Text Blitter-Like objects

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Post » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:44 pm

I don't suppose anyone is will to code a object that let's you use Bitmap Fonts as text.

I think a lot of people would find it interesting and far more enjoyable than just plain text.
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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:43 am

id like to have this too, real fonts get on my nerves.
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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:11 am

Blitter in general would be useful. Though you could chop that image off into individual pieces, which you can then display in runtime based on context. Might be faster than blitting algorithm, I guess.
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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:01 pm

I don't think us devs will have time for a project like this for a while, it'd be a good one for a 3rd party dev to go for.
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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:07 pm

This would potentially also help with the font rendering, right? Cause it won't render font itself, but bitmaps as text.

This would be really sweet, then.
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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:08 pm

maybe someone could make this as 3rd party?
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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:17 pm

[quote="thomasmahler":3jmm6haq]This would potentially also help with the font rendering, right? Cause it won't render font itself, but bitmaps as text.[/quote:3jmm6haq]
Yeah, there's no reason bitmap fonts wouldn't look perfect. It's the DirectX font drawing system that sucks with antialiasing.
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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:18 pm

It'd be a nice project for a third party dev.. hint.. :D
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Post » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:29 pm

Yes I am looking forward to a plugin like that for quite some time now. I'm kinda sick of using workarounds (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1995), so somebody do it already! :P
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Post » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:06 am

There are Bitmap to text convertors, but then you'd just get a black text.
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