Compressor/Decompressor for Rareware Games
SubDrag (RareWitchProject)

This stand-alone codec can compress and decompress zlib-based binaries in a large number of Rare's N64 games. It requires gzip.exe for compression, which is provided with the download.


This is a fairly lightweight application that can manage zlib-compressed files from the following games:

  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Blast Corps
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • GoldenEye
  • Killer Instinct Gold
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • Perfect Dark

Besides full codec support, it also has tools to swap the input, set filesizes, and reinsert the binaries to a particular address. It also has a feature to detect and extract all the compressed files within the selected game.


The special features, such as the ability to reinsert a newly compressed binary, can not account for when the binary runs over the original size and overwrites data. In these cases, it is better to use a specialized application, such as the GoldenEye Setup Editor. It does not have the capability to handle the huffman encoding types found in some Rare titles. Some older OSes can not properly display the full menus, but this can be remedied using a resource modifier.

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