Legacy GM are there any file compressing extension for gm8.1?

I'm using old game meker 8.1. And I really need to save my variables to a file and then zip it. I saw some dll's for such things, but all links are dead (there was no documentation anyway). Are there any gm8.1 extensions or dll's left for zipping files?
 

YellowAfterlife

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I think distributing a minimal copy of 7-zip alongside your game and running it via execute_shell/execute_program would be your best bet in 8.1. I have made two extensions for compressing via zlib and packing up ZIP archives accordingly, but, for lack of support for buffers AND by-ref arrays in 8.1, you would probably have to rewrite it a bunch to accept files from a directory on C++ side.
 
I think distributing a minimal copy of 7-zip alongside your game and running it via execute_shell/execute_program would be your best bet in 8.1. I have made two extensions for compressing via zlib and packing up ZIP archives accordingly, but, for lack of support for buffers AND by-ref arrays in 8.1, you would probably have to rewrite it a bunch to accept files from a directory on C++ side.
Thanks for the answer, yes, I saw your extensions, but I'm not at that level of programming to edit dll's.
Anyway, I've found what I was looking for.
 
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