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What is the Star Control II title font?
« on: November 11, 2016, 04:33:06 am »

^That.

I've put through many images of the title's font through every font detector I can find but they find nothing.

It's for a personal project of mine. I'm making 1024x1024 logos for each of my games so I can use them as Start Tiles for Windows 10 using Win10Tile.
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Re: What is the Star Control II title font?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 06:11:28 am »

I don't think you can be certain that it is an extant font with its own name. It's entirely possible (even likely?) that it was created specifically for SC2 as a bitmap font (or even not really a font at all, just a specially crafted sequence of text for the title), as all the dialogue fonts are (if I understand correctly).

That said, I suppose it's possible that there really is a named font that matches it. Though I'm kinda confused about why you'd need to know this information (if it even exists) for the use you describe.
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Re: What is the Star Control II title font?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 07:27:00 am »

I don't think you can be certain that it is an extant font with its own name. It's entirely possible (even likely?) that it was created specifically for SC2 as a bitmap font (or even not really a font at all, just a specially crafted sequence of text for the title), as all the dialogue fonts are (if I understand correctly).

That said, I suppose it's possible that there really is a named font that matches it. Though I'm kinda confused about why you'd need to know this information (if it even exists) for the use you describe.

Because I'm horrible at photoshop. I would have pulled the font out of the cover art from the 3DO case a long time ago. Right now I'm using a high-res scan of the 3DO case as a tile and it doesn't stand out well enough for my tastes.

I'm starting to think that I'll have to take the time to vectorize it myself. Gonna take months though because I have no idea.
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Re: What is the Star Control II title font?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 07:08:59 pm »

Oh, so start tiles need to be vector graphics? That seems to be the missing detail that confused me.
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Re: What is the Star Control II title font?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 02:43:15 am »

No they need to be jpg, png, or bmp.

But I can't get the SCII logo in a decent resolution to start off with. Which is why I'm hoping for a font.
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