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General Category => Programming => Topic started by: scruss on 04:10, 02 December 19

Title: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
Post by: scruss on 04:10, 02 December 19
I seem to remember that the Level 9 adventure games had an old-style bitmap font that — at the time — I thought was the coolest thing ever. Unfortunately, all of the archived versions I've found just used the regular system font. I remember even loading the games as far as would load the font, then using BASIC with that font 'cos I liked it so much.
So, a couple of questions:
Title: Re: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
Post by: PAQUITO on 16:52, 15 December 19
I don´t know if you are talking about some medieval style typography, or a system typography. Back in my time, I liked to use the PC1512 font (ported by myself with Art Studio) because I liked it a lot (way more elegant that CPC font and more readable). Like this http://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C160/Dungeon+Adventure.html (http://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C160/Dungeon+Adventure.html)
Title: Re: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
Post by: scruss on 19:57, 15 December 19
Aha! Found it!

(http://scruss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Level9-ColossalAdventure_font.png)

The disk image is on NVG: http://ftp.nvg.ntnu.no/pub/cpc/games/adventur/text/colosadv.zipOddly (http://ftp.nvg.ntnu.no/pub/cpc/games/adventur/text/colosadv.zipOddly), all the Level 9 games I looked at on the Internet Archive don't use this font.
Ripping the font out doesn't look so simple as I remember, though
Title: Re: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
Post by: Nich on 23:23, 15 December 19
Here's a disk image containing the extracted font for you.

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Title: Re: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
Post by: scruss on 23:36, 15 December 19
Great minds think alike!
(https://scruss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/l9font.png)
which I wrote up here (with source): The coolest font (when I was 15, that is) (https://scruss.com/blog/2019/12/15/the-coolest-font-when-i-was-15-that-is/)
The link includes BASIC source to the font as SYMBOL commands.