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Sierra fonts

Post by the_doctor » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:39 pm

Tawnis was curious if there was a truetype font that looked like the writing from Quest for Glory. I couldn't find one but found a nifty flash site that lets you create fonts and save them to your computer. so i made one ...

http://www.filedropper.com/gloryquest

After that I decided to make two more, one based from KQ4's writing and the other from PQ3.

http://www.filedropper.com/kinglyquest
http://www.filedropper.com/copquest

They are very small at your normal 8, 9 or 10pt, you have to crank it up into high teens or low 20 point to really see them well. But for a cheap web app creation, not too shabby.

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Re: Sierra fonts

Post by MusicallyInspired » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:43 pm

Nice!

You know what would be sweet is a font in the style of the King's Quest logo from KQ5-KQ7.
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Re: Sierra fonts

Post by the_doctor » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:39 am

Thanks! (i even put the sierra moon as the TM symbol in the KQ one, i forgot on the others ... thought TM was a fitting place for it since that's what it is!!)

I'm assuming you mean the box covers (i dont think they all used the same "logo" screens) ... that's certainly WAY beyond me ... that requires talent! :)

but maybe it's an existing typeface they just used ... if only someone knew someone from the Sierra Art Dept! :D

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Post by Collector » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:42 am

the_doctor wrote:i even put the sierra moon as the TM symbol in the KQ one
Sierra moon? Do you mean the Half Dome logo?
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Post by the_doctor » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:49 am

Collector wrote:
the_doctor wrote:i even put the sierra moon as the TM symbol in the KQ one
Sierra moon? Do you mean the Half Dome logo?
geez, and i live less than an hour away from the place too! (total regret on my behalf as well, i could have gotten a tour of the original Sierra HQ when I was a kid and never did it ...)

half dome logo is what I should have said. I need to go to bed. :D

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Post by Collector » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:08 am

LOL, that's OK. I've been functioning all day on just 3 hours of sleep last night. Insomnia, the curse of the sleeping class.
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Re: Sierra fonts

Post by Tawmis » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:00 am

Very awesome stuff... but you already know that from my PM! :)

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Post by Taryn » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:03 am

the_doctor wrote:geez, and i live less than an hour away from the place too! (total regret on my behalf as well, i could have gotten a tour of the original Sierra HQ when I was a kid and never did it ...)
That would have been cool...

I've never been to California, so I wouldn't recognize that Half-Dome thingy.

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Post by the_doctor » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:23 am

every time we go to Yosemite and I see Half Dome, all I can think is "there's the Sierra rock!" HAHAHA

here's a pic of said rock when I was up there last ...

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:47 pm

Nice shot! Looks pretty close to the small pictures that used to be on the bottom right of the back of the AGI games' boxes.
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Re: Sierra fonts

Post by Collector » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:16 pm

Any Ansel Adams fan would also recognize Half Dome.
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Re: Sierra fonts

Post by Tawmis » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:08 pm

the_doctor wrote: geez, and i live less than an hour away from the place too! (total regret on my behalf as well, i could have gotten a tour of the original Sierra HQ when I was a kid and never did it ...)
I actually got a tour when I was fresh out of High School. I had every intention of working their customer service and working my way up (when my friend and I were working on the "B.C. Quest" thing... ah, niave dreams...) I should dig up some of the pictures... I look SO different...

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Re: Sierra fonts

Post by Tawmis » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:17 am

Anyone still have these fonts since the downloads no longer work?

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Re: Sierra fonts

Post by Jules » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:20 pm

Here are a few from the Pixel/Bitmap category at dafont.com. We use this site at work for free fonts.

Joystix

Commodore 64 Pixelized

RetroVille NC

Amiga Forever

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Re: Sierra fonts

Post by Tawmis » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:16 pm

Well the original - was more like the Sierra font found in like LSL2, and such. That font.

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