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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:58 pm 
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I was thinking, perhaps we could insert some faction logo sprites into releases. These wouldn't be accessible like sections (or even doodads?) but could be used with modified strings. Ever wanted a nice faction logo on your ships or whatever? Now's your chance!

Another note to think on is alphanumeric doodads. Rather than having to make them out of sections, we add 3 new doodads. One encompasses the first half of the alphabet, another encompasses the second half, and another covers numbers from 0 to 9. To use them, you plop them down, set the animation speed to 0, and set the start index appropriately for the letter/number you want. My reasoning for two for the alphabet is so it's not too fiddly to get the right letter. Allcaps, no lower case, no fancy accents.

I'm taking submission ideas for fonts to use, and with the small quantity of doodads available we can probably get away with using three or four different sets. We'll see!

Check out dafont.com for ideas

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Nice idea! I've made hull lettering out of normal dooBlinkFades, but having something easier to work with (and mirror, gah) would be a great.

For the faction logos, may I suggest (beg?) that they are kept simple? I know this group has enough shipbuilding skill/taste not to make a miserable mess of "lolgos", but it doesn't hurt to say.

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Alphanumeric doodads - great idea.

I think these fonts could work:
http://www.dafont.com/simply-mono.font
http://www.dafont.com/terminator-real-nfi.font
http://www.dafont.com/gunship.font
http://www.dafont.com/uss-dallas.font

Faction logo sprites - don't like it. Too specific, limited in usage. You would need to add a shitload of logos - who would want to use a logo that has already been used by some other fleet?

Id rather see some simple shapes in form of doodads - lines, squares, circles, stars etc. Then you could make your own logo, plus they could find some other uses. Or maybe something a bit more focused on logo making, à la corporation logo maker in Eve Online.


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Simply Mono and USS Dallas are great, the latter being the better of the two if you ask me. I dislike Gunship and Terminator though.

I suppose simple objects could work as well, but do we really want to go adding tons of primitive shapes?

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I prefer adding tons of primitive shapes that have many uses to adding tons of complex shapes that have a single use (and can be pretty much thrown away afterwards).

Mind you, they don't have to be primitive at all. Just something that allows you to build your own logos from bits and pieces, instead of just static logo sprites.


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I think alphanumeric doodads would be great!

As for fonts, I've always liked this one-
http://www.dafont.com/starcraft.font

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