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Romp Home with these 21 Peerless ASCII Games
The purpose of this article is to identify our favourite ASCII based games. There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.

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bzip2 is a freely available, patent free (see below), high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression. Read more


  • Mozilla Exporter
    Mozilla Exporter is a utility that converts the configuration files of the Mozilla Web browser from the format used by the Linux version to the format used by the Windows version.
  • NS2Html
    NS2Html is a tool which converts configuration files extracted from Netscreen devices into friendly HTML rulebases. It was developed to gather data from policies used at old firewalls under administration.
  • NTXShape
    a GIS data conversion tool that translates CARIS NTX interchange files into the ESRI shapefile format. It converts points, lines, polygons, text, spot heights, and soundings, preserving virtually all of the information found in the source data
  • o3read
    a standalone converter for the writer format. It doesn't depend on Open Office or any other external tools or libraries
  • odf-converter-integrator
    odf-converter-integrator is an easy way to open Microsoft Office 2007 files (also called Office Open XML, .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx) with a high-quality conversion on any Linux or Windows system in any version of
  • ol2ical
    a tool to convert MS Outlook calendar e-mail messages to ical events. ol2ical handles many types of events from Outlook and has some provision for time zone differences
  • OperaHotlist2HTML
    a Perl script that converts Opera bookmarks (called "Hotlist") to HTML 4.01. It will also convert to Netscape/Mozilla bookmark files as well
  • pandoc
    pandoc is an implementation of markdown (and much more) in Haskell. It can convert markdown-formatted text to HTML, LaTeX, rich text format, reStructuredText, or an S5 HTML slide show. It can also convert HTML, LaTeX, and reStructuredText to markdown.
  • Parm
    Parm compiles Markdown files to HTML files. It supports Table of Contents index files, extended markdown syntax (for example, github extended syntax), and custom templates and CSS.
  • PdfMasher
    PdfMasher is a tool to convert PDF files containing text in ready-for-ebook HTML files.
  • PDFRead
    PDFRead is a tool for converting PDF and DJVU documents for reading on eBook devices. It does this by creating an image out of each page, enhancing the image, and then collating the images in a device-specific format. It supports creating images for any ebook reader device and has out of the box profiles for the 1100/1150/1200 and PRS-500.
  • pfbtopfa
    converts PostScript Type 1 fonts in the PFB binary format into the ASCII PFA format used by X and other Unix PostScript Type 1 font uses
  • pkg-epub
    pkg-epub is a program that bundles a collection of HTML and other files into an EPUB book.
  • Prince
    Prince is a batch formatter for converting XML into PDF and PostScript by applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Unlike other formatters, Prince prints any XML vocabulary without relying on proprietary markup.
  • PyC2LaTeX
    PyC2LaTeX takes a given c, java or idl file and writes a (beautiful) latex file to prettyprint the code.
  • Quick Base Converter
    an ANSI C command line base convertor. It also does posfix basic operations, interpreting the numbers as natural numbers. It supports any base from 2 to Z
  • rem2ics
    rem2ics will convert the output of "remind -s" into correct RFC2445 iCalendar format.
  • Republic
    enables old-style computer reports (formally known as 'ascii' reports to be parsed and turned into OASIS Spreadsheet documents. This data can then more easily analysed by management. Parsing Rules are held in a simple XML format
  • roffit
    converts input nroff man pages to output HTML pages
  • rst2pdf
    rst2pdf is a tool to convert Restructured Text to PDF without using any intermediate formats.
  • RTFX
    RTFX converts RTF files into a generic XML format. It majors on keeping meta data like style names, etc... rather than every bit of formatting. This makes it handy for converting RTF documents into a custom XML format.
  • RusXMMS
    RusXMMS provides character set conversion for languages which can be represented with more than one character set.
  • scrap2rtf
    scrap2rtf is a simple program to convert Shell Scrap Object File (.shs) to Rich Text Format.
  • sdml2txt
    sdml2txt is a script to convert SDML to ASCII text UML Sequence Diagrams. SDML is an extremely simplistic UML sequence diagram markup language.
  • sh2html
    a shell wrapper and awk script, that formats a Bourne-compatible shell script into syntax highlighted HTML
  • Shape Tools
    a very simple tool to convert from ARCINFO EXPORT (.E00) to ESRI ShapeFile
  • soffice2html
    converts a staroffice/ document to HTML, using xsltproc for the xml conversion and ImageMagick's convert to convert images. Also create a table of contents with links, handles tables, styles, spans, and many other xml elements from a writer file
  • spirito-pisa
    spirito-pisa converts HTML to PDF using the ReportLab Toolkit, the HTML5lib, and pyPdf. It supports HTML 5 and CSS 2.1 (and some of CSS 3).
  • StarOffice Converter
    creates a simple filter to convert StarOffice 5.x documents into plain text. Currently it works for Writer documents
  • sub2srt
    sub2srt is a simple tool to convert 2 common subtitle formats (microdvd and subrip - both are known as ".sub") to subviewer ".srt" format.
  • Tamil Converters
    This package contains five programs that convert among several encodings of Tamil and the ITRANS romanization. Two programs convert between ISCII and ITRANS, two between ISCII and Unicode. The fifth program, tscii2uni, converts the TSCII encoding of Tamil to UTF-8 Unicode.
  • Temperature Converter
    a Perl/Tk app to convert between the Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Rankine and Reaumur temperature scales
  • termsql
    termsql converts text from stdin or any file into an SQLite database table and allows users to execute SQL queries on that table, all in just one line on the command line.
  • Text-to-PDB-Doc
    a Unix-based Text-to-Doc file conversion program. (It also converts Doc files to plain text.)
  • Tipograf
    a graphical user interface for the famous a2ps program
  • trace2html
    trace2html is a utility to convert execution coverage data obtained with the trace module of the standard Python library into a set of human readable HTML documents showing a sortable summary and annotated source files.
  • txt2docbook
    allows one to convert a ascii (README-like) file to a valid docbook xml document. It simplifies the publishing of rather small papers significantly
  • txt2xhtml
    a plain text to XHTML converter. It outputs valid XHTML and CSS code. It allows user to specify some styles as command line parameters and to import some external stylesheets or create link to them. txt2xhtml allows user to specify multiple input files
  • uncsv
    uncsv is a filter command converting the lines of a CSV file into non-escaped, non-quoted delimited file (pipe by default). This program will error out if it encounters a character matching the delimiter, it will also replace the carriage return and new-line characters found in quoted values allowing you to use awk to play with your CSVs.
  • uni2ascii
    This package provides conversion in both directions between UTF-8 Unicode and a variety of 7-bit ASCII equivalents. Such ASCII equivalents are useful when including Unicode text in program source, when debugging, and when entering text into web programs that can handle the Unicode character set but are not 8-bit safe.
  • units
    GNU `units' converts between different systems of units. It can handle multiplicative scale changes as well as nonlinear conversions, such as Fahrenheit to Celsius. Over 2000 units definitions are included in a well-annotated data file.
  • unoconv
    unoconv converts between any document format that OpenOffice understands. It uses OpenOffice's UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents.
  • vim2html
    vim2html is a small shell program that will export any Vim-editable file into well-formed HTML - simulating a Vim session.
  • vsdviewer
    vsdviewer is a MS Visio Drawing and Stencil (VSD/VSS) import filter for the sK1 vector editor and UniConvertor. It can also be used as a standalone viewer.
  • webmanner
    webmanner is a man page-to-HTML converter.
  • WP2LaTeX
    WP2LaTeX is a program designed to translate WordPerfect documents into LaTeX 2.09 and LaTeX 2.0e.
  • xhtml2man
    xhtml2man is an XSLT script that converts properly formatted, semantically meaningful XHTML pages into man pages.
  • xhtml2pdf
    xhtml2pdf converts HTML/XHTML/XHML to PDF using the ReportLab Toolkit, the HTML5lib, and pyPdf. It supports HTML 5 and CSS 2.1 (and some of CSS 3). It has best support for frameworks like Django, Turbogears, CherryPy, Pylons, WSGI.
  • XML From Plain Text
    XML From Plain Text (xfpt) is a program that reads a file of plain text that contains relatively simple markup, and outputs into DocBook XML.
  • xtopdf
    xtopdf is a PDF creation/conversion toolkit. It is both a set of end-user tools and a library for developers. It supports creating PDF (Portable Document Format) files from plain text, DBF (XBASE), CSV (Comma Separated Values), TDV (Tab Delimited Values) and XLS (Microsoft Excel).

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