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PostSubject: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-15, 21:28

Hey Everyhero (Enroth stylish english? )

I was annoyed about having a pixeled H2 font for Lands of Enroth, so I searched again (now in 2017, my previous search was 2 years ago) and found a funny Erathia font!!! hahahaha
Erathia Font -discussion: http://www.celestialheavens.com/forum/10/9229
Erathia Font -download: http://www.vault.acidcave.net/file.php?id=75
And so, I was wondering if there were an Enroth alphabet somewhere...
Didn't found it. Anyway, let's go back to the real topic! Very Happy

To prevent the pixelised pixelisated pixed pixies (ok, only pixies exist for my English dictionary.. xD), I started to make again the Heroes II Font.
So, first, I make it pixelised, kind of just copying the BMP files of the game, as "I don't know who" did it before.
After I finish it, I plan to make it not pixelised. Smile

So, actually I am at this point:

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I need to check all little letters, and fix some caps letters too.
+ adding a maximum of others languages style, to make this font being able to be used in any European language.

When it will be done, and then ready for the "no-pixies" version, I will make it open for copy in FontStruct, so if whoever wants to try to make some letters it could help me. (seems It will be hours for each letters, to make each one perfect..)

I plan to stamp it as "Lands of Enroth", not really as GodRage one. By the way, there is some empty utf8 characters, where (if many people helps out) we can write the name of each hero whom worked on it. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-15, 22:03

Why can't we just use 2 filters like me? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-15, 22:18

Hmmm with filters, making it as a HQ font... it seems difficult (maybe with a professional Font editor program it's easy?..)
But it's certainly the best way for images actually. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-15, 23:55

If I apply these to x10 resolution pixel font and then size it down a bit It would probably be a very good quaility, still not perfect though
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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-16, 00:27

I see what you mean, and I agree it's a smart way to do it. Smile
I will keep it in mind, but right now I will try with Font struct's website.
But, hmm if you can try a "Heroes of Might and Magic II" in such sizes :
x2 x4 x8
it could give me a much better idea of the accuracy of this technique. But background must be transparent...

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-16, 00:45

I think it is very, very good effect for couple of minues of work (note that any artifacts like rounding or partial invisibility of # for example are here because of wrong filter settings and resolution and probably can be avoided).
Also note that anything below original will have more smoothed lines like seen in first screen:

Resolution x1 (from your screen)
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Original resolution x10 Quarter of original resolution x2,5


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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-16, 00:51

Thank you for your work
Yeah, for couple minutes it's a great result. Smile
Your x10 (but it's x2, right? ^^)... all the letter lost they courbes. And I think that whatever the filter/programs it won't make soft lines as accurate as my aim. Smile
But the x1 one is really great! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-16, 00:54

Good job, I will be waiting for this Smile I was looking for such font some time ago, but I couldn't find it anywhere.

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-16, 00:59

Oh, sorry! It's not x10 but x2,5

Forgot that I have cut it in size to make a gif for the forum :p



It can make for a better base for the HQ font, I can do all signs in your preferred resolution, just let me know Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-16, 01:16

Ok we can give a try Very Happy



Previous screen was somehow not the "real size",
the font is originally in 11px.



So maybe if you can make a x10 of this one:

so it would be 110px, it would be good... but even a 330px (x30) could be good for some usage, I think about making a big wallpaper...


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By the way, this is the Font file as it is right now:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmiEqIIKci0OeGSyh680uANV_3s
it's 96 Ko.
The Homm2big.tff I use is 560 Ko but has problem with the œ letter... So anyway I must make it again... It's going to take ages in fact. xD But it's fun. :p

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-16, 04:49



Every sign here (imgur seem to eat my alpha channel on large images)


Text x30, Signs x10 this time Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-16, 21:57


Thank you for this beautiful Heroes of Might and Magic II ! Smile

For me, this sould become the "Homm2 Ragoon Font".
It reminds me the Homm2 Original Font, but also reminds the pixel shapes hahaha

Hmmm...
Yeah, it can be used to make an other Homm2 Font.
Just need the program...Font forge?.. Maybe Photoshop can make a Font? I don't know... But I will continue to concentrate on HeroesII Font with fontstruct . (an I don't hold any Font program actually xD)

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-19, 01:15

I finished my pixed Heroes2 Font. Smile
http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/1088376/heroes2-pixed
Almost all latin characters are inside. No extra languages. But still, there is some letters that I saw for the first time and so didn't made them; I prefer that if you use it and see a missing letter, you tell me what letter is missing, hen I will do it.

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-23, 21:52

Thaks! Beauty! But erathian font is not redable. Only decoration.
How about font from title Heroes I and II? Do you know any free program to convert bmp to ttf? How to do it?
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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-24, 03:10

For the HQ version, I finally used FontForge ... Because with Font struct it would be 10 times longer to make...

Actually I did all the little letters (without accents), and a part of BIG ones.

As you see, the 12px size looks really fine. (some letters don't ^^)
But on 60px, hmmm it needs much more care to be good. ^^
So, I will finish all the letter fastly, to make a first version, and then take more time to make a newer version... Wink

By the way I think to redraw the "k" letter, because it has always annoyed me to see a "k" having a "K" style...

ps/edit: Nahh I didn't finished all the small letters, x and y was not "first step done" yet! (and few others too..)

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PostSubject: Re: Heroes of Might and Magic Fonts   2017-02-24, 23:45

Yes its very hard. ttf are very complicated. You must write it using mathematical calculations! Simplest way would be cnoversion from bmp. But I dont know how to do it.
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