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ASCII Art
« on: January 03, 2005, 02:22:57 am »

Hey, I've noticed that most of these GameFAQs guides have an ASCII title at the top. The one I made for SC2 doesn't, and I can't do ASCII worth crap. Could someone help me out here? Line limit is 78 characters or so. Naturally, I'll put your name in the credits.
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Re: ANSI Art
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2005, 06:18:08 am »

Is ansi the stuff where they make text and grafics out of / and | and stuff?

If so, sorry, can't help you
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Re: ANSI Art
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2005, 06:44:55 am »

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Is ansi the stuff where they make text and grafics out of / and | and stuff?

No, that's ASCII art, art made using characters from the ASCII character set. ANSI is the "American National Standards Institute". The connection with ASCII art is probably ANSI colour codes to display characters in colour on terminals (etc.) that support that.
I'd advice against using them for a FAQ though, as they will look like garbage where they are not supported (like in notepad). But I suspect Shiver meant ASCII art anyhow.

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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2005, 08:54:44 am »

Wow self, way to show off your computer illiteracy.
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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2005, 03:32:01 pm »

Perhaps this may be of some help to you. Of course, you'll likely have to make some modifications to the output so you'll pure ASCII art (as opposed to HTML-enhanced).
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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2005, 05:23:51 pm »

I haven't actually tried to convert an image, but that page you linked to also has a link "ASCII", to this page. So modifications to the output should be unnecessary.
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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2005, 07:38:49 am »

Okay, it's done!

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Hm, that didn't paste too well. It looks like an alien assault rifle more than a title. Well nevermind, the pending FAQ update has it right.
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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2005, 04:29:36 am »

It's the Vindicator being warped as it goes into hyperspace like the old 3DO movies?   Tongue
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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2005, 08:01:56 pm »

Try the code tag?

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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2005, 11:34:23 pm »

There, you can almost see it now, but the font should be even smaller.


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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2005, 09:39:34 am »

You guys, I said I already had it fixed. Look at the FAQ.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/game/11094.html
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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2005, 10:30:52 am »

i have to squint a little bit to see it, but its there, plain as day. good job shiver Grin

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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2005, 09:55:06 pm »

Plain as day in the slylandro homeworld, but once I remembered what it was supposed to look like, I could at least see the 'C' and the 'l'
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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2005, 11:00:32 am »

The Image/ASCII converter works fine for just that- images. In my opinion it works poorly for anything else, especially title graphics, where legibility is key. It's difficult to make out the title that it produced, even though it resembles the SC2 title in shape. I'd reccomend either trying again with a very high-contrast version of the SC2 title screen or just having a go at it yourself using the good ol' pipes and hyphens.
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You might also want to check out the collections of Figlet fonts over at http://www.textfiles.com/, such as Big or Contessa.
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Re: ASCII Art
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2005, 10:53:09 am »

I went over the ASCII manually changing the capital letters and numbers to "-", "=", and "*". It looked pretty lame. Maybe I should've stuck in "#" as a backbone? Nevermind, I'm not using that.

The Figlet fonts are a no-go. I like the blurry shape of the Star Control II title a little bit better.
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