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Old 08-20-2016, 10:30 AM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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Hello.
Recently I've came up with and idea of making polish translation for Serious Sam 2, since there isn't any and it would help a few people who don't speak english fluently. Thanks to this forum I managed to figure out how to change text visible in game, but I encountered one minor problem.
The game doesn't support some of the polish special signs (like ą, ę, ś, ź and etc.), but some of them work (like ć, ó, ł for example). That's where I'm asking you. Is there any way to add them in the game files, so I can use them later in my translation?
I'd be very glad if someone knew this stuff and helped me a little.
Thanks in advance! ^^
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:48 AM   #2   Add To Ignore List  
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Hello there and welcome.

I'm no Croteam member and no expert on the subject, but as far as I know the text is often a texture. Basically a big texture divided into a grid with every part of the grid representing a letter. If that's true, the letters available is hard-coded and there's nothing much you can do. I don't have the game installed, so I'm not sure about this. Maybe someone with current knowledge can enlighten us.
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:52 AM   #3   Add To Ignore List  
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I think CT used font files since SS2 onwards. So maybe you can replace the ones already in the game? But I really don't know that much about how SS2 worked.
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Hello there and welcome.

I'm no Croteam member and no expert on the subject, but as far as I know the text is often a texture. Basically a big texture divided into a grid with every part of the grid representing a letter. If that's true, the letters available is hard-coded and there's nothing much you can do. I don't have the game installed, so I'm not sure about this. Maybe someone with current knowledge can enlighten us.
I've been expecting that there is that kind of texture with letters on it. I searched for it through the Serious Editor, unfortunately with no results. If it is, as you said, hard-coded, then my plan won't work out as I believed it to. Thanks for the answer anyway. All I can do now is keep searching on my own and waiting for someone who might know the solution.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:41 AM   #5   Add To Ignore List  
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So. I managed to play a little with the font files, just see how they look and etc. From one of the font files I exported a texture with different letters and signs put next to each other and tried to import it back to my newly created font file. Sadly it didn't work, because every time I try to import it, Serious Editor just crashes and creates mini dump file. Currently I'm stuck at this point, still waiting for someone to cast a little light for me at this subject
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:27 AM   #6   Add To Ignore List  
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Well, it seems the font editor of the Serious Editor is broken. It might be impossible to do it then.

I wonder if you could copy the font files from SS3 then, or something.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:38 AM   #7   Add To Ignore List  
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Well, it seems the font editor of the Serious Editor is broken. It might be impossible to do it then.

I wonder if you could copy the font files from SS3 then, or something.
Sadly, Serious Sam 2 editor does not recognize the file type of Serious Sam 3 font files. Thanks for this suggestion anyway.
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