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fastNFO v0.73

Author: rudz
Copyright: ©2008-2011, Freeware
Portable: Yes
Info: fastnfo is a small app to view nfo/diz/ascii files.
Comes in both 32 and 64 bit version(s).

Please note, the developement of this software is current on hold – but rest assured, it is not fogotten 😎



Some AV scanners can produce a FALSE positive with fastnfo.
This is because of MPRESS (does not produce anything un-compressed).


fastnfo “file name”
fastnfo64 “file name”
drop file on window

Shortcuts (Keyboard):

ESC / ALT+X Quit
F1 About
F2 Toggle Contrast Mode
F3 Toggle Window On-Top
F12 Version Check
ALT+R Reset default settings
ALT+T Toggle trim selection
ALT+Q Toggle character wrap
1-7 Select font type
Keypad 1-9 Select font size (6-14)
Decrease font size
+ Increase font size

Mouse Actions:

Text selection     = Copy to clipboard as pure text.
Right Double Click = Copy url to clipboard as pure text.
Left Double Click  = Execute url (with default browser).


…as you like 🙂


Version: 0.73
95.6 KiB

fastNFO (64 Bit)
fastNFO (64 Bit)
Version: 0.73
109.8 KiB



Version History:

v0.7.3 – 18.June.2011

  • Added Xen bitmap font (id=7), only available in size 8 & 11.
  • Font sizes now range from 6 to 14 (KP 1 to KP 9).
  • New shortcut: – = decrease font size.
  • New shortcut: + = increase font size.
  • New shortcut: ALT+X = quit (same as ESC).
  • Added option to always trim text selection before copying into clipboard.
  • Added ‘reset to defaults’ menu option.
  • Basic error handler, creates fastnfo.err.log in application dir:
    • version, time & date, admin?, OS, message, description, codeline.
  • Fixed a bug which caused sub classing of auto-selection > clipboard to fail.
  • Fixed file lock on unsupported file formats.
  • Slight general optimization.
  • File load time decreased.
  • Deletes not-used ini keys automatically on exit.
  • /portable command disables settings save and error log save.
  • Separate threads used for various operations.
  • Word wrap renamed to character wrap which it actually is > ALT-Q.
  • Disabled shortcut key for about if it is showing.
  • Disabled version check window completely if no connection is available.
  • Version history in separate history.txt file, except current changes.

v0.7.2 – 14.June.2011

  • Fixed a minor memory leak.
  • Fixed file size limit.
  • Fixed broken window re-size.
  • Added /portable command line switch to disable registry associating.
  • Changed the behavior of registry access for file associating:
    • fastNFO will not ask for administrator privileges anymore,
    • if run as admin, the option will be available, unless /portable is used.
  • Empty lines at the end is truncated.
  • Date display is now always shown with trailing 0 if single digit.
  • x64 file name fastnfo_x64.exe -> fastnfo64.exe, remember to re-associate.

v0.7.1 – 13.June.2011

  • Added word wrap function, select through options menu or CTRL+W.
  • Status bar fields align better now.
  • Fixed window on top could malfunction on some systems.
  • Window minimum size is now 320×200.
  • Window except viewing area now always uses default system font(s).

v0.7 – 10.June.2011

  • Manual online version check, disabled if no internet connection exists (F12).
  • Two new fonts selectable:
    • Topaz Amiga-kickstart 2.x+ (modified, id=5).
    • Terminal (default windows terminal, id=6).
  • Fixed font memory loading, could cause system to ‘forget’ the font.
  • Fixed display area flickering when resizing.
  • Fixed minor typo in About tool tip when no file was open
  • Fixed about menu item when opened a file through drag-drop.
  • File reading now supports BOM (UTF8, UTF16 LE), file format displayed in status bar.
  • Removed all pre-Windows 2000 code.
  • If associating with the x64 version, the x86 entries are wiped from registry.
  • Added option to save state of ‘window on-top’ (F3).
  • Updated menu shortcut displays.
  • Reduced font memory usage.
  • Reduced memory use for ini file reading.
  • File association is now 100% compatible with vista/7.
  • Requirements for x86 version is Windows 2000 Professional or newer.
  • About menu is disabled when about is showing.
  • Web-related menu items are disabled if no internet connection exists.

v0.6  – 1.June.2011

  • Removed x86 only code from x64 version.
  • Slight speed-up in text loading.
  • Compiled using pb 4.60b3 (fasm v1.69.31).
  • Fixed potential memory leak with font-loading.
  • Fixed about display.
  • Contrast mode, switch through menu or F2.
  • File type .ascii is also associated.
  • Bytes read \ file size is now displayed in status bar.
  • Window can now be re sized.
  • Updated icons.
  • Added 3 new fonts (Amiga stylish)
  • Fonts are selectable through menu or keys 1-4.
  • Font sizes are selectable through menu or keypad 1-4 (8,9,10,11 in size)
  • Settings is now stored in fastnfo.ini (in fastnfo location)
    • Contrast mode.
    • Last window position.
    • Font type.
    • Font size.
  • Appending version date format -> DS/ISO8601:2005 -> <year>.<mm>.<dd>
  • Updated version history to be more viewer-friendly.
  • Behavior of viewing area control:
    • Selecting text will auto-copy selection to clipboard.
    • Right-double click on links will auto-copy link to clipboard.
    • Left-double click on links will execute them.

v0.51  – 27.April.2011

  • When clipboard-selecting text, spaces are now removed on both sides.
  • Fixed icons.
  • Fixed a few typos.
  • Fixed minor memory leak.
  • Window title is now name of open file, program info moved to status bar.
  • Minor speedup’s.
  • Version now has date attached, <month>.<day>.<year>

v0.5  – 16.April.2011

  • Fixed a potential crash with memory font loading.

v0.4  – 8.October.2010

  • Removed tool tip from main window, was annoying.
  • Menu’s are now gradient.
  • Fixed file association, should now work properly.

v0.3 – 25.April.2010

  • Web-Links are now click able in shown text, Double-Click To follow, Right-Click to set in clipboard.
  • Files can now be dropped on main window.
  • Added option to associate (and remove again) .nfo & .diz files to fastnfo, if it doesn’t work first time
    (mainly cause other app has it already), remove and then add again.

v0.22 – 21.March.2010

  • main display is now activated from start, easier for mouse wheel use
  • uses ASCII.ttf by Eistee (
  • increased font size from 8 to 10
  • added xp manifest
  • fixed a minor bug
  • optimized memory usage
  • fixed icons

v0.21 – 14.March.2010

  • First re-write in PureBasic


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