Jump to content
The Dark Mod Forums
Dragofer

Fonts blurry ingame

Recommended Posts

I've been having difficulties with certain fonts lately - for some reason ingame they show up blue and blurry, as in my attached screenshot. I've had to find replacements for several readables and adapt the text so that it has the same length as before.

In playthrough videos, I've seen how some players see the font blue & blurry while others see it in the correct way. And it's not just in my missions, I've seen this issue crop up in various other threads too.

So far I found this issue with the following fonts:

guis/readables/parchment_popsies_hand.gui
guis/readables/parchment_rapscallionpirate.gui

Which I replaced with this font, which shows up fine ingame:

guis/readables/parchment_carolingia.gui

 

One possible explanation I heard is that the font has been anti-aliased incorrectly (though changing my AA settings has no effect on the fonts).

peril_2020-07-11_12.03.34.jpg

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, in Perilous Refuge too there's some problem with the font readability

peril-2020-07-11-17-06-54.jpg

  • Thanks 1

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, lowenz said:

Well, in Perilous Refuge too there's some problem with the font readability

Exact place and config file?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing strange in the config file 😐

 

About the document location ask Dragofer, it's his FM :D


Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

8 hours ago, Dragofer said:

731.68 -1610.81 548.25   1.5 -46.3 0.0

Darkmod.cfg 12.84 kB · 2 downloads

I have managed to reproduce it without your config.

Moreover, I also have full-orange highlight on successful lockpicking in the same game session.

I wonder if I would be able to reproduce it again...

UPDATE: On the second try lockpicking is OK, but the book still looks wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have noticed that font looks correct for a short duration immediately before you close the book.
So I recorded apitrace, found that brief moment, dumped GL state when font renders bad and when font renders good, and ran diff on the states.

Here are the results:

bad_font_rendering.thumb.png.64b23b5bfe2e35ef2ff58bd161968409.png

Obviously, the problem is caused by u_colorAdd having crazy high value in alpha: it disables antialiasing (which relies on alpha transparency to blend with background).
I'm not sure what this value should be, but at least this should be a good start.

P.S. Perhaps this value is not set properly, so it leaks across different draw calls, leading to weird and not fully reproducible problems. I won't be surprised if lockpicking problem is caused by the same thing.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Comes from the font material

Comes as surface color from inside GuiModel

image.thumb.png.e4c874f21b87d12b72bff11e749522b1.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@stgatilov

Seems like an asset bug

darkmod\guis\readables\parchment_rapscallionpirate.gui line 84

Good catch on that uniform value 👍

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By searching for "085" I find six fonts with this problem 😁

I think all of them should be fixed

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...