZMA was updated to 9.07 version that improved speed by 10-20%%. Maximum compression mode was modified in order to allow decompression on computers with 1Gb RAM, new Ultra mode creates archives that need 2Gb RAM for decompression.

Finally, we have added License file clearly stating that FreeArc is free for any usage.
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Download: FreeArc 0.60

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