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SulfurSlab
Petteri Linnakangas
2 posts

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#7953 Fonts not rendering at all
2 years, 4 months ago Edited by Petteri Linnakangas on Aug. 8, 2016, 9:25 a.m.

Hey, I just recently upgraded my machine and now 4coder won't render text anymore. It starts up just fine, but after I move the mouse, it looks like this https://www.dropbox.com/s/wkv1pkeo7usechl/4coder-fonts.png

I tried some of the older versions and 4.0.8 works sometimes, until the window is maximized.

I'm running on Windows 7 with Nvidia GTX 1070 and the latest drivers (seems to me like a GPU-related issue with textures or texture coordinates getting messed up). I can help you debug this at some point if you want to, because I really want to use 4coder and can't anymore. :)

Also, I just want to really thank you for the editor. Got used to it pretty quickly and even at an early stage it's much better than anything else, really. Great work, keep it up!

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strangezak
Zakary Strange
46 posts / 3 projects

A C++ Programmer working on Squad professionally, and Proportion during my free time.

#7956 Fonts not rendering at all
2 years, 4 months ago

Wow, huh. Seems like something is off in either FreeType or the OpenGL font rendering, i dont know but im sure Allen will get to the bottom of it. This is one of the reason i hate Nvidia they break OpenGL shit all the time in driver updates.

An angry programmer.
Mr4thDimention
Allen Webster
435 posts / 2 projects

Heyo

#7983 Fonts not rendering at all
2 years, 4 months ago

Woah that's a big issue. I'll get in touch soon so we can work on it.


strangezak
Wow, huh. Seems like something is off in either FreeType or the OpenGL font rendering, i dont know but im sure Allen will get to the bottom of it. This is one of the reason i hate Nvidia they break OpenGL shit all the time in driver updates.


A while back there was an issue where the screen would periodically stop rendering on Nvidia cards but I haven't heard about it in a while so I presume that means I happen to have fixed it at some point... always love when that happens.
RootbeerDev
Mark
1 posts
#8956 Fonts not rendering at all
2 years, 2 months ago Edited by Mark on Oct. 14, 2016, 10:41 a.m.

Sorry to bump an old thread, But I just started using 4coder and I have the exact same problem. Letters are completely fuzzy and unreadable.

Edit : Version 4.0.11 - Patch
Running Nvidia 1080 gtx
SulfurSlab
Petteri Linnakangas
2 posts

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#8966 Fonts not rendering at all
2 years, 2 months ago

So it would seem that the problem shows up on newer Nvidia cards only. GTX660 had no problems at all.

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Mr4thDimention
Allen Webster
435 posts / 2 projects

Heyo

#8968 Fonts not rendering at all
2 years, 2 months ago

Okay thanks for the update, I think I have enough information to investigate now. Also, just to be clear, it looks like there are two separate issues.

The issue that SulfurSlab posted to start the thread shows fonts becoming just boxes, as if the textures are not being used at all, and the issue that RootbeerDev is describing is that the fonts are too fuzzy to read. It sounds like two separate issues to me.

RootbeerDev, have you tried turning on hinting by passing a -h flag on the command line?
owensd
David Owens II
69 posts

A software engineer that enjoys living in enemy territory.

#9014 Fonts not rendering at all
2 years, 1 month ago

I can confirm that the fonts are super fuzzy without the -h option for me.

I'm running an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970. Driver version 373.06. No font or DPI scaling.
mhalber
Maciej Halber
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#16806 Fonts not rendering at all
3 weeks, 4 days ago

hi

Sorry to bump this, but I thought it might be better than creating a duplicate thread.
I was wondering if this issue was addressed in any way?

I am on Win10, trying to run 4coder 4.0.29 and I am experiencing exactly same issue as SulfurSlab is showing in first
post of this thread? My GPU is 1070Max-Q with NVidia 416.95

Thanks in advance!

Mr4thDimention
Allen Webster
435 posts / 2 projects

Heyo

#16812 Fonts not rendering at all
3 weeks, 4 days ago

I never managed to figure out what this is, I couldn't reproduce it or find a strong enough pattern to form a good theory.

Now I am in a position where I need to reimplement the renderer anyway, with support for multiple different render back-ends, which I plan to do early 2019, and I'm hoping that the issue will just go away with that. The only theory I've got is that using really old school OpenGL just doesn't work in every configuration.