XBIN

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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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Disambiguation

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

Identification

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

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See also ANSI Art#Software.

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