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Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/2/12 21:02
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Howdy everyone! I'm here because I'm making a newsletter for another site, and one of our members wrote an article on the Virtual Boy. I was wondering if anyone could direct me to where to find the Virtual Boy font that I suspect your logo was made with. I'd like to use it for the title of his article.

Thanks, and this site is very well designed. Very pretty.
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/2/13 21:28
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Hi! The logo was hand made from a high res scan of the VB logo. I can send you our logo in high res if you want. If you make a font out of it, please send it back to me then. ;)
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/2/13 22:28
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What about these titles? Each letter seem to be a separate .png right now, but maybe they could be made into a font?

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png  font.png (31.08 KB)
27_4b7719713b758.png 424X225 px
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/2/14 9:48
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It probably won't help, but Dan reminded me that I was (and am still) working on this font for Bitmap Font Writer.

I want to eventually add punctuation, digits, and maybe lower-case, as well as making a TTF out of it. Also, as you can see, there are some kerning problems due to the nature of the BFW software...

(PS: KR155E, you might want to think about using CSS sprites for those titles...)

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png  Sample.png (2.67 KB)
11_4b77b9667d67a.png 779X212 px
zip A VB Logo Font.zip Size: 23.64 KB; Hits: 251
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/2/23 13:28
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Any word on this? I was actually look for a Virtual Boy Font.
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/3/10 17:56
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I am almost finished with making a very high res font similar to RunnerPacks, which I need for a poster for the next coding competition. I will post it once it is done.

Good tip to use CSS sprites, RunnerPack, I will give it a try.

Aquanistic, would you mind telling us which site you were talking about?
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/3/11 16:23
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The high res font is not yet done, but here's the small one, made from the "Virtual Boy" text on commercial VB games' IPD/focus adjustment screens.

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png  font.png (1.37 KB)
1_4b990aff5fb4a.png 692X22 px
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/3/12 12:15
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I incorporated the CSS sprites Runnerpack suggested. Works much better now. It also allowed me to have special treatments for space between certain characters, like "W" and "A", which makes the font look even better. :)

I also added those to the forum headers.

There's still a few characters in the font, which I am not satisfied with, especially the "&". If anyone could give a redesign of this character a try, that would be great.

Many more foreign and special characters have to be added as well to make the font really complete.

BTW, anyone interested in a little script to turn any user input into this font?
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/3/12 20:52
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Now it looks weird in Opera 9.21.
It shows both the VB font and the normal font occupying the same space, and it's a mess. (I'm talking about the text below the path folders)
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Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 2010/3/13 7:27
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Again, it looks fine to me, HorvatM... You can't expect KR155E to make workarounds for every out-of-date version of every browser. Just upgrade. The latest Opera is just as efficient as the 9.x series (and every other version; because Opera always has and always will completely rock )

And about the font, well done, KR155E! Is the "script" you mentioned a tag for the forum that allows using the font in a post? That would be very cool, indeed. If, instead, it's a script that generates the HTML/CSS for the sprite font, I would still be interested.

To be honest, there are some characters I would also change. The seven seems a bit off, for one. Also, the kerning (spacing between letters) might be a little too small. I realize there isn't much space to play with in such a small font, though. Adding one pixel at such a size can sometimes be too much... In fact, it's very hard to make fonts look good at such a small size, especially without anti-aliasing (which is essentially sub-pixel rendering).

For the ampersand, I would suggest some of the other forms might be worth a try. There is the "backwards three" style that some people use. Or the one that looks like "Et".

I've started a vector version of the font in SketchUp, based on the logo in Hedgetrimmer's excellent cartridge model. It's going pretty well, but I've only got the letters and most of the digits. I'm having trouble with the four, and I'm not quite happy with the five, yet. Also, my method for distinguishing the zero from the "O" doesn't quite look right.

When I get done, I can fairly easily start making a TTF from it, by exporting to DXF and importing into my font editor (Font Creator). Eventually, I'd like to make a SketchUp plugin that exports TTFs directly (although they'd still have to be tweaked in a standard editor).
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