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Dreamcast Diskmag "scenedicate"

category: general [glöplog]
For the magazine version, it is. For the internet download version, well... yeah, normally it is too. But since quite a lot people asked for changing the spacing, we're on it.

Oh sorry, my penis issues haunt me. :(
added on the 2005-11-21 22:20:39 by freeze freeze
added on the 2005-11-21 22:26:54 by skrebbel skrebbel
added on the 2005-11-22 01:49:07 by elend elend
Sorry, but this seems ill-prepared (lol, fonts) and gimmicked for a german/tum (pre-)release rather than done well.

Stop making threads for diskmags that thrive on quicksand rather than actual surface, k thnx bye :(
added on the 2005-11-22 03:49:33 by Shifter Shifter
added on the 2005-11-22 09:34:29 by kusma kusma
w00t? You never ever read another diskmag on consoles, did you? :) As I wrote before, we improve the spacing between the letters, but think the font is good to read because you read it on a TV screen.

The releases wasn't set like this because of tUM, but for GEE, a prestigious German videogame / lifestyle magazine. It will be on the DVD-ROM part of the December issue.

Please don't doom us because you don't like the first issue of it. We improve as much as we can by each new release.
added on the 2005-11-22 09:56:54 by freeze freeze
shift, why the hell stop making threads about halfdone diskmags? i mean the other threads are about nazis, games and a "funy movie omglol".
added on the 2005-11-22 10:22:56 by skrebbel skrebbel
Why not just use FreetypeII and be happy with a non-monospaced font?
added on the 2005-11-22 11:48:56 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
No, I have never read any diskmag on a console, but what does that have anything to do with the poor visual impact the screenshots you're presenting us with? Besides, I never stated I don't *like* the first issue, it's not even out yet :)

Good luck (and listen to stefan this time around).
added on the 2005-11-22 12:37:46 by Shifter Shifter
why the fuck are you all complaining about the font, i think the proportions and the spacing look stylish. as if the letters were glued one by one to cardboard. i like it!
added on the 2005-11-22 13:09:38 by dipswitch dipswitch
because you dont seem to comprehend things like generic readability issues or print aesthetics/typography. i mean ffs, ITS FUCKING TIRING TO READ, your eyes rot out after 2 articles ESPECIALLY since it's on a TV. it's absolutely NOT about style here, style is not supposed to be overtaking ergonomy and typography. style belongs to headings and separator texts - not actual swags of long text. just imagine pain with ms comic sans.
added on the 2005-11-22 13:47:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
Dipswitch: Because I can't read it, that G goes all Q on me. It's the descenders. Not to mention it just looks like someone took a proportional font and used it as a monospaced font. And jacked the descenders.

You know what I mean, what with tabdamage and people saying ascii looks like shit because they're not using topaz or p0t-nOodle, but instead they're using Arial or Times. Just 100% in reverse.
it. looks. fugly.
added on the 2005-11-22 14:46:32 by xeron xeron

Yes, if you are a VERY poor reader you will be able to find it "stylish", for the skilled reader it will be very frustrating because we read words/sentences "raw", if characters are badly typed it will ruin the image of the word/sentence and we are gonna have to start reading character per character as a kindergarden baby.
added on the 2005-11-22 16:11:30 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
ok i've been keeping silent for these days, but finally i want to say that lower-left corner of text rect would really annoy me if i was the reader. i mean, in the upper part font is darker than the background, but the lower you go the smaller the difference is, and in the bottom left corner the background is darker than the font.
in a few words, it's a torture to read a mono coloured font typed over a gradient with significant luminance overfall.
added on the 2005-11-22 17:02:49 by apricot apricot
well, okay, i was perhaps too much focused on how the screenshot itself looks like and not about how it will be like to read whole articles. so gargaj, you are right, and in fact i should have thought a bit further since i made my "betriebspraktikum" at a dtp layouter back in the school days.

and stefan, if your goal was to insult me once again, congrats. through my studies and interests i am reading 100+ pages a day in at least 3 different languages, and that since years. so much for poor reader. still am i allowed to find things goodlooking no matter what the readability issues impose.
added on the 2005-11-22 17:31:54 by dipswitch dipswitch
it's a torture to read a mono coloured font typed over a gradient with significant luminance overfall.

true that.
added on the 2005-11-22 17:38:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
so much for poor reader.

so much for being modest and smart enough to not feed the troll :D
added on the 2005-11-22 18:15:24 by Shifter Shifter
i guess it will be placed under them art category instead of the oridnary diskmag cat. so that it doesnt need no functional reading post and stuffs
added on the 2005-11-22 18:36:24 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
I've just passed from here and I'd like to say yey for freeze! Gotta get my Dreamcast running! :)
added on the 2005-11-22 19:36:12 by Optimus Optimus
Okay people. Beside complaining please give me constructive ideas how to make the font look better. :)
added on the 2005-11-22 22:22:38 by freeze freeze
listen to what people said.

and use freetype2
added on the 2005-11-22 23:18:31 by _-_-__ _-_-__
_-__-__-__-_-_-_ said it best, and:

(and listen to stefan this time around).
added on the 2005-11-23 21:42:47 by Shifter Shifter
I wish you well with the project, freeze. Console mags are always cool ;-)

As to TV readability, I used to read grapevine on a TV and that had an 8x8 font, in hires!
added on the 2005-11-24 12:52:06 by xeron xeron
freeze, i think i described pretty clearly the problem(s) with the fonts in my previous post.
added on the 2005-11-25 10:30:45 by dodke dodke


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