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« on: November 05, 2007, 04:39:00 pm »
I'm working on a project that demands a rather small font, so I went to work on a 4x4 character set. My question is -- could it actually be worked into a game?

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 05:38:00 pm »
I think for some letters 3x4 may be better, but it doesnt hurt to try. KermMartian made a 3x3 font routine once but it was in BASIC. I believe the ASM version is somewhere in one of his game
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 01:01:00 am »
the problem is, with letters like e, if you wanna have all the prongs, you gotta have at least five px

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 01:40:00 am »
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QUOTE (DJ Omnimaga @ 5 Nov, 2007, 23:38)
I think for some letters 3x4 may be better, but it doesnt hurt to try. KermMartian made a 3x3 font routine once but it was in BASIC. I believe the ASM version is somewhere in one of his game

i just dont see how a 3x3 could be done, i know i made a 5x3 font before but i thinks its long gone, 4x4 though, ill make you something at school maybe (depends on if AP stats is easy or hard today), and idk, i think i agree with dj_ about 4x3 but ill see if i use the last row enough then get that to you. if i cant do it at school you'll have to wait till tomorrow cuz afterwards im swamped today.

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007, 01:55:00 am »
dinhotheone, I've already finished it, but thanks for the offer. :)smile.gif

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007, 05:02:00 am »
Now that it is too late, http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/348/34894.htmlmight help in some small way..

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007, 05:46:00 am »
Dinho: KErmMartian managed to do it. However it doesn't support commas, exlcamation marks, numbers and question marks


I think tr1p1ea routine might comes handy tho, i think he used this for his grayscale stuff
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007, 08:43:00 am »
did it support upercase?

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 09:01:00 am »
it was only uppercase
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 09:15:00 am »
how would you do G? i dont see it, P ends up being 3x2 and Q looks ugly as hell, but i cant do a G that looks even remotely like a G. heres my best shot:

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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 01:46:00 pm »
small fonts are pretty amazing to do imho

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007, 05:35:00 pm »
G would be
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