Best way to repack Nvidia Forceware?

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cybpsych
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Best way to repack Nvidia Forceware?

Post by cybpsych » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:16 pm

hi guys,

am curious: how/what methods would be the best to repack nvidia forceware --> smaller package?

tested on 197.13, using 7zip, on average i only get 1-2MB smaller.

the big hurdles are the:

1) ~26MB PhysX driver (MSI format)
2) ~18MB control panel installer (EXE/MSI format)
3) ~17MB 3DVision installer (EXE/MSI format)

the rest are MS-compressed DLLs/SYS files

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Post by ricktendo64 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:33 pm

You could always expand the .dll/.sys files to get better compression

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expand -r *
You may have to re-rename them after the fact, because when you expand them they end up with unfinished extensions (.dl_ & .sy_ end up as .dl & .sy)

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Post by crashfly » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:12 pm

As an added opinion, it would also depend on what graphics card you are installing it for. If you are just going for a single card that does not have the PhysX chip on it, you may be able to drop that part of the package. Hell, I am not even sure what the "3D Vision installer" package is supposed to be for.

Just another idea for you.
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Post by cybpsych » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:09 pm

lol yeah, was thinking killing the physx driver too :D

nvidia 3D Vision: http://www.nvidia.com/object/3D_Vision_Main.html

another reason to kill this off from the package :)

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Post by ricktendo64 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:27 am

There is also a program (I have not tried) called NVLiTE http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/nvlite

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