Here’s a little FAQ about me, since I’m making repacks from 2014 and I’m getting a lot of similar questions.
Q: Are you really a girl?
A: [sigh] Next question, please.
Q: When will you crack game N?
A: Never. I’m not a cracker, I’m a repacker. I can’t even program things. My knowledge is about compression, not cracking.
Q: Please-please-please repack game M, I want it so much!
A: I don’t accept requests. I mean it. Don’t ask me to make a certain repack, I will ignore it. Wait for “Day of Requests”, when I allow requesting.
Q: How do you decide to make a repack for a certain game?
A: Too many variables in each decision: complexity of the game, compressibility, weather and so on.
Q: Could you please reupload repack Z – all magnets, torrents and filehosters are dead!
A: If this repack was released more than 3 months ago – sorry, no reuploads and no seeding. My seedboxes are space limited and I don’t have enough donations to get more.
Q: What’s your name and where do you live?
A: My name is not important and currently I live in Latvia, though I was born in Russia and lived there for almost all my childhood.
Q: Why do you make repacks?
A: I found data compression fascinating. Yes, it’s very strange for a girl, but as you already noticed, I’m not a usual girl.
Q: How do you compress games? With what tools?
A: I use mostly FreeArc for compression and Inno Setup as an installer. Some games require other compressors, but in 99.9% of cases it’s FreeArc.
Q: I also want to make repacks, what would you recommend?
A: Brace yourself, young padawan. Here’s the shortlist of sites you should visit:
- http://fileforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55 (English-language forums)
- http://krinkels.org/ (Russian-language forums, use Google Translate)
- http://encode.su/forums/2-Data-Compression (English-language general compression forum)
Q: What other repackers would you recommend?
A: RG Mechanics, RG Revenants, RG Catalyst, Xatab, El Amigos, Kapital Sin, KaosKrew (rips). You’re pretty safe with those.