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money_money
06-30-2005, 04:14 AM
is there any way to change the size of the text messages in the game. i have a 21" monitor and i feel like i have the visually impaired version of the game.

money_money
06-30-2005, 04:14 AM
is there any way to change the size of the text messages in the game. i have a 21" monitor and i feel like i have the visually impaired version of the game.

Weather_Man
06-30-2005, 08:56 AM
The only thing I know of you can change relating to text is that you can specify the number of lines displayed. In the conf.ini in the [game] section, add:

SubTitlesLines=3

The number can be any depending on how many lines you want.

steve_v
06-30-2005, 01:29 PM
Increase resolution, that will shrink your text size.

LEBillfish
06-30-2005, 01:46 PM
Actually other then having to change resolution the ability to change text size would be a very simple and nice feature in the .ini. Might even be available already and the command is just not known...Ask 1c and post their response here.

LEXX_Luthor
06-30-2005, 11:08 PM
Option to change text size only leads to the old online Text Size Exploit.

We can't allow that.


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sc1949
07-01-2005, 12:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
Option to change text size only leads to the old online Text Size Exploit.

We can't allow that.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why not for offline, cant online servers set up their own rules or something, just I don't EVER go online, but bigger text would be a help.

Freelancer-1
07-01-2005, 01:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
Option to change text size only leads to the old online Text Size Exploit.

We can't allow that.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Okay, I've been living in the dark ages.

Just what is "the old online Text Size Exploit"?

Freelancer

Loc-Dog6
07-01-2005, 03:31 AM
IL-2 has text big enough for my grandmother to read without glasses. I'm not being funny. She visited me the other day and she read the chat without her glasses. She has trouble recognizing my face, but the chat she can read.

Slightly smaller text would allow more lines, thus the ability to catch what people say without having to fly blind by dragging down the huge text over their cockpit or opening up the console in the middle of a dogfight.

Some people can't just increase their resolution, as most people already has it set as high as their computer will allow without slide show.

This wouldn't be a problem if it hadn't been for those scripts that keep bumping the chat, telling us how many tanks are left or whatever.

money_money
07-01-2005, 05:23 AM
thx for the reply's.

ive sent and email to 1c, ill see what they say if they respond. it might be a problem changing the text size as i noticed yesterday that all the text in the game is the same size (in flight, briefings and menu).

also changing the resolution does not seem to change the size of the text. higher resolutions just make text look nicer.

Sturm_Williger
07-01-2005, 05:31 AM
I'm curious now too.

What WAS "the old online Text Size Exploit"?

I've been racking my brain and I can't think of any way in which the text size could be used to gain an advantage.

Oh wait, there's a smiley - he's having us on.

Dammit, made me think ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LEBillfish
07-01-2005, 06:12 AM
hehehe...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

money_money
07-01-2005, 01:06 PM
received a reply from 1c.

"There is no such option."

so that settles that.

Atomic_Marten
07-01-2005, 01:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sturm_Williger:
I'm curious now too.

What WAS "the old online Text Size Exploit"?

I've been racking my brain and I can't think of any way in which the text size could be used to gain an advantage.

Oh wait, there's a smiley - he's having us on.

Dammit, made me think ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well my bet would be on icons (text size). What do you guys say? Am I right?http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BTW I'm more interested to see if anyone knows how to change default font?

LEXX_Luthor
07-01-2005, 05:43 PM
No, the online Text Size Exploit allows one to map Text Size to a slider, and they can turn down the text message sizes faster and see behind the text during The Dogfight(tm), but other online players who map slider different (elevator trim for example) can't compete online as they can't see behind the bigg text.

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I am getting into StrikeFighters, my *first* combat flight sim that allows Detailed offline play customization. Of course, StrikeFighters is mostly an offline sim, so there is no reason to fear Cheats by customizing the sim.

Here is my (customized) StrikeFighters MESSAGESYSTEM file...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
[Font]
TextFontName=Arial
TextSize=9

[MessageSystem]
MaxMessages=4
MessageTime=8.0
MessageFadeTime=1.0

[MessageWindow]
BackgroundImage=TextBackground.tga
TopLeftPosition=0.14,0.91
BottomRightPosition=0.90,0.99
//TopLeftPosition=0.22,0.8
//BottomRightPosition=0.78,0.985
VerticalBorder=0.0015
HorizontalBorder=0.008
</div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

forgot my HUDDATA file, which controls the flight data text...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
[Font]
TextFontName=Arial
TextSize=9

[InfoDisplay]
//BackgroundImage=TextBackground.tga
BottomLeftPosition=0.01,0.985
BottomRightPosition=
//BottomRightPosition=0.99,0.985
DisplayWidth=0.30
VerticalBorder=0.0015
HorizontalBorder=0.008
EnemyTargetColor=1.0,0.0,0.0,1.0
FriendlyTargetColor=0.0,0.0,1.0,1.0
UnknownTargetColor=1.0,1.0,0.0,1.0
WaypointColor=1.0,1.0,1.0,1.0
TextFile=HUDText.str
NormalColor=1.0,1.0,1.0,1.0
WarningColor1=1.0,1.0,0.0,1.0
WarningColor2=1.0,0.0,0.0,1.0
AGLAltStart=609.6
AGLAltWarning=152.4
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

BPLIzard
07-01-2005, 06:22 PM
How would you cook your fish tonight, LEXX? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif