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ANSI/ASCII Converter Tool Version 1.05.00 Release

Categories: TEXT ART, Tools
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Published on: July 12, 2014
It’s time for new releases and updates obviously so here comes another one, an update of my ANSI/ASCII converter tool, which allows you to convert via GUI or command line, single file or batch, the conversion of ASCII Text Files, like oldskool NFO files and ANSI and ANSI like files (such as Avatar, PCBoard, WildCat BBS 2.X/3.X or Text .BIN) to various other formats, including Image types (.GIF, .PNG, .JPG, .BMP, .ICO and more) and also to HTML Web or Video Formats (which is meant for the conversion of ANSI Animations), such as the popular for the WEB Flash format (.FLV), but also .WMV, .AVI, .MPG or even Animated Gif. Furthermore, Oldskool ASCII Text files from DOS can also be converted to modern Unicode format text files in UTF-8 or UTF-16 format. Okay, so much for the summary. The core functionality of the tool did not change much, more the handling and additional features were affected.   http://www.roysac.com/roy-tools/ansi-ascii-converter.html   List of changes: Fixed problem if source ASCII used only LF instead of CRLF for line breaks. Shows Loading Screen, if started and files from previous session existed. If specific setting is clicked, only that setting will be enabled in settings screen (less confusing and easier to find). Settings irrelevant for current option don’t open settings dialog anymore. Ability to Pause or Abort running conversion batch. This option was also added to the Library, including events to handle, including: StatusChanged ProcessFinished ListItemRemoved Additional Properties Added: Status Cancelled (boolean) Additonal Methods: CancelProcessing[...]
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Scene Fonts Collection Volume 2 Release

Categories: Artscene, Collections
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Published on: June 25, 2014
It is almost up to the day 5 years ago that I released the Scene Fonts Collection Volume 1. Unfortunately the first Volume isn’t officially available for download for quite a while now, specifically since the day when Mediafire.com decided to kill my whole PRO account with all its files because of some copyright complaints (I don’t want to go into details with that now. It was just meant as a FYI.). Volume I contained back then about 600 files, Volume II today has over 1,000 files now, again pixel art fonts ripped and captured from Crack Intros, Demos and Games across most major release platforms. The fonts are somewhat sorted like the last time around, namely by font size. Also like last time, there are many dupes, or more accurately.. near dupes, mostly because of slight variations in the graphics files for various reason. Again, my motto is: “Rather have it twice or more than not at all!” Download ROY-SFNT2.ZIP (55 MB) Now!   I created a new RoySAC.com release intro for this occasion, yes, again using OSDM for the job (I hadn’t have the time yet to get my head around Intro Maniac, sorry). Unlike most of my previous OSDM productions , there is no full-screen version available for this new release of mine. It makes use of the “Skin” feature of OSDM, which can’t be used for intro productions running in full-screen mode. The skin became integrated into the theme for the intro that releasing a full-screen[...]
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ATE – Ansi Text Editor 1.0Beta

Categories: ANSI / ASCII, TEXT ART, TOOL
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Published on: June 18, 2014
I finally got around to write this tool. It was on my to-do list for quite some time now. I already wrote ANSI converters (link 2) and most recently a Font Tool for the old MS-DOS ANSI Editor TheDraw (Font Tool Homepage), so it was only a natural progression to write something like this editor. ANSI Text Art Editor is an ANSI text editing tool very similar to PabloDraw, ACiDDraw, TheDraw, TundraDraw, TetraDraw or AnsiDraw, but unlike the better half of them for Windows 32bit and 64bit Computers and not MS DOS. For the folks who hate reading, visit the special ATE – Ansi Text Editor Home Page to download the Program. The Editor is still in Beta and not 100% stable. There are also bugs here and there which I am currently working on eliminating. Nevertheless, I think the current state of the tool allows me to make it public, especially to be able to get some feedback, comments and suggestions from you guys out there, who are still into good old ANSI/ASCII Text Art like me :). Post them here at the blog or use my sites contact form. You will recognize many features from the mentioned editors. This tool has some unique features of its own though, such as: ANSI Font System (to Create, Edit and Use Custom ANSI Fonts) similar to the one provided by TheDraw (but without the limitations in width/height). Import and Export option for TheDraw fonts. Smart Vertical & Horizontal Flip Tool Flat[...]
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RTN & Sidekiq Pro Art Requests

Categories: ANSI / ASCII, TEXT ART
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Published on: May 22, 2014
Hi There Folks, Carsten aka Roy/SAC speaking again. This time about Text Art (yeah, can you actually believe it? hehe). It has been ages.. or well at least 2-3 years that I fulfilled any art requests, but yeah, believe it or not, I actually managed to finish two requests for ASCII art, which I both received via PM at DeviantArt. The first one was a complete NFO file design for a group called “Reverse The Noob”, short RTN. Never heard of the group before, so no clue what kind of stuff they release. I decided to go with a Newskool ASCII design (I did that for both ASCII requests actually). Next to the logo I also created the NFO file body for the release information and member lists etc. The second request was somewhat commercial in nature, although I myself did not get paid for this (that’s a principle of mine, remember?*). It’s for a developer tool called “Sidekiq Pro“. Here is what the web site for the tool has to say about itself: Sidekiq Pro is a collection of useful functionality for the open source Sidekiq library. The tools costs $75 per year (subscription model). There you have it. * Note: I wanted to clarify this statement a bit more. Yes, I don’t do art for hire (getting paid to do it), however, I do accept and appreciate voluntary donations to support “the cause” and to help paying the site hosting fees etc. One does not have to do[...]
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.TDF TheDraw Fonts File Tool

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Published on: April 29, 2014
After my blog post about the .TDF Fonts file specification is decided to write a little tool myself. I also have a large collection of TheDraw ANSI fonts to check out. The Editor “TheDraw” is also available for download here. To be able to run the Editor, you require an emulator for MS-DOS. I recommend DOSBOX, which is also available for download in my downloads section. .TDF Files are font files for TheDraw, the ANSI Text Editor for MS-DOS. The Editor comes with a tool for managing .TDF files called TDFONTS.EXE, but my tool provides some features that are not provided by the original tool. Also my tool is for Windows, meaning that you don’t need an MS DOS Emulator like DOSBOX etc. to run it. Main Tool Window The Features Instant Preview of the Font(s) (80×25 and 80×50 mode are available) Re-Arrange Order of Fonts in Collection (Including Sorting Fonts by Title) Add/Remove Fonts Rename FontsSimply double-click on the title column of the font. Change SpacingSimply double-click on the spacing column of the font. Change Font Type: “Outline” to “Color” or “Block“, “Block” to “Color” or “Color” to “Block“Simply double-click on the Type column of the font. Create a Fonts Collection of all your TheDraw fonts and save it as .TDFX proprietary Collection File Save Collection as .TDF Fonts File Collection Export Individual Fonts as .TDF Fonts File Export Font Preview as Image or Text Supported Image Formats: .PNG, .BMP, .JPG, .ICO, .GIF, .TIF, .EMF, .WMF Supported Text Formats:[...]
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