What is .sit?

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I recently downloaded a .sit file and now I have know idea how to read it. Does anyone know
1) What program(s) can read/process this file?
2) What types of items are stored in .sit files (as in compressed files, applications, etc.)
3) Is there a mac demo for EV:Nova?

I have a 2.4 dual core intel mac with 2gb of ram. Any answers would be nice. Thanks.

[ Sunday, January 06, 2008 19:31: Message edited by: The Ratt ]

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It's an older Mac format, popular in the late 90s. I suggest Stuffit.

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Stuffit is horrible adware now. Use The Unarchiver instead.

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Stuffit is still around somehow. A compression format of the days of yore. I even stuck with its paid versions until version 11 (long after most had given it up but I was nostalgic for it). Version 12 added nothing near as I can tell and they wanted another 30 bones for the update. No thanks guys, it's been a fun 15 years but I'm off to .zip.

You can get the free expander for it @ http://www.stuffit.com/

You can get a demo of EV:Nova @ http://www.ambrosiasw.com

Of no particular intrest to anyone, I'm one of the few that owns the EV:Nova card/board game. It's pretty complex but manages to equate most of the game functions to cards and a game board.

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Forget StuffIt, give me CompactPro.

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I'm a sucker for .tar.gz, but that's just my UNIX talking. Yes, I do make those on my Mac quite regularly. :P

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tar.gz is probably the best way to offer anything for download. I don't know a platform that doesn't support it natively - I know OSX contains tar and gzip, and WinZip can extract tar.gz as well (not sure about compressing).

Privately, I've switched to 7zip for storing files. I've compared it to gz and bz2, and it is usually at least as efficient while being several times faster.
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quote:
Originally written by Unhasty:

Forget StuffIt, give me CompactPro.
That was a neat program. Like StuffIt, but not expensive!

—Alorael, who zips not because it's especially fast or especially optimized but because it's available in the nice little menu. When he needs things smaller he zips them up to 20 times.
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What is .sit?

Sit is a command you give your dog.

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

tar.gz is probably the best way to offer anything for download. I don't know a platform that doesn't support it natively - I know OSX contains tar and gzip, and WinZip can extract tar.gz as well (not sure about compressing).
WinZip, WinRAR, and 7-Zip all extract tar.gz on Windows, but that's not native support. The only archive natively supported in windows is zip.

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Prompted by the subject, I now inquire if anyone has a .sea file of StuffitExpander version 6.0. If so I ask that you please e-mail it to me.

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3) Is there a mac demo for EV:Nova?
I hope you don't have dial-up internet, as the compressed file exceeds one hundred fifty megabytes. Also, if you play past the time that the demo trial ends, Captain Hector will mercilessly destroy you.

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I'm puzzled why people are still talking about this.

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EV:N is worth twice what you pay for the full version, and then some.

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quote:
Polaris forever!
No...that can't be true...I wiped out one of their systems with nothing but FPCs.

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quote:
...what it does best...
Though one could finish that sentence with "...going down". (In the purely technical sense.)

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What is .sit?

Sit is a command you give your dog.
And .rar is what King Kong says. :P
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With cats, sit is not enough. You need sudo.

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