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Font Packager 1.1

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About This File

What started as copy-pasting code from http://www.remnantmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2270&p=37075 turned into also rewriting the character de/compression code to match the games.

 

Font Packager is a tool to open and manipulate the font_package.bin files used in the 360 Halos as well as Halo Online.

Features:

  • View all characters in a font exactly as the game does.
  • Add, Replace characters with various image formats, or even Delete individual characters in a font, or the entire package by unicode.
  • Extract characters as PNG like this: od1nJr6.png or raw compressed bytes (not that there is a use for the raw bytes)
  • Optional tinting to prevent blacks/whites from getting replaced on the HUD:

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  • Import character range from a font in another package. (To for example restore unicode characters to the Halo Online font package.)
  • Import .abc files made with the SDK tool FontMaker to batch-import an entirely new font (after some extra work, see notes.) (FontMaker not included, find yours at \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Xbox 360 SDK\bin\win32)
  • Shows the unicode and utf8 hex for each character for checking names against an Assembly LocaleSymbols.xml, as well as the ability to copy as a character to paste into Assembly: ( is this silenced ODST SMG.)

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Notes:

  • Nothing is actually saved to the package until you click Save Changes.
  • The larger your image, the more likely the game will start breaking unicode, so if the new character and others start showing as [] you will have to replace with something smaller.
  • For ABC files the TGA must be converted to PNG since .Net doesn't support TGA and I didn't want to add support.
  • Also for ABC files, for best compatibility, use a font size with a close height to the one you are replacing. In Font Packager that value is Line Height located at the top, in FontMaker that value is here:

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  • By default, the width of a ABC space character is set to the width of a comma, but if this is not good enough it can be changed by selecting the tiny space character and increasing its Display Width.

 

Source: https://github.com/Lord-Zedd/FontPackager

 

Happy modding!


What's New in Version 1.1   See changelog

Released

small edits, h5 support





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