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Expanding Unit Name Character Limit
Sep 21 2011, 11:08 pm
By: Pr0nogo  

Sep 21 2011, 11:08 pm Pr0nogo Post #1

Is it possible to increase the maximum amount of characters that are displayed in-game for unit names?

Sep 22 2011, 12:19 am ubermctastic Post #2

I don't think so.


Sep 22 2011, 7:10 am Hercanic Post #3

STF mod creator, admin, staff

Awhile back, I remember talking to PQ about the possibility of a plugin being able to change a unit's name. He believed it was possible by putting all the names in one string, and the plugin would shift which charaters were displayed. If you can do that, you can also probably script a marquee.

Another possibility is using the rank field.


Post has been edited 3 time(s), last time on Sep 22 2011, 7:35 am by Hercanic.

Sep 22 2011, 7:44 am IskatuMesk Post #4

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You can try changing the font using p_q's font doohicky he made for me a while back to a smaller font. I believe then it will work, at least to a limited extent. This assumption is made on the basis that larger fonts can display less characters, as I discovered when I attempted to add Exocet and a large amount of the names cut off.

However, a smaller font will become distorted in most cases. Even if this is possible, you'll need to experiment to find the best font.

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