M3DS Real GUI Font

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  1. BinarySoup
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    I like many before me am not too impressed by the typewriter serif font used for all the interface.

    I've discovered that changing the language to any other (that uses the Roman alphabet) will change the font to a much nicer sans-serif!!.

    This means it must be possible, and hopefully easy, to get the nice font in English. [​IMG]

    So does the font exist in the language files (called menu.eng for example) or is it simply selected here and stored elsewhere?


    Another discovery I've made is that the built in media player will reset to the main GUI if you click on the skin button and select internal, which saves you having to switch off and on again.
     


  2. Catflap26

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    I have hexedited Menu.eng and now have the sans-serif font.

    It is uploaded here if anybody wants it as well.

    http://tinyload.com/j2DT3d

    This Menu.eng is the one used in versions 2.8, 2.7e and 2.7d anything earlier has a different file.
     
  3. xJonny

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    Thanks, Catflap26.

    Tested and working on G6 Real, will most likely work on M3 Real too [​IMG]
     
  4. Catflap26

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    I did it for my M3 DS Real.

    Glad to see it works on your G6 Real as well.
     
  5. jelbo

    jelbo Ōkami!

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    Catflap26, is it possible to make a hack for the M3 Perfect series as well?
     
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    jelbo Ōkami!

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    I'm afraid they are indeed those update files. Thanks for looking into it though [​IMG]
     
  8. xJonny

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    On the M3 Perfect, there is only one font though isn't there?

    So you wouldn't be able to switch since there isn't another font added in. Correct me if i'm wrong here.
     
  9. BinarySoup
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    excellent work!

    can you let us know exactly what you changed. i'm presuming there's just a reference to the font to be used in that menu.eng file, no?
     
  10. c2ironfist

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    sorry but how do you use the file?
     
  11. xJonny

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    Just drop it into your ../SYSTEM/ folder.
     
  12. cray-

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    Catflap: You rock! The amount of skill and expertise shown by people on these forums always amazes me. Makes tweaking these products a joy when there is so much help at hand.
     
  13. Catflap26

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    The original file has FONT-GB and in the edited file that is replaced with FONTWEST

    Original file at offset 00000940
    464F4E542D47420042494735544F47422E42494E00 FONT-GB.BIG5TOGB.BIN.

    Edited file at offset 00000940
    464F4E54574553540042494735544F47422E42494E FONTWEST.BIG5TOGB.BIN
     
  14. Rammsteinfan

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    Just put it on my card. Its very nice. Thanks for the hard work!
     
  15. OzModChips

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    Nice one [​IMG]
    I hate the original font!
     
  16. flygja

    flygja Newbie

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    I've got a question: If used together with the software mod to change the languages from Asian to European, which menu file needs to be modified and how?
     
  17. gcstr

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    Is this working OK for the latest System 2.9?
     
  18. Catflap26

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    No, v2.9 is different.
    Here is the link with an edited v2.9 Menu.eng.

    http://tinyload.com/r96xt
     
  19. Digital1980

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    Will this file Menu.eng, allow me to choose a different font selection from the M3 Real Perfect Series setup menu? I don't know if it's the 2.9 version or what but it seems like there are not many options as I would like to find some sort of reset to default option or master clear if that exists?

    Thanks for the file and knowledge!

    Digital
     
  20. gcstr

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    thanks.