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Offline Glenmael

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[IC] Earfbound (Confirming Vendor)
« on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 05:57:30 »
* [Update] Earfbuond is back and in motion to be run through old school methods and dedicated proxies around APAC, EU and the Americas - watch this space.

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Hey all,

This is my first foray into keycap design (read; I have no idea what I'm doing), and what better way to begin than to pay homage to one of the all time greats...that is, Earthfbound!

My inspiration starts from the amazing wallpaper I've been staring at over the past month:
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I know this may not suit everyone, but I've given it a crack non the less and came up with the following (version 6):

Material: ABS (Doubleshot)
Profile: DSA
Mount: Cherry MX
Color Codes: BED, GFE, VBV, YW, RDA
Font: Engravers’ Gothic (Modern Selectric http://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-modern-selectric-keyset/)

Note; International kits will be in Dye-Sub on Signature Plastics' standard font

Main Set:
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Child Deals:
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 Alternate Modifiers Kit
 
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 Alternate Layout Kit
 
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 Planck/ATOMIC Layout Kit
 
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 Alternate Arrows Kit
 
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 Homing Kit
 
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  Added Planck/ATOMIC set
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  Added blue/green ESC key to Alternate Modifiers Kit
  Added Alternate Arrows Kit
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  Added 'SMAAAASH!!' key to Novelties Kit
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  Added 'Crater' ESC to Alternate Modifiers Kit
  Added 'SMAAAASH!!' color options to novelties
  Added Homing Kit
  Added International (Cyrillic/UK/DE/DK/ES/FI/SW/IT/NO) Kits
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  Added x1.25 Novelities
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  Added SP color chips for reference
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  Added renders (HUGE thanks to the main man KingRama for the renders)
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  Added DSA pricing
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  Removed DSA pricing (will need to be re-negotiated depending on distributor)
  Added Massdrop interest check
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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 06:04:01 »
Looks sweet! :) I'd love a planck kit, as well as european kit / one kit for each country! Check out granite; it managed the child deals extremely well! :)

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 06:23:17 »
Really like it. The colorway is pretty gorgeous, although the lavender could be used a bit more. Two small things, there should be a Blue/green escape key, and mono legend arrow keys.
    

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 06:37:43 »
This looks great, my only issue personally is I'm not a huge fan of the font on the caps.
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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 06:38:16 »
I think it looks great.

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 07:04:29 »
Looks sweet! :) I'd love a planck kit, as well as european kit / one kit for each country! Check out granite; it managed the child deals extremely well! :)

Thanks! I've added a Planck/Atomic kit. The internationals however may take some time as I'll need to manually find/configure all the varying characters, you wouldn't happen to have a template anywhere would you? :)

Really like it. The colorway is pretty gorgeous, although the lavender could be used a bit more. Two small things, there should be a Blue/green escape key, and mono legend arrow keys.

Cheers! Well the only lavender I had to work with was the roof of the house :)~

I've added the mono legend arrows and moved them to a specific 'Alternate Arrows Kit' as well as the blue/green escape key.


This looks great, my only issue personally is I'm not a huge fan of the font on the caps.


The font is for representative (?) purposes only, and will more closely resemble say the recent Modern Selectric set (http://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-modern-selectric-keyset/)

Do you have another font in mind?

I think it looks great.

Thanks!  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 07:43:04 »

This looks great, my only issue personally is I'm not a huge fan of the font on the caps.


The font is for representative (?) purposes only, and will more closely resemble say the recent Modern Selectric set (http://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-modern-selectric-keyset/)

Do you have another font in mind?


Ah okay. I'm a big fan of the Modern Selectric font, so if that's what you choose than I'm a fan!
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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 07:43:57 »
I like this. Man, there's loads of SA profile keycaps in my "to acquire" list. Stay calm wallet...

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 08:06:05 »
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this set. It looks good so far, but I have to say I would love to see a 'SMAAAASH!' key as a replacement for enter or something (perhaps in the novelty kit).

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 08:49:08 »
yup, i like it

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 09:54:22 »
great idea!
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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 11:09:55 »
Fantastic! Still haven't played it, even though I own the entire Mother series in cartridge format.  :p

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 11:21:45 »
Looks sweet! :) I'd love a planck kit, as well as european kit / one kit for each country! Check out granite; it managed the child deals extremely well! :)

Thanks! I've added a Planck/Atomic kit. The internationals however may take some time as I'll need to manually find/configure all the varying characters, you wouldn't happen to have a template anywhere would you? :)
Here's how granite did it; you'd need an ISO enter + shift as well!

This would cover a majority of european users! :) If you search up mito DSA Sci-Fi you can see that he had a specific deal for each country; your choice how you want to keep it! :)

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 12:30:55 »
Looks sweet! :) I'd love a planck kit, as well as european kit / one kit for each country! Check out granite; it managed the child deals extremely well! :)

Thanks! I've added a Planck/Atomic kit. The internationals however may take some time as I'll need to manually find/configure all the varying characters, you wouldn't happen to have a template anywhere would you? :)
Here's how granite did it; you'd need an ISO enter + shift as well!
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This would cover a majority of european users! :) If you search up mito DSA Sci-Fi you can see that he had a specific deal for each country; your choice how you want to keep it! :)

As someone who would actually buy an international kit, I would dramatically prefer separate deals for each country. I know its not always feasible because of concerns around demand, but it's a lot more expensive to have to buy a whole kit with a lot of keys I'm not going to use.
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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 14:22:09 »
I'll be passing on this since it's all Row 3 SA ( :( ), but I love the inspiration.   :thumb:   The resulting set ends up looking a bit like Calm Depths meets HyperFuse, which is nice, though I'd probably change the color of the mod legends as they seem to stand out a bit too much in my opinion.  The alphas have complementary blues while the mods have contrasting purple/beige.  Just my 2 cents though.  :)

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 14:53:02 »
It's a shame it'd be SA

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 14:54:22 »
It's a happiness it'd be SA

Fixed that for you.

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 14:59:52 »
It's a happiness it'd be SA

Fixed that for you.
Nope. The height of R1 and the profile overall lend itself to easily introducing lateral force on the switch and increasing friction. Unless you adapt to the profile for the aesthetic appeal (it is very striking), I personally haven't found an SA set that I enjoy using.

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 15:09:49 »
Damn I loved that game..

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 16:48:32 »
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this set. It looks good so far, but I have to say I would love to see a 'SMAAAASH!' key as a replacement for enter or something (perhaps in the novelty kit).

'SMAAAASH!' key added :)

Looks sweet! :) I'd love a planck kit, as well as european kit / one kit for each country! Check out granite; it managed the child deals extremely well! :)

Thanks! I've added a Planck/Atomic kit. The internationals however may take some time as I'll need to manually find/configure all the varying characters, you wouldn't happen to have a template anywhere would you? :)
Here's how granite did it; you'd need an ISO enter + shift as well!
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This would cover a majority of european users! :) If you search up mito DSA Sci-Fi you can see that he had a specific deal for each country; your choice how you want to keep it! :)

Thanks for the info, I'll try get to this at some stage after work =) to be honest I'm wanting it as fair as possible, so a deal for each country sounds good!

I'll be passing on this since it's all Row 3 SA ( :( ), but I love the inspiration.   :thumb:   The resulting set ends up looking a bit like Calm Depths meets HyperFuse, which is nice, though I'd probably change the color of the mod legends as they seem to stand out a bit too much in my opinion.  The alphas have complementary blues while the mods have contrasting purple/beige.  Just my 2 cents though.  :)

Would it make any difference if it was varying profile SA? :P

I've made a little 'contrast' comparison (see below), don't think I can make it 'darker' without it looking somewhat 'dirty':


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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 16:59:47 »
Ugh, Joker + Dasher/Dancer, + Dusk, and now this?  My wallet can only take so much.  I like the color scheme so I'm going to keep an eye on this one and see how things go with time and wallet.

Time to bump up the beer money generation, I guess ;)

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 19:05:41 »
I'll be passing on this since it's all Row 3 SA ( :( ), but I love the inspiration.   :thumb:   The resulting set ends up looking a bit like Calm Depths meets HyperFuse, which is nice, though I'd probably change the color of the mod legends as they seem to stand out a bit too much in my opinion.  The alphas have complementary blues while the mods have contrasting purple/beige.  Just my 2 cents though.  :)

Would it make any difference if it was varying profile SA? :P

I've made a little 'contrast' comparison (see below), don't think I can make it 'darker' without it looking somewhat 'dirty':

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Yes it would.  :D  I wouldn't mind another sculpted SA set, but all row 3 just wasn't for me. 

The more I look at it, the more the current mod colors grow on me.  So maybe it isn't as big of a deal as I originally made out.  But I am curious why you went with the beige to begin with?  I don't see that color theme in the original inspiration picture, so I'm just curious.  :)  That said, pulling more colors from the original picture, have you tried a color similar to the "cliff" colors as the base for the mods?  Seems to be a more neutral tone to me.  Though at that point the set is largely blue/grey, which is both a little less exciting and more like Calm Depths, which I don't think is the right choice.  Hmm.  (pardon my rambling :)) )

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 19:38:01 »
I'll be passing on this since it's all Row 3 SA ( :( ), but I love the inspiration.   :thumb:   The resulting set ends up looking a bit like Calm Depths meets HyperFuse, which is nice, though I'd probably change the color of the mod legends as they seem to stand out a bit too much in my opinion.  The alphas have complementary blues while the mods have contrasting purple/beige.  Just my 2 cents though.  :)

Would it make any difference if it was varying profile SA? :P

I've made a little 'contrast' comparison (see below), don't think I can make it 'darker' without it looking somewhat 'dirty':

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Yes it would.  :D  I wouldn't mind another sculpted SA set, but all row 3 just wasn't for me. 

The more I look at it, the more the current mod colors grow on me.  So maybe it isn't as big of a deal as I originally made out.  But I am curious why you went with the beige to begin with?  I don't see that color theme in the original inspiration picture, so I'm just curious.  :)  That said, pulling more colors from the original picture, have you tried a color similar to the "cliff" colors as the base for the mods?  Seems to be a more neutral tone to me.  Though at that point the set is largely blue/grey, which is both a little less exciting and more like Calm Depths, which I don't think is the right choice.  Hmm.  (pardon my rambling :)) )

:) well I was tossing up between row 3 or 1-1-2-3-4-4 (with SP row 3 Shift and Space Bar), your thoughts?

The beige was as 'close' as I could get to the browney/rocky(grey?) cliff colors without looking too 'dirty' and with what the ABS color palette allows. I tried quite a few varients to make it suitable enough to the cliff and still look good with the violet legends. Hope that made some sense  ;D 

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 20:08:22 »
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this set. It looks good so far, but I have to say I would love to see a 'SMAAAASH!' key as a replacement for enter or something (perhaps in the novelty kit).

'SMAAAASH!' key added :)


It's beautiful but, and this is my fault, 'SMAAAASH!!' should have two exclamation points.
I seriously can't wait to see how this turns out - Earthbound is just an amazing game and I loved it when I was younger.

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 20:54:01 »
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this set. It looks good so far, but I have to say I would love to see a 'SMAAAASH!' key as a replacement for enter or something (perhaps in the novelty kit).

'SMAAAASH!' key added :)


It's beautiful but, and this is my fault, 'SMAAAASH!!' should have two exclamation points.
I seriously can't wait to see how this turns out - Earthbound is just an amazing game and I loved it when I was younger.

No problems at all, easy fix :)

I'll also add a few more color options to align with the other novelties.

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 23:00:44 »
Looks sweet! :) I'd love a planck kit, as well as european kit / one kit for each country! Check out granite; it managed the child deals extremely well! :)

Thanks! I've added a Planck/Atomic kit. The internationals however may take some time as I'll need to manually find/configure all the varying characters, you wouldn't happen to have a template anywhere would you? :)
Here's how granite did it; you'd need an ISO enter + shift as well!
Show Image

This would cover a majority of european users! :) If you search up mito DSA Sci-Fi you can see that he had a specific deal for each country; your choice how you want to keep it! :)

As someone who would actually buy an international kit, I would dramatically prefer separate deals for each country. I know its not always feasible because of concerns around demand, but it's a lot more expensive to have to buy a whole kit with a lot of keys I'm not going to use.

Separate options added :)

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 07 October 2015, 23:51:31 »
I'd like to see the novelties also in the modifier bottom row personally.
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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 08 October 2015, 00:17:33 »
I'd like to see the novelties also in the modifier bottom row personally.

Done! I'm unsure of how many novelties are 'allowed' so we may need to split them if it becomes too costly :)

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 16 October 2015, 19:46:37 »
I'd be all about this! I'm a huge EB fan.  I'm gonna be keeping a close eye on this.

Here's something I made a few months ago when I was bored.
http://i.imgur.com/b0JTcuq.jpg

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« Reply #29 on: Sat, 17 October 2015, 01:59:20 »
I'd be all about this! I'm a huge EB fan.  I'm gonna be keeping a close eye on this.

Here's something I made a few months ago when I was bored.
http://i.imgur.com/b0JTcuq.jpg

Awesome! here's hoping you have awesome skillz in 3D rendering  :p

I'm trying to stay away from anything proprietary e.g. the ESC key in your image, as SP has some strict rules around producing anything copyrighted (...I think :|)

From one fan to another, I hope we can make this happen :)

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 11:16:50 »
this

this could be REALLY dope

I haven't purchased anything besides a Cherry or OEM profile set in forever. If this moves forward it will be my first SA set.


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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 11:26:25 »
non related- is this from the game "to the moon"?

btw the set looks great.

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 11:27:20 »
non related- is this from the game "to the moon"?

btw the set looks great.


It's EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan).

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 12:15:51 »
The novelties kit look really good. Can you separate the image when I click on the image it just make it even smaller.

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 12:18:23 »
Huge Earthbound fan, this set is great. I love the novelties set. So many awesome sets in this forum.

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 13:35:51 »
I would love this set especiallly in all row 3

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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 13:56:59 »
Just noticed this. The colors are great . But there's too many keysets on the horizon....!

I need more keyboards to put these on. And a bigger wallet.

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 14:48:59 »
I like, I like it a lot. Nice colours ^:)


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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 15:29:48 »
this

this could be REALLY dope

I haven't purchased anything besides a Cherry or OEM profile set in forever. If this moves forward it will be my first SA set.


Cheers dude, there are plenty of SA sets around these days, I'm hoping to let this simmer (while I work out how to actually get it off the ground) until the proper shift keys are sorted out with SP (PMK) so we get a nice 'properly' sculpted SA set  :thumb:

I would love this set especiallly in all row 3

See above hehe

Huge Earthbound fan, this set is great. I love the novelties set. So many awesome sets in this forum.

Yeah it's great to see so many people getting interested in this hobby, I used to be a full time lurker and am glad I made the switch  :)

The novelties kit look really good. Can you separate the image when I click on the image it just make it even smaller.

Sure can, here you go:



non related- is this from the game "to the moon"?

btw the set looks great.


It's EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan).

 :thumb:

Just noticed this. The colors are great . But there's too many keysets on the horizon....!

I need more keyboards to put these on. And a bigger wallet.

Haha, cheers dude. I'm hoping to organise some color chips for SP and see how they look in real life :)

I like, I like it a lot. Nice colours ^:)



Thanks :D

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 16:45:35 »
I'm not sure what all font options are available but it might be cool exploring the one the text in the game was. I am not a 100% it would look good until it was on some renders. I am talking about the pixel style like this



or something like these



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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 18:27:47 »
I'm not sure what all font options are available but it might be cool exploring the one the text in the game was. I am not a 100% it would look good until it was on some renders. I am talking about the pixel style like this

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or something like these

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edit* added the starting alphabet

Cool idea, and maybe someone can elaborate on this but I think we are limited to a very small subset of fonts, at least with the SA profile manufactured by SP (PMK).

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 23:12:31 »
I'm not sure what all font options are available but it might be cool exploring the one the text in the game was. I am not a 100% it would look good until it was on some renders. I am talking about the pixel style like this

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or something like these

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edit* added the starting alphabet

Cool idea, and maybe someone can elaborate on this but I think we are limited to a very small subset of fonts, at least with the SA profile manufactured by SP (PMK).

Unless you want to pay for custom molds for a new font then you will be very limited when it comes to options sadly. Unless you choose to dye-sub but I highly doubt that's what you're going for.

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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 23:21:46 »
I'm not sure what all font options are available but it might be cool exploring the one the text in the game was. I am not a 100% it would look good until it was on some renders. I am talking about the pixel style like this

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or something like these

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edit* added the starting alphabet

Cool idea, and maybe someone can elaborate on this but I think we are limited to a very small subset of fonts, at least with the SA profile manufactured by SP (PMK).

Unless you want to pay for custom molds for a new font then you will be very limited when it comes to options sadly. Unless you choose to dye-sub but I highly doubt that's what you're going for.

Thanks for the clarification.

Yeah not thinking dye-sub would be a popular option :(

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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 23:36:49 »
I'm not sure what all font options are available but it might be cool exploring the one the text in the game was. I am not a 100% it would look good until it was on some renders. I am talking about the pixel style like this

Show Image


or something like these

Show Image


edit* added the starting alphabet

Cool idea, and maybe someone can elaborate on this but I think we are limited to a very small subset of fonts, at least with the SA profile manufactured by SP (PMK).

Unless you want to pay for custom molds for a new font then you will be very limited when it comes to options sadly. Unless you choose to dye-sub but I highly doubt that's what you're going for.

Thanks for the clarification.

Yeah not thinking dye-sub would be a popular option :(

No problem, I'd definitely go with double shot as well. People aren't too big of a fan of dye sub since they don't last as long. Any chance of getting a render done for the set, that usually reels in a bigger crowd?

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 23:46:57 »
I'm not sure what all font options are available but it might be cool exploring the one the text in the game was. I am not a 100% it would look good until it was on some renders. I am talking about the pixel style like this

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or something like these

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edit* added the starting alphabet

Cool idea, and maybe someone can elaborate on this but I think we are limited to a very small subset of fonts, at least with the SA profile manufactured by SP (PMK).

Unless you want to pay for custom molds for a new font then you will be very limited when it comes to options sadly. Unless you choose to dye-sub but I highly doubt that's what you're going for.

Thanks for the clarification.

Yeah not thinking dye-sub would be a popular option :(

No problem, I'd definitely go with double shot as well. People aren't too big of a fan of dye sub since they don't last as long. Any chance of getting a render done for the set, that usually reels in a bigger crowd?

Yeah that's what I was thinking.

I'm in Australia and the render options (that I have found) are 50 USD, so without sounding like a tigha$$, 70 AUD for a render is steep for me at this stage, I've spent a mint this month :(

If I wasn't being spammed myself I'd knockup some roughish renders but they wouldn't be anywhere close to what the gurus produce here.

Edit; 50 USD = 70 AUD
« Last Edit: Thu, 05 November 2015, 23:58:35 by Glenmael »

Offline Steezus

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 23:51:55 »
I'm not sure what all font options are available but it might be cool exploring the one the text in the game was. I am not a 100% it would look good until it was on some renders. I am talking about the pixel style like this

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or something like these

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edit* added the starting alphabet

Cool idea, and maybe someone can elaborate on this but I think we are limited to a very small subset of fonts, at least with the SA profile manufactured by SP (PMK).

Unless you want to pay for custom molds for a new font then you will be very limited when it comes to options sadly. Unless you choose to dye-sub but I highly doubt that's what you're going for.

Thanks for the clarification.

Yeah not thinking dye-sub would be a popular option :(

No problem, I'd definitely go with double shot as well. People aren't too big of a fan of dye sub since they don't last as long. Any chance of getting a render done for the set, that usually reels in a bigger crowd?

Yeah that's what I was thinking.

I'm in Australia and the render options (that I have found) are 50 USD, so without sounding like a tigha$$, 80 AUD for a render is steep for me at this stage, I've spent a mint this month :(

If I wasn't being spammed myself I'd knockup some roughish renders but they wouldn't be anywhere close to what the gurus produce here.

Wow I always forgot about the insane currency jump from USB to AUD. I wish I could help as well, I never really got into rendering. I've been blowing up my wallet as well the past few weeks and even have more to spend in the upcoming week.

Glad to see this IC is still in motion, keep up the good work. :thumb:

Offline Glenmael

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 23:55:52 »
I'm not sure what all font options are available but it might be cool exploring the one the text in the game was. I am not a 100% it would look good until it was on some renders. I am talking about the pixel style like this

Show Image


or something like these

Show Image


edit* added the starting alphabet

Cool idea, and maybe someone can elaborate on this but I think we are limited to a very small subset of fonts, at least with the SA profile manufactured by SP (PMK).

Unless you want to pay for custom molds for a new font then you will be very limited when it comes to options sadly. Unless you choose to dye-sub but I highly doubt that's what you're going for.

Thanks for the clarification.

Yeah not thinking dye-sub would be a popular option :(

No problem, I'd definitely go with double shot as well. People aren't too big of a fan of dye sub since they don't last as long. Any chance of getting a render done for the set, that usually reels in a bigger crowd?

Yeah that's what I was thinking.

I'm in Australia and the render options (that I have found) are 50 USD, so without sounding like a tigha$$, 80 AUD for a render is steep for me at this stage, I've spent a mint this month :(

If I wasn't being spammed myself I'd knockup some roughish renders but they wouldn't be anywhere close to what the gurus produce here.

Wow I always forgot about the insane currency jump from USB to AUD. I wish I could help as well, I never really got into rendering. I've been blowing up my wallet as well the past few weeks and even have more to spend in the upcoming week.

Glad to see this IC is still in motion, keep up the good work. :thumb:

Haha yeah it's a real killer :( I'll be ok though :P

I'll definitely revisit the render and again, if I have to do some dodgy mock-ups then so be it :)

Cheers  :)

Offline Weltschmerz

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 09 November 2015, 02:57:51 »
Looks like a pretty awesome set. I'd like to see the legend color and cap color reversed though, I think the lighter blue/green with the darker font would look superb.

Offline Glenmael

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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 09 November 2015, 04:20:52 »
Looks like a pretty awesome set. I'd like to see the legend color and cap color reversed though, I think the lighter blue/green with the darker font would look superb.

Appreciate the suggestions, the reason I didn't go the lighter option is I thought it would like too much like the Jukebox SA set.


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Re: [IC] Earfbound
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 09 November 2015, 04:46:33 »
I like the colors, not sure about the modifier legends myself, but overall it really looks nice.  :thumb:


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