[rel] Small Fonts For In-game Chat And Piemenu

DroggogDroggog Random PubberMembers, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 3293Posts: 328
edited January 2005 in NS Customization
for you low-res players!
Lazy copy paste from the readme.txt;

I made this cause NS uses its own program to make fonts for say/team_say, the piemenu and some other stuff. While this is a really nice little app, it was released by Max in the constellation forum, and thus some people can't find it. In low resolution the default NS text is really big and bold, blocking the player's view when there is many people chatting.

There is two versions included, one is tahoma size 8, and the other is tahoma size 6 bold (added by request, for very low res users)

Some screens in 800x600, with tahoma size 8:

Player view:

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Commander view:

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Enjoy!

Edit:

- Updated the pack to "v2"
- Added screenshots

Edit 2:

- Using own webspace cause attachements keeps getting corrupt after site move

Download here

Note for self: First version had 57 downloads | V2 had 242 downloads
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Comments

  • 5ive5ive Members Join Date: 2003-11-17 Member: 23091Posts: 303
    this is great for me. 800x600 has never been better biggrin.gif thanks for releasing this to us non-constellation kiddies.

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  • ZyndromeZyndrome Members Join Date: 2003-03-28 Member: 14974Posts: 361
    Why not release the program for public use? :/
  • ClashenClashen Members Join Date: 2003-08-22 Member: 20087Posts: 1,465
    QUOTE (Zyndrome @ Mar 27 2004, 11:40 AM)
    Why not release the program for public use? :/

    Because it is constellation only, donate too get it wink.gif
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  • CoolCookieCooksCoolCookieCooks Pretty Girl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation Join Date: 2003-05-18 Member: 16446Posts: 5,602
    t'was a present from max to the donators
  • Mr_JeburtOMr_JeburtO Members Join Date: 2003-08-29 Member: 20340Posts: 1,695
    expect lockage

    (ah well i got it biggrin.gif)
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  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Members Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Posts: 4,832 Advanced user
    I remember a font maker for HL, too bad it doesn't work with Steam <_<

    I'll have to try these out some time tounge.gif
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  • DelarosaDelarosa Naturally Custom Members, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-11-29 Member: 10214Posts: 4,759
    QUOTE (Zyndrome @ Mar 27 2004, 11:40 AM)
    Why not release the program for public use? :/

    it was leaked (for about 24 hours)... but was taken down by request of development team.

    tell a CM/Vet/PT (mods are pt you know...) and we might be happy enough to make you a font.
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  • ZyndromeZyndrome Members Join Date: 2003-03-28 Member: 14974Posts: 361
    edited March 2004
    Ok, I just wondered. I'm not planning to change the font. I rather make new HUDs, maps and various other stuff.
  • BlackPantherBlackPanther Members Join Date: 2002-02-11 Member: 197Posts: 1,393 Fully active user
    asrifle.gif This reminds me of Sven-Coop players who get their wonid/steamids hardcoded into the game and get extra stuff.

    Really crap for the rest of the community. We deserve all this stuff too. mad.gifasrifle.gif
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  • KaineKaine Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-08-07 Member: 1096Posts: 1,018
    live with it. the donation really isn't all that much, and ppl are getting stuff because they have contributed something very tangible and useful to the whole of NS.

    for the record i'm not a consty member, although i plan to be (starving student n all)
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  • DroggogDroggog Random Pubber Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 3293Posts: 328
    Sorry to resurect this thread, but i updated the pack to "v2" (wow! tounge.gif ) and added screenshots.

    The tahoma size 6 bold version is for very very low resolution users, i find it too small even in 640*480, but some people may still use it, it was added by request.

    About the font program itself, just so you know, i resurected the release thread in the constellation forum some time ago, asking nicely if we could distribute it to everyone... But got no "official" answer (yet), so i guess we still can't, sorry sad.gif
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  • manrinmanrin Awaiting Authorization Join Date: 2003-08-10 Member: 19340Posts: 114
    why dont ppl just change res to 1280 x 1024 like me tounge.gif
    No sige images above 400*75 pixels or 22KB, please.
  • CaptainPanakaCaptainPanaka Members Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4718Posts: 3,541
    QUOTE (manrin @ Jun 1 2004, 02:26 PM)
    why dont ppl just change res to 1280 x 1024 like me tounge.gif

    I don't do it because my monitor is too crappy... my PC could handle that easily wink.gif

    Though I don't use 800x600 res, very nice for all those who do. smile.gif
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  • KitkiKitki Members Join Date: 2004-04-04 Member: 27722Posts: 380
    Yay! This is great.. Well, off to test it..
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The NetherlandsForum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Posts: 3,654 mod
    Don't forget to put this in the official release topic smile.gif
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  • DroggogDroggog Random Pubber Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 3293Posts: 328
    QUOTE (Zaggy @ Jun 2 2004, 07:38 AM)
    Don't forget to put this in the official release topic smile.gif

    Huhhh, ok, i'm not used to this forum tounge.gif (there's no "official release" thread in the mapping forum)

    Also, i got a request to make a tahoma size 7 version for 640*480, and since i'm lazy atm i don't want to update the original message & fontpack again, so i'm making this post to attach it wink.gif

    I may clear things up later.

    Tahoma size 7 both normal and bold: (no pics, just ran out of adrenaline)

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  • MistaMojoMistaMojo Members Join Date: 2004-03-22 Member: 27484Posts: 19
    Is there a way to do this for WON ns servers?
  • OnepieceOnepiece Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-14 Member: 19706Posts: 45
    tihs is awsome. helped me see muhc more better. thanx a million biggrin.gif
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  • Garet_JaxGaret_Jax Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-02-23 Member: 13870Posts: 832
    *Pimpage*

    After going from b5 -> 3.0; I managed to back-up every custom sprite except for the fonts.

    And here they are smile-fix.gif
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  • l0tusl0tus Members Join Date: 2004-09-07 Member: 31492Posts: 371
    edited March 2005
    this thread had only been dead for about a year...
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