MDCD

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File Format
Name MDCD
Ontology
Extension(s) .md, .cd, others
Released 1988

MDCD is a compressed archiving utility, and its associated native file format. It was developed by Mike Davenport.

It was apparently used in some capacity by the Links 386 Pro video game.

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Format details

The compression scheme is LZW with an 8K table, possibly identical to that used by Zoo. The CRC algorithm is CRC-16/XMODEM.

Identifiers

The default filename extension is .md, though some of the example commands inexplicably use .cd instead.

Identification

Files begin with the ASCII signature "MDmd".

Specifications

  • For information about the header format, see the source code, MDCD.PAS, look for "FileHeader = Record".

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