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Mount&Blade Font Customiser {1.4} | By Swyter
« on: June 15, 2009, 11:06:24 AM »

   ▧What is that?
    It's the reference tool for building Mount&Blade fonts.

     ▧Why I should use it?
       When you're developing a module. You may work with some extra features that provides a greater ambiance
        Also it's useful for players that want to have a custom font for readability or enjoyment purposes.

         ▧How I use it?
          The use it's easy and friendly. A multi-language window with less buttons and more power.
           There are various levels of configuration: from the simplest selecting the font, checking and getting it... to the advanced adjustments.
            Making your font unique. Also provides a great modularity and international charset support (Chinese, Turkish...)

             ▧Story
              From my first days with this game, I wanted to modify and create.
               And later seeing the great community I decided to switch my sandbox game from BFME to M&B.

                 One of my first contributions was a hand made, hard worked "Albertus MT" version. And later I experimented with my programming
                  skills to fill the lack of 'moddability' in the darker areas of the Mount&Blade series.

                   Stuff like Iron Launcher, and the famous 'Data folder request' came later thanks to this.


                       
                        V1.4 Windows XP/Vista/7 (4.5mb) Changelog Here(16 July 2009)      /    Previous version (V1.3) Here



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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 09:02:02 AM »
Einn?... Sorry but my internet conection is'nt too stable   :| ...

I have uploaded the same file in two servers... sorry for the troubles :D

And Post Your comments  :lol:

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 01:37:36 PM »
Instead of making many threads, you can just modify the old thread's first post and post a new reply at the end to bring it up.

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 07:43:47 AM »
 :oops: I'm sorry, excuse me...  :) next time it will not happen again

I Promise  :D

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 02:56:12 PM »
Excellent tool - However, I have a bit of a problem with my font. It seems the transparency is broken or something, everything else works fine though. Here's a pic of the problem.
Any ideas on how to solve it?

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009, 03:54:48 PM »
To cdvader,  you should open the font.dds,  clear other color levels except the alpha level to blank.

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 04:23:12 PM »
Swyter,  may you have known what's the matter ?   the space outside those character ----- you should paint it with white instead of black,  or just simply blank all color level, just leave the alpha level.

now your program faces his bigest mission: make a Chinese font (although we had used Anglecode for this), about 7000 -20000 chracters.  But at first, you should let me to define the height and width of dds ----- about 4096x4096  it's better if you can set the pic to random size ,  such as 4096 x 3000

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009, 08:42:02 AM »
Excellent tool - However, I have a bit of a problem with my font. It seems the transparency is broken or something, everything else works fine though. Here's a pic of the problem.
Any ideas on how to solve it?

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@cdvader

Your problem can be solved easilly, you have only an inverse RGB channel (hmmm  :?), download Nvidia DDS Tools for Photoshop, or other free utilities for editing this image format (Gimp supports DDS? :o ). Open your FONT.DDS and press CTRL + I (or option Invert) save it as DXT5 with 4-5 bitmaps. Your font is ready.  8-)

Hmmm... what operative System are you using, this is a rare bug, in XP, and Vista runs really good...

I WANT TO FIX ALL BUGS... If you encounter other problems post here please... Im working fast  :mrgreen:


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 :o :o :o Wow! You want to kill me.. STARTING Mission: Impossible 1.4  :shock:
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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 10:20:51 PM »
I'm running XP Professional SP3. Anyway, I can't seem to be able to edit the .dds anyway. I open it up with Photoshop (using nVidia's plugin), make my changes and then try to save - But it throws me something about "cannot save". I'll post the correct error later.

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2009, 02:40:41 AM »
It's not a rare bug......  I also met this at least.   XP Pro SP2, English

the DDS tool for Photoshop has no matter, only limit is the length and width must be powers of 2:  64, 128, 256, 512 ... and so on

Swyter, to the V1.4 maybe I can help you somewhere, such as Chinese font files.   We can cooperate for the program if you like.
you may see some font of chinese first here.  Which one do you like best ?  :)

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2009, 05:49:54 PM »
I'm running XP Professional SP3. Anyway, I can't seem to be able to edit the .dds anyway. I open it up with Photoshop (using nVidia's plugin), make my changes and then try to save - But it throws me something about "cannot save". I'll post the correct error later.


Oppps  :roll:, ******* (i wrote this) , theres a big big big error here, i want to release 1.4 today but ive to correct some stupid things that Ive coded.  :|

@cdvader
Well, Im sure that you are trying to save the DDS with layers, you must flatten image at layer > Flatten image  :?: (Ive photoshop in spanish, find it  :D )

@Alixyang

In my (not yet now) finished 1.4 Ive improve charmap extended, and make an experimental chinese font with your list (4096x4096 that you suggested) font customiser was working 45 mins, and create 3 pages. So M&B do not have support to multipage, you must create a 9328 x 4096 (with the chinese Vista's "KaiTi" font).

- IMPROVEMENTS OF NOT RELEASE 1.4

> Charset plugin now support importing files text files with characters.

> Now you can especify the size of the texture file.

> More export options

I will release 1.4, next week (sorry  :( ) But Im working

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2009, 06:02:14 AM »
 45 min ?!   your program needs to optimise,  or you need a new computer  :)

Chinese font should be at 38-44 size,  so 7000 chars set may output to a 2048x3500 picture.
maybe you take too much time to decide how to place those glyphs in less room.
If I guess right, a better sort algorithm may help you a lot.


some fonts maybe I can email you.  or you get the BMfont from angelcode.com to try......

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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.3 By Swyter
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 05:51:04 PM »
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Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.4 By Swyter
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 12:50:12 PM »
MOUNT&BLADE FONT CUSTOMISER 1.4
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The first stable version, more exporting options, extended charset now admit text files with chars, rebuilt version , new logo, corrected inverted background of texture and many other things... as optimized creation code (25% more fast)  :D

AND PLEASE, READ THE DOCUMENTATION! (added many topics)  :idea:


:arrow: DOWNLOAD LINK
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http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b30343bf916e89325a3d773badf21430e04e75f6e8ebb871

EDIT: NEW SCREENSHOT ADDED
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Re: Mount&Blade Font Customiser 1.4 By Swyter
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2009, 02:01:54 PM »
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Edit:sorry, img didnt work
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