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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Jimmy » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:04 am

Beg your pardon, then - I've fixed the credits in the file to the best of my understanding. Thanks!
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby NIGHTKILLER05 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:58 pm

Hi, how can i write letters like this:

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I hope you can help me, thanks in advance and sorry for my english
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby ravage » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:21 pm

NIGHTKILLER05 wrote:Hi, how can i write letters like this:

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I hope you can help me, thanks in advance and sorry for my english

I honestly don't remember the name of the font I used to make that. But it was a free gothic font I downloaded from somewhere. As far as the design, I tried to mimic the original font's stonelike texture. There's no prefab for it if that's what you're looking for.
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Jimmy » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:07 pm

NIGHTKILLER05: You'll need a good image editor like Photoshop, or maybe Paint.NET, a decent TrueType Font (TTF) to work off of, and a good deal of patience. Font editing usually takes a lot of pixel-perfect editing to make it look decent like that, and there aren't all that many shortcuts out there that will get you something like a carefully-constructed font with letters that all look consistently good.

Also see the previous page for my short little "tutorial" on ImageTool.
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby NIGHTKILLER05 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:41 am

Thank you Ravage and Jimmy !!
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Jimmy » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:16 am

New font on the OP, Status Report Big!

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Last edited by Jimmy on Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Tormentor667 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:27 am

Awesome work there Jimmy, that looks amazing :)
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Jimmy » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:07 am

Whoops here's another two.

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See OP for DLs!


Tormentor667 wrote:Awesome work there Jimmy, that looks amazing :)


fanks :3:
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Jimmy » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:58 am

Just bumped the number of variants of Status Report Big up to 16 with some lowercase letter variants. :P
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Kinsie » Thu May 19, 2016 7:48 am

Hello! I ripped a teeny tiny little font from Shadow Warrior, and Jimmy was kind enough to fontify it.

It was designed as a smallfont, but I tried using it as a console font. Bit of a squint, but it works surprisingly well!
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Enjoy!
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Cardboard Marty » Thu May 19, 2016 7:55 am

That font looks really nice Kins! All of these fonts look really great.

Jimmy, I haven't read back through the thread, but do you have a good workflow for making BigFonts? I have a lot of neat fonts that I could Doomify and post, but I have no idea where to start as far as the actual conversion.
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Jimmy » Thu May 19, 2016 8:15 am

Kinsie provided me with a map of characters, which was very generous of him - that's half the battle.

If you have all your font's characters in their own separate image files, then you might spend the majority of the time consolidating them all into one image, unless you have a tool for doing that very quickly (I haven't found one yet - and kinda would prefer to do it manually anyways, most likely - who knows what a program will do). They also have to be arranged in the ASCII order starting from character 32, the space, like so:

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 !"#$%&'()*+,-./
0123456789
:;<=>?@
ABCDEFGHIJ
KLMNOPQRST
UVWXYZ
[\]^_`
abcdefghij
klmnopqrst
uvwxyz
{|}~


Though I still had to re-space the letters to within one pixel of each other, reduce the image to a 256-color palette (the Shadow Warrior one, of course), and put each character in its own bounding box of 1 pixel width and using index 255 in the color palette.

This: Image -> became -> Image

Those are basically the requirements for creating a FON2/BigFont format font with ImageTool. It's a simple enough program to use, though a bit finicky. You can get it, and some vital information on using it, on this page. I also wrote up a brief tutorial on how best to use it in this post on the previous page.

I might make a proper tutorial one of these days.
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Jimmy » Fri May 20, 2016 1:07 am

Just added three Duke Nukem fonts to the OP!
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Kinsie » Fri May 20, 2016 1:55 am

Jimmy wrote:Just added three Duke Nukem fonts to the OP!
Awesome stuff!

As a heads-up, there are lower-case text characters for Duke Nukem Small in Shadow Warrior. They might be useful as an alternative version, should you or literally anybody else on Earth care.
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Re: Jimmyfonts!

Postby Jimmy » Fri May 20, 2016 9:02 am

Are they meant to have dark grey pixels in the outlines? That kinda looks like it might be a palettising error. :?

If those are just plain rips from the GRP file of course then I guess I'll correct them myself, 'cos that's likely to fuck up translating.
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