BARGAIN 14.23

BARGAIN 14.23

by snout on 18-04-2013, 16:49
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MSX image compression suite BARGAIN has received yet another series of optimizations. The changelog since we last reported about this utility:

  • Changed drive select hotkey from SELECT to TAB
  • Scraped 5 more bytes off the assemble (de)compression routine
  • Compression now shows space savings (with a minus sign) instead of compression ratio

For those interested in the difference between compression ratio and space savings, this wiki might come in handy.

Relevant link: BARGAIN website

Comments (7)

By KdL

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18-04-2013, 17:28

woooh! 66 pics in a floppy, very impressive! Big smile Big smile Big smile

http://www.tcn.ne.jp/~hcmkkk/MSX/magazine.zip

By Edwin

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18-04-2013, 20:58

I'm trying to understand the encoder. Unfortunately I can't make heads or tails from the description. I can't even display the file with properly aligned diagrams.

By snout

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18-04-2013, 21:03

Well, the developer tends to read posts about BARGAIN here, so he might reply. What I'm curious about is: how does Bargain compare to other compression routines for MSX?

By Edwin

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18-04-2013, 22:29

For graphics it beats everything I have tested.

By snout

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18-04-2013, 22:36

Wow! In compression rate, (decompression) speed or both?

By Edwin

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18-04-2013, 22:41

In compression rate. Speed is a bit harder to compare since this one decompresses from VRAM to VRAM.

By sd_snatcher

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26-12-2013, 23:36

There are some nifty benchmarks on the compression ratio on this link.

Too sad I couldn't find any info on the file specs. It seems to be a great file format, but definitely hard to try to code a PC compatible converter just by looking at the asm code with Japanese comments.