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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2021, 02:08:36 PM »
Maybe other DSI games use this FNT file format as well. In that case, we might be able to import and export fronts between games. And in general, I figure I could build a library to display these fonts, as it's a nice format for variable width fonts to use.

I did some research. (downloaded every DSI game I could find and some others form the same period in the process)
I found 25 games so far and CAS already had found 1,
  • Hardball 2 from 1989.
  • cycles international grand prix racing from 1989
  • 4D sports tennis 1990
  • Bill Elliott's Nascar Challenge
  • Dick Tracy The Crime-Solving Adventure
  • 4D sports boxing 1991
Hardball has the thick and narrow font like stunts, but different.
Grandprix only has the thick font, but looks like Hardball font but wider.
4D sports tennis has similar narrow font as stunts but a bigger led font and a HUGE news font, 12pixels high.
Bill Elliott's Nascar Challenge fonts are packed, can't open them
Dick Tracy The Crime-Solving Adventure font is packed, can't open it
4D sports boxing had the same exact font as stunts.

I'll include the fonts here,
You have to rename to FONTDEF.FNT, FONTN.FNT or FONTLED.FNT to use in stunts.

You can preview the fonts in the font editor.
You need at least the April second version to open the NEWS font.
The PFN files can not be opened. Stunpack can't unpack them either.
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2021, 11:23:28 PM »
Something in FONTLED bugged me...
So I played with it a little.

If you like it, here it is.
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2021, 01:28:42 AM »
It does look more like a true LED display
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2021, 10:00:15 PM »
Something in FONTLED bugged me...
So I played with it a little.
4D tennis also has a led font. This one is 2 pixels larger and fits the display in the replay editor quite nicely.
It is also the timer on the screen.

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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2021, 07:55:27 AM »
Very cool!  But yes, the other one is the right size for Stunts.

By the way, I'm posting a new version of the font editor in the first post of the thread!
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2021, 10:25:42 AM »
FONTLED.FNT with rounded numbers
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2021, 10:47:03 AM »
FONTLED.FNT with rounded numbers
Could you add a preview picture?
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2021, 10:52:17 AM »
Yes
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2021, 11:54:29 AM »
O. You can open the program multiple times.
For Windows users. Just drop a font file on the executable to load the font (saves typing)
It's easier to compare or imitate fonts.
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2021, 10:44:44 PM »
New features in the current version of the editor (downloadable from the first post in the thread) include:
- Font name is shown in the title bar
- For smaller fonts (most of them) the full-font display is bigger
- Current character is marked in yellow and inactive characters are grayed out
- F1 for help, N for new font
- TAB allows for a third function for arrow keys, to change the font size while moving the characters at the same time
- CTRL+X and CTRL+I can be used for exporting and importing characters (like CTRL+C and CTRL+V, but can be used to copy characters from an instance of the program to another and also to upload text-based characters)
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2021, 11:40:05 PM »
Found 3 more games, one has readable fonts.
I've added them to my earlier post.

Two games have PFN files. It is a packed font but stunpack can not open them.
Probably a different evolution of the compression used for Stunts.
I don't know if anyone wants to crack that nut? 8)
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Re: Stunts font editor
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2021, 09:15:10 AM »
Excellent
Perfect
Impressive
Awesome
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