please do not do this!
we introduced zop files for good reasons, advising people to treat them as zip completely undermines this… and then we have to deal with the support consequences.
also zops are not just a zip file!
zop files have a few purposes
- some have a deployment script
(i.e. they do things other than just transfer the files)
- they have a manifest, which means we know if the files are not corrupted during download/install
(without this corrupted files can mean the patch just acts weirdly/crashes)
- transferring one file to the usb/sdcard is much less like to be corrupted than transferring many files (as you do if you unzip it)
- its more convenient for a user to transfer one file
@bomboy’s answer was correct, you do not need to open it on your computer, just transfer ‘as is’ to the usb/patches directory, where you want you will be given the opportunity to install…
lets help to get this message to all users so they know what the new procedure.
I’ll update the patch description to explain to new users to what to do with the zop.