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Amiga/PSX Fonts
2014-03-10T22:57:49+00:00
2014-03-12T23:04:18-04:00
This adds the Amiga/PSX version of Enemy Unknown featured a fontset that was considerably different from the PC versions fonts.

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Took me ages to finish this, but I'm finally done. I've successfully recreated and expanded the fontset from the Amiga and PSX versions of X-COM for use in OXC. 

For those who have no idea of what I'm talking about, the Amiga/PSX version of Enemy Unknown featured a fontset that was considerably different from the PC versions fonts. These fonts were originally part of the not-so-pretty Amiga 500 port, but were later incorporated in the Amiga 1200 and PSX ports as well, with various changes and modifications. They were essentially more heavily stylized fonts with bigger, more readable characters, but also sharper contrast, and no anti-aliasing. They were used to give a more serious look to the UI, but weren't without their own flaws; whereas earlier implementations suffered from a limited character set, later ones had poor readability, in brighter backgrounds, due to the lack of proper shading. 

What I've done here is not a 1:1 recreation, but rather an hybridization and perfection of the best aspects of every version of this fontset. Aside from no longer suffering from poor readability, I've also expanded it to include both Cyrillic and Greek alphabet characters, as well as its respective diacritics. All diacritical marks were also optimized to be perfectly distinguishable even in the small set.

I'd appreciate everyone to give this a try, especially if you're either Greek or from a country which uses a Cyrillic-based alphabet, as I really want to make sure I made no big mistakes.

HOW TO INSTALL:

To install this mod, download amigapsx fonts.7z and just drop all the contents from the archive into your data/Language folder. Don't forget to back your original FontSmall.png, FontBig.png and Font.dat, since this mod effectively replaces those. I'll also attach the individual font images here for purposes of visualization.

I'd like to thank the people of the English Amiga Boards for helping me rip the needed characters from the Amiga 1200 version,
and all the folks in #openxcom who helped with the testing.

Hope you all enjoy this mod.

Install Instructions

To install this mod, download amigapsx fonts.7z and just drop all the contents from the archive into your data/Language folder. Don't forget to back your original FontSmall.png, FontBig.png and Font.dat, since this mod effectively replaces those. I'll also attach the individual font images here for purposes of visualization.

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