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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2008, 12:35:07 PM »

"All submissions must feature the text ‘Made for Eegra.com's 1st Annual Game Makin’ Shindig’ on the title screen"

A little wordy...  Huh?

Make is smaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall.

But readable.

Well, this sounds like a job for the smallest legible font imaginable :D

I've just spent the last ten minutes creating a little 5x1 pixel font that uses sub-pixelrendering to squeeze 3 horizontal pixels into 1 pixel. I tried using less vertical space but it became totally unreadable.

You should be able to make out what it says if you squint and look really closely at it:



Don't bother blowing it up though, because this is all you'll see:



It's worth noting that this only works on LCD monitors because of the way the RGB division works, so if you're using a CRT you won't see anything Smiley Oh, and you'll probably have to be at the maximum resolution that your monitor supports.

It would be awesome if somebody used this in their entry Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2008, 12:45:16 PM »

Oh holy shit that's awesome.
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2008, 02:05:56 PM »

Damnit my monitor must be the kind that doesn't work with this cause I can't make out shit.
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2008, 02:14:33 PM »

...holy fuck, that's incredible. Seriously.

(It took me a while to get it, but when I finally clicked it was like magic.)
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2008, 05:35:06 AM »

wow, thats really cool, but I don't know how down eegra would be with it.
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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2008, 06:16:37 AM »

If u make a gif with the words needed on there, ill slap it on my entry...

seriously
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2008, 09:02:29 AM »

That's awesome. I've just been having some fun making sub-pixel messages Smiley

EDIT: In fact, I'm going to try making a sub-pixel rendered game!
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« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2008, 09:12:08 AM »


And I thought that ClearType was cool.  You need to get rid of the apostrophe at the end, though.

By the way, why hasn't anyone called them out on ripping off our monocles and top hats?  And sticking them on octopuses?  Bad show, indeed!
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2008, 09:15:18 AM »

That's pretty amazing, although I get the feeling that it's only legible because you already know what it says. Try writing out some other text and see if we can make it out!
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2008, 09:20:40 AM »

My brother was able to read the things I made, although my dad wasn't. So I guess it's only of any use if the viewers/players have good eyesight.
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2008, 09:32:18 AM »

Glad people like it :D I'll knock up a program later to generate some more subpixel strings!

That's pretty amazing, although I get the feeling that it's only legible because you already know what it says. Try writing out some other text and see if we can make it out!

How about this?



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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2008, 10:05:06 AM »

Answer = OBSERVE

EDIT: (There is actually an answer there, by the way, so you can select it.)

Also,
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2008, 10:30:23 AM »

My dual CRTs and I are hanging our heads in shame right now.
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2008, 10:44:28 AM »

Make the letters 2 pixels wide, at least you'll be able to make some letters with 2 vertical parts.

EDIT: Oh, I get it. Magenta is a bar on the left and the right. Hm
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2008, 10:45:27 AM »

Glad people like it :D I'll knock up a program later to generate some more subpixel strings!

That's pretty amazing, although I get the feeling that it's only legible because you already know what it says. Try writing out some other text and see if we can make it out!

How about this?





Observe!
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