Alternate Font

Jul 16, 7:25 pm
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I made a new font for IVAN from this: https://opengameart.org/content/dos-8x8-font

Trying to do a mini graphic overhaul for personal use but this looked kinda neat so I wanted to share.
Jul 16, 9:27 pm
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Hey now mister, that's...
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...not bad. I kinda like it. Dunno if I like it more than default font, but clearly some people will like this!

Is there any possibility of making the font a changeable option?
Jul 16, 11:21 pm
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To be honest I wasn't terribly pleased with it fitting with the game, but it's nice to have a serif option I guess. I made another version I'm much happier with, but I took it from some internet random guy and the sources seem to be a mix of commercial material.
Jul 17, 4:49 pm
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Awesome new typeface. I think we can include it. If you have GitHub can you try merging it in? If not, then I'll teach you how.
Jul 17, 8:37 pm
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Hmm I tried on github, but it says I need push access to upload files. If you think it's ok feel free to add them yourself, the magenta files I posted are ready-to-use replacements for Font.png from the Graphics folder. I didn't change any characters with diacritics though. As far as I know they are not used in the base game. Edit: I figured out the fork/pull request thing. I simply added the files though, I have no way to switch them in-game.

I like the second one wayyy better, but I'm not sure about the license. In the thread I took the characters from though, someone claimed that bitmap typfaces were not subject to copyright at least in the US because of their utilitarian nature. Do you think that one's alright? Apparently the original sources of some characters include Super Mario Brothers and a fan translation of an old Final Fantasy.
Jul 17, 11:59 pm
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Excellent! I don't know what the status of your preferred font style is, but you could say it's inspired from somewhere. The original IVAN devs based their font on some proprietary Amiga thing or other. I don't think it's something to worry about.

Once it gets merged, then hopefully someone will pick it up and make a subsystem for switching fonts
Jul 18, 8:49 pm
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Hey fejoa, I managed to cobble together a way to change the fonts in the configuration menu! I have practically no programming experience but I realized the Outline options were already doing the exact same thing with a different graphics file. I copy-pasted the code for Dungeon Scaling in the configuration menu and figured out how to select a Font png. I've got a compiled version working perfectly, though it still requires a restart.

I'm a little overwhelmed with Gihub though, is there a way to cancel my merge request and resubmit it? Was that you commenting on my upload?
Jul 18, 11:51 pm
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Stihdjia wrote
I'm a little overwhelmed with Gihub though, is there a way to cancel my merge request and resubmit it? Was that you commenting on my upload?

Nah, that AquariusPower (AP) person is not me, but I wish they would join the forum. You're doing great. AP will help you out. I think the main thing is to get the files on there.
Jul 19, 6:20 pm
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And it's merged. Awesome contribution Stihdjia
Jul 19, 9:04 pm
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Woo hoo I contributed! Thanks for the help
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