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Can somebody re-compress Sitting Duck please?

The file here on MG seems to be incompatible with Stuffit Expander 5.5 (or corrupted maybe?). Can somebody re-compress this for backwards compatibility (and/or to fix the corruption) ?

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/sitting-duck

I also grabbed a 800k HQX file on the internet which seems to be the original disk image but that file does not want to extract under Stuffit 5.5 either. Here's my disk image file Smile

http://we.tl/C3ww3KdUBn

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That file on the MG page is a 100% OK. It doesn't need re-packaging (I just tested it).

One possible event could be happening for you. I notice in another thread you mentioned you are using Firefox.

There is a known unfixed bug with the Mozilla engine & .HQX files, which affects all browsers that use this engine - Firefox, SeaMonkey, etc.

That is, if you click to DL a .HQX file it will corrupt the file (drop a chunk of data from the file, making it useless)

Workaround is to right-click to get a Save As DL dialog and then DL.

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Oh yeah, I see... yep, that's exactly what happened! Well that sucks Tongue Thanks for the tip, it works by right-clicking and SAVE AS...

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Cool. Pity to see that bug has never been fixed. I've been right-clicking to DL all .hqx files as a matter-of-course now for ages (since 2010).

It was Protocol_7 who gave me the heads-up when we found a broken .hqx here at the MG (BBEdit Lite 6.1.2) which had been sourced elsewhere. It had been uploaded to the source location already broken, which meant that it had originally been DL'd by left-clicking, using some Mozilla variant. Then uploaded elsewhere without testing the archive.

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Yes I read that earlier today that this bug was opened many years ago and never got fixed! They don't care I guess. HQX files are not common outside the 90's context I guess. It's a thing of the past and they're too busy fixing security issues and competing with Chrome's loading speeds IMHO.

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Forgot to come back here 3 years ago to post this, but I got Mozilla to fix this HQX download bug in Firefox 59.0 and above. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1390708