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AAHelper, Library for ASCII Games/Apps Released

michael posted about 10 years ago | from the a-to-z dept.

Graphics 11

Ravalox writes "AA Helper Library, which is a set of libraries to assist in the development of AA-Lib games/applications, has made its initial release. It currently provides a few graphics primitives and a render-to-frame function so you can get a normal image out of AA-Lib. If like me you are an ascii video fan another helpful ascii library is libcaca which is currently supported in Video Lan Media Player and Mplayer."

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first? (4, Funny)

BinLadenMyHero (688544) | about 10 years ago | (#10395446)


i love the ability to preview a divx download remotely on a text terminal

You know what would be great? (1)

Ayanami Rei (621112) | about 10 years ago | (#10395941)

A version of aalib that used the Mona font.

Hell, a posting mode on Slashdot that wrapped the comment in Mona font tags. Ooooooh boy, the GNAA would love it though, so I guess that'll never happen.

Re:You know what would be great? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10402843)


Re:first? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10396535)

thats classic

libcaca (0, Redundant)

Leffe (686621) | about 10 years ago | (#10395488)

Reminds me of libcaca [] .

An ascii art library with colors and whatever else, sprites, primitives, etc.

You can use it with MPlayer or your video player of choice, looks much better with colors.

Re:libcaca (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10395503)

Oops! Oh well, I'm sure everyone here has read the first few words of a story and posted some redundant comment at least once :)

Idea... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10395976)

I want to see an AA-based DVD player. :-)

TheDraw (4, Informative)

ptaff (165113) | about 10 years ago | (#10396250)

For those who created real ASCII art back in the days of the BBS, there exists a GPL clone of TheDraw to bring back memories (and maybe dust your 5.25" floppies) called DuhDraw [] . Those were the good old times, as anybody remembering ANSI music will tell.

Feel ready to own one or many Tux Stickers [] ?

Re:TheDraw (2, Informative)

WiKKeSH (543962) | about 10 years ago | (#10398157)

There are other GPL viewers and drawers available such as TundraDraw (available on sf for linux and windows) and PabloDraw (Windows-only)

Finally... (1, Funny)

sw155kn1f3 (600118) | about 10 years ago | (#10396509)

I can complete my space shooter I've been working on.
Oh wait.. It was in '80s. But still good to know they made such great progress - gonna change the whole gaming industry.

Interesting enough (1)

SavedLinuXgeeK (769306) | about 10 years ago | (#10439490)

If you can get the console resolution high enough, and utilize extended character encodings, and sit, just back from your computer a little ways, the quality of the aa video vs. an actual video isn't that bad. Which means that if you end up doing games in console, with a hi-res framebuffer, you could actually have some games that may contend with opengl. Who knows, but it looks promising.
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