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How do you make those ASCII art pics to paste into Eve Chat windows?

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I've seen several float past in local, such as the Fail Whale, the Bunny in the Tank, "Its a Trap" and so on, but if I cut&paste them out of eve, they are reduced to rubbish.

e.g. This is the Fail Whale:


It ends up as


in notepad, and pasted back into eve it does not look like the original.

What do I need to do to store it out of eve, and how do I create my own?

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canhasgank [ Moderator ]

I think the issue you are having is simply relating to the default font of notepad. If you set your Notepad font to Courier New you should be able to cut, paste and save your ascii art from EVE.

Creating ascii is not my area of expertise so someone else will have to cover that part.

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count scary [ Editor ]

On XP: Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Character Map is your friend.

Use notepad and make sure the font is set for Courier New.

Note: spaces are stripped so you have to use a character like ░ to put an empty space in the art.

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