A little further with the decompression routine

I’ve gotten just a little bit further with the decompression code 🙂

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  1. Hi Mike,

    the compression appears to be a non-standard variant of the LZ family from what I’ve been able to determine.

    The files start with the prefix HU01, followed by a 4 bytes containing the length of the file header. This contains things like the uncompressed size and so on. After this header is the compressed data broken up into blocks 64K in size. Each block is prefixed with a magic number SCBH and again followed by 4 bytes containing the block header length. Immediately after this header is 256 bytes encoding the decompression table, and then following that is the compressed data for the block. The compression uses something like Huffman coding to store the compressed data. It also contains back references to already decompressed items.

    It’s been very slow going as I don’t get a lot of time to work on it. I really should get around to writing up what I’ve discovered so far, if only to make it clearer for myself. I tend to get small pockets of time to work on it every couple of months and after that amount of time I have to relearn a lot of stuff 🙂

  2. Hello:) Can you say more about protocol DeltaSync(signature, type compression, header HU01 and SCBH), give the full description of the DeltaSync protocol, please. Thank you:)

  3. What dissasembler are you using? And what file are you working? I’nt find any function that may be used for compression.

  4. Hi Daniel! Can you share with me the code you used to download the compressed messages from the servers? Thanks!

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