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Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:45 pm
by Paul59
I don't know if many players of Sengoku Jidai are aware of this early mod from Adebar for Pike and Shot;

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 42#p646942

It works in SJ as well, and you can use it to get a much closer zoom, and a lower camera angle, which I think gives a much better look to the game.

My own preference is for a Pitch angle of 23, rather than 45. It gives a much nicer camera angle in my opinion. Just take a look at the screenshots in my terrain download posts if you want to see the results that you can get.


Paul

Re: Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:37 pm
by ErissN6
Thanks, but it doesn't make the roster fonts bigger (in the screen where we buy units), so I still have to use a smaller resolution.
However, thanks again for sharing.

Re: Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:14 am
by Paul59
ERISS wrote:Thanks, but it doesn't make the roster fonts bigger (in the screen where we buy units), so I still have to use a smaller resolution.
However, thanks again for sharing.
Yes, this does not affect the font size, only the players view of the battlefield, specifically the camera angle and the maximum level of zoom.

Several months ago I was researching new fonts to use in Sengoku Jidai, I was looking for something a bit more oriental than the standard font. I did not find what I was looking for, but I am sure that I came across some fonts that appeared larger on screen than the standard font. Unfortunately I cannot remember what they were called, but I am sure you could find something suitable for your purposes. A slight problem that you may encounter is that SJ requires a very comprehensive font, as the some words require some unusual Japanese punctuation marks.

To install a new font you rename the new font "FONT2_ITAL.TTF", and paste it into the Core folder in your main installation. You must make a copy of the original FONT2_ITAL.TTF in case you want to go back to it.

Good luck

Re: Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:47 am
by ErissN6
Thanks. However I don't want to change the font, but the UI choose a one step (or two?) bigger size in this file.
It may be from a text file in \Core\UI or in \System.

Re: Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:33 pm
by ErissN6
I repeat here this Pike&Shot 'mod':
Adebar wrote:Go to the 'Data' folder (in the game's main folder). Make a backup copy of MAPVIEW.TXT. This .txt file is write-protected. Change this via "Properties". After that, open this file. You'll see the following lines (they may have changed from a last patch):
PITCH 45
ZOOM 400
ZOOMLIMIT 500
ZOOMINLIMIT 300
ROTATE 30
FOV 30
Now you can make your changes. Then save. Then start the game and load a scenario.
For my 21.5' 1920x1080 monitor, I changed to this (IIRC):
PITCH 30
ZOOM 400
ZOOMLIMIT 540
ZOOMINLIMIT 175
ROTATE 30
FOV 35
I didn't really see the difference with the fov, but it didn't harm.
What is 'ZOOM' 2nd number for? I didn't test. Edit: Oh, I guess it must be the initial welcoming zoom on the map. So it should not be very relevant.

Re: Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:20 am
by Paul59
ERISS wrote: I didn't really see the difference with the fov, but it didn't harm.
What is 'ZOOM' 2nd number for? I didn't test. Edit: Oh, I guess it must be the initial welcoming zoom on the map. So it should not be very relevant.
Yes, I have never changed the FOV. It is the ability to lower the camera angle and zoom in more that I find useful.

BTW, you were right about the font size being in the System folder. There is a font.txt in the System folder that determines all the font sizes used in the game. Unfortunately there are 17 different types of font in the file, so you may have to change some or all to get the effect that you want. It seems to be a matter of increasing the height size. Maybe you should try increasing them all slightly until you get what you want, or maybe try and identify which fonts you need bigger and just change them.

Please remember to make a backup of the original file and keep it safe, in case you make a big mistake and need to go back to the standard settings!


regards

Paul

Re: Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:19 pm
by ErissN6
This thread should be put, and even sticked, in Modders Corner part of forum.
Even, maybe let it start with my post, with in the very start a thank to Paul59 who had retrieved this mod:
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 66#p647104

Re: Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 4:15 pm
by uneducated
Paul59 wrote:
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:14 am
ERISS wrote:Thanks, but it doesn't make the roster fonts bigger (in the screen where we buy units), so I still have to use a smaller resolution.
However, thanks again for sharing.
Yes, this does not affect the font size, only the players view of the battlefield, specifically the camera angle and the maximum level of zoom.

Several months ago I was researching new fonts to use in Sengoku Jidai, I was looking for something a bit more oriental than the standard font. I did not find what I was looking for, but I am sure that I came across some fonts that appeared larger on screen than the standard font. Unfortunately I cannot remember what they were called, but I am sure you could find something suitable for your purposes. A slight problem that you may encounter is that SJ requires a very comprehensive font, as the some words require some unusual Japanese punctuation marks.

To install a new font you rename the new font "FONT2_ITAL.TTF", and paste it into the Core folder in your main installation. You must make a copy of the original FONT2_ITAL.TTF in case you want to go back to it.

Good luck
Presumbably, you checked dafont.com in your search for your oriental font?

https://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=201

Re: Adebar's Improved Zoom mod

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 5:02 pm
by Paul59
uneducated wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Paul59 wrote:
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:14 am
ERISS wrote:Thanks, but it doesn't make the roster fonts bigger (in the screen where we buy units), so I still have to use a smaller resolution.
However, thanks again for sharing.
Yes, this does not affect the font size, only the players view of the battlefield, specifically the camera angle and the maximum level of zoom.

Several months ago I was researching new fonts to use in Sengoku Jidai, I was looking for something a bit more oriental than the standard font. I did not find what I was looking for, but I am sure that I came across some fonts that appeared larger on screen than the standard font. Unfortunately I cannot remember what they were called, but I am sure you could find something suitable for your purposes. A slight problem that you may encounter is that SJ requires a very comprehensive font, as the some words require some unusual Japanese punctuation marks.

To install a new font you rename the new font "FONT2_ITAL.TTF", and paste it into the Core folder in your main installation. You must make a copy of the original FONT2_ITAL.TTF in case you want to go back to it.

Good luck
Presumbably, you checked dafont.com in your search for your oriental font?

https://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=201
Possibly, but as it was nearly three years ago I don't remember. The website does look vaguely familiar.

The problem, as I mentioned in my old post, is that Sengoku Jidai requires a very comprehensive font, and none of the fonts that I liked had all the symbols that SJ needs.