Topic: Text Symbols (RPG Maker 2003) (Read 728 times)

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Hello all, I was just wondering how you would add different text symbols into the game.  Currently the default options are quite bland, for example: $A=A sword icon as text.

I'm looking for these in particular

Thank you, everyone! :)
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You can download ResHack and go to the EXFONT selection and save the image. Then open the image in MS-Paint and edit a few of the symbols to your liking, though I believe it has to be a 12x12 image.
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This is what an exfont file looks like. You would need to have an image that size, called exfont, but saved as a bmp file.
Each icon is 12x12 pixels, and it can only be black and white.

When you have it, download the program ResHack. The downloads topic no longer has it so I guess someone else can link to it if they have it. You open up the RPG_RT.exe from your game in there. Go to Action -> Replace Bitmap

In there, go to "Select bitmap to replace" and scroll down until you find exfont. Go up top where the button is, then click it and find the new exfont file. When you have it, go to Replace, and then go to File -> Save.

That should be it. If you want, you can back up your RPG_RT.exe file if you're worried about making a mistake or something.
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Thank you very much Corfaisus and Oceans's Dream!  The process was much easier than I expected!

Thank you again for your replies  :)