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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:
  • am I mis-remembering this as being from the Level 9 adventures like Dungeon Adventure?
  • I'm guessing I'd need to use a procedure a bit like this — Read Charset from BASIC — to get the bitmaps out in a useful format?

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Re: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
« Reply #1 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

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Re: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
« Reply #2 on: 19:57, 15 December 19 »
Aha! Found it!



The disk image is on NVG: 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

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Re: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
« Reply #3 on: 23:23, 15 December 19 »
Here's a disk image containing the extracted font for you.

* ColossalAdventure_Font.dsk.zip
(2.26 kB - downloaded 39 times)

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Re: The Level 9 adventures "ye olde" font: finding it, using it
« Reply #4 on: 23:36, 15 December 19 »
Great minds think alike!

which I wrote up here (with source): The coolest font (when I was 15, that is)
The link includes BASIC source to the font as SYMBOL commands.