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Preferred way to render text in OpenGL

I'm about to pick up computer graphics once again for an university project. For a previous project I used a library called FTGL that didn't leave me quite satisfied as it felt kind of heavy (I tried ...
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Rendering Resolution Independent Text

I need a way to draw resolution independent text in my game. That is, I need to be able to zoom in on text and never see pixel artifacts. Can anyone make any suggestions on how I could go about it?
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How do games handle rendering Asian unicode text?

I'm currently in the process of implementing text rendering in my game engine, and I decided to utilize AngelCode's BMfont to generate font textures, and then have OpenGL render textured quads for ...
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Text on a model

I am trying to put some text on a Model and I want it to be dynamic. Did some research and came up with drawing the text on the texture and then set it on the model. I use something like this: public ...
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Should NPC dialog be stored in XML or in a script?

I'm developing an action RPG with some friends. I would like to know the differences and pros/cons of making NPC's dialogue using a file in XMLformat instead of using a script. I see that script ...
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How can I render text above a mesh in DirectX 9?

I want to render some text over a mesh in my DirectX app. It will have a similar application to health bars for units in games, just as text rather than a bar. I'm looking for the simplest way to do ...
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How to clip cut-off text in a textbox?

I'm writing a textbox class for my XNA game and I'm using SpriteFont to draw the text. It's only a single line textbox so when the text width exceeds the size of the rectangle box, it currently just ...
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Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?

Title says it all, should I have my text using a variable width font, or fixed width. I didn't know if it is easier to read if its aligned on a grid?
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How can I implement a real-time game loop in a text-based game?

I am trying to make a short text game with c++ to help me learn the language. I have made a version that basically displays texts, waits for an input, once the input is received it displays text, and ...
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center point of a text?

i'm drawing a text using a spritefont and the draw.string function of the spritebatch object. in some point, i need to augment the size of the text, so i use a variable to scale it. all this is ...
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How to refresh allegro textprintf_centre_ex text upon keypress?

I'm trying to print the coordinates of a drawn square upon movement. The problem is that the x value doesn't get refreshed on screen. This is the code I have: #include <allegro.h> BITMAP ...
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Working with multiple language text files in multilingual games

What kind of tools and practices are used for maintaining text for multilingual games? By "text" I mean literally any piece of text you see in the game: dialog, menu options, tutorials, etc. I want ...
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AngelCode's Bmfont about widths

In AngelCode's Bmfont is there a way to make it so that all of the widths are equal?
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How to draw text on a 3d sphere?

I am facing a problem in mapping 3d co-ordinate to screen co-ord . I require it because i want to draw text on the model . model is drawn at the 3d-cordinate, so if i know the position of that co-ord ...
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Displaying text letter by letter

I am planing to Write a Text adventure and I don't know how to make the text draw letter by letter in any other way than changing the variable from h to he to hel to hell to hello That would be a ...
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Creating a 3D text mesh from a 2D glyph

I have thought of three steps for doing this: Acquire the vertex coordinates which will represent the glyph's form Extrude them Render Can you suggest a better method? Can you give me an insight ...
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How do I measure a string that will be drawn with SpriteBatch?

Is there a way to measure width and height of an ever-changing string (a player's score, specifically)?
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NPC Dialogue directing the player [closed]

I recently gave a build of my game to some people and asked for any thoughts. One of the ones I keep getting is, 'I didn't know where to go first, but I guessed.' The problem is, I'm still getting ...
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How do I display same “proportional” text size on different resolutions?

I draw some text on screen using ID3DXFont::DrawText. This text should be displayed the same regardless of screen resolution. For example, if screen resolution is low, text wrapped and when it is ...
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How do I draw text once a countdown ends?

I created a countdown in Game Maker using a variable of time. The countdown works properly and is displayed at the proper coordinates. However, when the countdown reaches zero, I want to make the ...
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Sprite erasing text in Pygame

I'm making a Pong clone in which the user can press the 'p' button to pause/unpause the game. When the user presses the 'p' button the word 'PAUSE' is drawn to the screen and when he presses again the ...
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Does XNA/MonoGame have a text caching mechanism, or has an open source one been implemented?

I'm playing around with MonoGame, and I've noticed the SpriteFont class draws static text very inefficiently. Each time the text is drawn the spacing is recalculated. This isn't a big deal on my quad ...
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LWJGL Text Rendering

Currently in my project I am using LWJGL and the Slick2D library to render text onto the screen. Here is a more specific example: Font f = new Font("Times New Roman",Font.BOLD,18); font = new ...
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Scrolling Text in jMonkey

I am looking for a way to include scrolling text boxes in a jMonkey game. I have, of course, looked around online and could not find any examples or libraries that fit. My goal is to have "quests" ...
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How to add a UI Text for keeping Score in Unity 5

My Problem is simple I want to show scores on my game. The examples on internet are good but in Unity 5 there are no GUI elements but instead these are now UI elements. I was following this example: ...
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Unity import text or json

Can't seem to find a definitive way to import text to C# in Unity3d. I'm looking to import either a lot of different text files or one large json file to represent all the text in the game. Thanks ...
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Hot to make a function in Haxe that reads content from text file and does something with each line?

How can I make a function in Haxe that reads a line from a text file, prints it/saves it to a variable, and then goes to the next line? My objective is to make the dialogues on a text file, having ...
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import text strings into Unity editor 3D text objects so that Scene View displays them

I am having trouble finding a solution to this problem. I want to generate the text for TextMesh.text in a custom application and import into the Unity editor so that I can then scale the text to ...
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StringBuffer behavior in LWJGL

Okay, I've been programming in Java for about ten years, but am entirely new to LWJGL. I have a specific problem whilst attempting to create a text console. I have built a class meant to abstract ...
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How to Use Text in Unity3d

How Can i Create Text in Unity3D? I Use "3D Text" But Its Always on Top Of Everything! Can You Suggest Anything? I creating a 2D Game So its not Necessarily a 3D Text.. Edit: Because I Building a 2D ...
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Libgdx: scrolling background for preview screen

Good day, I have been coding for quite a while now and I'm at an certain point where i am having difficulties on solving something. I've been creating a preview screen which contains the following: ...
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Rendering text with stb_font results in glitches [closed]

I'm trying to render text with OpenGL and an "inline"-font taken from the stb_fonts The relevant code for initializing the font & rendering: LabelFactory::LabelFactory() { static unsigned ...
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Can I display text in SFML without setting a font?

I'm trying to render text without setting a font. #include <SFML/Graphics.hpp> #include <iostream> using namespace std; string culoare; int main() { sf::RenderWindow ...
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How to color each letter text in Phaser.js?

I have a text created with text object (game.add.text) and I would like to color each letter differently if that is possible. If not, how can I achieve this?
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Spritefont in OpenGL

I develop in OpenGL using C# as programming language. I want to draw some text on the screen. For this i created a texture that contains all the characters. Now i am not sure how to continue. I can ...
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Timer for pop up text in XNA

I am making an xna game which contains turn-based RPG battle elements. Any good game that features turn-based battle has to have a good feedback to the user. For example, When my guy attacks, there ...
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What is the highest quality way to render warped text on Windows?

I need to render highly readable text, on par with DirectWrite+Cleartype+Truetype. The Cleartype system uses sub-pixel anti-aliasing. DirectWrite takes things a step further and moves letters around ...
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Arbitrary text for chat room

In my game I want to have a chat room where users can enter arbitrary text. I don't think bitmapped fonts will work for me since it must include multilingual characters and emojis (could be wrong ...
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lwjgl and slick util text over textured quad

So, I load a TrueTypeFont like this: private TrueTypeFont trueTypeFont; try { InputStream inputStream = ResourceLoader.getResourceAsStream("assets/fonts/main.ttf"); Font ...
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How do I right-align text?

I'm using SpriteBatch.DrawString, which seems to not have an overload for text alignment. How can I draw aligned text?
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Drawing text in SlimDX with Directx 11?

How can I draw text to the screen in directx 11 with slimdx? In SlimDX.Direct3D10 there's a font class which can be used but there's no font class in SlimDX.Direct3D11.
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How do I make a Slick2D TextArea display newlines?

Whenever I press the Enter-key my Slick2D TextArea does not go to the next line. How can I make it do that? Here is the code that involves the TextArea: private TextField ta; public void ...
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Insert 3d text to the front face of a cube GameObject

I want to add a text to a cube in Unity. I have a cube which has a 3d text as a child. I am using the below javascript to write on the 3d text: #pragma strict function Start () { } var countdown : ...
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What is the best text rendering technique?

I just need a high performance way to draw text on the screen, in 2D or 3D. Currently I generate a mesh consisting of a bunch of quads with uvs corresponding to a 16x16 font sheet. Then I draw the ...
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OpenGL 4.4 LWJGL - How can i render text to the screen

I have been told that you need to create a texture atlas for the font, and individually assign each character to a texture and add them up to create the string you want to produce. This seems a little ...
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Better ways to parse text adventure commands? [duplicate]

Currently I have got a system set up where I split each sentence handed to me into it's baser parts and then compare each word against a list of known words. Once I have the verbs, adjectives and ...
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Typing text animation (dialogue) libGDX or in general

Can anyone think of an efficient way to animate the typing dialogue text as found in pokemon? I have a vague idea of using string.length, and having a new letter drawn every .2 seconds or so, but ...
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Unity3D C#: How to resize an inputfield according the content which is set dynamic

I've got an InputField where the text is filled in upon getting a string back from the server. We can debug the entire text so we receive it correctly. However the text is too long to fit in our ...
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Blending one SDL_Surface with another using SDL_BlitSurface behaves as if the content of the source had fully transparent pixels

I am trying to render text in SDL that is both filled in white with a black outline. Calling TTF_SetFontOutline() before rendering text with TTF_RenderText_Solid() causes only the outline to be ...
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Optimizing Texture Text Rendering?

I have an implementation currently that stores each letter as it's own separate texture, usually only a couple pixels in width and height. So this has some problems as i am unable to do a batch ...