Monday, December 12, 2011

Watch StarWars in ASCII - on your PC

The third highest grossing movie series- after Harry Potter and James Bond- is STARWARS
Wikipedia defines it as " American epic space opera film series".

And i never ever imagined that i could watch it anytime on my PC- but in ASCII format. Yes, you heard me right. You can watch this movie right there in your system anytime with bits of black and white moving around i.e. ASCII format.

Now some of you might still be wondering-" StarWars in ASCII .....means......".

This is made possible with the help of Telnet which provides text-oriented communication facility using a virtual terminal connection.

Windows XP users:

Go to RUN and type "" and tell me if you believe your eyes.

Windows 7/Vista user:

For you guys, Telnet is not directly active. So you have to make little more effort.
To enable Telnet, go to Control Panel › Programs › Turn Windows Feature On or Off 

Now tick both the Telnet checkboxes and Telnet is enabled.

Now go to Start> Search > Telnet, you will get Telnet.exe , then hit enter.
On the Prompt that follows, type "o" and hit enter.
Then type "" and hit enter. And you guys also tell me if you ever expected this.

Obviously, it's not easy to watch the full version in ASCII as you cannot fast forward or so.

So you can also see this version on whose name is also mentioned in the credits of the ASCII'ed movie.

See you in next post! Happy reading!

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