Some books need better line breaking

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Some books need better line breaking

Post by Aeuc » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:19 pm

I've taken a short break from running from town to town looking for non clickies. It is a mind numbing experience, but I'll go back to it in a few days. I've been doing a bit of dungeon crawling and have looted some books that had trailing text off the screen and needs better line breaking or word wrapping. Figured I would post page photos here as I find more of such books.

Brief History of the Empire Part 1 (This book has a few pages with off screen text, here is one page)
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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Aeuc » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:23 pm

Banker's Bet (This book has one page with off screen text and some weird spacing)
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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Interkarma » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:29 pm

This is a bug in Daggerfall's game data, not a bug in Daggerfall Unity. You will see the same output in classic. In this way, Daggerfall Unity is actually operating with pixel-perfect output. :)

It would be awesome if someone could reformat the book data some day, though.

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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Aeuc » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:33 pm

Hmm.. I remember a Daggerfall book editor existed at one time, I'll check into this.

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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Interkarma » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:19 pm

I seem to remember someone made a start on this a while back, but I can't find the thread right now. It seems to be abandoned in any case, if it's something you want to take on.

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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Aeuc » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:52 pm

My OCD can't let this go, lol. I've started editing and have fixed the issues with The Brief History of the Empire, Part 1. There were two consistent problems throughout the book file. First, many lines exceeded the 65 character limit and sometimes the indenting of a new paragraph was appended to an existing line instead of being a new line of its own. Give me a few days to edit these books and I'll zip them up and post a download link. :)

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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Interkarma » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:06 am

That would be awesome! We can add this to the mods page.

The easiest way for end users to install would be to place fixed files in their arena2\books folder (overwriting the badly formatted books), but it should be possible to leverage asset injection for this also.

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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Aeuc » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:44 am

Yeah, basically users can unzip to the location of arena2\books then overwrite files. Though, I may start work on an unofficial patcher if you developers and the community wouldn't mind. The patcher, once run would automatically overwrite some cosmetic errors that existed in Daggerfall classic. The idea would be to download and install Daggerfall Unity, then run the patcher once, then play. These book fixes seem more like a fix than a mod, but I'm open minded. The book fixes are looking nice, I currently have five done and have checked them in game. I'll keep you posted. :)

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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Interkarma » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:47 am

Yep, happy for this to be considered a fix for classic data rather than a mod for Daggerfall Unity. Let's see what you cook up. :)

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Re: Some books need better line breaking

Post by Aeuc » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:58 am

Here is a preview of a fixed page from The Brief History of the Empire, Part 1 ;)
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