Replacing the full-screen console font is a bit trickier then replacing the
windowed console font. The console font is stored in a file in your
your windows/system32 directory (or winnt/system32 directory) called EGA.CPI.
This file is loaded when Windows boots up, and is always in use, so you can't
directly replace it. The following instructions should allow you to install the
Medievia font, but this process involves replacing a Windows system file. If
you don't understand the instructions, please don't attempt to install the
font. You follow this process at your own risk; Medievia assumes no liability
whatsoever for anything you do to your PC in an attempt to install the font.
Follow the steps below to install the Medievia font:
- Download the following files to someplace
you'll remember. We'll assume you've downloaded them to c:\medfont
- Open a command prompt (start-run-cmd, or find it under accessories)
- Change to the windows\system 32 directory by typing cd \windows\system32M
- Make a backup copy of ega.cpi. ALWAYS back up system files before replacing or
modifying them. Type: copy ega.cpi ega.orig
- Use "inuse" to replace ega.cpi with Medievia.cpi Type: c:\medfont\inuse c:\medfont\medievia.cpi ega.cpi
- This will give you an "are you sure?" type prompt. Type: yes.
- Reboot your computer
When you open a full-screen console window, you should now have the Medievia
font installed. Note that you won't see any difference unless you're on Medievia
or are looking at something using high ascii.
Remember to type "map font 4" on the game.
A couple of notes:
- As far as I (Ozymandias) know, this should also work for Windows 2000 and Windows NT. I have
no way to verify this, however, so your mileage may vary. Windows 95, 98, and
Me also use CPI files, and I don't know of a reason why the replacement wouldn't
work there, but again, I've no way to try it.
- For players in regions other than North America, this CPI file is essentially
code page 437. Since other code pages remap the high-ASCII set to provide
accented characters, and we've already taken over pretty much the entire high-
ASCII set, there's no point to providing other code pages.
If you have any problems with the new CPI file, or you wish to go back to the
Windows CPI file, the following command will replace the modified one with the
copy that you made in the backup step above: c:\medfont\inuse ega.orig c:\medfont\medievia.cpi
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