NFOPad 1.61

NFOPad is a small, fast and flexible combined nfo viewer and text editor. It is a clone of Microsoft's Notepad but much more customizable and with some additional features. Of course NFOPad also supports nfo files with ASCII art. The file extension is used to determine whether to use an ANSI or ASCII font. NFOPad also fully supports Unicode.


  • Hyperlink and e-mail detection
  • Highly customizable (fonts, colors, app. settings)
  • Built in ASCII-fonts for nfo files
  • Portable
  • Localized (Chinese, English, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish)
  • Unicode support
  • Window auto width
  • Recently opened files list
  • Copy on select option
  • Alpha blend support
  • Shell integration
  • Extension determines font
  • Printing
  • Searching & replacing text
  • Tab width setting
  • Go to line
  • Delete line
  • Drag-n-drop
  • Improved word selection on double click
  • Always on top option
  • Close on ESC key
  • Word wrap option

What's new in this version:

  • Chinese localization added
  • Added alpha blending support for the program window (and a setting + shortcut)
  • Added an asterisk to the program title when the text is changed and unsaved
  • Added a setting to disable all registry writes to ensure 100% portability
  • Fixed so ctrl-clicking a word to select it also works when holding down the mouse button to select several words
  • Context menu renamed "View with NFOPad" -> "Edit with NFOPad"
  • Minor layout fixes and code optimizations
  • Bugfix: switching font selection using F9-F12 now keeps the scrolled text position
  • Bugfix: tabs was handled incorrectly when printing

Download setup: NFOPad 1.61 | 654 KB (Freeware)
Download portable: NFOPad 1.61 | 760 KB
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It's been a standard of sorts since the 80's, and weren't always straight ASCII text files, so .txt really wouldn't apply. Typically had a lot of ANSI artwork (some animated) and whatnot.

Brian Miller said,
Why do people include *.nfo files and not *.txt files?

ASCI graphics don't always render well in notepad. Anywho, thanks for the alternative to DAMN NFO Viewer

Reacon said,

ASCI graphics don't always render well in notepad. Anywho, thanks for the alternative to DAMN NFO Viewer

The problem is that everything renders bad in notepad. That's why I've been using Notepad++, and now I'm trying this.

(You have posted the proof ^ )

Reacon said,
Oh, and here's a screenshot of something I found remarkable.

Why do you find it remarkable? It's merely that some files don't use the Windows convention of new lines (i.e., /r/n) and just use /n, which is the Unix convention. Also, Notepad only picks up /r/n, which is why it collapses everything to a single line.