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Changing font size in game

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Changing font size in game
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deepgreenbear
04.05.2012 , 12:52 PM | #151
I have had to use the built in windows magnifire so far, larger font sizes for UI would be amazing!

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mmedina
04.07.2012 , 12:19 AM | #152
Deepgreenbear, can you tell me how you magnify using windows?

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deepgreenbear
04.07.2012 , 12:42 AM | #153
in windows 7 and vista (not sure about vista) open the start menu and in the search space type "mag" it will bring up a built in magnifier option. XP and earlier do not have it.

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deepgreenbear
04.07.2012 , 12:46 AM | #154
Oh, but good news, if what i saw was correct, it looks like font scales with UI size, so there is hope

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dosadnik
04.07.2012 , 05:41 AM | #155
Come on don't tell me you can't see this. The font size is at the maximum and the global scale is at max. You got to be blind not to see this even on a TV.

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deepgreenbear
04.07.2012 , 09:56 AM | #156
me? yes, legally, I have stargaurds disease, a form of juvenile macular degeneration. It's not correctable with glasses and I've had it all my life. I'm sure that by the time I die they'll have a cure but for now I have to use what tools I can find. My visual accusatory 20/300 in both eyes so what I see at 20 feet you see at 300. And to make things even more fun, I have reverse tunnel vision as an added bonus but it's the kind of thing you get used to after having it your entire life. So ya, I kind of need stupid large fonts in games. In wow I got them through an addon called "fontain" that lets you make them pretty much so large that it would break the game for normal people. In forum posts pre launch there were roomers that Bio Ware was going to allow addons so i didn't worry about font so much but now that we've gotten all the way to patch 1.2 I am really getting nervous. The built in Windows magnifier makes teh game playable but I really dont' like having to continually zoom in to read things. please Bio Ware, stupid large fonts (24+)!!!!

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Mogdasch
04.12.2012 , 01:37 AM | #157
The Easy Solution is to make a 2nd copy of the Codex -text available using the online Help. I mean the in-game, Knowledge Base, accessed using the '?" button on the top-center, icon bar.

That text remains legible, for older eyes, CRT monitors, and Laptop monitors.

It may be that the Codex information currently is simply a Graphic File, of a fixed relative size.
The text may not be able to flow to new margins, when the font is increased.
It would also mean that the displayed text would need to be in a Text Window.

Simple text in HTML files flows, resizes, and wordwraps very well. I never thought much about the formats, until I tried converting TXT, HTML, and PDF into e-Books. For instance, if the Codex information were in a multi-column PDF file, then there are extra steps needed to remove the core-text, before you can publish it to an e-book.

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Annedromeda
04.12.2012 , 05:17 AM | #158
Quote: Originally Posted by dosadnik View Post
Come on don't tell me you can't see this. The font size is at the maximum and the global scale is at max. You got to be blind not to see this even on a TV.
How in the blazes is your font so big? I only wish mine were that large, then I wouldn't have to lean across my desk to read the ingame text.
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Krazed
04.12.2012 , 08:24 PM | #159
It's more readable since 1.2 but I bet some will have issues still.
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Datormortis
04.29.2012 , 10:02 AM | #160
Quote: Originally Posted by Krazed View Post
It's more readable since 1.2 but I bet some will have issues still.
indeed i do, as a new player on a laptop screen the text is still to small
the ability to resize the windows helps some, but in places like the inventory window, it does nothing.
Please give us the ability to resize fonts on EVERY window.
thanks in advance