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Anyone else hate the dialogue font? #464542
26/04/13 05:12 PM
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I hate serif fonts in games and on computer screen in general. They are hard to read as well. For some reason I'm seeing a lot of games using it now (Risen 2, Dungeon Siege 3, etc). This might seem silly but it ruins the whole game for me.

Can you guys make the dialogue font the same as the other windows (inventory, character stats)? Or at least, provide an option to change it via modding?

Re: Anyone else hate the dialogue font? [Re: tyros] #464648
26/04/13 07:47 PM
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Pre-alpha. But yes, it is hard to read, especially when you're just watching text over someone else's head.

Re: Anyone else hate the dialogue font? [Re: Stabbey] #464739
27/04/13 06:47 AM
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I think they want to get rid of chat bubble thing for non-game branching dialogs.
But yes, it happens to be hard to read. I think they can borrow a thing or two from classic point and click adventure games, put some black outline for the text color, works like a charm.


Re: Anyone else hate the dialogue font? [Re: PenguinTD] #465191
29/04/13 07:58 AM
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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis ... Sweet old school goodness ... One of the best games ever.

I like that font! smile


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Re: Anyone else hate the dialogue font? [Re: Macbeth] #465308
29/04/13 10:54 PM
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Too bad they got axed by Disney.
(Not that they were making any of those old school ones anyway.)

Re: Anyone else hate the dialogue font? [Re: PenguinTD] #465309
29/04/13 10:56 PM
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And then Larian changed the font to comic sans.
And all through the world people raised their hands and shouted at the top of their lungs.


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Re: Anyone else hate the dialogue font? [Re: Affixiation] #465331
30/04/13 05:11 AM
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What a silly thing to hate. I can't tell if this is something meant to be taken seriously. If nothing else there will be mods that take care of it if there is no option for it in the game menu.

Re: Anyone else hate the dialogue font? [Re: Darth_Trethon] #465334
30/04/13 05:45 AM
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It depends on how the engine design it, usually for proper text rendering they will convert ttf font into sort of text cache(like efficient alphabet image map.) But I don't know if Larian's engine does this or not on the fly, if not, yeah, you need a mod to change fonts.

Re: Anyone else hate the dialogue font? [Re: PenguinTD] #465347
30/04/13 07:28 AM
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It is a serif font, yes. But I still found it a very readable one.


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