Watch Star Wars in ASCII

Star Wars

This has been out for a while, but I just recently stumbled upon it and thought it was amazing. These people deserve the Nobel prize for this. You have to be really dedicated to it, or it will come out horrible. If you are a Star Wars fan you have to check this out. For the tech savvy folks out there just pull up a command prompt and type in: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

And for those not so tech savvy I have copied the steps that was sent to me. Now there are different ways to access this depending on your OS. Please check below to see which one you belong to.

To watch it on Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux

  1. Go to Start, Run. (Only for Windows users)
  2. Now type “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” without the quotes and press Enter.
  3. Users of Mac OS X and Linux can directly execute this code in the terminal window.

On Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Telnet is turned off by default in the latest versions of Windows. So, in order to watch star wars, you must first enable telnet by going to Control Panel › Programs › Turn Windows Feature On or Off and ticking both the telnet check boxes. After doing that, follow the steps given below:-

  1. Go to Start, Search in Windows Vista and Windows 7. On Windows 8, open the main Start page.
  2. Type telnet and press Enter.
  3. In the following command prompt window, type “o” without quotes and press Enter.
  4. Now type “towel.blinkenlights.nl” without the quotes and press Enter.

The ASCII video should start once you hit enter. All that’s left is to enjoy and maybe make some popcorn.

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