BIN (Binary Text)

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== Format details ==
 
== Format details ==
BIN is basically a raw copy of PC screen memory, with each character encoded as two bytes in the usual PC way: one for the character code, followed by one for the attributes. There are usually 160 characters (320 bytes) per line. Some BIN files have a [[SAUCE]] metadata segment at the end of the file, which may specify a different number of characters per line.
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BIN is basically a raw copy of PC screen memory, with each character encoded as two bytes in the usual PC way: one for the character code, followed by one for the attributes. The character encoding would be one of the [[MS-DOS encodings]], usually [[CP437]] in English-speaking countries. There are usually 160 characters (320 bytes) per line. Some BIN files have a [[SAUCE]] metadata segment at the end of the file, which may specify a different number of characters per line.
  
 
== Software ==
 
== Software ==

Latest revision as of 01:36, 20 August 2019

File Format
Name BIN (Binary Text)
Ontology
Extension(s) .bin

BIN (or Binary Text, BinaryText, BinText, Binary, BiNARY, etc.) is a character graphics format associated with the ANSI Art community. Its lack of a distinctive name, file extension, or signature makes it difficult to find information about it.

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[edit] Format details

BIN is basically a raw copy of PC screen memory, with each character encoded as two bytes in the usual PC way: one for the character code, followed by one for the attributes. The character encoding would be one of the MS-DOS encodings, usually CP437 in English-speaking countries. There are usually 160 characters (320 bytes) per line. Some BIN files have a SAUCE metadata segment at the end of the file, which may specify a different number of characters per line.

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See also ANSI Art#Software.

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