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FRUA Fonts
« on: July 28, 2010, 10:47:52 AM »
Are there more fonts available for FRUA than are listed here?

If you have other cool fonts, please post them in this thread. :)
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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 01:03:16 AM »
Hmmm.... or maybe someone knows a game with an interesting font that's not in the image gallery?
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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 04:09:08 PM »
I created the font for Mars. 

I forget if I did a new one for Superdead or just retooled someone else's...

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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 01:36:59 AM »
How did you create these fonts?
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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 11:40:03 AM »
I used the Font Editor that came with UAShell.  I don't know if it still comes included, or even if it still works with today's faster computers... 

I heard there's another font editor out there, too, but I've almost completely forgotten about it...

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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 12:54:57 PM »
For me, Feditor is the easiest to use.
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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 03:14:31 AM »
Thanks!

I'll try these editors. Let's see if I can make my own font for my next game.  :)
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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010, 12:53:58 PM »
"feditor" didn't install at all.

"feditor2" was succesfully installed, but now the program says is needs a file called VB40032.DLL, which is not included in the zip file.

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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2010, 01:28:02 PM »
"feditor" didn't install at all.

"feditor2" was succesfully installed, but now the program says is needs a file called VB40032.DLL, which is not included in the zip file.

 ???

Yep. It's a Visual Basic runtime dll which may or may not be installed on any given computer. You can get it many places on the web. Here, for example.  ;)
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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2010, 02:05:58 PM »
Thanks very much.  :) It works now!


I found an interesting site while searching for a suitable 8x8 font to copy for my game: A generator for old arcade game fonts
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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2010, 02:35:47 PM »
Are there more fonts available for FRUA than are listed here?

If you have other cool fonts, please post them in this thread. :)

SHUA uses a font not found in that list.
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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2010, 03:09:16 AM »
My experience with the Font Editor so far:

Making an 8x8 font is easy. Making an easily readable yet nice-looking 8x8 font for FRUA is rather difficult.

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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2010, 10:16:51 AM »
You want an unreadable font, use the Horror one I made over a decade ago. It really doesn't look too bad until you make it red and use it in game. heh

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Re: FRUA Fonts
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 09:23:12 AM »
If there was one more row of pixels dividing each line of text in FRUA, a designer could do a lot more with the fonts. But at 8x8, you always need 1-2 empty rows of pixels as part of each character to really make a font readable.

I have made a FRUA conversion of the classic "Ghosts 'n Goblins" arcade game font. It looks good, but in the game it becomes distracting as soon as there's more than one line of text in a text box.

When I'm done with the punctuation marks, I'm going to post the font here. Maybe someone else has use for it.
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