[UFO Chicago] Ascii art, gifscii, and animated ascii

Jeremiah Benham jjbenham@chicagoguitar.com
Tue, 29 Jan 2002 23:04:09 -0600

I was thinking of some ideas for a project I am working on.  I am flirting with the idea of creating animated ascii.  I was looking for something that would convert gif or jpeg to ascii.  I heard of a program called gifsci.  It seemed to orriginally be for dos.  I could not compile it.  I wondered what you guys would recommend.  

I think gimp can import the ascii to convert to jpeg if I want to switch back in order to animate this in bcast2000.  I am not hard set on .jpeg but I need to be able to get it into a format that will allow me to sync it with music.  I played around with ascii Xaos for a while on tty generating ascii fractalls.  That was pretty intersting.  I could save them frame by frame I guess.  This limits me to fractals.  

I also tried a gimp plugin that has recently been pulled from then net.  I got an older version that I could not get to compile. 

I am running linux RH7.2 on my desktop and Debian on my laptop.  I do have Bochs installed and have an image with dos6.22 on it.  Should I try to get a dos version?  Sorry I know dos6.22 is not free OS.  I don't really use it so I would not mind trying freedos or RX.Dos.  How does dosemu rate with Bochs or plex86?