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Allow changing of fonts ingame #8596

LC-Zorg opened this issue Jan 20, 2021 · 1 comment

Allow changing of fonts ingame #8596

LC-Zorg opened this issue Jan 20, 2021 · 1 comment


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@LC-Zorg LC-Zorg commented Jan 20, 2021

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Expected result

Possibility to freely choose the size and font type in the game options window or the settings window, without having to close the game, open the configuration file and also knowledge what and where to change.

Actual result

The player has very limited options to change the font by step-size multiplier of the font size: x1, x2, x4, which rarely gives a satisfactory result. This choice often doesn't allow to adjust the fonts in the game to your monitor and the player's needs.


The default setting is especially disadvantageous for the smallest font. Its enlargement by the available setting makes the average font unnecessarily large.
On the other hand, the default medium font, although quite good in the game, works very badly in a readme file, which is tiring to read after the first line of text.
Here all the work that nielsmh is doing with the manual window (#7786) seems meaningless. :( Even if the entire encyclopedia was posted there, reading it would still be very tedious. Yes, you can change this font, but even many players involved do not know about this possibility, and since the manual will be mainly for players starting their adventure with the game, it is this they are more unlikely to know how to change it.
The font can be freely selected in the configuration file. It is not complicated at all. However, you need to know where and what to do. You also have to exit the game to make a change. Another downside of this form is that you can't see what the effect will be. Not all fonts look good in-game. To find the right one, sometimes even several dozen attempts are needed, which are associated with closing and opening the game each time.
For me, the ability to change the font during the game would not be particularly important, but it would certainly be useful for most players and for the game itself, the interface of which may overwhelm new players with its complexity and not the best, and sometimes poor readability - the default small font is too small for most modern monitors.

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@TrueBrain TrueBrain commented Jan 22, 2021

I edited this ticket to make sure it can be resolved. There was a lot of "while here, can you fix A B C D E F too" stuff in there, which makes it impossible to resolve this issue ever. It now focuses on a single core element. If you feel strongly about any of the other items, please create new tickets for them. You can view this old version back by clicking the edited by drop down in the top post.

@LC-Zorg: I asked you a few times now already to stop sneaking in tons of related-but-not-really-the-same things. It might be well intended, but I explained a few times already that is really is not possible for us to process such things, as it makes the issue unresolvable. Please, focus on a single item, so we can easily process them. Please make our life easier, not more difficult. Tnx!

@TrueBrain TrueBrain changed the title Limited and not very useful ability to change the font in the game options window Allow changing of fonts ingame Jan 22, 2021
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