"exiled" said:RAR files are archives, just like ZIP files. You need extraction software that can handle RAR files, which Windows cannot do by itself.
This is probably simple and I'll hurt myself for asking something rediculous like this, but here it goes: when i download a lot of the mods that aren't popular (like tribal warfare) instead of the zip folder with all the stuff in it I get .rar folders that are written in a mostly unrecognized code/language (my comp. displays little boxes instead of actual characters). So my question is, Is this supposed to be this way and if so how do i convert them to the zip folder so i can run them?
Two popular extractors are WinRAR and 7zip. I prefer the latter, some prefer the former. Your choice.