Yet Another NFO Viewer
Yet Another NFO Viewer
1.0.2

4.4

Yet Another NFO Viewer free download for Mac

Yet Another NFO Viewer1.0.2

08 August 2011

NFO viewer.

Overview

The Yet Another NFO Viewer or simply YaNvi project is intended to be a small, light and hopefully fast tool to properly view ASCII artwork files in DOS encoding (with extensions NFO, ASC and DIZ) that I created for myself and felt like sharing with the Mac community, as using the native TextEdit.app was simply not good enough, since it doesn't always auto-detect the encoding and the user is forced to set it manually.

It was originally planned to be a continuation/update on the "NFO Viewer" project by Kris Gybels and his open-source code repository over at SourceForge.net for modern, larger desktop resolutions. As this original project looked like it was compiled on an older Xcode and Mac OS X setup, I was forced to completely re-write it from scratch on Mac OS X 10.6 using Xcode 3.2 so that I would be able to also produce a 64-bit binary.

Therefore, due to my current Mac environment, this tool is intended for Intel-based Macs only, running on the Mac OS X 10.6 operating system.

The included (and necessary) resource ProFontWindows is an original bitmap font created by Tobias Jung and then kindly converted to Windows TrueType format by Mike Smith. This font was also used in "NFO Viewer" by Kris Gybels, which is the most convenient free font for ASCII art found and available, so far.

For bugs, omissions and/or suggestions you are welcome to contact me by e-mail but I must warn you in advance that development of this tool will most probably be slow, as my free time is nowadays scarce...

What's new in Yet Another NFO Viewer

Version 1.0.2:
  • Improved application icons (but did not spend too much time doing it!);
  • Implemented proper auto-window resize according to the ASCII art document, not constrained to the (typical) 80 characters;
  • Unlocked manual resize of window, although not displaying resize handle due to the use of mini-scroll bars (it was ugly to show it).

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5 Reviews of Yet Another NFO Viewer

5
RavenNevermore
07 August 2011
Version: 1.0.0

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I had been reading NFO files with TextEdit, which works fine, but they do look nicer in YANFOV.
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4
hawanord
05 March 2012
Version: 1.0.2
Nice work, but a little buggy. Some NFOs are not displayed completely and get truncated, i.e. http://bit.ly/wIPPLM . Also, I'd really love to see customizable color schemes (like white on black) and adjustable font sizes.
(1)
5
RavenNevermore
07 August 2011
Version: 1.0.0
I had been reading NFO files with TextEdit, which works fine, but they do look nicer in YANFOV.
(2)
4
Mart°n
07 August 2011
Version: 1.0.0
The app works in general but has a limitation in its window width. This causes some .nfo files to not be displayed properly as they use more than 80 characters per line. Those files are displayed with a lot of white lines in between the graphic lines because of some line wrapping. In the original NFOViewer, you could adjust the window with and therefore the line width which caused those .nfo files to be displayed correctly. Also the Icon of the NFOViewer is much nicer. Who actually wants a Windows XP or Linux window frame in an icon for a Mac app? Aside from those points, I didn’t have any problems or stability issues. Thanks to developer for bringing this to Mac OS but there is room for some improvements.
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Darukaru
07 August 2011
Version: 1.0.0
That's a 402 *KB* download, not 402 *MB*. Phew.
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Aikousha
06 August 2011
Version: 1.0.0
Is there something special this does? Basically, since the Mac was invented, such files I have always read by dragging them to TextEdit (or before that, TeachText). I even do this on Windows with WordPad. And if you really want to make it easier, just associate ".nfo" with TextEdit (Get Info | Open With | Change All) If it does anything fantastic, you need to mention that in the description.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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