DropMPQ 0.7.1 has been released. It adds support for dropping folders on DropMPQ’s icon in Finder or the Dock.
This is a relatively small but critical update for DropMPQ. The highlights are:
- Fixed a bug in MPQKit that caused invalid MPQ archives to be created on Intel Macs.
- Added support for the bzip2 compressor and updated the compression settings for zlib and ADPCM.
- Added Sparkle for easy updating.
I was also made aware that the previous archive didn’t execute on Leopard (and in fact might have simply been corrupted), so this update also resolves that particular (and somewhat embarrassing) issue.
It should be noted that if you’ve used DropMPQ previously, the import preferences will most likely be reset because the internal format has changed significantly. Speaking of which, I’ve added additional default import settings for some new file types, including ogg, mp4, mov and smk.
Download DropMPQ 0.7.1.
Quick note to those interested by MPQFS. I’ve made available version 0.3.3 (0.3.2 was released silently earlier today). The two updates fix a small number of annoying issues, such as read-only files and folders copied from an MPQFS filesystem, and include a work around for a bug in Core Foundation which would result in a crash.
If you’re visiting the blog site, you’ll also notice the sidebar now includes a Downloads category. I’ll be adding direct download links to the latest version of my programs there in the coming days. I’ll also see if I can add a link to the appcast feed.
MPQFS 0.3 is now available. It is a small compatibility release that brings Leopard support. In addition, MPQFS was built for MacFUSE 1.0, which brings several enhancements to all FUSE filesystems and is required to run MPQFS 0.3. Finally, Sparkle has been integrated in the GUI wrapper for easy future updates.
Download MacFUSE from the MacFUSE website.
Download MPQFS 0.3.
Update 2008-12-02: For people who want to browse and extract specific files from MPQ archives, I recommend checking out MPQFS, available from the main page’s sidebar.
It feels strange to release a 1.0, but I feel it’s time for this program to get out the door as a 1.0. There are still a few things that could be better, but overall it’s doing what it’s supposed to do.
MPQ Extractor is a small program that will extract the content of MPQ (MoPaQ) archives. Multiple archives can be opened and processed at the same time, and the extraction process can be cancelled at any moment. If the program is launched by double-clicking an archive or a selection of archives, it will automatically quit once it has extracted that set of archives (and any archive added in-between).
Here’s a screenshot of how the main window looks:
MPQ Extractor 1.0 (2.3 MB)
Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Universal Binary, of course.