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Post Information about ZTool

As Razor12911 left, leaving a great compression tool for us without any information about using it, I decided to write this thread on behalf of Razor12911.

ZTool is not a single precompressor, it's a combination of a set of precompressors improved by Razor12911. ZTool includes:

1. pzlib (works for all deflated data)
2. plz4 (works for all Frostbite 3 games released before FIFA 17)
3. plzo (works for Anvil Engine (AC, Ghost Recon Wildlands, possibly Prince of Persia, basically all games with .forge extension))
4. pzstd (only works for Mass Effect Andromeda only, FIFA 17 support not added.)

ZTool supports:

* All deflated games including id Tech 6 Engine
* IW Engine 7.0 (Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered)
* Anvil Engine (Entire Assassin's Creed series, Prince of Persia, Rainbow Six Siege, Ghost Recon Wildlands, possibly AC Origins when it's out)
* Frostbite 3 Engine (NFS Rivals, NFS 2015, NFS Edge, BF4, BF Hardline, BF1, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Mass Effect Andromeda...) except FIFA 17

plzo in ZTool should work for these games:

Scimitar

Assassin's Creed (2007)
Prince of Persia (2008)
Shaun White Snowboarding (2008)

Anvil

Assassin's Creed II (2009)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (2010)
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2010)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011)


AnvilNext

Assassin's Creed III (2012)
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (2012)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013)
Assassin's Creed Rogue (2014)

AnvilNext 2.0

Assassin's Creed Unity (2014)
Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2015)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
Steep (2016)
For Honor (2017)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
Assassin's Creed Origins (2017)

The arc.ini for using ZTool

Code:
[External compressor:pzlib,plz4,plzo,pzstd]
header = 0
packcmd = ZTool e:{compressor}{:option} - - <stdin> <stdout> 
unpackcmd = ZTool d:{compressor}{:option} - - <stdin> <stdout>
Requirements in ZTool is below:

pzlib requires:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redist
plz4 requires:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redist
plzo needs:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redist


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1.0 Original Thread
1.1 Added requirements
Thanks to Razor12911 for the information I provided here and also for the tool

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Thanks for sharing the info

Please tell me an example arc.ini
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Old 25-07-2017, 07:35
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I am getting error
"Write error (disk full?) In compression algorithm ztool"
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Old 25-07-2017, 07:46
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Please share also screen shots if possible.
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Quote:
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Please tell me an example arc.ini
here ya go,
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[External compressorzlib,plz4,plzo,pzstd]
header = 0
packcmd = ZTool e:{compressor}{ption} - - <stdin> <stdout>
unpackcmd = ZTool d:{compressor}{ption} - - <stdin> <stdout>

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Thanks a lot.
I tried this way " ztool elz4 - - <stdin> <stdout> on a file from farcry primal but it is not inflating it while ds4lz4.exe is showing its inflation ratio as 601%
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Thanks a lot.
I tried this way " ztool elz4 - - <stdin> <stdout> on a file from farcry primal but it is not inflating it while ds4lz4.exe is showing its inflation ratio as 601%
maybe the files are encrypted or plz4 is not set to detect fcp's streams...
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Afaik Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) is not supported.
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Afaik Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) is not supported.
May be, I haven't tested myself
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Here's an example of bat and arc.ini for using ZTool
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Can any body make a arc.ini for plz4 of ztool.
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Can any body make a arc.ini for plz4 of ztool.
The arc.ini I gave here is working for everything(pzlib/plz4/plzo/pzstd) You just need to change the bat and write the method you want to use.

For example, I used pzlib+srep+lzma in thehe bat. You can change it to plz4+srep+lzma
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Did i not need to adjust settings for say plz4 say level, threads etc.
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Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered

It does not compress almost anything

How to open ztool help?

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Did i not need to adjust settings for say plz4 say level, threads etc.
Write it like this
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 pzlib:m2+srep+lzma
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