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I was looking around in Jamesster's old LR1 screenshots and I noticed that the font used in the menus (and probably in the races too) is different than the one we have today. And I think it looks way better than the cartoonish one we have now. Aswell as the menu backgrounds. Is it possible to change the fonts? As a graphics designer I could be able to do some graphics work, if possible ofcourse.

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I don't see why we couldn't - the font is just a

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the font is just a LR1 BMP file, right?

There's also another file that probably contains locations of all the characters in the BMP.

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It would be from a prototype. As far as I know, LEGO Racers never had a beta.
Now that I look at it, I do sort of like this font better than the one it has currently. Though I don't like that nightmarish blend of Pippin and the Baron.

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I don't see why we couldn't - the font is just a

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A little bit OT, but that symbol in the lower left corner reminds me much of the Alpha Team logo...

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A little bit OT, but that symbol in the lower left corner reminds me much of the Alpha Team logo...


I'm guessing that's just some watermark.

But anyhow, if the font file has already been ripped, where can I find it?

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Huh, don't think i ever saw any of those screenshots before. Interesting. Why is the Baron wearing Gail Storm's costume, though?

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But anyhow, if the font file has already been ripped, where can I find it?


Try this:

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Thanks buddy, I'll give it my best shot in recreating the old font. :D

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It would be from a prototype. As far as I know, LEGO Racers never had a beta.


LEGO Racers had a beta. All games, unless the devs jump from the beginning of the game to the final and never change the versioning, have both an alpha and a beta.

A little bit OT, but that symbol in the lower left corner reminds me much of the Alpha Team logo...


It's called the IGN watermark. :P

Aswell as the menu backgrounds. Is it possible to change the fonts?


The fonts question has already been answered. but I'll do the first one.

Yes, the background can be modded. I've got some screenshots of just the background on my Brickshelf with Racers running in both

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mode (but I need to rip it). The colors on each may be a bit different, but I'm not sure. I'm don't remember the file name of the background, but it's not too hard to find. ;)

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I don't remember the file name of the background, but it's not too hard to find. ;)

MENUDATA\BACKDRP.BMP

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MENUDATA\BACKDRP.BMP


I should have remembered that. Every time I see that filename, I think it says "Back Derp". Don't ask why, I'm not too sure myself. :P

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I can report some progress has been made with recreating the beta font, too bad I can't seem to find a way of loading it into the game. :l

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A little bit OT, but that symbol in the lower left corner reminds me much of the Alpha Team logo...


It's called the IGN watermark. :P


Heh... How silly of me...


I can report some progress has been made with recreating the beta font, too bad I can't seem to find a way of loading it into the game. :l


Have you tried to move your new characters to the old characters positions in the image?

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MENUDATA\BACKDRP.BMP


I should have remembered that. Every time I see that filename, I think it says "Back Derp". Don't ask why, I'm not too sure myself. :P

Actually it's BackDrop, A.K.A. The blue studs background on LEGO Racers