Star Wars through Terminal!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by swy32x, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. swy32x macrumors regular

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    I found this on another forum and thought some of you would enjoy it ...

    Open up your terminal and then type in

    telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

    Its a text version of starwars! Remember those 80's/90's things where pictures where composed of letters? Well it strikes back! In Star Wars form!

    Enjoy!
     
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    at work now, but interested to try it once i get home... anyone want to post some screen shots?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's pretty cool. It just goes through the Star Wars story. :)
     

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    looks better on a black background with white text:
     

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  6. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    haha- definitely gonna look in to it when i get home... thanks for the pictures!
     
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    Some people really need to get out once in a while..

    But I'm glad they dont as this has brought a smile to my face :)
     
  8. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if they actualy hand coded all the text of if they used the qt converter. Does anybody know where the QT to text frames converter can be found?

    Edit: Proberly too much visual clutter to convert, and I think I just got caught watching this.

    Edit 2: This looks as though it is one-to-one, in respect to time, with the movie. I have to play the movie audio while watching this.
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    OMG! this is fantastic! truly amazing....

    so are there any more ascii movies?

    D
     
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    I found this ADC link.
     
  12. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    how do you get that


    sorry don't use terminal much...
     
  13. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Well now that is just bloody awesome. Good find Snowy...
     
  14. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    HD-->Utilities-->Terminal->Terminal>Window Settings>Select Color-select one of the presets or set it yourself.
     
  15. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    That's fantastic Snowy thanks heaps. It's funny but I can show people all the cool OSX features but it's the basic stuff like this and the psychiatrist and tetris in terminal that gets a wow from people :).
     
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    Very nice find, I am amazed at how detailed it it...
     
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    awesome thanks
     
  20. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I'm glad it was reposted or I would have missed out! Did anyone else watch to the end? They didn't quite finish it...made it to where Han Solo and Luke are in the Storm Trooper outfits and start to blast stuff then says to be continued.
     
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    The repost police allow a certain amount of time to elapse though, right?
    I mean your link was from March of 2004... that's like decades in this place.
     
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    With the amount of discussion this has generated, I think we can allow the repost. I know I wouldn't have found it otherwise!

    Maybe someone should have brought back the old thread.... for once I am happy to see a repost!
     

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