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#1 Delfosse

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:33 PM

Hi! I'm interested in making a mod for a custom font for BG2EE. Putting "normal.bam" in the override folder doesn't work anymore, so I'm looking for a new way.


In baldur.ini there are interesting lines


'Fonts', 'ko_KR', 'UNBOM',
'Fonts', 'zh_CN', 'SIMSUN',
'Fonts', 'ja_JP', 'MSGOTHIC',
'Fonts', 'ru_RU', 'PERMIAN',
'Fonts', 'uk_UA', 'PERMIAN',


In the multi-language version of the game, there are files such as ...... Gate Enhanced Edition/lang/ja_JP/fonts/MSGOTHIC.bmp (4.0M)

Unfortunately I don't have a multi-language version.


Adding a line to baldur.ini     'Fonts',    'en_US',    'TEST',   does the trick in changing the font the game uses. I made an empty file and put it in /lang/en_US/fonts/TEST.bmp and it changed all the letters to empty spaces in game. So this does work. Unfortunately I can't imagine what the proper structure of such a bmp file should be. Does anyone have a multi-language version? I need to take a look at those .bmp files.

Edited by Delfosse, 02 December 2013 - 01:37 PM.

#2 The Imp

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

There's 4 languages that use a different than the usual .bam file at the language... and here they are in a 7.6 Mb .rar pack. Those include the dialog.tlk's too.

PS, Could you post when you have downloaded that so I can remove the file ? ... just do

Edited by The Imp, 02 December 2013 - 03:09 PM.

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#3 Delfosse

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:22 PM

Downloaded it, thanks!