As already someone wrote above, you're not supposed to unpack a tool every time you need to use it. Rather, you're supposed to unpack it once to destination media and either keep it unpacked there (if useful) or delete from there (if not useful).
Yeah I understand your point totally. I don't normally
unarc a tool, use it and delete it, and then repeat the process every time I need to use the same tool (I think I used wrong wording in my previous message to make it sound like it)
. I normally unarc/unzip/unrar an archive and keep the contents in a directory structure, what I am saying here is that the majority of us no longer really need to ARC Atari files as the days of the modems and floppies are over. Of course there is a small community of Atari users who may still be using those devices and an ARCed toolkit may be a boon for them, but for the rest of us an HD image .ATR is the way to go, just pop-it into AspeQt and pop-it out when done - simple and convenient -
I like my Ataris as much as anybody else but I also appreciate convenience, perhaps I am not as die-hard about continuing the good'ol ways of the good'ol days as some other Atarians
Having said all that, if you'd rather distribute them in ARCed format only (for whatever reasons)
we will still (unArc and)
use them and thank you for the useful tools you provide.
Edited by atari8warez, Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:12 PM.