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Original Creatures Font   C3DS   Jessica | 2/5/2014  log in to like post  7

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authorJessica
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Looking to bring a little more of Creatures 1 and Creatures 2 into C3/DS? You can, now with the Original Creatures Font for C3/DS! This set of image files replaces the existing font used in the later Creatures games with the original font. It is important to note that this font is smaller and thinner than the standard one, and may not be suitable for everyone. It's best to test it out in a new world to see if you like it.

All characters are included with this download, even though C1 & C2 only had a small number of special characters defined. The download includes files for Creatures 3 and Docking Station in all available colors used within the games. Enjoy!

The Readme file includes some important information.
 
 
Doringo | 3/6/2014  log in to like post  1

That sounds good! Especially since the DS theme is pretty space-cold.
 
Jessica | 3/4/2014  log in to like post  1

How do you mean, Doringo? A lot of the elements of C3/DS are housed in sprite files. I started making a list of things I could change, and realized that a whole lot of the elements could be updated! I'm thinking of creating some other C1-like elements to take away the very dark, cold feel of the menus. Probably doesn't appeal to everyone, but just having the option seems worthwhile!
 
Doringo | 3/2/2014  log in to like post

Wait, can we make interface overhauls?
 
Jessica | 2/6/2014  log in to like post

I figured it would pose some issues with certain agents that used the standard font for spacing. The height should remain roughly the same, but I'm not sure if there's anything I could do about vertical spacing. I'm happy it works in most areas, though!

One alternative way to utilize it is to only use this font for one of the colors. The games mostly use either the black or white font for different purposes. Might be worth it to use the standard C3/DS font for one color (i.e. white for most agent help and text blocks) and this new font for another color (i.e. black for text and a few other smaller things).

One word of caution: I've found that switching the files for a world can lead to the game still using the old font set for some elements. It doesn't ruin anything, but it is recommended to test things out in a new world before committing to using it fully in the main worlds.
 
RisenAngel | 2/6/2014  log in to like post

As it turns out, using this tends to make the Garden Box Patch Plant Option Box look very odd. Unfortunately, I don't think there's much that can be done about this; the spacing of the buttons was made with the original font in mind and fixing it would require coding.

It still looks very nice everywhere else, though.
 
RisenAngel | 2/5/2014  log in to like post  1

Gave it a try. The font is kind of small, but beyond that I think I like it more than the original font.
 
Laura | 2/5/2014  log in to like post  1

Oh, this is so awesome. Thanks, Jessica! :) I've actually always thought that the original Creatures font would look better than the default C3/DS one.


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