I have something weird going on and it's bugging me a little.
Whenever I try a new game/demo that uses it's own font for the in game text, I often see 'Please install into your fonts folder' yet each of these kinda games I never had to, it loads just fine right in the games folder. Yes I have checked, these fonts are NOT installed on my system, yet still work.
I even tested it in my own game. Looked around dafont.com, found a font I did not have yet that would look good for the text (Romance Fatal Serif if your curious), making sure I did NOT have it already, I dumped it in my game folder, added the little snip in main, and loaded it up. Bam, insta new font, no installing nada.
For the last three weeks of test play and working it went fine. Then yesterday I did another test play and suddenly the font and all text using it no longer displayed. Did the font vanish? Nope it's still there, yet it don't seem to be read anymore, and hasn't sense then.
Code mess up?
Font.default_name = 'Romance Fatal Serif' under begin in main
No it's unchanged...
This is something that's bugged me. I go back into other demos (like Lucid Awakening) I've played that too have their own font, that I again do not have installed anywhere on my system aside the font sitting in the games folder, and the text still shows just fine in the game.
So why did this stop working? Why do these other games work fine with out having to install the font.
Again, I did check to see of these fonts did get installed on my system, both checking my windows/fonts folder AND looking through photoshop for them and they are no where to be found. The only copy of the fonts in the game folder and it loads fine...
I can't sort this out really. It's boggleing. I have yet to need to instal any font that is used in these games onto my system. Yet my own just seems to quirk on me.
Anyone else seen this happen to themselves? Rather in their own game or one they DLed?