Star Wars ASCII version

  wiz-king 21:27 03 Apr 2008
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If you have a few free (!) minutes to kill, why not watch Star Wars Episode IV on your pc?

True, it would not be the same as watching it on the big screen, but the amount of effort that went into creating an ASCII version of this movie is staggering - the entire movie consists of 13 935 individual frames.

To watch the movie on your pc, do the following:

Click Start
Click Run
Copy and then paste the following line of text into the command line:
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
Click OK
Sit back and watch...

A labour of love?

  barca1 21:53 03 Apr 2008

wiz-kid wheres "Run" on Vista..? i feel a right nugget asking this..

  interzone55 22:06 03 Apr 2008

That's very clever, worth installing the Telnet client on my Vista machine...

  interzone55 22:10 03 Apr 2008

Quickest way to get run is Windows Key + R.

There's no telnet client in Vista by default in Vista though, you'll have to go the Control Panel, Programs & Features, the choose Turn Windows Features On or Off from the left hand menu, scroll down and put a tick next to Telnet Client, wait a minute or so then it should work...

  wiz-king 22:12 03 Apr 2008

Not a clue - I havent got that far - still on XP where it's the third option up when you hit the 'start' button.

  lisa02 22:19 03 Apr 2008

right click task bar choose properties, then start menu and customise. Put a tick beside "Run Command" click ok.

  lisa02 22:20 03 Apr 2008

That's quite brilliant.

I recently watched Family Guy presents Blue Harvest - Highly recommended!

  barca1 22:52 03 Apr 2008

i cannot get it as the pc state "cannot find "towel.blinkenlights.nl"..????

  lisa02 23:07 03 Apr 2008

barca1 you need to do what alan14 said first.

Then secondly enter-

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

-in the run box.

  barca1 23:40 03 Apr 2008

WOW thankx all thats amazing..!!!!
Cheers

  mrwoowoo 01:02 04 Apr 2008

Iv'e just wasted 4 mnutes of my life that i will never get back. )O:!

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