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Old 27 September 2008, 19:31   #1
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Amiga ANSI Art - What is this style?

I'm sure most of you know the Amiga and DOS styles of ASCII/ANSI art but I recently remembered seeing a completely different style that was occasionally used in displayme files and DMS banners that I can't really describe or find any information about. Attached is an example of this "3rd style" ripped from Skid Row's Mavis Beacon disk, note that the only way to display it correctly is in a CLI/Shell, using custom fonts, a text editor or PC based program won't work right because of the escape sequences used.

What is this style called? How were they created/edited? Does anyone have more of these files? Why can't I find any info on the Web about this stuff?

Edit: This is what it should look like:

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If I remember correctly there was a utility that would create these from images so you could use them in ads that would display when you would decompress a DMS disk image. Usually these would be added by a door on the BBS it was leeched from. I currently have a DMS adder running on my bbs but am using regular Amiga ASCII in my ad.

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While I appreciate the response it doesn't answer any of my questions as I'm already familiar with DMS adders/checkers/repackers.

I should have looked more carefully for tools that can create these ANSIs as there are several of them on aminet including Iff2Ansi which I used to make the abime.net logo attached below.

So that's one question down... can anybody answer any more?
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I've never really seen it used outside of SkidRow releases. But, there are several versions of the Skid Row logo using this technique. (Sorry I'm not more help...)
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 2? FFS
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Ahh i used to do this (an before it was used in 'intros' ) .. Its just the top line of 'characters'.
See the pic i output the letters A A A A T A A A A then a space, moving down a pixel (and back 1 char) after every letter output. That draws a cross from the pixels left behind.
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