MPack file packing utility and libraries

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MPack file packing utility and libraries

Post by LameGuy64 » September 8th, 2014, 8:07 pm

I was going to release this right after the PSXDEV Codeblast '14 competition but I somehow forgot about releasing it for some reason. But anyway, here's my MPack file packing utility which I created and used for my Marilyn fan-game project along with some libraries for accessing the files that MPack produces on the PlayStation.

Basically, this allows you to store several files into one big file like RAR or ZIP archives but this one is designed specifically for the PlayStation. The MPack utility can produce 2 archive formats: PCK for storing several files into one file and QLP for in-memory file storage and can be used to speed up load times by packing several small files into one file and then loading it entirely through a single read request.

I hope you guys will find this little library useful!

(sample images used were drawn by Kenny Anderson and Natalie Butler)
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