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altosax

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proxomitron compressed
« on: August 18, 2002, 12:48:36 PM »
i'm playing these days with ultimate packer for executable:

http://upx.sourceforge.net/

and i've compressed proxomitron from its 332800 bytes to 168960 bytes.
the obtained file is auto-extracting and works fine as the original one.
this is just an experiment, and i intend to return to the unpacked one in the next days, but this could be a suggestion for scott to reduce the size of the distributed package. also, upx can compress the dll.

some huge exe also seems to take a lesser time to load, but i'm not so sure.

that's all,
if you are interested, try it yourself,
altosax.

 
 

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2002, 01:53:42 PM »
quote:

some huge exe also seems to take a lesser time to load, but i'm not so sure.



I noticed that as well. The decompression into memory takes its time.
When i recieve a compressed exe, i try to unpack it before use (e.g. with "upx -d").

 
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2002, 04:38:59 PM »
If you are just trying to load Proxo faster and you are running Win2K then just start it with high priority class from a batch file.

echo off
start /high Proxomitron.exe

Save this in your Proxo folder as StartPrx.cmd and create a shortcut to it.
Proxo will start faster and recieve priority cpu access.

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2002, 01:26:09 PM »
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If you are just trying to load Proxo faster and you are running Win2K then just start it with high priority class from a batch file.




If you want to run programs under Win 9x/Me with a higher priority, here's a REGfile I created that will do the trick.

---------------------- begin cut ------------------------------
REGEDIT4

;; TWEAKS FOR BOOSTING CPU PRIORITY
;;
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesVxDBIOS]
"AGPConcur"=dword:00000001
"CPUPriority"=dword:00000002
"FastDRAM"=dword:00000001
"PCIConcur"=dword:00000001
;;
;;    "CPUPriority" valid DWORD Decimal values:
;;     0 = The foreground (active) app/game is assigned exclusive CPU cycles
;;            (real time priority). WARNING: USE WITH CAUTION!
;;     1 = All open apps/games (foreground and background) benefit from a lot  
;;            more CPU cycles than loaded Win32 TSRs/DLLs/Runtimes/APIs.
;;     2 = All open apps/games (foreground and background) benefit from a few
;;            more CPU cycles than loaded Win32 TSRs/DLLs/Runtimes/APIs.
;;     3 = All apps/games/TSRs/DLLs/Runtimes/APIs share same CPU cycles
;;            (default, same as "CPUPriority" absent from Registry).

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlPriorityControl]
"IRQ8Priority"=dword:00000001
"Win32PrioritySeparation"=dword:00000001
;;
;;    "Win32PrioritySeparation" valid DWORD Decimal values:
;;     0 = Foreground and background applications equally responsive.
;;     1 = Foreground application more responsive than background.
;;     2 = Best foreground application response time.

------------------------ end cut ------------------------------

Just cut and paste into Notepad (or whatever text editor you use) and save it with a .REG extension.  This will help speed things up a bit.  A word of caution, try not to get too carried away with the settings.  There are two settings that have a range of values to choose from. The others are only Boolean values (either on or off). The defaults I have set will work wonders and not interefere in any way.

Enjoy!

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"All warfare is based on deception.
...to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence:
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting." --The Art of War