Dynamix Font Format v6
This font is used in Front Page Sports Football Pro. Just like v5, it is an 8-bpp indexed font with a file header specifying the global height for all symbols and the amount of symbols, but it differs from its predecessor in that it has no compression support, and it specifies indices in the header of where to find each of the data arrays. Like v4/v5, it is optimized by only saving the used range of symbols, and can define a custom width for each symbol.
The font is embedded in a typical Dynamix chunk of type "FNT", meaning it is preceded by
"FNT:" + UINT32 chunk size. The following descriptions cover the data format inside the FNT chunk, so any relative offsets are relative to the start of the chunk data, behind this header.
|0x00||UINT32LE||DataIndexOffset||Offset at which the index offsets of the font data are located.|
|0x04||UINT32LE||WidthsOffset||Offset at which to find the character widths array.|
|0x08||UINT32LE||SymbolDataStart||Start of the symbol data. This value has to be added to the indices in the array at |
|0x0D||UINT8||BaseLine||This appears to indicate the Y-offset of the base line of the font. It generally corresponds to the most commonly used lowest pixel Y-position in the symbols, but can be different if the font has a dropped shadow.|
|0x0E||UINT8||StartSymbol||First symbol code in the font file|
|0x0F||UINT8||NrOfSymbols||Number of symbols in the font file. Since this is a byte, the font is limited to a maximum of only 255 symbols, and not the full 256. However, since C-style strings end with byte 0x00, index 0 is technically useless, and can be skipped to get the full real range.|
|0x10||UINT8||FontWidth||Maximum width of the font in pixels|
|0x11||UINT8||FontHeight||Height of the font in pixels|
At the offset indicated at
DataIndexOffset is an array of UINT16LE values with a length of
NrOfSymbols, indicating the offsets of the actual symbol data inside the file. The offsets in this array are relative to the value in
At the offset indicated at
WidthsOffset is an array of UINT8 values with a length of
NrOfSymbols, indicating the width of each separate symbol.
To get the actual data of a symbol with code
SymbolCode, get the UINT16LE value at offset
DataIndexOffset + 2 * (SymbolCode - StartSymbol) and add
SymbolDataStart to it. The actual data at that point is a compact 8-bit image with the
FontHeight as height and the value at offset
WidthsOffset + (SymbolCode - StartSymbol) as width.
As with v4/v5, the data is referenced through an index, meaning the optimisation technique used in the Westwood Studios v3 font can be applied to it.
The following tools are able to work with files in this format.
|Name||Platform||View images in this format?||Convert/export to another file/format?||Import from another file/format?||Access hidden data?||Edit metadata?||Notes|
|Westwood Font Editor||Windows||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||N/A||Created by Nyerguds|