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Title: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 22, 2010, 04:08:17 PM
As you all know i am busy with the restauration of my Crazy kong.
in order to reproduce the CPO i need some advice from the pro's here  ;)
I did a little search and i came close, but i feel its not the correct one..
Anybody an idea what font to use for the instructioncard ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/fase2/instrcrazykong.jpg)

the first is plain Arial, the second is Arial rounded MT bold

It feels like i need arial rounded without the bold...
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on November 22, 2010, 04:47:56 PM
have you tried WhatTheFont (http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/)?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: liquidx on November 22, 2010, 06:37:29 PM
As you all know i am busy with the restauration of my Crazy kong.
in order to reproduce the CPO i need some advice from the pro's here  ;)
I did a little search and i came close, but i feel its not the correct one..
Anybody an idea what font to use for the instructioncard ?

the first is plain Arial, the second is Arial rounded MT bold

It feels like i need arial rounded without the bold...

Looks like helvetica bold to me, just with softness and artifacts from the print process.

Arial only really came into common usage years later when Microsoft included it in Windows so there's practically no chance anything from that period uses it.



Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on November 22, 2010, 11:48:52 PM
Yes liquidx is right it's just some kind of helvetica with wider spacing between the letters:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/instrcrazykong_helv.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 23, 2010, 01:59:07 PM
Big thanx to liquidx & ChrisChris !  :spaceace:

i received your file chris, placed the text on top of the pic, and ajusted the width a little..

Perfect match

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/fase2/instrcrazykong2.jpg)

Thanx alot guys !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on November 24, 2010, 08:01:55 AM
Glad I could help!
What wouldn't I do to "take the lady higher up"  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: McVenco on November 24, 2010, 12:10:37 PM
Yes liquidx is right it's just some kind of helvetica with wider spacing between the letters:

(http://www.thisisbang.com/arcade/instrcrazykong_helv.jpg)

If you want to be REALLY precise then you still have to look for another font, helvetica is not it.

For instance: look at the small letters a and g. In the Helvetica font, the a has a little arc on the bottom right, and the arc at the bottom of the g is wider in Helvetica than in the original. Also, the capital K is slightly different.

But if you're not too critical, I'd say Helvetica comes very close  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 24, 2010, 12:40:24 PM
I like to be really precisely, and i am open for suggestions too  ;)
So wich font is it you think ?

Helvetica is really comming close
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: McVenco on November 24, 2010, 01:52:01 PM
I'm no font expert, so I'm not sure where to look to get an exact match. Helvetica comes close indeed, but the original letters are a little bolder, and have less sharp edges. If I've got some spare time left tonight, I'll try if I can find something...
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: liquidx on November 24, 2010, 02:20:18 PM

If you want to be REALLY precise then you still have to look for another font, helvetica is not it.

For instance: look at the small letters a and g. In the Helvetica font, the a has a little arc on the bottom right, and the arc at the bottom of the g is wider in Helvetica than in the original. Also, the capital K is slightly different.

But if you're not too critical, I'd say Helvetica comes very close  ;)


I'm pretty sure it's Helvetica Bold or a very close relative, the bold version has smaller spurs because of the weight. Also remember this was printed back in the days of phototypesetting where multiple films were often combined and hand corrected in camera to get the final result. Add the screen-printing process to that and you often get artifacts/distorsion of that type. (Yes, I'm that old. I worked in design before desktop publishing, I have the marks to prove it :) )

There are also multiple versions of helvetica. Depending on who edited that particular one, there could be differences.
You can also try its ancestors/relatives like Akzidenz-Grotesk and Univers. From memory, Univers 55 was often available on phototypesetters but I think it has a straight a.


Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 24, 2010, 02:24:08 PM
I'll take helvetica  ;)

thats close enough for me  8)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Vnera on November 24, 2010, 08:44:17 PM
If you want i can email my sister. She is learning for becoming a graphical designer and she knows allot about letter fronts.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 24, 2010, 09:06:38 PM
Like i said, im open for suggestions
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on November 25, 2010, 07:56:13 AM
Anyway we know it's Helvetica (or related), that's already something.
Like liquidx said it's a very large family with a lot of different "editions".
Might be tricky and time consuming to find the perfect one but that's not impossible.
Also in this case, I'm 100% sure the end of the letters are not rounded, it's just a distortion caused by a bad scanning.
Same for the super bold effect.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Blanka on November 25, 2010, 10:41:01 PM
I think it is Helvetica Neue 75 Bold or 85 Heavy.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 26, 2010, 06:28:29 AM
Thanx for the input
will try those as soon as i got my hands on them  ;)
(or maybe exist a member here who has already installed those fonts ?)

feel free to post here !  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on November 26, 2010, 08:03:09 AM
I have both... I will try tonight when I'm back from work and post it (big brother is watching me here  ;)).
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 26, 2010, 09:53:10 AM
I need TTF, not the mac format  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 26, 2010, 02:52:46 PM
And thanx to Blanka for the perfect match  :spaceace:  this has the little tail in the "a"

"Helvetica Neue Bold", thanx to chrischris for the font, and to myself for converting it from mac format to OTF wich works in windows  8)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/fase2/Helveticaneuebold.jpg)

It looks more bold, but look when i put it on top....

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/fase2/Helveticaneuebold2.jpg)

I think this is the one im going to use...
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Vnera on December 02, 2010, 06:42:02 PM
my sister sad:

gewoon de helvetica neue als je het mij vraagt..
de bold versie.

Heb m voor de mac, je kunt de helvetica herkennen aan de
binnenvorm van de a het is een soort druppel met puntje....

heerlijk, letters! kan er uren over praten

sorry dont feel like translating it. Its helvetica nue bold.

Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 02, 2010, 08:48:29 PM
Thanks for asking her, and yes , thats exactly what im using (like i wrote before in this threat)

so it will be a perfect match, i got the OTF installed here, so i can start typing  :D

Thank you all for helping out.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Blanka on December 03, 2010, 08:21:22 AM
It's a deadly sin to convert TTF to OTF!!!!
TTF can be easily swapped between mac an windows, on some OS versions you need TTF converter.

OTF is the next gen format. Converting TTF to OTF is like putting a Suzuki Alto engine in a Ferrari. The Marktplaats buyer will hate you for not telling your adaptation!

If you give someone else your newly made OTF, he expects it to have all legislatures, all non-western characters, all letter-combination adaptive character spacing.... where it is just crap TTF in a new jacket.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 03, 2010, 12:30:47 PM
it was not a TTF but a PFB font, wich windows cannot handle...
converted that to OTF..  wich works in windows..
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 27, 2010, 02:14:04 PM
Okay guys, again a chalenge...

I have a few areas with text.. and i dont know the font...

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/jump.jpg)

the word "player" looks the same as the Jump, but what about the "1 & 2" ?
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/player.jpg)

this looks totally different again then the first 2...
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/control.jpg)

or what about this  ???
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/instructions.jpg)

and one last to be very anal  ;D
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/123.jpg)

Anybody ?

Thanks in advantage..  :pac:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on December 27, 2010, 02:46:57 PM
Player + jump= cooper black slightly redrawn or badly silkscreened.
Instructions= handmade font (check the 2 "N" are different); 1,2,3 looks handdrawn to me too; so you have to vectorize it.
"Control" I don't have time to check atm, sorry.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 27, 2010, 03:00:49 PM
I am already happy  :-*

It is indeed Cooper Black with a custom angle.

good enough for me though:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/jump1.jpg)


And "player" after manual vectorising the "1 & 2"
Not bad for an amateur if you ask me  8)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/player1.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 28, 2010, 09:25:22 AM
Okay guys , another font missing... (not for CK though)

I need :

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/missingfont.jpg)

"Switserland Condensed PSMT"

Anybody got this  maybe ? or a link to the file ?

i did a search , but i dont know what PSMT means  ???
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on December 28, 2010, 09:34:21 AM
i did a search , but i dont know what PSMT means  ???

i think i just found the answer: Postscript Monotype. does that make any sense at all?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 28, 2010, 10:29:24 AM
sounds logic to me , but now , wichone and where to get...

Anyway , i managed to "get rid" of some layers and the original picture came underneith...

maybe there is a substitude font for this :

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/jungleking/junglekingttf.jpg)

any body recognises this font ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on December 28, 2010, 11:21:05 AM
Hi Etienne, is the file you're trying to open a .psd file?
I think I can help but I need to check the file first. Is it on your FTP?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 28, 2010, 12:14:32 PM
Yes sir, its a PSD..

Its located in the folder jungleking

already i did the tracing to vector, just need to clean up the file now, and have a good TTF for it
switzerland, or a good substitude..

Thanx!
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on December 29, 2010, 10:20:59 AM
Hi Etienne would something like that be OK? The bullet points were unfortunately lost in translation but that's an easy fix:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/jk_.jpg)

I'm sending you the rasterised type file on your email via "wetransfer".
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on December 29, 2010, 10:30:01 AM
@chris & etienne: thx a lot for your efforts and sorry for going off-topic here - you can always use my jungle king resto thread (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1843.0) if you like ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 29, 2010, 10:50:55 AM
Thankx Chris !

now a stupid question from me..
how do i take out the text in vextor format ?
i opened in photoshop and in illustrator, but its both raster..

or do i need to trace it ?
(as you can see that gives not the desired result  :-\)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/jungleking/fail.jpg)

An Ully , its still in the good place i think, since this is called "True Type advice needed"

So every time someone needs a advice in a font, this should be the place

Maybe its a good idea to create a topic with only the correct types for the text needed, or something for a wiki or knowledgebase..
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on December 29, 2010, 11:27:47 PM
how do i take out the text in vextor format ?
i opened in photoshop and in illustrator, but its both raster...
I didn't know you needed a vector format for this text, I thought a transparent .psd would be all right since you don't have to edit the text.
The only way is then indeed to vectorise the font but as you could see the result is terrible.

So I found 2 fonts that were a close match:
Helvetica Condensed
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/fonts/JK_helvetica_cond.jpg)

Swiss 721 condensed
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/fonts/JK_swiss721.jpg)

I went for the swiss.
I sent you 2 illustrator files via email (one with the text vectorised and one with the text editable) + a zip with the fonts in case you'd need them.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on December 29, 2010, 11:32:30 PM
chris & etienne = vector gods :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 30, 2010, 08:52:58 AM
I went for the swiss.
I sent you 2 illustrator files via email (one with the text vectorised and one with the text editable) + a zip with the fonts in case you'd need them.

Great !, many thanks !

Now all i need is time  ;)

EDIT:
Thats what i am talking about !
You're the best Chris !

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/jungleking/01.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on December 30, 2010, 12:54:15 PM
Really glad it helps!  ;D
Off topic: I'll check that CK bezel vecto later in January because right now I don't have a lot of time on my hands  :(
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 30, 2010, 02:33:51 PM
Really glad it helps!  ;D
Off topic: I'll check that CK bezel vecto later in January because right now I don't have a lot of time on my hands  :(
Don't worry, time is not an issue, i was just curiouse  :)

Did you already speak with Falcon btw ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on December 30, 2010, 03:15:30 PM
Did you already speak with Falcon btw ?
I sent him a PM today...  :oops:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 26, 2011, 06:48:09 AM
Here we go again people  ;D

Another repro is waiting for its correct Font
Does anybody know what font this is ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/deathracettf.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on January 26, 2011, 07:27:26 AM
Allright, one for the morning  :)
Helvetica Neue 75 Bold.
Sometimes you have to play a bit with the spacing between the letters to make it fit perfectly but that's definitely the right font.

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/deathracettf_helveticaneue75bold.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 26, 2011, 09:47:50 AM
and again thank you  ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 26, 2011, 01:26:37 PM
mission acomplished  8)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/77.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on January 26, 2011, 01:38:37 PM

that game sounds nasty :twisted: ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Belike on January 26, 2011, 01:51:30 PM
Must be Gauntlet. ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on January 26, 2011, 01:52:38 PM

nope, must be something much more violent!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on January 26, 2011, 04:21:41 PM
I received the ultimate history of video games for christmas so that's easy. I read about it yesterday (and I'm not very far in this great book). ;)
Hint1: It's a game that raised a bit of controversy when it was released and Atari didn't really approve it's violence.
Hint2: think Sylvester Stallone & David Carradine
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 05, 2011, 08:46:54 PM
And here we go again guys...

For an upcomming project i need this font, can anybody identify it ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/missilefont.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on February 05, 2011, 08:53:26 PM
For an upcomming project i need this font, can anybody identify it ?

definitely HANDEL GOTHIC
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 05, 2011, 10:13:50 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/yoda.jpg)
Speaks the truth that spicy german guy does.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 06, 2011, 07:58:03 AM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQN4b6E8JDSVHxm969xQzTfalYUpSzhMfbbh8xWGw-I25ttKLxo&t=1)
Speaks the truth that spicy german guy does.
hahah  LOL

I like to thank our german friend "SuperSpicy"  ;D

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zuHfr6oRz80/TMbbWFwQ2hI/AAAAAAAAA_c/vpEPaxKIj48/s400/firemouth021308.jpg)

Mission accomplished:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/04.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on February 06, 2011, 08:31:59 AM
Mission accomplished:
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/04.jpg)

i wonder what this is for ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 06, 2011, 10:20:36 AM
Oh, Etienne is probably building an atomic bomb or some kind of missile in his basement...
Just an usual day in Breda  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 06, 2011, 10:22:32 AM
Mission accomplished:
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/04.jpg)

i wonder what this is for ;)
`

Almost chris  ;)

And ully, you cannot participate in this quiz  ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 06, 2011, 10:26:01 AM
Etienne I've been drooling over that cab for long enough to recognize it's CP in a glance.  ;D
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/missilec.jpg)
Did you find one? If so, I feel a strong jealousy invading my otherwise peaceful mind here  ;).

But this CP has already been vectorised here (http://vectorlib.free.fr/MissileCommand/) so why are you re-doing it?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 06, 2011, 10:33:27 AM
Im not re-doing it , and i did not find a MC.

I am working on a "V.I.H.C.S.M.O." at the moment..

that stands for "very important highly classified secret military operation" But ofcourse you all already know that ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 06, 2011, 03:50:17 PM
Your life is definitely a lot like:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/wargames.jpg)  ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 07, 2011, 05:47:42 AM
That was a very intresting movie to me when i was young indeed  :D

I loved it !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 21, 2011, 10:35:56 AM
Okay boys and girls, another project comming up...

can you name the font ?

(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/4480/wccro3.jpg)

Thanks in advance !  :spaceace:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 21, 2011, 11:44:30 AM
Can't find the font, it might be handmade as part of the logo design??
...but I can email you this logo in EPS:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/brand.gif)
All you'll have to do is steal the letters to write "communications company"
You have most of the letters except for the T and Y which aren't the hardest to recreate.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 21, 2011, 12:28:55 PM
Thats what i will do

Thanks Chris !  :spaceace:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 21, 2011, 12:33:45 PM
(http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/sites/default/files/0003/1070/brand.gif)

after looking again, i see that i am really blind....

i posted the wrong pic  :lol:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/warner.jpg)

EDIT:

I think i found it.. , well at least its satisfying  ;)
I will stretch the "A" & "W" a bit more after creating the outlines..

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/warner2.jpg)

anyway, thanks for the input again guys !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 21, 2011, 04:49:40 PM
And another one in the famous TTF search quiz  :D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/11.jpg)

anyone ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 22, 2011, 01:12:27 PM
I was making the repro of the "inside coindoor stickers" from the zaccaria coindoor, and i asked you guys for TTF advice.
forget my previous post, here is the deal...

i found a repro JPG file and posted the lettertype from that in a previous post.
after looking at it, i realised that i dont like the font, and i did not remember it like this, so i went up the attic where i have a spare coindoor with the stickers and took them out for "archiving"  ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/scan1.jpg)


i placed them on a clean sheet of paper, and pulled the scanner out..
 
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/scan2.jpg)


The font in the one from my coindoor is indeed different, and i think the guy who did them before just took a font
Here the shots of the one's that i found on the net:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/coinrepro.jpg)


and the second

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/coinrepro2.jpg)


Here is the scan of mine:  :P

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/coindoorinsert.JPG)


as you can see its different, and i like this font more to be honest, so i will use that  8)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/coindoorinsert2.JPG)


I did already some vectoring on the coinmech sticker, but i dont know if i wwant to use that now, or just start again with the original scans..
i am leaning towarts option 2, what you guys think ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/oldvector.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 22, 2011, 02:19:43 PM
I would go for the scanned version.
It has more soul imho.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 24, 2011, 01:19:02 PM
Okay, the scanned version i found a match, and will be fine :
A little adjustments and i am good to go.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/coindoorinsert.jpg)

But, i got ofcourse another challenge  ::)

Who of you experts can name this font for me?:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/zaccariatype.jpg)

Thanks In advance..
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 24, 2011, 02:06:07 PM
Could be Clarendon Bold, not 100% sure  ??? :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/zaccariatype__.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/zaccariatype___.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 24, 2011, 02:13:56 PM
Close enough !
and lightning fast again !
Thankx chris!

maybe its better that i just ask you , you are most of time the winner in the "famous Etienne TTF challenge quiz TM"  ;D :lol: ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 24, 2011, 02:43:34 PM
I adjusted it a bit, and its good enough for me.
You are on the winning hand chris , lets see if you can also name the font of the word "ZACCARIA" :

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/04.jpg)

At first i thought it was Arial bold, but thats a bit different.., so thats not it..
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 24, 2011, 04:10:46 PM
AK11 bold extended.
I was lucky 'cause it was the first one in my list of fat font.
Weird that they don not use the "official" zacc logo font (AG Schoolbook medium alternate).

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/zzzz.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Belike on February 24, 2011, 04:23:44 PM
You are a great couple Chris & Etienne, you should start your own arcade repro business together. ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 24, 2011, 04:38:32 PM
 ;D
All I would do all day long would be providing font names and Etienne would take care of all the hard work (layout, vectorising + electronic repairs).
That sounds like an ideal job (for me) !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Level42 on February 24, 2011, 04:51:26 PM
So....do we already know which font the embossed letters of the serial number on the Atari SW stickers are ?  ;D ;D ;D ;D

The punches I've seen so far are not the right font...
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 24, 2011, 05:13:36 PM
Thankx chris, its already in my file...

;D
All I would do all day long would be providing font names and Etienne would take care of all the hard work (layout, vectorising + electronic repairs).
That sounds like an ideal job (for me) !

it sure does sounds good for you  ;) , but i am bad at recognizing fonts..
(and also too lazy to search good  ;D)

and don't forget contacting printers, searching for right material, etc etc etc  :P

Anyway, perfect collaboration here !

(http://www.crosscollaborate.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/StandingGroup-Talking-300x300.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Level42 on February 24, 2011, 05:24:20 PM
Actually, you go too fast for me to follow Etienne !!!

Saw all your printing info but I'm 100% confused now... :)

Will mail you....
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 24, 2011, 09:05:01 PM
Actually, you go too fast for me to follow Etienne !!!

Saw all your printing info but I'm 100% confused now... :)

Will mail you....

I get that alot  :lol:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 26, 2011, 08:54:33 PM
............Weird that they don not use the "official" zacc logo font (AG Schoolbook medium alternate)...............

Any change you have that font chris ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 26, 2011, 09:04:13 PM
Sure !
Email sent to etienne@speedyvector.nl
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 26, 2011, 09:35:17 PM
Thank you "Lightning chris"  ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 27, 2011, 06:32:49 PM
Here we go again...

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/13.jpg)

I thought it was "playbill"  but thats a bit different...

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/14.jpg)

the question is , what is the correct font ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on February 28, 2011, 12:25:57 PM
No idea, sorry.
It looks handmade to me.
Maybe you could "simple trace" that one if it's just for one word.
The result is not perfect but could be acceptable with a little more tweak here and there:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/univ.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 28, 2011, 01:02:06 PM
I think i can work with that...

I need to p-shop it a bit and then trace..
Or do you happen to have a spare moment in your precious timetable, and then it magicly appears in vectorform in my emailbox ? :wink:

EDIT:

Never mind chris...  ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/universal.jpg)

(http://www.thisisbang.com/arcade/univ.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 06, 2011, 08:17:03 AM
A new challenge my TTF friends  ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/rbtext.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on March 06, 2011, 08:45:38 AM
This is an Helvetica Neue Black, but in this case it's been carefully outlined by hand.
I'm sure of that because if you compare the 2 "a" they are not perfectly identical.
The result might be too perfect if you don't add a bit of handtrace in that one.
I suggest vectorizing it using only your nose to move the mouse, with your hands tied in your back.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 06, 2011, 08:49:08 AM
I suggest vectorizing it using only your nose to move the mouse, with your hands tied in your back.


ROFL !  :lol:

Any change this "Helvetica Neue Black" mistericly enters in my mailbox ?  ;)
I need to write some words in this type...   ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/rbtopper.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 08, 2011, 12:02:23 PM
And anotherone enters the show...

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/17.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/18.jpg)

Any Ideas ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: High_Cobra on March 10, 2011, 09:34:05 PM
Hi, according Nuno, there is fonts expert here ;D

Have you an idea for this font :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20110310104228-high_cobra-fonts.png) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20110310104228-high_cobra-fonts.png)

It seems to be "EurosStyle" but the "g" was not the same...

Thanks !
High_Cobra, from Gamoover.net  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 10, 2011, 11:22:43 PM
The top is Helvetica Neue Bold:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/12.jpg)

The other is indeed a eurostile font family, and yes, the "g" is different, but why not "steal" the "g" from another type that comes close, and then ajust it a bit so it will fit ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on March 10, 2011, 11:31:02 PM
@ etienne:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/tradegothicbold.jpg)
trade gothic bold its is  ;)

@ super_cobra:
mmmh, don't know I have to ask real font experts and get back to you.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 10, 2011, 11:37:04 PM
Thank you Chris (again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again)  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: High_Cobra on March 11, 2011, 01:28:17 AM
Thanks Etienne, I have found Helvetica Neue Bold for the Title, simple ;D

For the other, it's difficult to find font with the good "g"



@chrischris : thanks
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 11, 2011, 07:21:43 AM
trade gothic bold its is  ;)

Do you have it Chris ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on March 11, 2011, 08:48:08 AM
Email sent Etienne.

High_Cobra, here's the answer about your font (coming from a real font guru, not me ;)):
"Those characters are latin characters of a Japanese font, ゴナD (Gona D) from Shaken (写研), which is a phototype setting font and has not been released as a digital font publicly."
Good luck with that  ::)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: High_Cobra on March 11, 2011, 09:34:10 AM
Thanks chris !

I have submit a request on MyFonts.com (http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/forum/case/362134/#msg945424) but you have more answer than me  ;D ;D

Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 11, 2011, 10:24:17 AM
When it comes to fonts, i have all the confidence in ChrisChris !  :spaceace:

He is my Font expert that i consult reguraly  ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/pacmanthumb.jpg)(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/pacmanthumb.jpg)(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/pacmanthumb.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on March 11, 2011, 04:49:23 PM
thanks  ;) but that Japanese font was way beyond my knowledge, I had to consult the gurus at font.com too to get the right answer.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Level42 on March 11, 2011, 05:26:32 PM
I love that I can actually see the Japanese characters on my Mac (Of course I couldn't when I first saw it today on my PC)....

Amazing that they find out what it is but uhhmmmm now how to "find" it ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 11, 2011, 05:59:47 PM
I love that I can actually see the Japanese characters on my Mac (Of course I couldn't when I first saw it today on my PC)....

 ??? ??? ???

Are you saying that your pc does not display it like this : ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/china.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Level42 on March 11, 2011, 06:01:53 PM
I love that I can actually see the Japanese characters on my Mac (Of course I couldn't when I first saw it today on my PC)....

 ??? ??? ???

Are you saying that your pc does not display it like this : ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/china.jpg)

Nope...I have a crappy XP laptop...probably something about installing fonts or something I don't want to be bothered about...
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Level42 on March 11, 2011, 06:05:13 PM
IE euh...jeez...

TOPdesk !!
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 11, 2011, 07:23:07 PM
Yep, the helpdesk software from one of my customers that i visit 3 days a week..
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 22, 2011, 02:38:24 PM
Master Chris, (or anybody else)

Please look at this picture, and let your magic work  :D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zip.jpg)

Thanks buddy !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 21, 2011, 09:26:50 AM
............................
Here the shots of the one's that i found on the net:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/coinrepro.jpg)


and the second

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/coinrepro2.jpg)


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/coindoorinsert2.JPG)


I did already some vectoring on the coinmech sticker, but i dont know if i wwant to use that now, or just start again with the original scans..
i am leaning towarts option 2, what you guys think ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/coindoor/oldvector.jpg)

Back on this, i have decided to make them both..

the first (the repro from repro) is finished:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zacccoininsertreprofromrepro.jpg)

Visit zorgs vectorlib if you want/need it  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 27, 2011, 09:31:54 PM
Hello again...  8)

Thisone drives me nuts, it looks like a mix between Arial and Helvetica, but then again, its not

maybe one of the font experts here can point me to the correct font ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/mooncresta/text.jpg)

Thanks in advantage  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 01, 2011, 03:19:01 PM
I think i got a match  :P

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/mooncresta/text2.jpg)

Thanks go out to myself  8)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Belike on August 01, 2011, 03:29:25 PM
Lol. ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on August 01, 2011, 09:07:49 PM
I'm finally back from my rainy holidays with zero internet connection available.
The good side: tons of good stuff to read on DLF + some good news via PM too.

The font is Univers but you figured it out already so that what just my way of saying: it's good to be back here  ;)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/fonts/univers.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 01, 2011, 09:30:37 PM
Yeah, i already missed you  ;)

I did indeed used Univers but i have doubts about the version i am using (univers 57 condensed)

what is the type you used chris ? is it regular or light or ... ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on August 01, 2011, 11:50:46 PM
 ;)
It's the 55 Roman but I had to play a lot with the spacing between the letters to make it fit (tracking).
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 02, 2011, 05:36:49 AM
ahh, ok will use that one then,
Thanks again Chris ! you are the "Font Man"  :lol: :spaceace:
i have also repositioned the letters in my example after outlining them, with the character options i could not get a match...
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on August 02, 2011, 09:38:28 AM
I used the "font tracking" tool but in this case you did the right thing by outlining and moving them "by hand" because the spacings are really weird and sometimes uneven.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 02, 2011, 10:52:05 AM
;)
It's the 55 Roman but I had to play a lot with the spacing between the letters to make it fit (tracking).

could that one miraculousely appear in my email by change ?

i have alot, but just not that one :-\

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/05.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on August 02, 2011, 02:54:47 PM
Mmmh... let me wiggle my magic wand in the air (does that sound dirty?) and keep an eye on your emails.
Chris Potter
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 02, 2011, 03:24:22 PM
Super thanks man !

now i can finish the Moon Cresta Instruction card  :P
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Belike on August 02, 2011, 04:35:23 PM
Super thanks man !

now i can finish the Moon Cresta Instruction card  :P
Can't wait, maybe I have plans with it. ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 03, 2011, 08:29:40 AM
a little more patience , there is a new little project comming in between atm....
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 19, 2011, 03:09:16 PM
Hi all, i am here again with a font question...

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/28.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/27.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/29.jpg)

I did a "What the font" on this, and it found a match..

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/30.jpg)

now, my font directory does not have a match...  :D

does anybody here have that font perhaps ?

Thanks !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 30, 2011, 11:45:37 AM
It looks like nobody has this  :'(

It is for sale though, but then came MASTER CHRISCHRIS !  :spaceace:

He found a free version that almost uses the same shape..
which i can modify so it will fit !

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/15.jpg)

Chris, you ROCK !  Thanks for you efforts !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on August 30, 2011, 11:48:46 AM
Really glad I could help (a bit) building your vector empire  ;)
I tried via many friends and nobody seems to have the original "NOS" font, brush version is free though but too different from what you're looking for.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 26, 2011, 10:19:35 AM
And another...   ::)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/rallyfont1.jpg)

i did placed Helvetica Narrow Bold over it, and that looks very simular.
only the S and the C are a bit different as you can see..

Does anybody know if there is an exact match, or do i need to ajust this manually ?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/rallyfont.jpg)

Thanks in advance again!
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on October 26, 2011, 12:42:40 PM
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/rallyfont_agoldfacemedium.jpg)
 :arrow: AG Old Face Medium.
Do you have it?  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 26, 2011, 12:57:00 PM
Do you have it?  ;)
I only have AG Schoolbook, but i have a feeling that i might have thatone that you specified soon  ;)
I will check my email later this day  :lol:

Again Thanks Chris !  :spaceace:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on October 26, 2011, 02:16:35 PM
thx guys, that text looks somehow familiar to me ... 8)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 27, 2011, 11:41:56 AM
tell me am i too anal now ? :

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/high1.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/high2.jpg)

the helvetica as comparison:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/high3.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/high4.jpg)

Perhaps i should give the first a little stroke ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on October 27, 2011, 11:48:03 AM
did you use the medium version of the font? it looks thin on your printscreens...
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 27, 2011, 12:26:57 PM
 :oops: :oops: :oops: I need to go into the corner of the room now and shame myself very deep !  :oops: :oops: :oops:

It was regular in the screenshots...  :oops: :oops:

I changed it to Medium, and voilla:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/high5.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/high6.jpg)

how dare i ever to doubt your advice chris  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Superully on October 27, 2011, 12:55:02 PM
me like :-*
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Level42 on October 27, 2011, 01:28:38 PM
Don't know why, but I feel high !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 03, 2011, 07:58:57 PM
Another project has come to me  ::)

Any ideas ? :

#1:
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/32.jpg)


#2:
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/font/33.jpg)

Any help is appriciated  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on November 07, 2011, 12:21:27 PM
That's the closest I could find but it's not perfect (check the C in special).
Futura Bold is OK but I'm not 200% convinced about the alternate gothic N°2.
I'll send you my illustrator file, it's easier.
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/spacialwhen.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 07, 2011, 12:41:08 PM
Thank you Chris !

I only have "Futura Md BT".
But somehow magically the missing fonts appeared in my email...  strange...  ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 22, 2012, 02:15:15 PM
A new image for the True Type Challenge  :D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/hd/california.jpg)

It looks a bit like "twentieth-century-poster-mt"

http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/agfa/twentieth-century-poster-mt (http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/agfa/twentieth-century-poster-mt)

Anybody got that font for me ? ( or better an exact match  ? ;D )
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: simplesi on January 22, 2012, 02:46:10 PM
It's very Art Deco style. What's it for?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 22, 2012, 06:09:31 PM
New little project  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 22, 2012, 06:37:17 PM
Well, i found "Bellerose" on Dafont (http://www.dafont.com/bellerose.font).

Its more accurate than the twentieth-century-poster-mt, only one problem..
its a "Light" version, and not the bold..

Lets Fix that..,  just give it a 4mm outline and i think i can adjust it from there to fit exactly  ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/hd/bellerose.jpg)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: simplesi on January 22, 2012, 07:32:03 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Belike on January 22, 2012, 08:02:56 PM
Typical 70-80's american feeling. :D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Level42 on January 22, 2012, 11:25:08 PM
Geez you are fast Etienne ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on January 24, 2012, 01:56:10 PM
Faster than me who was still just busy looking for the right font  ;)
Anyway just for the record:
It's an Art Deco font called Capone Medium.
http://www.linotype.com/305210/CaponeMedium-font.html (http://www.linotype.com/305210/CaponeMedium-font.html)
Signage of many historic landmarks in Hollywood are in this style.
Deco fonts were used in early movie posters almost exclusively in the golden era of Hollywood, during the golden age of travel, by Walt Disney for signage in Disneyland, etc.. (quoted from MaryEllen Schrock).
Perfect choice for let's say an old school californian licence plate for instance  ::)...
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 24, 2012, 02:53:17 PM
Faster than me who was still just busy looking for the right font  ;)
Anyway just for the record:
It's an Art Deco font called Capone Medium.
http://www.linotype.com/305210/CaponeMedium-font.html (http://www.linotype.com/305210/CaponeMedium-font.html)
Signage of many historic landmarks in Hollywood are in this style.
Deco fonts were used in early movie posters almost exclusively in the golden era of Hollywood, during the golden age of travel, by Walt Disney for signage in Disneyland, etc.. (quoted from MaryEllen Schrock).
Perfect choice for let's say an old school californian licence plate for instance  ::)...

Yeah, thanks for the effort, but the one i found was free  ;D

yours is € 46.41 incl. VAT or is it in your font list ?  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on January 24, 2012, 04:32:16 PM
I only have the light version (which is free).
...but you did a great job, so no need for the real font!
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 24, 2012, 04:46:21 PM
Yeah, my light version was aslo free  :D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 22, 2013, 12:23:37 PM
Boys and girls...

We have another font to find...

Anybody an idea ?
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: aioros on January 16, 2014, 09:13:43 PM
No idea, looks like some kind of Archie font (http://www.whatfontis.com/tag/0/archie) but hugely italic :D :D :D

As I see you have a hawk-eye for the fonts here, maybe you can tell me which is this one:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/m9bl9d.jpg)

You can also guess what I'm vectorizing right now ;)

Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Belike on January 16, 2014, 09:41:18 PM


You can also guess what I'm vectorizing right now ;)


A spaceship, birds, an orange base? ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 17, 2014, 08:00:01 AM
No idea, looks like some kind of Archie font (http://www.whatfontis.com/tag/0/archie) but hugely italic :D :D :D

As I see you have a hawk-eye for the fonts here, maybe you can tell me which is this one:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/m9bl9d.jpg)

You can also guess what I'm vectorizing right now ;)



Looks like zaccaria joystick font

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/control.jpg)

when i did the crazy kong panel i just traced this, so grab the crazy kong panel, and take out those letters  ;)

its not yet in the correct folder on my nas, but you can get the file here :
http://vectorlib.free.fr/CrazyKong/vect/CrazyKongCPOrepro.zip
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: aioros on January 17, 2014, 04:15:09 PM


You can also guess what I'm vectorizing right now ;)


A spaceship, birds, an orange base? ;D

Mmmmm...no  ;D, but all I can say is I'm scared right now ;)


No idea, looks like some kind of Archie font (http://www.whatfontis.com/tag/0/archie) but hugely italic :D :D :D

As I see you have a hawk-eye for the fonts here, maybe you can tell me which is this one:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/m9bl9d.jpg)

You can also guess what I'm vectorizing right now ;)



Looks like zaccaria joystick font

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/control.jpg)

when i did the crazy kong panel i just traced this, so grab the crazy kong panel, and take out those letters  ;)

its not yet in the correct folder on my nas, but you can get the file here :
http://vectorlib.free.fr/CrazyKong/vect/CrazyKongCPOrepro.zip

Thank you, I'll do it ::). By the way, nice job with that Crazy Kong control panel :)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 17, 2014, 04:42:29 PM
Thanks!

I know what you are working on  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Byte Surfer on January 17, 2014, 11:39:32 PM


You can also guess what I'm vectorizing right now ;)


A spaceship, birds, an orange base? ;D

Mmmmm...no  ;D, but all I can say is I'm scared right now ;)


No idea, looks like some kind of Archie font (http://www.whatfontis.com/tag/0/archie) but hugely italic :D :D :D

As I see you have a hawk-eye for the fonts here, maybe you can tell me which is this one:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/m9bl9d.jpg)

You can also guess what I'm vectorizing right now ;)



Looks like zaccaria joystick font

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/crazykong/vectoring/ttf/control.jpg)

when i did the crazy kong panel i just traced this, so grab the crazy kong panel, and take out those letters  ;)

its not yet in the correct folder on my nas, but you can get the file here :
http://vectorlib.free.fr/CrazyKong/vect/CrazyKongCPOrepro.zip

Thank you, I'll do it ::). By the way, nice job with that Crazy Kong control panel :)

This is your font --> http://www.fontspace.com/character/orbit-solid (http://www.fontspace.com/character/orbit-solid)

Did I tell you that I love ZZZ's games??? :D

m2c
BS
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Belike on January 18, 2014, 01:29:10 AM
Sea Scare? ;D
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 18, 2014, 09:43:40 AM
This is your font --> http://www.fontspace.com/character/orbit-solid (http://www.fontspace.com/character/orbit-solid)

Did I tell you that I love ZZZ's games??? :D

m2c
BS

Thanks !, font saved for future jobs  ;)

Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Luigi on January 18, 2014, 06:51:01 PM

This is your font --> http://www.fontspace.com/character/orbit-solid (http://www.fontspace.com/character/orbit-solid)


Awesome find!! :)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: aioros on January 20, 2014, 01:56:18 PM
Sea Scare? ;D

.....Maybe (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=4265.msg75232#msg75232)  ::)  ;D  ;)



This is your font --> http://www.fontspace.com/character/orbit-solid (http://www.fontspace.com/character/orbit-solid)


Thank you so much  ;D  :spaceace:
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 06, 2014, 03:12:05 PM
Found a handy online tool..

http://www.fontpicker.net/air/

Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: johnsarcade on March 06, 2014, 03:44:39 PM
Found a handy online tool..

http://www.fontpicker.net/air/



Sweet tooll! Bookmarked
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 03, 2014, 12:47:20 PM
guys, i am looking for a better pic of this logo, or in the best case a vector or font:

(http://www.andysarcade.de/images/rockola_logo.gif)

it does not have to have the lines, a outline is fine.

i want to create this decal, thats why i need it :

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/rockola.jpg)

any help is much appriciated  ;)
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Q*ris on October 03, 2014, 01:58:27 PM
quick'n dirty first try.
Hope it helps:
http://we.tl/s0QS1eikmk (http://we.tl/s0QS1eikmk)

Edit: just noticed it's way too fat compared to what you're looking for.
I'll send you a new link tomorrow with a better version.
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 03, 2014, 09:07:37 PM
And again its Captain Arcade himself to the rescue !  :spaceace: :spaceace:  ;D ;D

i think next time i just PM you straight away  ;) :D

Thank you !
Title: Re: True Type advice needed
Post by: Luigi on October 13, 2014, 08:03:58 AM
OK, I'm looking for this font. I know these 'f' characters but I can't remember from where or what  :?

Any hints?

Whatthefont didn't help...


Thanks :)