Originally Posted by adams161
I've never learned how fonts work as pieces. i sort of get the idea, drawstring for example in java at a point put the piece via a font. Maybe he has a settings file for the font. maybe some stuff is hard coded in the program. Does the programmer get on fics anymore or respond to email? he was from Italy i recall. babbas meant like clown or something. rra* something.
There is a settings file for each font. What I know is this:
1) You need a ttf file with a character for each piece (at least). You put it in the \data\fonts directory
2) You need a .bcfi file to reference that font. You put it in the \data\VPIECE directory. The contents of that file are basically a line that says what font is being referenced and a couple of lines that describe which characters in the ttf represent which pieces. You can use some sort of masking to layer a couple of characters on top of each other, and can reference either a single character for a piece or a character for the mask and piece each in this definition file.
If there is any more to it than that, I can't find it. It is not hard-coded because people have
made extra pieces for them. I just need help figuring out how they did it or help finding those people.
RRaf (the author) doesn't really come around anymore, but I have sent messages any way. The two users I know have done it successfully are TNoirLord (gone for over a year) and I think it was tenpi (not sure, but that is at least close to his name--he's been gone a couple of months).