[Mod?] Changing MH Gen's ugly font?

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Verack, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Verack
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    Short version: Can MH Gen's hideous font be changed out for the font used in the fan translation of MH X or a similar font?

    Long version: Having just successfully transferred my MHX save to MHGen, the first thing I noticed was the absolutely terrible font. It's fuzzy, it's stretched and crushed, and it seems to use something like 5 different fonts depending on the line of text. I find it to be both hideous and unprofessional. The font that was used in the MHX fan translation on the other hand was very clear and easy to read. Would it be possible to create a patch for MHGen that changed its terrible font to something better such as the fan translation of MHX's?
     
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    well, I think all you have to do is to find the font of the fan trasnlation and replace with the ofical translation one
     
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    If it's that simple, I could do it myself in a matter of moments. The font for the fan translation is stored in "romfs > system > font". I guess I'll go digging around in the EU ROM and see what I can find (and if it's as simple as a quick replacement).
     
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    Unfortunately, I agree on the ugly font. You should probably contact @dasding to see the viability of a font patch.
     
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    Oh good its not just me who thinks the font is really weird
     
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    haha my exact thoughts :rofl2: i also really dislike the localized font.

    I attached the font files of the translation patch. they need to be placed in the arcfs of the game under GUI/02_common/font/ (part of romfs/loc/arc/resident.arc).
    you can use my mhmodtools to extract and repack the arcfs (if you're python savy you can do it just for the respective arc instead of the full game).

    I didn't test this yet, in case this doesn't work i would have to create a whole new font definition using only a single texture <.<
     

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    btw, comparision screens, someone? xD
     
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    You forgot the item names, that's even worse. There's so much space yet they decide to squeeze everything as inhumanely as possible.