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It seems like Iâ€™m seeing more and more people complaining about mods being in WinRAR or 7-Zip format and donâ€™t know what to do from there. The reason why most of the top modders use those types of formats is that they have a less chance of becoming corrupted and they usually can compress the mod to a smaller size than using a traditional ZIP file which saves bandwidth.
What you need to do is download some software, install into your computer and use that software to unpack the mod.
You can download WinRAR here: http://www.rarlab.com/
You can download 7-Zip here: http://www.7-zip.org/
You only need to install one of those programs to unpack both WinRAR and 7-Zip type files as each program is capable of unpacking both. Hopefully those who are seeking for this answer will be observant enough to read this news announcement and take the steps necessary. Hope this helps! :D
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