GetDiz

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GetDiz

#1 Post by -_- » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:10 pm

Program: GetDiz
Website: http://www.outertech.com/index.php?_cha ... oduct&id=4
Download link: http://download.outertech.com/getdiz.exe
Description: GetDiz is a fully featured text editor which can replace Notepad while maintaining an incredible speed, ease of use and small size. You can display and edit any text files with GetDiz. Additionally it offers enhanced functionality with DIZ and NFO files, which are often included in ZIP archives. GetDiz is able to display ASCII art correctly and save text, nfo and diz files as GIF images. The user interface is handy, small and specific. An optional USB-Stick installation is also possible.
Stealth: Must Choose USB-Stick during install for portable version.

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Re: GetDiz

#2 Post by joby_toss » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:09 pm

1. The installer contains Ask toolbar, selected by default, so be careful!
2. Shell menu integration selected by default
3. Too many languages selected by default
4. Usb support unselected by default

So, instead of installing it, do it the TPFC style and extract using Universal Extractor. All the necessary files (even "usb.dat") are in the MAINDIR subfolder. It is portable.

P.S. Never understood what's this ascii art useful for?! :roll:

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Re: GetDiz

#3 Post by Hydaral » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:17 pm

joby_toss wrote:P.S. Never understood what's this ascii art useful for?! :roll:
It's a throwback to the DOS days (the art displays properly in DOS) when the cracking groups took a lot of pride in their releases and had elaborate intro videos to go with their pretty text docs.

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Re: GetDiz

#4 Post by usdcs » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:54 am

Actually...

It's a throwback to the Teletype days. I remember having a collection of ASCII art traded via Radio Teletype (RTTY) and seeing some art sent via the news wire services, when I worked in radio in the 70's.

Teletypes could do something DOS later would not. Teletype art could be constructed of not only single characters per position but by using "over-striking", which was done by sending a Carriage Return without a Line Feed, another line could be typed over the first. More complex shades could be produced that way. (Now, some of you may realize where that obscure CR/LF pair came from...)

If someone sent you a picture, you would turn on your tape punch to copy what was received to a paper tape, for storage and later retrieval. We had special tins that we stored our tapes in. I had quite a stack.

I used to have a Model 15 ASR and a Model 28 ASR, which stored everything in a five-bit code called Baudot. later, I had a Model 33 ASR which used a new eight-bit code which allowed for more characters!

If you are interested, see: http://www.baudot.net/ and http://www.rtty.com/gallery/gallery.htm.

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Re: GetDiz

#5 Post by joby_toss » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:16 am

Hmm ... the good ol' days! :)

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