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blocktronics ACiD trip (PNG version)
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Published: October 7, 2013
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This ANSI was created by 22 artists from 6 different countries. At 3,266 lines long, this is far and away the longest ANSI scroller ever created.

First place winner of the ANSI/ASCII competition at Demosplash 2013, held at Carnegie Mellon University, October 4-5, 2013. The ANSI received the honor of a perfect score from the Demosplash audience.

This ANSI will be published as part of an upcoming ACiD tribute artpack by Blocktronics, named "Blocktronics: ACiD Trip", slated to be released on 11.12.13 (November 12, 2013).


Full credits: accessdenies, avg, cyonx, Deeply Disturbed, delicious, enzO, filth, H7, misfit, mattmatthew, ober, RaD Man, retribution, ReV, smoke, sonic, spear, The Creep Fever, the text exorcist, ungennant, whazzit, zerovision.


Additional trivia:

- This ANSI was created using a collaborative ANSI editor called PabloDraw. Essentially a chatroom with an interactive ANSI/ASCII canvas that anyone can edit.
- Two (2) PabloDraw servers were necessary to create this ANSI due to accommodate a current limitation of 2048 lines on the Windows version of PabloDraw.
- It takes roughly 2 minutes to scroll this ANSI at full speed in PabloDraw. At 722KB, it would take roughly 6 & 1/2 minutes to display at 14,400 bps. (source: calctool.org)
- Imagine 131 computer monitors stacked on top of each other. If this ANSI were to be broken up into separate 80x25 chunks, the standard resolution during the dialup BBS era, this ANSI would fill 131 CRT displays.
- 4 different artists came out of long term retirement to contribute to this ANSI, including Sonic, who had not drawn ANSI since a time when TheDraw was the editor of choice.


ANSI version available at: radman1.deviantart.com/art/Blo…
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AmeliorativeHobbyist General Artist
This is damned impressive!!
ANSI really deserves more love.
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ReisuuStudent Traditional Artist
Bro-- 
That's--
*dayum*
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KFAndersonProfessional Digital Artist
this is wild... good stuff
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Total madness! :)
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CyonxHobbyist Digital Artist
won't even view for me in firefox. squashed (till I use alternate link) in chrome.

the joint broke Devart. hah
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"The joint always breaks stuff"
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