As I stated in my “Decompression test” post, the new algorithm I use is faster in decompression than LZMA + usually it compress better, sometimes significantly. But there is a downside – it’s PAINFULLY slow at compression, 6-7 times slower than LZMA.
Here’s the sample of Black Ops 3 (hehe) data compressed:
As you can see, it took almost 39 hours to compress 77.9 GB. Yuck. But for end-user it’s much better due to above-mentioned pros, so now this algo (not public) is becoming my main, replacing the widespread LZMA. Faster installation + better compression = magic combo!