Author Topic: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?  (Read 1293 times)

What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« on: 08 Feb 2016, 14:33 »
Hey guys,

Apologies if this isn't the correct board to post this on, but I've been having a lot of trouble finding a readable and good looking font to use for a 320x200 resolution game. They are generally either too small to read, or way too big. Anyone know any good fonts to possible use? Any help would be super appreciated! :)

Thanks,
Shaun
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Re: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« Reply #1 on: 08 Feb 2016, 22:00 »
I got a remake of the old Quest for Glory font, that's a very nice font.

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Re: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« Reply #2 on: 09 Feb 2016, 01:12 »
define "too small" and "too big" :P

I always prefer the lucas arts fan font that Ghost remade . Perfectly readable for me but that one is maybe too bold for you, am I right?

Re: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« Reply #3 on: 09 Feb 2016, 08:53 »
I always prefer the lucas arts fan font that Ghost remade . Perfectly readable for me but that one is maybe too bold for you, am I right?

IDK if relevant, I just wanted to say that there is a known issue with "Lucas Fan" TTF font on Linux: Free Type library cannot draw it properly (some pixels are misplaced).


define "too small" and "too big" :P
I agree, the issue seem dubious. Maybe it is a subjective feeling, or you do not use proper scaling filter?
I remember Ben Chandler used very small fonts in his first games, IIRC he even composed a font 4px high; yet they were still readable.
« Last Edit: 09 Feb 2016, 08:55 by Crimson Wizard »

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Re: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« Reply #4 on: 09 Feb 2016, 09:37 »
4px? Do happen to know the name of this font? I am really intrigued!

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Re: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« Reply #5 on: 09 Feb 2016, 09:59 »
I made this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gll18bcozlontv1/WESTWOOD.WFN?dl=0 based on screenshots from old Westwood games.


Re: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« Reply #6 on: 09 Feb 2016, 10:39 »
4px? Do happen to know the name of this font? I am really intrigued!

I made a mistake, it was not Ben304, but san.daniele.
Here is the thread from Critic Lounge: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=48026.0



Meanwhile, I also found this thread with small font: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=45023.0

Re: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« Reply #7 on: 09 Feb 2016, 16:20 »
Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated!!

Crimson Wizard: That small font is the one I'm currently using, it's pretty good and I will use it in some form.

Kris: That font looks great - how do I use a .WFN format font in AGS?

EDIT: Managed to convert the WFN file using Radiant's FontEdit. Great font! Kris, would you mind if I used this in a game?
« Last Edit: 09 Feb 2016, 16:38 by shaun9991 »
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Re: What is a good font for a 320x200 game?
« Reply #8 on: 10 Feb 2016, 09:33 »
Go ahead, I merely ripped the font. (click)