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Chrono Cross Modification / Re: Malebranche?
« on: May 08, 2009, 04:26:16 pm »
I believe it's a part of the LochNest enemy. When the Nest falls off the stick, you see the stick doesn't disappear until the victory music plays and the camera pans out. I believe the LochNest can only be found in the Viper Manor Bluffs.

Polling / Re: Which Chrono character would you date?
« on: April 30, 2009, 02:25:38 am »
I voted Serge, but I was purely thinking of his attractiveness. To be honest, Serge and Crono don't have much personality being mute and all. So I guess it boils down to who I'd have the best conversation with.

Steena and Schala both come to mind as great conversationalists. So does Lucca. I'm sure Sprigg, Starky, Kid, and Harle would make for an interesting talk, too. Maybe Fargo, Riddel, or Frog.

Yes, I'm thinking about talking, though unfortunately, I wasn't when I voted Serge. :lol:

But you get it though? This font:

was intended to replace this font:

and just this font; not any others?

And honestly, the bolded CTDS font I don't like it all that much, honestly... I like the other one that gave more space. The spacing also seems a bit odd - the spaces between letters look a little too big. But eh, whatever Justin wants to use.

It takes up the exact same amount of space as the original font. Geez...

This is the font my new one intends to replace:

<Picture taken from an unmodified Chrono Trigger SNES ROM. The font I intend to change is circled in a bold, red oval. The center has been left out of this oval so you can see the font I intend to change.>

Not the tiny variable-width font Justin pulled from Chrono Trigger DS. Not the new, large font I made. This font. The same font that Justin was forced to use on the monster names, "ITEM/WEAPON/HELMET/ARMOR/ACCESSORY" text, the naming screen, the character names, the "item count," (The number that shows up after the items. Looks like this ":82".) the "Who'll you replace?" screen, all numbers and text related to stats, and I believe the Configurations screen, but don't quote me on that.

This specific font is set at an 8 pixels by 8 pixels width and height. There is no way to change the widths of now on that fixed width 8 pixels by 8 pixels font. Both the bold Chrono Trigger DS font and this "Final Fantasy II SNES" font are the exact same width, as there is no way to change it.

In conclusion, yes, it will give us the space we need; being a fixed-width font, which cannot be changed, not even by Justin for the time being. Yes, it gives the exact same amount of space as the old one. I apologize if the spacing's odd--I barely modified the font at all, aside from making it bold.

I really hope I didn't put that into one of the VWF patches -____-
Yeah, you did, unfortunately. Magus was equipped with Schala's Jeweled Knife. Well, the scythe icon was intact, but it said "Jeweled Knife."

I think the weapon/Shield Icons will remain the same but I like that font.
I took this from a minor hack of mine, actually--I didn't intend for the weapon/shield icons to change. I was just too lazy to get the old ones back and paste them in. XD

It takes up more room and looks easy to read I believe.
Well, to be honest, this is the 8x8 fixed width font. Y'know, the one you have to use at the naming screen and such because the 8x8 VWF won't support those? I could get a better mockup of how it'd look with the VWF if you'd like.

That new font is officially my favorite, since it's so reminiscent of the original.
Uh... It's just a bold version of the CTDS font, actually...

Well done vivify, well done, but will it still give us the amount of space we desire with a new font?
Since it's the fixed-width font, I should hope so!

Oh, if any of you are looking at that "Single Tech" text, don't--that's a leftover of the original. In other words, I don't know how to change widths in the big font. XD

There. That's what it should look like with the VWF. (Don't mind the character names--they're an in-joke with a friend. >_>)

BTW, Justin, I think you messed up in the VWF patch. At least, the one with the CTDS equipment/item/tech names. For Magus's scythes, it uses Schala's knife names.

In light of new posts in this topic, I've decided to make a new 8x8 font--something more in line with the VWF.

Pictures and font block forthcoming.


Basically a bolded version of the 8x8 VWF with some minor alterations.

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: Why are you here?
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:57:16 pm »
Hmm...  Why am I here? Well, according to my dad, we used to own Chrono Trigger for the SNES, but my sister gave it away to one of her friends because... Hell, I don't know what went on in that girl's head when she was 10. I guess she couldn't understand the plot or hated the concept of time-travel or didn't like Crono, Lucca, and Marle's names, something like that. Unfortunately, I never got to enjoy an authentic Chrono Trigger experience on the SNES. However, I got to enjoy Cross when I was 9, about.

I was hooked. I found the music catchy, the graphics lovely, and the story wonderful. Speaking of the story, you may not believe this, but even as a 9-year-old child, I didn't find the story "convoluted" or "confusing" at all. I understood it quite well. Naturally, I've read story some synopsises and explanations by now, so I can't exactly give you my 9-year-old explanation of the story. Anyway, after beating Cross some 16-odd times, (I got everyone Prism weapons and armor legitimately.  :shock:) I found out about Final Fantasy Chronicles a few years later from Squaresoft's old web site. Not only did it include the Final Fantasy IV I've wanted to play for so long, but it included the eluvsive, sacred, much-hyped Chrono Trigger!

So, of course, I had to buy it. With my birthday money, I had my dad drive me up to the local Gamestop, and I purchased it. I couldn't wait to take it home and play it. I popped in the Chrono Trigger disc and watched the opening. Needless to say, the plot was simple compared to Chrono Cross', so I understood it completely. And of course, after beating Chrono Trigger, I just had to play Cross again.  :lol:

Then I discovered emulation in general, and Radical Dreamers, and...yeah. I'm glad I played them in that order, to be honest. I probably wouldn't have enjoyed Cross the same way I did then if I had. So really, my sister giving our Trigger cart away was a blessing in disguise. Now, as for why I came to the Compendium...

I basically heard about something on GameFAQs that lead me here. I don't remember what. I kept going on and off at the forums, lurking mostly. I also loved to read from the encyclopedia, and many of the articles here. I never made a forum account until recently. I basically wanted to save one of justin3009's fan projects from a grisly font--a fate worse than death, in my opinion! XD

I still feel iffy about joining, as I've had a bad exposure to the Chrono community, (i.e. the morons who refuse to accept  Cross's existence for some half-assed reasons and the morons, usually the very same morons I might add, who refuse to accept Radical Dreamers's existence because either "Cross retconned it" or "It's text-based.") but I have a feeling the people here aren't anything like the ones I've seen.

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Re: Hello.
« on: March 24, 2009, 08:08:34 pm »
How difficult is it to implement a new font in the CT ROM?
For the 8x8 fixed width font, it's not that hard. I used YY-CHR, so I simply turned on the 2BPP GB setting, which allows you to see the entirety of the font block. The block itself is at 3F9000. As for the 12x12 variable width font, you need to edit the leveling and the width and all kinds of stuff, and I have no idea how that's controlled, heh. My simple edits convieniently don't require such modifications. Anyway, it's located at 3F3100 and ends at 3F4200.

I might be interested in snagging that for something if justin3009 hasn't already for the Schala project.
Nope, this font was made for my personal usage only, so you go ahead. If you want, I can PM you the modified 8x8 font block.

I will call you Viv. And you will like it dammit.

Welcome, Viv!
I've been called worse. :lol: I don't mind the name at all.

Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised that you guys like my font!

I think this actually made MORE room for us XD
XD You're serious? Hooray for no more tiny fonts!

Nice! This one is both huge and spacious, a combination I didn't exactly expect.

I think myself to be something of a Master of Fonts, not to "toot my own horn." I pay attention to the font used in a game closely. For example, the most aesthetically pleasing fonts I've seen are Chicago, Orange Kid, and the fonts used in the Final Fantasy Advance series of ports. The least aesthetically pleasing fonts I've seen are in Star Ocean: The 2nd Story and The Legend of Dragoon. You should really compare Absolute Zero's Tales of Phantasia PS1 translation's dialogue font, and Dragon Quest Translations' Dragon Quest III SNES translation's dialogue font to the one I made--they have many similarities.

From an aesthetic standpoint I liked the other one more, but from a legibility standpoint, this is probably one of the best ones we have seen yet. Well done guys, well done.
Why thank you. *bows as his ego expands to the size of a small sun* :lol:

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Re: Hello.
« on: March 24, 2009, 03:04:52 pm »
Show us your fonts.

Your fonts. Show them to us.
Uh, sure.

New menu font inspired by the Bahamut Lagoon and Tales of Phantasia SNES versions of Final Fantasy VI's menu font. I made it so that the two fonts would match and so that CT would be a little less Final Fantasy.

My miniscule dialogue font edits. New ones on top, old ones on bottom.

New menu font in action. Yeah, I did a little text and graphic editing on the side.

New menu font in action, part deux.

Welcome tot he party, NewFish! Hope you enjoy your time here!
...NewFish? Heh.

Don't like? Maybe some time here will change your mind, who knows.
Oh no, I love the Compendium--just...not the general Chrono community... There are quite a few people I find to be respectable...people.

Here's a mockup.

I think it looks nice, anyway.

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Hello.
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:25:16 am »
Um... I'm vivify93. You can call me vivify if you want. I've lurked here a while, mainly in the Kajar Laboratories board. I finally joined because I wanted to show off my font-making skills. There's not much to say. I like Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and Radial Dreamers. To be honest, I don't really like the Chrono community, and tend to stay away from it because of all the misunderstandings and blatant oversights regarding the two title games. Plus a few completely batshit loco people, but I digress. I'm not good at hacking anything, so I won't be starting any projects. The most I can do is make and edit good fonts...

I hope to have a good time here and get along with everyone.

I really screwed up leveling them, but I actually kinda like this font.  It's big and easily legible.
Ah, thank you. That was my goal, actually--a larger font than any thus far while still being nice and legible. To be honest, I sort of combined Ryusui's font for the Breath of Fire II retranslation, Gemini's font for the Persona 2: Innocent Sin and Tales of Phantasia PS1 translations, and my own ideas for this. I'm glad you like it; I just hope everyone else does too, and we can finally settle on a font! Heh.

- Triple Post.  Found a new font!  The VWF is all screwy cause I never changed it, but how is it?  It kinda resembles the DS font except larger!
I'm going to use my first post to say that I really, really do not like that font. I'm actually working on a nice one as I type. Can't say I'd know how it'd look in CT though.


Took me an hour to whip up. Just in case I disappear off the face of the earth, I'm giving you my permission to edit it in any way you'd like. Any of you.

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