Best Free NFO Viewer

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Introduction

An NFO file is basically a text file that has the text width restricted to 80 characters (regardless of how large the window itself is) and the "Terminal" fixed system font used by default. The Terminal font is used as it has a few ASCII blocks of various patterns that can be strung together like pixels creating ASCII art.

It is all possible to re-create the formatting effects in Notepad, but it's fiddly. You must have the window size exact and you can't change the foreground or background colors. The limitations in Notepad give these NFO viewers extra shine.

 

Rated Products

GetDiz  

A simple NFO viewer with customization options to change colors, fonts and sizes.


Our Rating: 
5
License: Free
Top pick, full of features, supports many languages, flashdrive version available.
Nothing obvious.
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NFOPad  

Resembles Microsoft Notepad with extra support for NFO files and clickable links.


Our Rating: 
5
License: Free
Small file size, supports many file types.
Nothing obvious.
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DIZzy  

A simple and portable viewer of DIZ, NFO and generic ASCII files.


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Extremely small file size, very fast.
No extra bells and whistles, website link is broken.
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DAMN NFO Viewer  

A small and yet customizable tool to view text files containing ASCII Art.


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Small file size, supports multiple languages, lots of features.
No longer being updated.
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