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MatatabiMitsu

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Re: Help needed with font hacking!
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2017, 12:07:26 pm »
Aww I was kinda excited as a VN and Marmalade Boy fan. Maybe by the time you get back around to it I'll be free to help out with translation or something. Keep me posted in the future.

Hikarun

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Re: Help needed with font hacking!
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2017, 04:02:49 pm »
Aww I was kinda excited as a VN and Marmalade Boy fan. Maybe by the time you get back around to it I'll be free to help out with translation or something. Keep me posted in the future.

Shucks! I'd gladly take on the translating job if someone else could do the hacking, though. And surely I will alright! ;)

BlackDog61

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Re: Help needed with font hacking!
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2017, 04:29:02 pm »
I want to study programming to uncompress fonts, but rn it just sounds a lot of work and I'm still trying to get the sense of rom hacking, so I hope to get back to it when I can spare time...  :-\
The compression logic was explained by Denim, and that's the toughest / longest part.
Programming compression / decompression based on something that's already been explained should be reasonably easy / feasible.
Have you already started learning programming?

Bunkai

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Re: Help needed with font hacking!
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2021, 10:08:48 pm »
The font is compressed using a algorithm which removes the zeros from upper and bottom parts of each character, as a "trim". I think I saw something similar to this in the Der Langrisser's font.

With a small tool is possible to extract it and put it back...



Hi, sorry to bother you (and to necro this thread). But I was wondering if that tool is for the snes (actually sfc) rom. And if so, could you let me use it?
(you will be credited properly of course)

I am currently trying to do that project, and learn while i am at it. Here's the thread about it. http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=33154.0

Thanks for your time.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2021, 10:08:38 am by Bunkai »
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