The Dark Spire - Font Fix

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Apr 19, 2009

The Dark Spire - Font Fix by gukid at 11:39 PM (4,089 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. gukid
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    Newcomer gukid Advanced Member

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    I know most people won't have anything to complain about when it comes to the fonts in this game, but it seems lately companies are reusing each others crappy fontsets, the only thing that makes them playable for me is when I can break out NFTRedit and fix it myself.

    So if you're like me, and want M's, W's and w's that look distinct from each other, as well as good looking periods, commas and aprostrophes (more like ATROCITIES! am I right?) just download this file, use DSLazy to unpack the rom and put the 2 files into /data/jp/etc/ and overwrite what's there.

    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?o0m2yzygzy2

    These shouldn't cause any problems because the game never uses a full textbox anyway, so there's no chance of runoff. Why they used these bad fonts in the first place? Maybe the same reason exceed used them for Retro Game Challenge, and Konami used them for Suikoden Tierkreis...
     
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    Member Kerian GBAtemp Regular

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    Care to post a screenshot (emu, etc) so we can see the difference?
     
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    Newcomer gukid Advanced Member

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    Sure, it's pretty sutle, but I like it much better.
    Right side is the fixed side. I didn't try to make the font look really nice or anything, just fixed problems with it.

    (Make sure to click on the pic to zoom in.)
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    Woot like it. Thanks!
     
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    Wow. So there's other games that could use this kind of thing? I seem to recall M's looking bad before...
     
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    Newcomer gukid Advanced Member

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    A lot of games lately seem to be using this fontset, or a bit of a variation on it. Not sure why... because it's one of the ugliest fonts I've seen.

    Games that need some fan assistance:
    Suikoden Tierkreis (already fixed, check undub thread)
    The Dark Spire (mostly fixed)
    Air Traffic Chaos (uses a larger variation, m's and w's look good, aprostrophes don't)
    Retro Games Challenge (in magazines and manuals)
    Avalon Code (kind of thinking of fixing this one, but the game really isn't that good...)
     
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    I always like to see improvement hacks, good job.
     

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