What are the best tools for viewing and editing NFO DIZ files

Ben Garrett edited this page Jun 19, 2018 · 4 revisions

What are the best tools for viewing and editing NFO/DIZ files?

We have a complete collection of various NFO editors and viewers in our file section under the NFO Tools quick links.

Viewing ASCII and ANSI

For viewing ANSI or ASCII art I generally prefer ACiD Draw for Windows. While the application has not been revised in nearly a decade it still is 100% operational on modern Windows installations and has some of the best rendering capabilities of any app.

An alternative viewer for Windows would be PabloView for Windows. It too is a long abandoned application that has excellent media support and is fully functional on modern Windows installations.

ASCII and ANSI Conversion

For conversion of ASCII and ANSI into raster image formats such as PNG nothing beats the open source project that is Ansilove. We used to use this tool extensively here at Defacto2 and cannot recommend it highly enough for most people.

As of 2015 Defacto2 has migrated to a binary C port of the tool called AnsiLove/C. It is a complete rewrite of the PHP variant but is designed for speed and portability. Also it needs to be compiled before use and is probably not Windows friendly.

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