My fonts for numbers for FIFA 08

davidmende

Starting XI
Fiordy, sorry for double-posting mate, i know that you´re working on serie a fonts, but i would like to know if you can convert true type fonts into fifa 07 format, cause i found some fonts that are used by certain teams (atletico de madrid, frosionone, etc.) if you like i can send them to you.
 

fiordy

Reserve Team
davidmende;2436113 said:
Fiordy, sorry for double-posting mate, i know that you´re working on serie a fonts, but i would like to know if you can convert true type fonts into fifa 07 format, cause i found some fonts that are used by certain teams (atletico de madrid, frosionone, etc.) if you like i can send them to you.
Yes mate, you can send me by email those .ttf, I'll put them in my "font wharehouse", but I can't promise anything. ;)
 

Interista13

Starting XI
Hey Fiordy, I have a suggestion...

Making fonts is very hard work, but I think many of us here would also like to try making some fonts...is there any chance you could maybe write a small tutorial showing us the basics, and some methods that you use?

It would be awesome because more people then could help you in making fonts...

what do you say? ;)
 

fiordy

Reserve Team
Maybe one day I'll write down some tips, but certainly making fonts isn't a complex job such as making a kit or a face, so there are not many tricks to unveil! I'll post a template to let people know the exact sizes of numbers in a font, which is very important to get the right spacing between characters in game.

Now I'll get back to the point with:

Bayern Munich 2008 font white (1), red (21) and blue (64)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/mxbwoj
 

easyeasyeasy

Senior Squad
davidmende;2436113 said:
Fiordy, sorry for double-posting mate, i know that you´re working on serie a fonts, but i would like to know if you can convert true type fonts into fifa 07 format, cause i found some fonts that are used by certain teams (atletico de madrid, frosionone, etc.) if you like i can send them to you.
What's the name of the True Type font that Atlético Madrid use on their kits? Just that I've been looking everywhere for it. :confused:
 

Interista13

Starting XI
fiordy;2437184 said:
Maybe one day I'll write down some tips, but certainly making fonts isn't a complex job such as making a kit or a face, so there are not many tricks to unveil! I'll post a template to let people know the exact sizes of numbers in a font, which is very important to get the right spacing between characters in game.

Now I'll get back to the point with:

Bayern Munich 2008 font white (1), red (21) and blue (64)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/mxbwoj
Oh, thanks mate, it would be great if you could post a template. I was thinking maybe if you could tell us how you make a font. Do you find it somewhere or do you spend the time to make each number individually to perfection?

Great Bayern fonts, btw! ;)

Also, can you please post a shorts template? I need it because I am attempting making a font :P
 

fiordy

Reserve Team
Brief font editing tutorial

Here I'm posting two templates to let you understand how I work on font sizes.





The red and yellow boxes show the available space for each digit, while the blue boxes show the standard dimensions I use for different fonts.
The light blue one correspond to the smallest font format, the medium blue one is the standard font size and finally the dark blue box shows the biggest format.
As you can see the height of the blue cases is always the same, because with a 50 pixels height the number is correctly aligned vertically in game. Extending vertical size over 50 pixels would make the font too big and it would not fit well in the case in game, cutting out the top left and right angles for double digit numbers. Furthermore it is necessary to align numbers near the top part of the template, because in game the player name is already a bit low, so our only chance is to put numbers as higher as we can.
As for shorts template I don't use different sizes, because the template is too small to let you trim the number sizes and in game you won't be able to appreciate consistent differences.

Here are the default white templates:






After talking about sizes I can give you a few tips on editing fonts:

- I edit fonts in BMP format, first making the alpha file and then the colored one. Someone could think it's a waste of time, but very often a font is of a single colour and it's enough to edit the alpha file to complete it, because the coloured part is simply the default template (coloured with the right tint).

- Always edit numbers on a file 5 times or more bigger than the final result. Resize you work only at the end. In this way you'll get rid of all those imperfections seen at bigger size.

- Edit one number at a time. The best possible source for fonts images is obviously a TTF file, but it's quite a rarity to find it! I recommend to search for good photos without many wrinkles, shadows and distortions. Capture the external shape of the numbers and make the alpha file first. Then with that shape as a base you can go editing the coloured file, adding outlines or logos.
A good source for fonts images is eBay (beware of fake shirts and fake fonts!), followed by all football shops on the web.

- The final answer to your work quality is the game. Always test results in game before releasing a font.


I think these are the main guidelines in making fonts, try experimenting a bit and you'll surely get used to it! ;)
 

Interista13

Starting XI
Wow mate, thanks a ton for that tutorial! It really helped me understand more about making fonts! I will see what I can do! ;)

Thanks a lot for it!

However, to me, font making seems much harder than kitmaking, contrary to what you said ;)

Also, mate, you say it is sometimes hard to find pics of numbers. I don't know if you have heard of this, but visit the forums of evo-web.co.uk

They have A LOT of fonts for PES2008...maybe they made the font you would like to make, so it would make your job easier because you'd see what the numbers look like. ;)
 

fiordy

Reserve Team
Things like "bayern home", "bayern away", "bayern 2008". Be careful to search in all the world, cause many bids come from Far East or America.
 


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