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It is closely tied to the capabilities of the text modes of VGA graphics cards. The font can be customized. Though limited to 16 colors, a custom palette can be used.
 
It is closely tied to the capabilities of the text modes of VGA graphics cards. The font can be customized. Though limited to 16 colors, a custom palette can be used.
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== Disambiguation ==
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'''xbin''' is also the name of an old utility[{{CdTextfilesURL|sourcecode/unix_c/macintsh/}}] that translates [[BinHex]] files.
  
 
== Identification ==
 
== Identification ==
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== Specifications ==
 
== Specifications ==
 
* [http://www.acid.org/images/0896/XBIN.TXT eXtended BIN Format specification]
 
* [http://www.acid.org/images/0896/XBIN.TXT eXtended BIN Format specification]
** [http://cd.textfiles.com/darkdomain/artpacks/1996/acdu0896.zip acdu0896.zip] → XBIN.TXT
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** {{CdTextfiles|darkdomain/artpacks/1996/acdu0896.zip|acdu0896.zip}} → XBIN.TXT
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20120204063040/http://www.acid.org/info/xbin/x_spec.htm XBin Specifications] (from archive.org)
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20120204063040/http://www.acid.org/info/xbin/x_spec.htm XBin Specifications] (from archive.org)
  
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== Sample files ==
 
== Sample files ==
* [http://cd.textfiles.com/darkdomain/artpacks/1996/acdu0896.zip acdu0896.zip] → *.XB
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* {{CdTextfiles|darkdomain/artpacks/1996/acdu0896.zip|acdu0896.zip}} → *.XB
 
* [http://www.blocktronics.org/downloads/artpacks/blocktronics_block_to_the_future.zip blocktronics_block_to_the_future.zip] → *.xb
 
* [http://www.blocktronics.org/downloads/artpacks/blocktronics_block_to_the_future.zip blocktronics_block_to_the_future.zip] → *.xb
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
 
* [[Wikipedia:XBin|Wikipedia article]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:XBin|Wikipedia article]]

Latest revision as of 15:16, 18 February 2019

File Format
Name XBIN
Ontology
Extension(s) .xb
Released 1996

XBIN (eXtended BIN) is a character graphics format. Its purpose is similar to that of ANSI Art. It was designed to be a successor to BIN format. It uses a specialized RLE compression algorithm.

It is closely tied to the capabilities of the text modes of VGA graphics cards. The font can be customized. Though limited to 16 colors, a custom palette can be used.

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[edit] Disambiguation

xbin is also the name of an old utility[1] that translates BinHex files.

[edit] Identification

Files begin with 'X' 'B' 'I' 'N' 0x1A.

[edit] Specifications

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See also ANSI Art#Software.

[edit] Sample files

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