Bitmap text.

Anyone know where I can get my hands on a repository of bitmap fonts for the GE?

blendenzo’s site has a few but i’m not sure if they are bitmaps.

Thanks JesseGP, that was exactly what I was looking for!

edit: anyone know what program opens a .TAR file?

Thanks goes to blendenzo lot of good stuff man.

That would (most likely) be the GIMP.

a .TAR or Tarball, is a staple of the linux community…
a .TAR or .TAR.GZ is a compressed file like .ZIP

to open it get a free program called 7zip :slight_smile:

7zip opens lots of formats :slight_smile:

Thanks pOOf, that did the trick

Dim, you don’t need to open the tarball if you use Mariano’s Blender Library script that I made those for. There’s a tutorial that will tell you how to use them. The Blender Library script will import them as pre-setup text planes, so you won’t have to do any of the setup work. I should probably post some .tga files for those who don’t care to use the Blender Library versions. Also, ST150 has a selection of .tga’s at his site.

BTW, Blender can only use .tga files generated with ftblender as in-game text. I wish I had all of the time in the world to write tutorials, because I would have written that one by now.

Edit: A lesser known fact–Python natively supports tarball compression (along with zip and gzip, I believe). That’s why Mariano used it.