Betrayal At Krondor - Chapter

by Goatmeal

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Font from Betrayal At Krondor, (C) 1993 Dynamix / Sierra On-Line. Bitmap typeface that starts and ends most chapters in the greatest computer RPG of all time, "Betrayal At Krondor". Now 100% accurate, thanks to Flowswitch at the xBAK forum. Based on "Venice" by Bill Atkinson (one of the the original Macintosh system fonts) and "Naples" from EA's 'Deluxe Paint II Enhanced'.

Info: Created on 31st May 2010 . Last edited on 3rd June 2010.
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And so begins the greatest computer RPG of all time...
Comment by Goatmeal 1st June 2010
What a beautiful and delicate pixel font - one of your best GM (and that's saying something!) 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 1st June 2010
Very nice fancy pix font!!!

easy to read at pixel size
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 1st June 2010
Comment by Goatmeal 2nd June 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Royal Font of Krondor” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by afrojet 2nd June 2010
@p2pnut --

Thanks for the kind words. It _IS_ an achingly beautiful font, isn't it? Especially for being from the old bitmap era.

I thought it could be used for someone making a faux fantasy-like document, place-names on an ancient map or something similar.

AND, I've just discovered another version from a 1992 Sierra game that I'll be working on soon...

@upixel --

It certainly looks better at pixel size -- too big, and it gets too blocky too soon! Thanks for the kind words.

@afrojet --

As always, the Top Pick is much appreciated! As I've said before, I feel a little guilty, since all I'm doing is copying pixels. ;^)
Comment by Goatmeal 5th June 2010
A bit of trivia: this font actually seems to have originated from EA's Deluxe Paint (1988). It's pixel-for-pixel identical to the "Naples" font in that program.
Comment by codeman38 3rd August 2010
@codeman38 --

Thanks for the information!

P.S. Made any fonts lately? :^)
Comment by Goatmeal 3rd August 2010
@codeman38 --

I was able to purchase a copy of Deluxe Paint II Enhanced; while there are some other nice fonts in the program, none appear to have a distinctive style like "Naples".

Thanks again for the information.
Comment by Goatmeal 13th August 2010
OK, even further info as to this design's origins:

In the early '80s, Apple programmer Bill Atkinson designed this beautiful calligraphy/script typeface, "Venice". It was his sole contribution to the original Macintosh system fonts; Susan Kare designed the rest of the typefaces used.
Comment by Goatmeal 3rd April 2011
Ah, Venice! Memories of my first tinkering with a Mac :-)
Here’s the story behind the name.
Comment by riccard0 3rd April 2011

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