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Strakeln
10-29-2008, 08:53 PM
With mod 8, the text size for names, guild names, NPC names, floating text, and floating damage numbers increased dramatically for large monitors.

Here is a side-by-side comparison:
http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/premod8.jpghttp://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/postmod8.jpg

(source Images:pre-mod 8 (http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/ScreenShot00047.jpg), post-mod 8 (http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/ScreenShot00051.jpg) - note that your browser will resize the images to fit your screen, you need to zoom in to see it at a pixel-to-pixel level)

I can't seem to find any setting to change this. I thought "FloatyTextRatio" in userpreferences.ini would help, no such luck.

Turbine! Please fix this!

Denomicon
10-29-2008, 11:00 PM
Yes it looks terrible.

Oxvon
10-29-2008, 11:05 PM
Yea I agree. I play at the highest resolution and the text doesn't seem to scale correctly. Also running DX10 ... Not sure if that matters or not.

Strakeln
10-30-2008, 10:28 AM
Yea I agree. I play at the highest resolution and the text doesn't seem to scale correctly. Also running DX10 ... Not sure if that matters or not.Does it with DX10 on and off (pic is with DX10 disabled).

In the full-size screenie, the floating text above the NPC is as big or bigger than most people's monitors! :eek:

Slink
10-30-2008, 10:34 AM
not sure if this has anything to do with it or not but it seems as though I cannot 'zoom out' as far as before? maybe this has relevance?

Strakeln
10-30-2008, 10:52 AM
not sure if this has anything to do with it or not but it seems as though I cannot 'zoom out' as far as before? maybe this has relevance?I think - I'm not sure, but I think - that this is an optical illusion based on the text size change.

You'll note that zooming in and out increases/decreases the floaty text size now. Not sure if it did it before, or if it is just more noticible now that the text size is huge.

Either way, I noticed the same feeling. The font size difference made me feel like I was zoomed in much further than I really was.

Turbine, please fix this! No one asked for this change, it was fine the way it was!!!

Beherit_Baphomar
10-30-2008, 04:39 PM
Bump to stay alive.

Ah, ah, ah, ah stayin' alive, stayin' alive, stayin' allliiiii-hiiiii-huyuhiiiiiive!


Free bump for the huge monitor-owning Strake.

Tarackian
10-30-2008, 04:40 PM
set your aspect ratio correct. mine was like that too last night. I adjusted the ratio to fit my widescreen and all was well.




With mod 8, the text size for names, guild names, NPC names, floating text, and floating damage numbers increased dramatically for large monitors.

Here is a side-by-side comparison:
http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/premod8.jpghttp://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/postmod8.jpg

(source Images:pre-mod 8 (http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/ScreenShot00047.jpg), post-mod 8 (http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/ScreenShot00051.jpg) - note that your browser will resize the images to fit your screen, you need to zoom in to see it at a pixel-to-pixel level)

I can't seem to find any setting to change this. I thought "FloatyTextRatio" in userpreferences.ini would help, no such luck.

Turbine! Please fix this!

Strakeln
10-30-2008, 04:40 PM
Bump to stay alive.

Strakeln
10-30-2008, 05:27 PM
Ah, ah, ah, ah stayin' alive, stayin' alive, stayin' allliiiii-hiiiii-huyuhiiiiiive!


Free bump for the huge monitor-owning Strake.With a little ninja to boot! :D

Strakeln
10-30-2008, 05:29 PM
set your aspect ratio correct. mine was like that too last night. I adjusted the ratio to fit my widescreen and all was well.oOoOoOoOoO

God that would be sweet.

Results to be posted soon.

Strakeln
10-30-2008, 05:53 PM
set your aspect ratio correct. mine was like that too last night. I adjusted the ratio to fit my widescreen and all was well.No dice, tried all of the settings (even the ones I knew were wrong), problem still exists.

:(

Tarackian
10-30-2008, 06:02 PM
dang!


No dice, tried all of the settings (even the ones I knew were wrong), problem still exists.

:(

DoctorWhofan
10-30-2008, 06:16 PM
smaller monitor?

CDG
10-30-2008, 07:41 PM
Having the same problem - also includes damage numbers as well....

Any updates?

Strakeln
10-30-2008, 11:23 PM
smaller monitor?Blasphemy!

Besides... it used to be fine, something changed on DDO's end (appears to be with the scaling of names at a distance).

No updates, CDG, other than it's driving me nuts not knowing who is where (since I have to have names off) and it's also driving me nuts anytime I hit anything or talk to anyone :o;)

Oxvon
10-31-2008, 01:55 AM
Also, noticed this on Risia, the tips are huge. Like when you start a new character the ! boxes and text that pops our are huge. I guess submit a bug report and hope for the best.

vyrank
10-31-2008, 06:18 AM
I also am having numerous issues with the text. One that is currently driving me a little crazy is the names of vendors in the Rusty nail. They disappear in the wall. I start up the game and I can't see most the names because if you are not looking head on the name disappears into the wall. I am also running DX10 if that matters (and I have a LARGE monitor :) )

Film
10-31-2008, 06:28 AM
Same problem here...I am not using DX10 and have a large monitor. Names are huge, hints take up most of the screen, but on a good note it is much easier to see my damage numbers for dps calculations. With the balloon text it just feels too cartoony for me.

Strakeln
10-31-2008, 08:59 AM
At least I'm not alone. That's some consolation! :o

Strakeln
10-31-2008, 09:35 AM
Anyone who is experiencing this problem... what video card(s) are you using? Trying to see if there's a common thread there. I'm on dual 8800GT's.

binnsr
10-31-2008, 09:42 AM
My fonts are large, but not unbearable. I was irritated with them for about the first hour or two after Mod 8 went live, but don't really notice it as much anymore, although damage numbers still irritate me from time to time (particularly when I'm on my TWF barby and there are a LOT of BIG numbers).

relevant system specs..
1920x1200 on a 24" HP monitor (large for me but I know its not the largest out there :))
eVGA 8800GT
Vista 64 Ultimate

Ezzee
10-31-2008, 09:45 AM
With mod 8, the text size for names, guild names, NPC names, floating text, and floating damage numbers increased dramatically for large monitors.

Here is a side-by-side comparison:
http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/premod8.jpghttp://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/postmod8.jpg

(source Images:pre-mod 8 (http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/ScreenShot00047.jpg), post-mod 8 (http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/ScreenShot00051.jpg) - note that your browser will resize the images to fit your screen, you need to zoom in to see it at a pixel-to-pixel level)

I can't seem to find any setting to change this. I thought "FloatyTextRatio" in userpreferences.ini would help, no such luck.

Turbine! Please fix this!

Some of us don't mind the increase in text size. Especially those of us who may have vision problems, it makes the game easier.

Strakeln
10-31-2008, 10:01 AM
Some of us don't mind the increase in text size. Especially those of us who may have vision problems, it makes the game easier.Do you have a very large screen? Like 30", running at 2560x1600? If not, you are probably not experiencing this problem like some of us are.

If you are running on a very large screen and have vision problems, you have the option of running at a smaller resolution. This will make the text bigger for you.

But really, look at this below: assuming it even fits in your browser window without resizing, this is what I'm seeing... a patch of text that is nearly a foot wide! My grandmother could read that from 6 states away!

http://home.stny.rr.com/chadman/croptext.jpg

Beherit_Baphomar
10-31-2008, 02:30 PM
Any luck yet?

Strakeln
10-31-2008, 03:47 PM
Any luck yet?There has been some acknowledgment by Turbine that they are aware of my concerns. That's progress, at the very least. (And no, I'm not talking about the auto-gen email :))