YesNoOk
avatar

How to make Mugen Fonts (Read 10340 times)

Started by Ryon, February 19, 2013, 02:08:27 AM
Share this topic:
How to make Mugen Fonts
#1  February 19, 2013, 02:08:27 AM
  • *****
    • Guyana
    • Skype - ryon_persaud


I believe this is a nice explanation?
Characters := http://www.mediafire.com/folder/kx11h6lcbbqj1/Characters
Stages := http://www.mediafire.com/folder/xy7wk5q9qka62/Stages

Projected Character Forcast := FighterZ Android 18 , FighterZ Vegeta , FighterZ Goku.
Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 06:20:10 AM by Ryon
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#2  February 19, 2013, 02:12:51 AM
  • ***
    • bunnaroath@gmail.com
    • https://www.youtube.com/user/TheShiroyaksha
that didn`t work perfectly . Some work is missing .
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#3  February 19, 2013, 02:15:33 AM
  • avatar
  • ******
    • Thailand
Probably because you watched a 20 minute video in less than 5 minutes.
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#4  February 19, 2013, 02:17:55 AM
  • ***
    • bunnaroath@gmail.com
    • https://www.youtube.com/user/TheShiroyaksha
Perhaps so!!I try again.(>_<)
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#5  February 19, 2013, 05:49:53 PM
  • ****
  • I work at Elecbyte as a sexy janitor.
    • USA
    • tamez.smeenet.org
Probably because you watched a 20 minute video in less than 5 minutes.

Or it could be because the video is wrong in a few places? 
One mistake in particular breaks fonts, just like the font in the video broke.  Did you watch all 20 minutes of it?   :megaeyes:


First part that's wrong is the explanation of the Width under Char Size. 
Width here has nothing to do with the letters themselves.  It has to do with the spacing between words. 
You can see this by the large amount of space between the words Another and Ryu. 


Next up is the explanation of color depth. 
Color depth is used to control the size of the color banks.  Color banks are used to have multiple color options in a single .fnt file. 
You essentially create smaller palettes inside the main palette that was used to index the image. 
And the number here is used to determine how many colors are used for each bank.  Depth of 16 means each group of 16 colors in the palette are their own color scheme for the font. 
Granted this font couldn't use color banks due to the color count of the image, but the function should still have been explained correctly. 


And the part of the video that breaks fonts is the incorrect insertion of the "[" character. 

http://xgargoyle.mgbr.net/help/font.html said:
; Special characters like semicolon (';') and open square brace ('[')
; must be represented as hexadecimal numbers (0x3B and 0x5B respectively)

When the open square brace was entered into the font as [ instead of 0x5B, it broke all characters following the [. 
That is the reason the star representing "(" didn't work when KFM's named was edited to be "(Kung Fu Man!". 
The exclamation point only worked because it was before the open square brace on the list in the text. 
If [ had been placed earlier in the font, a lot more of of it would have disappeared also. 
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#6  February 20, 2013, 12:39:44 AM
  • *****
    • Guyana
    • Skype - ryon_persaud
Uaaahhhh Tamez!

Your still a god at explaination.

THANK YOU.
Characters := http://www.mediafire.com/folder/kx11h6lcbbqj1/Characters
Stages := http://www.mediafire.com/folder/xy7wk5q9qka62/Stages

Projected Character Forcast := FighterZ Android 18 , FighterZ Vegeta , FighterZ Goku.

GLB

Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#7  February 20, 2013, 06:45:00 AM
  • avatar
  • *****
    • network.mugenguild.com/glb/
Hopefully you get everything fixed this would be a very helpful tutorial.  :)


Probably because you watched a 20 minute video in less than 5 minutes.

Obviously didn't watch the video then commented in an unnecessarily rude way about it.  :megaeyes:
Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 06:48:47 AM by GLB
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#8  February 20, 2013, 06:54:06 AM
  • ****
  • I work at Elecbyte as a sexy janitor.
    • USA
    • tamez.smeenet.org
Hopefully you get everything fixed this would be a very helpful tutorial.  :)

He's already working on it. 
We exchanged PMs earlier, and I sent him more information to make improvements.   :thumbsup:
Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 07:12:47 AM by Tamez
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#9  February 20, 2013, 07:01:56 AM
  • ***
  • Sir Alp of the Loop Table
  • Masterin' more Loops than 19-Foe'dy-Foe.
    • USA
    • www.youtube.com/user/Xer0Stryke
now that's how to work towards improvin' chizz. good deed
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#10  February 26, 2013, 08:36:44 AM
  • ******
  • Legendary XIII
  • I am the eye of the storm to come!
    • New Zealand
    • network.mugenguild.com/cyanide/
To be fair, he didn't watch it all the way through. First post is 19:08, second is 19:12. Even if rajaa hasn't watched it it doesn't mean someone can say "doesn't work" if they haven't finished it either.

That said, it would be good to get a really decent font tutorial out there. It's one thing that is a bit lacking. Not that fonts are hard, but it's pretty easy to fuck up and have something that doesnt' display yet you don't know why.


In M.U.G.E.N there is no magic button

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#11  February 26, 2013, 11:38:26 AM
  • avatar
  • ******
    • Thailand
I wasn't being rude, I was saying he possibly misunderstood the video because he couldn't possible have watched the whole thing. You're all just being offended for someone who wasn't even offended himself over something that wasn't even offensive.
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#12  February 26, 2013, 01:59:19 PM
  • *****
  • I must continue my training...
I wasn't being rude, I was saying he possibly misunderstood the video because he couldn't possible have watched the whole thing. You're all just being offended for someone who wasn't even offended himself over something that wasn't even offensive.

True statement is true...Lol! That style of posting is so silly I couldn't resist. I thought it was pretty good. In fact, I think Ryon is doing a good job of covering things that most have deemed not very important as well as the critical stuff(characters, parallax).



Do your best to become stronger. Become stronger, so you can do your best.

Mugen is a way for me to remain nostalgic with all of the dream matches I cooked up as a kid. It's also what I call a "Digital Action Figure Collection."
MaxBeta link=topic=155656.msg1876950#msg1876950 date=13867
Vegaz_Parrelli...also known as The Lord of the Rings.
[/quote said:
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#13  March 02, 2013, 06:20:48 AM
  • *****
    • Guyana
    • Skype - ryon_persaud
I made the 2nd video.

explaing Width, and Color Banks, and showed an example of how its suppose to look on the pallete, and how it looks in mugen.

Lifebar Tutorial coming soon!
Part 1 is uploaded and processing.
Characters := http://www.mediafire.com/folder/kx11h6lcbbqj1/Characters
Stages := http://www.mediafire.com/folder/xy7wk5q9qka62/Stages

Projected Character Forcast := FighterZ Android 18 , FighterZ Vegeta , FighterZ Goku.
Re: How to make Mugen Fonts
#14  March 02, 2013, 06:24:43 AM
  • ****
  • PSN&Steam: ViBeZ8282/Le-Fiction
    • USA
    • vonthegreat653@hotmail.com
Quote
Lifebar Tutorial coming soon!
Part 1 is uploaded and processing.

Fucks Yea