PLEASE Add: Outline Text Object With A Color!!!

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Post » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:22 pm

PLEASE Add: Outline Text Object With A Color!!!

Hi,

After a few frustrating months with "GameMaker: Studio",
I left it in search of something better.

I stumbled upon your "Construct 2" and bought it.
It's much easier to use than GM:S.

I need SCIRRA "Construct 2" team to add the following necessary function:
- Outline text object with a color!

Above is a need, not a want.

JeZ+Lee

Look at this screenshot:

The "Press [Spacebar] To Start!" text is difficult to read...
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Post » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:44 pm

In lieu of font outlines you could display the text twice, one in black, and over the top of it in white, moved the black text down 2 pixels and left 2 pixels to create a faux shadow?
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Post » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:34 pm

This might be a nice to have I guess, but I'd much rather Scirra spend their valuable time on more pertinent issues.
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Post » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:32 pm

If you'll look at the top there is a search box.
This was the first thing a search for "outline" returned.
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Post » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:23 pm

[QUOTE=cyberdrizzt] In lieu of font outlines you could display the text twice, one in black, and over the top of it in white, moved the black text down 2 pixels and left 2 pixels to create a faux shadow?[/QUOTE]Hi,

I tried adding a second text with black color
and positioned it with an x,y offset of 1 or 2.
Just does not look good in my eyes as the developer.

I've got 15+ years C++ programming experience.
(I also hand built an HTML5/JS 2D game engine before)
How hard would it be to write a JS script to be read by "Construct 2"
to draw a white text with a black outline in JS script??

Let me know!

JeZ+Lee
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Post » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:32 pm

CSS comes to my mind.
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Post » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:30 pm

Not an easy solution, but hopefully this CSS plugin will do the trick:
http://www.scirra.com/forum/topic62115.htmlsogen2013-02-11 23:35:03
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Post » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:48 pm

As I mentioned in the other thread, you can create a spritefont and use ths spritefont plugin.

CSS won't work as the text is on the canvas not in the DOM.
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