Racer's Buildar tool
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Buildar is a small tool that can help you protect your models. It generates an archive (with the extension .ar) which you can only generate, but not uncompress/unzip. Not only does this protect the contents, it also loads a bit faster.
Normally Buildar is already contained within the latest beta release. Alternatively download only Buildar itself here (v1.1; 15Kb; Windows only).
Buildar can be used to generate .ar files for both cars & tracks. Note that currently (20-10-06, v0.5.3 beta 3.0) only DOF files can be stored in .ar files succesfully.
The general command is: buildar <archive> <file1> [<file2>...]
Patterns are accepted since Buildar v1.1 (just run buildar.exe to get version and usage information), so you can for example run: 'buildar data.ar *.dof' to just add all DOF files.
The .ar filename is hardcoded into Racer and should be data.ar for cars and track.ar for tracks.
Some implementation notes:
(last updated November 13, 2012 )