Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Telnet Starwars - A new Hope in ASCII

Did you know that you can watch Star Wars ep iv, a new hope in ascii from your computer. All you have to do is
  • go to start
  • click run
  • type "telnet", this will open a telnet terminal
  • type "o" , this should go down a line and display ""
  • type "towel.blinkenlights.nl"
After doing this the screen will firstly display text and then the movie will start. Please note that this is streaming through telnet, but it doesn't take up much bandwidth at all. There is no sound, all of the words are also displayed in text, but the movie is done quite well. Check some of the screen shots below.






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