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hide RetroTxt by Defacto2
The open source browser extension to properly view ANSI, ASCII or NFO files as text in your browser
Available on Chrome Firefox GitHub
iCE Draw 1.40 (beta) (1995 April 17) thumbnail
Last file 4 days ago
Celerity thumbnail
Last file 8 days ago
Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD (2017 May 9) thumbnail
Intro 2 months ago
Gravilon (2017 June 12) thumbnail
NFO about 1 month ago
Download (1990 October 7) thumbnail
ANSI 2 months ago
BAgRaPe Logo (2017 June 23) thumbnail
VGA 11 days 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 […]