[Request] Looking for COMPRESS.EXE v1.3 or 1.4
Earlier version of Microsoft's compress.exe program support a different compression method, supposedly based on PKZip code, and hence kept mostly internal.
So far I have located the following versions:
Microsoft (R) File Compression Utility Version 1.00 - Found in Microsoft Windows 3.0 SDK, but looks a bit different.
Microsoft (R) Compression Utility - Version 1.02 - found in Foxpro Distribution Kit for Windows 2.5a.
Microsoft (R) Compression Utility - Version 1.11 - found in leaked MS-DOS 6 source code on Vetusware.
One comment mentions that 1.3 was floating around out there at one point, but doesn't seem to be out there now.
1.4 should exist, as matching version of DECOMP.EXE are on many Microsoft installation media.
Most of the versions out there are 2.0, which lack the older (and better!) compression method. It seems there is at least a slight difference between files created with 1.11 and 1.4.
(Edit: Just realized this would be better in requests)