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Introduction

Those who want to use pixel fonts, or even more detailed fonts can get a lot of trouble when aiming for the perfection of the font visuals.
Rpg Maker can blurry and add an outline to your fonts. This plugin solves this problem, letting you use a bitmap font(a .png file) like a sprite sheet, which lets your fonts be rendered more faithful.

Features

• Add bitmap font to your game.
• Choose the size of the space between characters.
• Choose the size of the space
• Choose the characters(letters) your bitmap will use.
• Choose if you want to smooth or not the font.

How to use

This is not the technical "Bitmap font".
This bitmap font is created like a sprite sheet, in a png file using a single row.
The height of this png file will determine the size that a character can occupy on the lines.
The default line height of the RPG Maker is 36. So try to keep under this(Unless you have another plugin that can change this value)

The width of the file doesn't matter. Can be any size, but you must create this in a way that each character will be on his grid.
You don't need to worry about center them on the grid, they just need to be inside.
The plugin will auto calculate the width of each letter.

In the plugin parameters, there is a field where you can list all characters that this bitmap font has.
So, they need to be in the same order that your bitmap is.

Still, in plugin parameters, you can change the size in pixels that will exist between characters and also the blank space size when using the "spacebar" key.
If you are using some pixelated fonts, you can choose to remove the smooth effect that RPG Maker has by default.

Terms of Use
https://www.hakuenstudio.com/rpg-maker/terms-of-use

DOWNLOAD
There is a demo and a free version to download.
Eli_BitmapFont.js

Update Log
Version 1.1.0 - 07/12/2021
- Fixed a problem that was not calculating text height properly.
- Add an option to render the blank space with the "spacebar" key as a bitmap.
Version 1.0.1 - 07/02/2021
- Performance improvements
- Fixed a problem with the align command of Eli Message Actions
Version 1.0.0 - 06/20/2021
- Plugin release!
 
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Version 1.1.0 - 07/12/2021
- Fixed a problem that was not calculating text height properly.
- Add an option to render the blank space with the "spacebar" key as a bitmap.

Space bar as a blank space:
Blank space false.PNG

Space bar as a bitmap:
Blank space true.PNG
 

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Version 2.0.0 - 08/11/2021
- Need Eli Book 4.0.0 now.
 

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Silly question, but how do you use this? I downloaded, added it to the plugin list, added the png file, added to all windows and scene, but it is not showing the file.
 

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Silly question, but how do you use this? I downloaded, added it to the plugin list, added the png file, added to all windows and scene, but it is not showing the file.
Hi there!

You really don't need to add it to all scenes and windows. You only need to do that, if you have multiple bitmaps and want to show a specific one into a scene or window. Otherwise, your game will take the the first bitmap font as default.

But for me to be able to help you more, I will need some screenshots of your plugin parameter. Can you send me that?

Also, did you try make your setup on the demo? The demo has everything already setting up. If you are using the PRO version, you just need to copy and paste the PRO version on the plugin folder of the demo and turn off the free version on the plugin manager.
 

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