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hide RetroTxt by Defacto2
An open source browser extension to properly view any ASCII or NFO file as text in your browser
Available on Chrome Firefox GitHub
LSD BBS version 1.41r (1992 April 13) thumbnail
Last file posted 14 days ago
THE ROAD FROM SUMTER TO APPOMATTOX V1.4 (1993 July 6) thumbnail
Last file posted 16 days ago
Zeliard (1991 January 2) thumbnail
Intro posted 18 days ago
THE ROAD FROM SUMTER TO APPOMATTOX V1.4 (1993 July 6) thumbnail
NFO posted 16 days ago
Sites advert (1994 September 25) thumbnail
ANSI posted 5 months ago
Logo (2013 April 9) thumbnail
VGA posted 4 months ago

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Presenting RetroTxt, the ASCII art & NFO browser for Chrome
2016, May 2.

RetroTxt available on the Chrome Web Store. Last month I wrote a long post titled ASCII, NFO Art & Text Encodings. That covered the complications and technical difficulties involved in accurately rendering ASCII art and NFO text in modern browsers. It also dealt with how I overcame those difficulties and developed a backend rendering engine to […]

ASCII, NFO Art & Text Encodings
2016, Apr 4.

After last month’s successful rollout of the JavaScript DOS emulation throughout the site. There has been one other gripe I have been wanting to overcome on Defacto2 and that is the accurate display of ASCII art and NFO text in a browser. Surprisingly this ability to display files created on a text standard from 1981 […]

DOS Emulation
2016, Mar 14.

Taking the lead from the Internet Archive, in the past couple of weeks, I have rolled out a significant update to the site. One in which we can now all run Defacto2’s entire collection of  1,350+ DOS scene productions online and in the browser! The idea for this has been simmering for the past couple […]