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Romhacking => ROM Hacking Discussion => Topic started by: RedComet on April 11, 2011, 01:07:41 am

Title: Font Artist Needed
Post by: RedComet on April 11, 2011, 01:07:41 am
Sorta. Would anyone care to try shrink the below font (just the ABCs) down as much as possible. I really want to use this font for Gundam F91's menus but I don't have enough screen space for some of the longer weapon names. If I can get this shrunk down enough where it's feasible, I'm considering VWF-ing the 8x8 text screens. There's not many of them and I'm almost certain I have the VRAM space to pull it off easily. So, yeah. Thanks for the help.

(http://archive.rpgclassics.com/subsites/twit/f91/chr126.png)
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: RetroHelix on April 11, 2011, 08:12:30 am
Since I was bored I gave it a try. I tried to make every letter 4 pixel in width but got some serious problems when it came to "m"  ::) Its not great but I want to show it at least:
(http://apload.de/bild/108756/asdasdN8GD6.png)
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: Rhys on April 11, 2011, 09:13:25 am
does anyone know the actual name of this font? it's used for loads of the Digimon WS/WSC games and I've seen it used randomly on company logos but I can't seem to find it anywhere :(
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: RetroHelix on April 11, 2011, 10:38:49 am
does anyone know the actual name of this font? it's used for loads of the Digimon WS/WSC games and I've seen it used randomly on company logos but I can't seem to find it anywhere :(
I think its called "JACKIE". The TTF file of it is called "JACKIE__.TTF". You can find it here: http://www.maxmia.net/truebeliever/Fonts/J/
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: BRPXQZME on April 11, 2011, 03:58:16 pm
The original is called Westminster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_(typeface)), but there are a zillion knockoffs.
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: Rhys on April 11, 2011, 05:59:17 pm
I always wondered what it was, thanks :D I think the Jackie one is closer to the Digimon games, but yeah I always kept seeing it pop up and it pissed me off that I was never able to find it :P
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: RedComet on April 11, 2011, 07:28:14 pm
Since I was bored I gave it a try. I tried to make every letter 4 pixel in width but got some serious problems when it came to "m"  ::) Its not great but I want to show it at least:
(http://apload.de/bild/108756/asdasdN8GD6.png)

I like it.  :thumbsup:

EDIT: Here's a mock-up of a potential VWF (and two line names hack) using that font:

(http://archive.rpgclassics.com/subsites/twit/f91/8x8%20vwf%20mock%20up.png)

Original Japanese:

(http://archive.rpgclassics.com/subsites/twit/f91/f91018.png)

I'm not sure what to do. I have 6 tiles to work with and most of the weapon names are longer than 6 letters.

EDIT 2: Another possible option:

(http://archive.rpgclassics.com/subsites/twit/f91/8x8%20vwf%20mock%20up%202.png)
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: Ryusui on April 11, 2011, 09:18:40 pm
Both look nice. I'd say either use the VWF for the weapon names only, or use it everywhere - it'd look really nice on both sides.
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: Gemini on April 12, 2011, 06:04:30 am
Your pictures are not showing up. :p
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: Azkadellia on April 12, 2011, 06:09:37 am
They show up fine for me.
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: Gemini on April 12, 2011, 07:51:21 am
I can access them only through a proxy. :|
Title: Re: Font Artist Needed
Post by: KingMike on April 12, 2011, 06:44:24 pm
Both look nice. I'd say either use the VWF for the weapon names only, or use it everywhere - it'd look really nice on both sides.

I like the VWF for weapon names only look. I'd keep the other stats normal size for easier readability.
Can't the red guy move over a tile, giving you 8 tiles wide?