Coloured, text based computer art form widely used on Bulletin Board Systems.
Geek fluff: Plain text documents embedded with extended ASCII/IBM code page 437 control codes.
A somewhat structured collection of data.
Geek fluff: Data stored in particular formats including spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel or databases such as MySQL.
Microsoft DOS programs.
Geek fluff: Programs that require the use of Microsoft's DOS operating system for x86 compatible CPUs.
Web pages or documents in HTML format.
Geek fluff: Text documents formatted in a mark-up language.
Digital art, pixel art or photos.
Geek fluff: Programs that require the use of Java.
Geek fluff: Programs for a Linux compatible operating system.
Geek fluff: Programs for Apple's macOS & OS X operating system.
Music or audio sound clips.
Coloured encoded text mainly used on Bulletin Board Systems.
Geek fluff: Plain text documents embedded with PCBoard control codes.
A document compiled in PDF (Portable Document Format).
Scripts and interpreted programs.
Geek fluff: Programs that were created in an interpreted programming language,
Text for Amiga
Text documents and text based computer art for the Amiga.
Geek fluff: Monochrome text-based files in a Topaz2 font that use the Latin-1 character set.
Text or ASCII
Text documents and text based computer art.
Geek fluff: Monochrome text-based art and plain text files that use an ASCII compliant character set.
A film, video or multimedia animation.
Microsoft Windows programs.
Geek fluff: Programs that require the use of Microsoft's Windows operating system, working on Intel-compatible CPUs.
Public announcements by Scene groups and organisations.
Programs that enable you to create and edit ANSI and ASCII art.
Files pertaining to the Scene on the Apple II computer platform.
Files pertaining to the Scene on the Atari ST computer platform.
Files pertaining to the Scene operating over telephone based BBS (Bulletin Board System) systems.
Brand art or logo
Branding logos used by scene groups and organisations.
Bust or takedown
First hand accounts and third party reports on the arrest, bust or take-down of an active person in the Scene or a scene organisation.
Used for anything political that doesn't fall into the other categories. Usually contains documents where people, groups or organisations are complaining.
Various codes of conduct and agreements created by scene groups and organisations.
Miscellaneous tools including fixes, intro generators and BBS software.
Cracktro or intro
A multimedia program that is designed to promote a scene group or organisation. Otherwise known as a cracktro, crack intro or loader.
An artistic multimedia program that is designed to promote a demo group or collective. Depending on the size and length of the piece it can also be known as an intro. Demo groups share the same lineage as the cracking scene, but they have since gone their separate ways.
A curated bundle of scene related files stored and distributed in a compressed archive file
Adverts for commercial physical goods and online services, varying in legality.
Files pertaining to the Scene operating over Internet based FTP (File Transfer Protocol) servers.
Trainers, dox, cheats, and walk-throughs, which include guides, how-to documents and tools to complete games.
Group role or job
Documents used by scene groups to advertise or enrol new members.
Guides and how-tos
Guides and how-to documents on how to hack and crack or on the workings of the Scene.
Conversations conducted with scene personalities.
Reports and written articles created by scene members about the Scene.
Mainstream media outlets reports on the Scene.
NFO file or scene release
A text file or readme used to describe a scene release, group or organisation.
Programs that enable you to create or view NFO text files.
Evidence of the source media, usually a photo or scanned image.
Documents created by scene groups that were often never intended to be public.
Scene software installer
A program to help an end-user install a scene release.