Famous Russian repacker xatab has died

1 : Anonymous2021/03/07 06:12 ID: lzkofm
Famous Russian repacker xatab has died
2 : Anonymous2021/03/07 08:28 ID: gq2wujt

That's so sad. Rest in peace. I have a lot of repacks as backups for games I really like and own since they're smaller in size. I know his work is among them.

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Same. I buy all of my games but, due to my ISP’s shitty speed and bandwidth limits, I keep copies on Blu-Ray discs. Also helps keep my drives free from storing game installers (and use cool covers from

). Xatab was the best repacker because he always ensures his repacks were updated within a couple days of any game update. His work ethic was truly remarkable, especially considering that he had been pushing through lung cancer.

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Among us

3 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:16 ID: gq3399y

Rest in Peace!

Here's a real photo of him, man was 100% russian and 200% badass

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Such a sweet looking grandpa, and also a badass

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A hero to the people

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Those are some tasty looking Kebabs

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I dont get it tho. If his identity was known, how come he could still operate and create cracks/repacks

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And of course he's wearing cheeki breeki adidas pants. Rest in peace grandpa.

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It's really odd when you know you'll miss someone you never met, and never would have.

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He looks like a badass, rest in peace.

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Didn't expect to be an old dude. Rip.

How about fitgirl? Any pictures?

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4 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:21 ID: gq33jc8

It's really sad... I downloaded soooo many repacks from him. Always high quality, didn't had single problem, no BS.

Покойся с миром!

5 : Anonymous2021/03/07 09:49 ID: gq31o0r

he was 60 y.o wow

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Grandpa Gamer

6 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:16 ID: gq33aiq

Rest in peace , Xatab thank you for making all the poor gamers out there play they wanted to play

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And that's the thing.

My highest activity as a "pirate" was back when i was a dirt poor teenager. Meaning that any copy i made was never going to be sold to me in the first place, so the industry rhetoric about lost sales went out the window.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/07 08:36 ID: gq2xb7l

To add that guy was 60 and a really awesome dude in this day and age where publishers are greedy and most gamers are too rich to care.

In rus most gamers only used to download his repacks.

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and most gamers are too rich to care

Now, I know we're the group with oilers and whales, but I just don't know how true this statement is.

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Publishers have always been and will always be greedy, they're a company, their focus is money. This is the real world

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most gamers are too rich to care.

TIL paying for media you enjoy = being rich

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most gamers are too rich to care

What a shit statement.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/07 08:16 ID: gq2w4tt


9 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:13 ID: gq334bg

This dude probably contributed a lot to my happy gaming experience. Rip.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/07 08:36 ID: gq2xcg5

As a Russian, F, you absolute national hero.

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It's always so funny to me to see people actually being proud of being Russian.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:10 ID: gq32wdg

I can't believe he was doing it while he was between 50-60. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able hold my shit when I'm 50

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I'm 35 and still increasing my programming knowledge.

I don't think it's age so much as when you stop/retire, your brain starts going because you're not exercising it in that way every day anymore.

If you keep doing what you love, you'll probably be pretty sharp into your 60s and 70s. Some of the smarted people in my industry are in their 60s.

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Dude if I am alive by 60 or so plus retired I am going to game until my eyes bleed. Getting through 30-60 will be a fucking nightmare tho, I can already tell

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Kinda caught me off guard but not totally suprising, Skyrim mod community has some animation mod package called FNIS ( i dont get the jist of it but its basically a plugin package for new animations called FNIS that has been largely superceded now) and the author of that was 69 years old and wanted to enjoy his retirement as he put it.

It was kinda funny too because some people kept saying he was very stubborn and set in his ways and couldnt fathom why till they found out how old he was and collectively went "Ohhhh"

12 : Anonymous2021/03/07 11:26 ID: gq378uf

Aw man I didn't realise xatab was one dude, I thought it was just the name of a group. what a hero.

13 : Anonymous2021/03/07 08:11 ID: gq2vrqv

What's a repacker?

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They take DRM free or DRM bypassed (cracked) games released by someone else and then apply their own knowledge of compression to reduce the download size, ideally without compromising on quality or installation time too badly.

For example a repacked release might be half the size of the full release, particularly if they also remove additional language options.

Basically you can think of them as a supermarket, making it more convenient to obtain your milk than directly from the farmer.

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someone / some group that takes a cracked / pirated release of a game by a scene cracking group, and repackages it with a different installer, smaller sizes, removed foreign languages etc etc.

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Basically a smaller sized game files and installer for pirated games.

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A person doing god's work by cutting out the unnecessary stuff.

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He made it so people could steal games with as small a hit to their data caps as possible.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/07 11:02 ID: gq35tuq

RIP you hero. I live in Malaysia and it ain't a wealthy nation. I couldn't have ever convinced my parents to buy me original games during my childhood so everything was repacked until steam came around and offered regional pricing.

I bet my childhood would have been much sadder without his repacks.

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I live in SG and the pricing for AAA titles is still absolute garbage.

Just look at Outriders.. It is over $80! I could get it cheaper buying from 3rd party sellers like GMG directly in USD currency.

However, I find most indie games on Steam does proper regional pricing the best. Like Deep Rock Galactic, Hades, etc. Got those game at reasonable price!

15 : Anonymous2021/03/07 14:24 ID: gq3kitu

Be careful not to fall for websites that pretend to be associated with him. They did this with Corepack and other repackers.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:23 ID: gq33of0

Never heard of this man, but it sounds like he’s helped a lot of legitimate customers with his tireless work. Data caps should be outlawed!

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17 : Anonymous2021/03/07 09:09 ID: gq2z9kt

Damn 🙁

18 : Anonymous2021/03/07 08:21 ID: gq2wfa3


19 : Anonymous2021/03/07 09:41 ID: gq317ux

Pour one out for him. RIP

20 : Anonymous2021/03/07 17:12 ID: gq4309q

This man brought me countless hours of fun that I normally wouldn’t have been able to afford as a teen. He helped me escape into my computer for the shitty situation I was in.

I’m pretty damn sad about this.

21 : Anonymous2021/03/07 15:51 ID: gq3tgfp

Russian Repackers really exposed me to Russian culture. I actually been loving Fit Girl's Russian Movie Nights and watched a lot of films I otherwise never would have.

RIP xatab.

22 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:18 ID: gq4tdg6

What's a repacker?

23 : Anonymous2021/03/07 14:09 ID: gq3j6if

What’s a repacker?

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Recompress games at a smaller size into a download package. Very big in Online game piracy.

24 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:40 ID: gq6xje8

cry for him, he was a good man

25 : Anonymous2021/03/08 15:49 ID: gq7yp7n

RIP. xatab. Your legacy will live on.

26 : Anonymous2021/03/07 09:57 ID: gq3253s

Didn’t download repacks and never heard of xatab before now.. R.I.P, hopefully whatever’s next is comforting and cancer free

27 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:10 ID: gq32xuh


28 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:36 ID: gq34dwz

RIP Legend you won't be forgotten

29 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:55 ID: gq35hbu

ARR ARR Rest in piece ol' matey

30 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:38 ID: gq34ilr


31 : Anonymous2021/03/07 13:02 ID: gq3dl0t

Sad day for software piracy 🙁

32 : Anonymous2021/03/07 13:41 ID: gq3gpch

RIP, and thank you for your services.

33 : Anonymous2021/03/07 16:19 ID: gq3wpov

Son't know him but rip dude

34 : Anonymous2021/03/07 19:16 ID: gq4kc2t

wow fuckkkk i was downloading one of his repack a few weeks ago. fuck man.... REST IN PEACE you damm legend

35 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:51 ID: gq64zsh

People keep asking why xatab hasn't been extradited or prosecuted, is because he's from a country that's hacking America back to the stone age. As far Russian Authorities is concerned he's doing his patriotic duty lol.

36 : Anonymous2021/03/08 04:56 ID: gq6hjfg

what the did he die of?

37 : Anonymous2021/03/07 12:55 ID: gq3d1ul

Pirates keep inflated prices in check. They also can fuck over small companies. It's really up to you to act ethically when it comes to software piracy, because it will and should always exist.

Anyways, RIP. I'm sure he did great work.

ID: gq4tn5x

Well said. I like to pirate ONLY games from large companies that already made millions on said releases. Pirating small companies and indie developers is very disrespectful towards them, in my opinion.

38 : Anonymous2021/03/07 12:20 ID: gq3al3m

I don't condone piracy, but RIP.

39 : Anonymous2021/03/07 12:23 ID: gq3arv3

Damn did not expect such a feels punch this early, rip to an actual Legend

40 : Anonymous2021/03/07 12:28 ID: gq3b3uy

RIP Legend!

41 : Anonymous2021/03/07 13:03 ID: gq3dng9

RIP xatab

42 : Anonymous2021/03/07 13:09 ID: gq3e434

Rest in Peace.

43 : Anonymous2021/03/07 14:37 ID: gq3lsmj

As an uninitiated, what’s a “repacker”?

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Recompress games at a smaller size into a download package. Very big in Online game piracy.

44 : Anonymous2021/03/07 15:47 ID: gq3t0t2

This might be a stupid question but what is a repacker?

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Someone who repackages games to fit certain niches, say u have a piss poor internet connection there are folks who will compress games down as small as they can possibly go with the strongest compression so the game size is much smaller.

The trade off is a much much longer install time.

Other repackers fit into other niches.

45 : Anonymous2021/03/07 16:27 ID: gq3xo8v

Damn rip

46 : Anonymous2021/03/07 17:30 ID: gq453oo

RIP Legend

47 : Anonymous2021/03/07 17:37 ID: gq45y8k


48 : Anonymous2021/03/07 17:48 ID: gq479th


49 : Anonymous2021/03/07 19:15 ID: gq4k667

Rip Bro.

50 : Anonymous2021/03/07 19:51 ID: gq4pgyy

Rip dude, thanks for bringing some of the best re packs,

51 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:00 ID: gq4qpul


52 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:16 ID: gq4t062

I downloaded so many games from Xatab, hundreds of hours of fun, given to me by this wonderful man. Покойся с миром, Хатаб

53 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:32 ID: gq4vc2g

Fuckkk RIP

54 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:35 ID: gq4vt7d

Rest in peace comrade

55 : Anonymous2021/03/07 21:29 ID: gq53gt6

Damn, that's a name I haven't seen in a LONG time. What a legend.


56 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:24 ID: gq5ba8v

rip champ

57 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:37 ID: gq5d1du

Damn that sucks RIP dude brought joy to some people who couldn't attain it for whatever reasons

58 : Anonymous2021/03/07 23:10 ID: gq5gxd1

Rest in peace

59 : Anonymous2021/03/07 23:39 ID: gq5k6if

This guy helped me accessing games when I was too poor to buy anything. Rest in peace.

60 : Anonymous2021/03/08 00:34 ID: gq5q8f4


61 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:30 ID: gq6oz23

I salute you comrade. Did God's work.

62 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:50 ID: gq355ut

A bit out of loop with this sub in regards to strict rules, but aren't repackers considered here on the same boat as pirates, because they compress and publish copies of a legit product for free, since piracy here is forbidden to discuss about? I pirate sometimes games myself, because using 3 launchers to play certain games really is inconvenient. Just my general question and RIP.

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You can discuss piracy. You just can't post links to downloads of pirated content.

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since piracy here is forbidden to discuss about?

It's not

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Yes. This guy was a criminal with no respect for the hard work of developers and artists

63 : Anonymous2021/03/07 18:02 ID: gq49fym


64 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:49 ID: gq4xt6q


65 : Anonymous2021/03/07 13:16 ID: gq3enru


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Lol shut up loser

66 : Anonymous2021/03/07 14:48 ID: gq3muds


67 : Anonymous2021/03/07 15:54 ID: gq3tsxa

A lot of tears for a mere repacker.

68 : Anonymous2021/03/07 11:02 ID: gq35tky

Never heard of him

69 : Anonymous2021/03/07 15:16 ID: gq3popt


70 : Anonymous2021/03/07 14:24 ID: gq3kkev


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xatab wasn't part of the scene nor he was a "group".

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A person DIED

71 : Anonymous2021/03/07 12:36 ID: gq3bo3m


72 : Anonymous2021/03/07 11:51 ID: gq38pnz


73 : Anonymous2021/03/07 13:20 ID: gq3f05n


74 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:49 ID: gq3538n


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I'm Latin American, we pirate shit every minute, cracks go brrrrr

Replying to some individuals being too full of themselves calling others thieves, this is my reply.

You cannot compare digital piracy with theft.(as in calling people thieves or criminals) For many people downloading something from the internet is just that, no consequences, no harm to anyone, it's not really a criminal act, many people don't even know that they have to pay for a software because many times it's already available for free.(kinda the same with music, since most songs are available for free on youtube). Obviously that has changed with time, but say, early 00s, people didn't give a shit. The government doesn't even enforce laws against piracy, many countries don't even have them.

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Nothing wrong with piracy

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they endorse piracy and pirates now.

They do unless it's Windows 10 then they tell you it's unethical and possibly illegal to use a key you bought off the grey market.

Actually they seem to be against piracy of Microsoft products in general.

75 : Anonymous2021/03/07 14:55 ID: gq3nhb4

Friendly reminder piracy is illegal and immoral.

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Friendly reminder that not everyone has the same morals or legal system.

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God wont send you to hell for not paying a megacorporation 70$ for a game worth 20$ with a marketing fee.

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Friendly reminder piracy is illegal

Fixed that for you

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Piracy is a necessary evil. Although, pirating games from small companies or indie developers should be frowned upon. I prefer pirating games from large companies who had already made enough money on said game

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One could argue that charging ppl for 30$ for an unfinished product with no way of testing it out before buying it is also rather "immoral", but what's the matter of "morality" in illegal activities anyway


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