Blank fonts and pause dialog Blank fonts and pause dialog

(4 votes)
Freyr, 2006-06-22

People have been wondering about how I produce my action shots for quite a while, so I think its about time I spill the beans.

By erasing the "pause" menu and the font that controls text ingame you can then pause the game in the middle of a fight and position the camera for a nice picture with all the time in the world. Its incredibly simple, but like most things I have done its been overlooked by many people for the past five years.

As so long as you remember to do a backup of the text and replace it before you go back to playing online your fine. I can remember one time when I forgot to do this and I couldn't read anything my team was trying to send to me which made for quite an interesting game. (it was a 4v4 and we still won it despite the obvious communication problems)

There is a backup of the old files included so you don't get stuck without them.

Have fun.


Armada II Upgrade project, Blank Fonts


0. Credits
1. Installation
2. System Requirements
3. Online Multiplayer
4. Known Issues
5. Disclaimer
6. Contact
7. Distrubtion/Authorised download mirrors
8. Third party use

0 - Credits

Original Fonts- Mad Doc
Blank Fonts - Freyr

1 - Installation

Copy the contents of the "Blank" folder into the textures/RGB folder and launch A2. All text and numbers will be missing which may make it hard to build a base and play normally so I suggest building up first and then saving. You can then press "PAUSE" and you will have a black screen which will let you take stunning action pictures with very little effort as you can position the camera as you like.

The original Fonts are provided so you can restore A2 back to normal.

2 - System Requirements

Armada II
Thats it. (actually, Armada II is not required, but it helps if you plan on using this in conjunction with A2)

3 - Online Multiplayer

This won't mess up your compatibility with 1.1 for online play but you would have to be an utter fool to play like this.

4 - Known Issues

Its hard to play without having any writing ingame.

5 - Disclaimer

As required by the Armada 2 End User License Agreement: -


6 - Contact

Our website is located at

If you need to contact us please contact Freyr, the project leader via email at "", MSN at "" or AIM at "Freyr A2"

7 - Distrubtion/hosting

Distrubtion of this file is unlimited, feel free to submit it to any other sites.

8 - Third party use

As with all a2upgrades material this can be reused in whole or part in whatever way you wish.

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#1 IKS_Yo_Mama 2006-06-22 12:18
with the mods that i use and the retextured backgrounds Hopefully I can come up with some good shots. Thanks Freyr :thumbsup:
#2 Joelteon7 2006-06-22 12:28
Hmmm, so THAT's how you get the action pics, very clever I must admit. I'll definitely give it a whirl :-)
#3 Freyr 2006-06-22 13:21
You already have been coming up with some good shots IKS, its just that I have had the monopoly on the action shots because I was the only person that had come up with this.

Hopefully this will let people develop some really good pictures, because if I can do this well with the stock ships then other people should be able to do a lot better with their million poly masterpeices.

And thanks Jolt :-)
#4 ameba 2006-06-23 03:50
hmm we should see some better potds now. thanks freyr
#5 Transmission 2006-06-23 04:05
Nice, this I like ;-) *downloads*
#6 kel333 2006-06-27 01:18
Genius! Bravo for sharing.

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