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Font Creation Competition 2013

- The first of its kind

Event Type :
Standalone Compo

AKA :
FCC2013

Dates :
10 July - 17 August 2013

Website :
http://www.triad.se/font/

Organizers :
Didi

Organizer Groups :
Laxity

Competition Results :

C64 Graphics
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1Like Razors Thru Flesh by WacekDownload8.98.8
2Sardonic by TwoflowerDownload8.78.9
3Black Market by WacekDownload8.68.3
4Japan Font 2x2Download8.08.0
52x2reed by BimberDownload8.18.0
6Freehand by xIIIDownload7.77.7
7Japan Font 2x2 (v2)Download8.07.3
8Mayday! 3D FontDownload7.67.9
92x2weed by BimberDownload7.56.9
10Font "Emerald"Download7.67.9
11BlackcharDownload7.77.5
12Trueman FontDownload7.58.0
13Unused Character Set 2013Download7.57.8
14Cheese!Download7.57.0
15The Quick Brown BoxDownload7.37.8
16No Name for This Font by xIIIDownload7.88.0
17GreycharDownload7.67.2
18old font (1998)Download7.58.0
19DVD-RDownload7.47.3
20Tiny Readable - 6x6 pixels!Download7.57.3
21Font "Mirror"Download7.37.2
22CW Rounded Font 2x2Download7.47.0
23Plain Simple 2x2Download7.17.4
24Small ChunkDownload7.27.5
25Meet the FontDownload7.48.0
26Computer 2013Download7.46.9
271x1 Insert CoinDownload7.17.2
28Smallcaps font by BudDownload7.17.1
293x3 Should Be Enough For Everyone by WacekDownload6.97.0
303x4 Pixel Font by TaoDownload7.36.9
31NOPDownload7.16.6
32Xnx-CompofontDownload6.76.5
331x3 font1 by xIIIDownload6.76.6
34BootyDownload7.16.7
352x4 FontDownload7.07.0
364x2 Font by TaoDownload7.07.0
372x2 FontDownload6.96.9
381x2 FontDownload6.96.9
39Mc smallDownload7.07.0
40WEC's 2x2 Charset by Wile CoyoteDownload6.56.0
41Futoric (Mini-)FontDownload6.76.7
423x3 charzet by AdamDownload6.66.6
432X2 Big White Font by RaffoxDownload6.36.0
44Save One More Tree - FontsetDownload6.36.0
45Platter FontDownload6.56.0
461X2 Font.Download6.66.4
472x1 Font by TaoDownload6.66.5
48Carved FontDownload6.56.9
49Eastie Boys by RayneDownload6.56.0
50Pump 1x1 Hires Interlaced Font by Wile CoyoteDownload6.36.2
51Dorm FontDownload6.16.0
52Hook at CharDownload5.55.3
534x5 PetScii FontDownload5.45.3
54PetFont3x5Download5.14.9

Productions released outside compos :
1x2 font1 by Warriors of the Wasteland (Graphics)
2x2 font1 by Warriors of the Wasteland (Graphics)
Digital Reality Charset 3x3 (Graphics)
Font "Monk" (Graphics)
Font "Rune" (Graphics)
Fontastic01 by Warriors of the Wasteland (Graphics)
G*P GEM by Genesis Project (Graphics)
MSX Font by Desire (Graphics)
Topaz 64 by 3WDG (Graphics)

Attendants : (31)
Akira, Bimber, BokanoiD, Bud, Conrad, CRT, Endurion, Flex, G-Fellow, hedning, Hermit, Iceout, Jak T Rip, Leon, Monte Carlos, Mr. SID, Nuckhead, Raffox, Rayne, Shine, Tao, The MeatBall, The Syndrom, The USER, Twoflower, Uka, Wacek, Wile Coyote, WTE, Xenox, xIII


User Comment
Submitted by WTE on 31 August 2013
The best font has won!

PS: It would be nice if the downvoting trolls could revote for a proper appraisal.

User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 29 August 2013
Some very nice fonts in here, indeed!
I just hope they will be used in a proper way.

Congrats, Wacek! You will get your grand prize book. Just be patient, please. :)

User Comment
Submitted by wacek on 28 August 2013
\o/
Thanks, I am very happy, it has been quite long since I've won any compo ;)
It is even nicer that PETSCII gets some recognition!

User Comment
Submitted by xIII on 26 August 2013
Hip Hip Huray for Wacek !

Thx Didi for organising the compo!

I had a fun time pixeling my entries :)

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 25 August 2013
Another compo has ended and it was, once more, much more successful than I expected! C64 scene is alive! A lot of participants and great entries even this compo was held while summer time where many people are make holidays!
A big thank to all participants and supporters!
Congratulations to Wacek for winning first place with an unexpected but great and innovative entry! \o/
The next compo will come...

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 25 August 2013
Here are the final results for the compo. Interestingly short before voting deadline some 1 votes appeared on several entries and just vanished a few minutes later.
Anyways thanks to all participants and a special thank to bepp for providing the overview page again.
  Rank  Title                                             CSDb Votes  %10    %9     
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
     1  Like Razors Thru Flesh by Wacek                    8,8    62  43,5%  19,4%
     2  Sardonic by Twoflower                              8,6    38  42,1%  15,8%
     3  Black Market by Wacek                              8,5    43  30,2%  30,2%
     4  Japan Font 2x2 by WTE                              8,1    38  21,1%  15,8%
     5  2x2reed by Bimber                                  8,1    39  15,4%  17,9%
     6  Freehand by xIII                                   7,9    34  20,6%  32,4%
     7  Japan Font 2x2 (v2) by WTE                         7,9    26  11,5%  26,9%
     8  Mayday! 3D Font by The USER                        7,7    37  18,9%  13,5%
     9  2x2weed by Bimber                                  7,7    31  16,1%  16,1%
    10  Delysid Font "Emerald" by Shine                    7,7    34  11,8%  14,7%
    11  Blackchar by Flex                                  7,7    43  11,6%  25,6%
    12  Trueman Font by Flex                               7,7    28  10,7%  21,4%
    13  Unused Character Set 2013 by Iceout                7,6    29  13,8%  10,3%
    14  Cheese! By Uka                                     7,6    32   9,4%  15,6%
    15  The Quick Brown Box by BokanoiD                    7,6    34   8,8%  20,6%
    16  No name for this font by xIII                      7,6    26   7,7%  15,4%
    17  Greychar by Flex                                   7,6    33   6,1%  21,2%
    18  old font (1998) by Leon                            7,6    33   3,0%  21,2%
    19  DVD-R by hedning                                   7,5    37  10,8%  24,3%
    20  Tiny Readable - 6x6 pixels! By Jak T Rip           7,5    31   6,5%  16,1%
    21  Delysid Font "Mirror" by Shine                     7,4    34  11,8%  11,8%
    22  CW Rounded Font 2x2 by WTE                         7,4    19  10,5%   5,3%
    23  Plain Simple 2x2 by Conrad                         7,4    29   3,4%  17,2%
    24  Small chunk by CRT                                 7,4    21   0,0%   4,8%
    25  Meet the Font by The Syndrom                       7,3    33   6,1%  12,1%
    26  Computer 2013 by Akira                             7,2    23  13,0%   4,3%
    27  1x1 Insert Coin by BokanoiD                        7,2    24   4,2%   8,3%
    28  Smallcaps font by Bud                              7,2    28   3,6%   7,1%
    29  3x3 Should Be Enough For Everyone by Wacek         7,1    29  20,7%   3,4%
    30  3x4 Pixel Font by Tao                              7,1    22  13,6%  22,7%
    31  NOP by Uka                                         7,0    33  18,2%   6,1%
    32  Xnx-Compofont by Xenox                             7,0    34  17,6%   2,9%
    33  1x3 font1 by xIII                                  7,0    32   6,3%   6,3%
    34  Booty by Akira                                     7,0    23   4,3%   8,7%
    35  2x4 font by The Meatball                           7,0    25   4,0%  12,0%
    36  4x2 Font by Tao                                    7,0    19   0,0%  10,5%
    37  2x2 Font by The MeatBall                           6,9    19   0,0%  10,5%
    38  1x2 Font by The MeatBall                           6,9    20   0,0%  10,0%
    39  Mc small by The Syndrom                            6,9    24   0,0%   8,3%
    40  WEC's 2x2 Charset by wile coyote                   6,7    30   6,7%   0,0%
    41  Futoric (Mini-)Font by Jak T Rip                   6,7    25   4,0%   4,0%
    42  3x3 charzet by Adam                                6,7    31   3,2%   6,5%
    43  2X2 Big White Font by Raffox                       6,6    31   6,5%   3,2%
    44  Save One More Tree  Fontset by Hermit             6,6    32   6,3%   0,0%
    45  Platter Font by Endurion                           6,6    32   3,1%   0,0%
    46  1X2 Font. by Nuckhead                              6,6    22   0,0%   9,1%
    47  2x1 Font by Tao                                    6,5    21   0,0%   9,5%
    48  Carved Font by Mr. SID                             6,5    20   0,0%   5,0%
    49  Eastie Boys by Rayne                               6,5    21   0,0%   4,8%
    50  Pump 1x1 Hires Interlaced Font by wile coyote      6,5    21   0,0%   4,8%
    51  Dorm Font by Nuckhead                              6,1    21   0,0%   0,0%
    52  Hook at Char by G-Fellow                           5,8    28   3,6%   3,6%
    53  4x5 PetScii Font by Monte Carlos                   5,6    29   3,4%   3,4%
    54  PetFont3x5 by Monte Carlos                         5,2    28   3,6%   0,0%
(Ranks were made by a snapshot taken right after the voting deadline, so current voting values may differ.)

User Comment
Submitted by Raffox on 20 August 2013
Same here.

User Comment
Submitted by BokanoiD on 20 August 2013
Voted fairly for all entries except my own (thanks Bepp for making this nice and easy).
Criteria: readability - completeness - aesthetics
Thanks for this great compo, nice turnout!

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 19 August 2013
Thanks bepp! Added link.

User Comment
Submitted by Nuckhead on 19 August 2013
Voting done on all entries, some talented people here :)

User Comment
Submitted by bepp on 19 August 2013
To support voting, I reused the gallery view I made for the logo compo and changed some parameters. Head over to http://www.triad.se/font/ to get your voting done! :)

User Comment
Submitted by AKiRa on 19 August 2013
With 32 attendants, each entry should have at least that amount of votes. It'd be great if each participant would be so kind to vote for each entry. I think it is our responsibility, as participants, to drive the compo to a fair voting :) Otherwise, there should never be a compo again where voting is based on CSDb ratings.

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 18 August 2013
Here are some intermediate rankings compiled earlier this day.
You still have time until August 24, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CEST to place your votes.
Some entries have very few votes which is bad to have a fair result at the end. So please place your votes!
@ xIII/WOW: I guess I made a number twist when compiling the last rankings. Sorry.
  Rank  Title                                             CSDb Votes    %10     %9     %8     
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
     1  3x3 Should Be Enough For Everyone by Wacek         9,3    11  54,5%   9,1%   9,1%
     2  Like Razors Thru Flesh by Wacek                    9,2    47  57,4%  14,9%  17,0%
     3  Japan Font 2x2 (v2) by WTE                         9,1     6  16,7%  16,7%  66,7%
     4  Sardonic by Twoflower                              8,9    21  52,4%  14,3%   4,8%
     5  3x4 Pixel Font by Tao                              8,9     8  25,0%  37,5%   0,0%
     6  Black Market by Wacek                              8,8    25  44,0%  24,0%  20,0%
     7  Japan Font 2x2 by WTE                              8,6    26  23,1%  23,1%  42,3%
     8  2x2reed by Bimber                                  8,4    21  19,0%  19,0%  38,1%
     9  Freehand by xIII                                   8,2    20  30,0%  30,0%  10,0%
    10  2x2weed by Bimber                                  8,1    19  26,3%  15,8%  21,1%
    11  CW Rounded Font 2x2 by WTE                         8,0     6  16,7%  16,7%  33,3%
    12  Blackchar by Flex                                  8,0    29  13,8%  34,5%  27,6%
    13  No name for this font by xIII                      7,9    13  15,4%   7,7%  53,8%
    14  Tiny Readable - 6x6 pixels! By Jak T Rip           7,9    18  11,1%  16,7%  22,2%
    15  Greychar by Flex                                   7,9    19  10,5%  15,8%  31,6%
    16  Mayday! 3D Font by The USER                        7,8    28  25,0%  14,3%  17,9%
    17  NOP by Uka                                         7,8    17  23,5%  11,8%  17,6%
    18  Cheese! By Uka                                     7,8    17  11,8%  23,5%  11,8%
    19  Delysid Font "Emerald" by Shine                    7,7    21  19,0%   4,8%  19,0%
    20  Unused Character Set 2013 by Iceout                7,7    17  17,6%  11,8%  17,6%
    21  Computer 2013 by Akira                             7,6    11  18,2%   9,1%  27,3%
    22  Delysid Font "Mirror" by Shine                     7,6    22  13,6%  13,6%  31,8%
    23  DVD-R by hedning                                   7,6    25  12,0%  28,0%  28,0%
    24  Meet the Font by The Syndrom                       7,6    20  10,0%  15,0%  25,0%
    25  old font (1998) by Leon                            7,6    19   5,3%  21,1%  26,3%
    26  1x1 Insert Coin by BokanoiD                        7,5     9  11,1%  11,1%  44,4%
    27  1x3 font1 by xIII                                  7,5    18  11,1%  11,1%  27,8%
    28  Booty by Akira                                     7,5    13   7,7%  15,4%  23,1%
    29  The Quick Brown Box by BokanoiD                    7,4    22   9,1%  22,7%  22,7%
    30  Plain Simple 2x2 by Conrad                         7,4    17   5,9%  11,8%  47,1%
    31  Smallcaps font by Bud                              7,4    18   5,6%   5,6%  55,6%
    32  Xnx-Compofont by Xenox                             7,3    24  20,8%   8,3%   8,3%
    33  Small chunk by CRT                                 7,3    11   0,0%   9,1%  63,6%
    34  2x4 font by The Meatball                           7,2    14   7,1%  21,4%  14,3%
    35  Futoric (Mini-)Font by Jak T Rip                   7,2    14   7,1%   7,1%  14,3%
    36  2x1 Font by Tao                                    7,2     7   0,0%  28,6%  28,6%
    37  WEC's 2x2 Charset by wile coyote                   7,1    19  10,5%   0,0%  15,8%
    38  3x3 charzet by Adam                                7,1    19   5,3%  10,5%  31,6%
    39  Mc small by The Syndrom                            7,0    12   0,0%   8,3%  16,7%
    40  Save One More Tree  Fontset by Hermit             6,9    19  10,5%   0,0%  10,5%
    41  Platter Font by Endurion                           6,8    18   5,6%   0,0%  27,8%
    42  Trueman Font by Flex                               6,8    15   0,0%  33,3%  13,3%
    43  1X2 Font. by Nuckhead                              6,8    12   0,0%   8,3%  25,0%
    44  2X2 Big White Font by Raffox                       6,7    16   6,3%   6,3%  18,8%
    45  4x2 Font by Tao                                    6,7     6   0,0%  33,3%   0,0%
    46  Carved Font by Mr. SID                             6,7    11   0,0%   0,0%  18,2%
    47  Pump 1x1 Hires Interlaced Font by wile coyote      6,6     9   0,0%  11,1%  22,2%
    48  Eastie Boys by Rayne                               6,6    11   0,0%   9,1%   9,1%
    49  Dorm Font by Nuckhead                              6,6    12   0,0%   0,0%  25,0%
    50  2x2 Font by The MeatBall                           6,5     6   0,0%   0,0%  16,7%
    51  1x2 Font by The MeatBall                           6,4     6   0,0%   0,0%  33,3%
    52  4x5 PetScii Font by Monte Carlos                   6,1    17   5,9%   5,9%  11,8%
    53  Hook at Char by G-Fellow                           5,9    18   5,6%   5,6%   0,0%
    54  PetFont3x5 by Monte Carlos                         5,5    16   6,3%   0,0%   0,0%

User Comment
Submitted by The MeatBall on 18 August 2013
Now, if only CSDb had a "Your vote" column to the far right for these compos, now I have to check every single entry to see if I've voted or not...

User Comment
Submitted by AKiRa on 10 August 2013
Ugh I just found out about the compo. Time to get busy :D

User Comment
Submitted by xIII on 9 August 2013
I think the ranking are not correct but I understand its not the final rankings.
My font 'freehand' is in 30th spot with 6.8 points but it never got lower CSDB points then 8.5.

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 7 August 2013
Here we go with some intermediate rankings. 10 days to go until deadline!
Quite less votes by now but many participants for summer gap! GREAT!
Please vote! Many votes is the only way to get a fair result.
  Rank  Title                                CSDb  Votes %10    %9     %8     
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     1  Like Razors Thru Flesh by Wacek       9,2    42  59,5%  14,3%  14,3%
     2  Sardonic by Twoflower                 9,2    13  53,8%  30,8%   0,0%
     3  Japan Font 2x2 by WTE                 8,7    22  22,7%  27,3%  40,9%
     4  2x2reed by Bimber                     8,5    14  28,6%  28,6%  21,4%
     5  2x2weed by Bimber                     8,4    13  30,8%  23,1%   7,7%
     6  Blackchar by Flex                     8,3    25  16,0%  40,0%  28,0%
     7  Tiny Readable - 6x6 pixels! By Jak    8,2    12  16,7%  25,0%  25,0%
     8  Delysid Font "Emerald" by Shine       8,1    16  25,0%   6,3%  25,0%
     9  Greychar by Flex                      8,1    14  14,3%  14,3%  42,9%
    10  Mayday! 3D Font by The USER           8,0    23  30,4%  17,4%  21,7%
    11  Delysid Font "Mirror" by Shine        7,8    19  15,8%  15,8%  31,6%
    12  1x3 font1 by xIII                     7,8    14  14,3%  14,3%  21,4%
    13  Meet the Font by The Syndrom          7,8    17  11,8%  11,8%  23,5%
    14  DVD-R by hedning                      7,7    21  14,3%  28,6%  28,6%
    15  Unused Character Set 2013 by Iceout   7,6    14  21,4%   7,1%  21,4%
    16  Futoric (Mini-)Font by Jak T Rip      7,6    11   9,1%   9,1%   9,1%
    17  Plain Simple 2x2 by Conrad            7,6    14   7,1%  14,3%  50,0%
    18  old font (1998) by Leon               7,6    16   6,3%  25,0%  25,0%
    19  Xnx-Compofont by Xenox                7,5    18  22,2%   5,6%  11,1%
    20  NOP by Uka                            7,5    14  21,4%   7,1%  14,3%
    21  The Quick Brown Box by BokanoiD       7,5    17  11,8%  23,5%  23,5%
    22  1x2 font1 by xIII                     7,5    16   6,3%   6,3%  43,8%
    23  Mc small by The Syndrom               7,4     9   0,0%  11,1%  11,1%
    24  3x3 charzet by Adam                   7,3    16   6,3%  12,5%  31,3%
    25  WEC's 2x2 Charset by wile coyote      7,2    14   7,1%   0,0%  14,3%
    26  Eastie Boys by Rayne                  7,0     7   0,0%  14,3%  14,3%
    27  Dorm Font by Nuckhead                 7,0     9   0,0%   0,0%  33,3%
    28  Carved Font by Mr. SID                7,0     8   0,0%   0,0%  25,0%
    29  Platter Font by Endurion              6,9    15   6,7%   0,0%  33,3%
    30  Freehand by xIII                      6,8    13  30,8%  30,8%  15,4%
    31  Save One More Tree  Fontset by Her   6,8    16  12,5%   0,0%   6,3%
    32  2X2 Big White Font by Raffox          6,8    13   7,7%   7,7%  23,1%
    33  Trueman Font by Flex                  6,8    12   0,0%  41,7%   8,3%
    34  2x4 font by The Meatball              6,8     9   0,0%  33,3%  11,1%
    35  1X2 Font. by Nuckhead                 6,8     8   0,0%  12,5%  37,5%
    36  4x5 PetScii Font by Monte Carlos      6,4    14   7,1%   7,1%  14,3%
    37  Hook at Char by G-Fellow              5,9    15   6,7%   6,7%   0,0%
    38  Delysid Font "Rune" by Shine          5,7     9  11,1%   0,0%  11,1%
    39  PetFont3x5 by Monte Carlos            5,4    13   7,7%   0,0%   0,0%

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 7 August 2013
@DGGR: A bit too close to deadline to change rules. Maybe next time (if there is one).
@All: I am missing drama in this compo... anyone gonna start? ;)

User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 5 August 2013
"No mixed HiRes/Multicolor Charsets"? Why?

I think there was no font ever done using this technique.
Can we also scrap that limitation please to free up some creativity? ;-) Slixed FTW! http://c64.blog2t.net/slixed/

User Comment
Submitted by Case on 30 July 2013
Can anyone recommend a tool to use on OS X for font creation?

User Comment
Submitted by wacek on 30 July 2013
@Cresh: this book is of course an author's reply to You're Just My Type ;)

User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 30 July 2013
The winner of this compo will get this (nice!) book from me:



http://www.simongarfield.com/pages/books/just_my_type.htm

User Comment
Submitted by G-Fellow on 29 July 2013
I guess we have soon enough new intro tunes and fonts for the next years!
I know what Didi does and I like it, even Didi do not intend this. I hope to see this and the other competitions every year now and some more!

I give Fairlight a demo idea: 'The C64 Scene in 50 years'.

User Comment
Submitted by user on 24 July 2013
@Six I use Cuneiform 0.35 Beta with wine.

User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 23 July 2013
Great contest idea, check out http://fontstruct.com/ if you feel the lack of inspiration :)

User Comment
Submitted by Six on 23 July 2013
Can anyone suggest a good editor for linux that supports 1x2 and 2x2?

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 19 July 2013
@The Gothicman: Found another example for a 1x4 charset:
http://intros.c64.org/main.php?module=showintro&iid=3687

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 19 July 2013
ATTENTION!

Changed the rules a bit due to too much confusion with the color rules. Hope this makes things clear now.
Check out the changed parts in the first comment below (marked with * or striked through).

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 18 July 2013
@The USER: It's not allowed to use different colors within a single HiRes char in the presentation.

User Comment
Submitted by user on 16 July 2013
So my question here is, is it allowed to colorize the presentation screen? And it is only forbidden to mix Hires and Multicolor through the coloram?

User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 15 July 2013
@Flex: That's the CharROM C=Font y5stretched, quite readable, however :)

User Comment
Submitted by Flex on 15 July 2013
Didi & Gothicman: check the intro of (B)arty-Demo for a narrow (1x4 or 1x5?) high charset.

User Comment
Submitted by user on 11 July 2013
i can imagine something like an 1x2 that reflects/mirrors in full length to an 1x4.

User Comment
Submitted by The Gothicman on 11 July 2013
I don't doubt you've seen that.
But I'd like to take a look, if you remember where you've seen it...

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 11 July 2013
@Gothicman: I've seen an intro with a very high thin charset. I'm not sure if it was 1x4 or only 1x3.

User Comment
Submitted by The Gothicman on 11 July 2013
@Didi:
"1x4"... ???

I just wonder, what this would look like!?
Are there any viewable examples? :)

User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 11 July 2013
special award for managing retroactive unrelease in the second entry goes to g-fellow.

now that he got the trophy, you dont have to do it for other entries. really.

User Comment
Submitted by The Shadow on 11 July 2013
What a cool compo :)

User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 11 July 2013
i am fine with the rules as they are, and will hopefully have time to create something later

User Comment
Submitted by user on 11 July 2013
I would love it too, if the color restrictions would go away next time. It was standard to design an font (even in scrollers) halved horizontaly by the colorram. And if you show your work without an good example, the audience could only hardly decide if it is better than another. The most user will vote without downloading and only decide by the screenshot and favourite group anyway.

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Submitted by Hein on 11 July 2013
@Didi: Yes, I've made many 4x4 and bigger fonts in a level editor, it was not called 'bigger than 2x2 font editor'.

Alas, was just trying, maybe next charset compo you'll reconsider the mixed multi/hires mode, but that does require color RAM. :)

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Submitted by Didi on 10 July 2013
@Hein: Maybe. But we are not talking about designing levels here. It's about making something readable using letters.
@All: Continue having fun about digging for holes in the rules instead of doing something reasonable. It's been always easier to criticise other's work than producing something on your own. I tried to give a clear ruleset as always. Accept them, or don't participate. Especially with fonts it might be hard to create something unique after all the years.

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Submitted by Hein on 10 July 2013
playing around with standard charset mode (including the glorious mixed multi/hires mode) is what many (level) editors support, out of the box. CharPad V1.8.3 for instance.

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Submitted by Didi on 10 July 2013
This competition is about the charsets/fonts. Animation and playing around with colors is what a coder makes out of them.

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Submitted by Hein on 10 July 2013
"Only simple hires or multicolor mode is allowed (no color splits or different color RAM settings)."

Why no to color RAM, but yes to sprites? I think playing with color RAM (in charset mode) is a great enrichment for a digital designer on c64.

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Submitted by Count Zero on 10 July 2013
Out of curiosity as I always liked animated charset characters though they might be waste of space on the $0800: allowed?
A displayer would likely show at least such things as effect next to the full charset though, hm? :)

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Submitted by Groepaz on 10 July 2013
"Max. 3 entries per participant. Entries might be taken back from the compo until deadline. That means if you want to remove one of your works from the compo to make space for another entry from you, this can be done until deadline."
mind you, this does NOT mean you can retroactively unrelease those entries and delete them from csdb. dont upload what you dont want to release.

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Submitted by Didi on 10 July 2013
Half size fonts are close to unreadable on real monitor, but if you like to...

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Submitted by TheRyk on 10 July 2013
Just to go on people's nerves or to encourage 80 chars fans: are 0.5x1 fonts also welcome? ;)

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Submitted by Didi on 10 July 2013
Yes, proportionals are OK.

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Submitted by Cresh on 10 July 2013
Just to be sure. Are proportional fonts ok?

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Submitted by Shine on 10 July 2013
Cool idea! Can't wait to see some nice and NEW! charsets ;)

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Submitted by Didi on 10 July 2013
This compo is based on a proposal by The USER and I never heard about an event like this, so why not have some fun with it.

THE RULES:
- Has to fit into one charset block ($0800 bytes)
- Has to contain at least all 26 letters to write english language + blank. Other chars are optional.
- Has to be readable.
- Dimensions are free (1x1, 2x2, 1x4, etc.)
- May be charset mode or even sprites.
- Only simple hires or multicolor mode is allowed (no color splits or different color RAM settings).

* No coded splits are allowed (e.g. changes in $d021).
* Different color RAM settings for HiRes fonts are OK in the advanced presentation but the font has to be displayed once completely in single color, that means 1 complete letter in 1 color only.
* No mixed HiRes/Multicolor Charsets.
- Should be posted as executable file with a displayer that shows all chars. (Please no fancy movements, raster underlays, color splits, animations, etc. This is no coding compo.)
- Ripping other's charsets or using derivates of the ROM charset is lame. Please only post own work.
- Compo entries are not allowed to have been used in any public production before.
- Max. 3 entries per participant. Entries might be taken back from the compo until deadline. That means if you want to remove one of your works from the compo to make space for another entry from you, this can be done until deadline.

Deadline for entry submission is August 17, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CEST.
Voting closes one week later at August 24, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CEST.
Voting platform is CSDb, therefore entries have to be posted here.
Entries will be ranked by weighted average of CSDb votes. Entries with the same weighted average are ranked by their percentages of 10s, 9s, etc.

No prices to win, just the fame.

Happy pixeling!
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