THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

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THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby Demo » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:33 pm

Call me a font maniac, as I'm the one who was bored enough to write the font tool for THPS games and now this, but fonts are actually a very important part of game design. Anyways, if you ever wanted to write something using a font from a Tony Hawk game, chances are that you will find it here. For a long time I thought these games use some exclusive designs, cause I never seen these fonts outside Tony Hawk games, but occasionaly this is not the case. Most of these fonts, if not all of them, actually have their Truetype sources. However, most of these fonts are commercial, but it doesn't hurt to try it on a preview page. So prepare yourself to scroll down if you're interested in. Of course a lot of fonts are missing for now, so if by a chance you're familiar with other sources, share the knowledge.

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me, ThAeM, AxlRocks
Tecnotronic, Lobotomy from WhatTheFont

THPS

Helvetica (questionable) http://www.fonts.com/font/linotype/helvetica
Usage: THPS1 logo upper part, "tony hawk's"
Probably the most unimpressive font ever used in Tony Hawk game. You can see letters N and A are not capitals, this is somewhat Neversoft used a lot in their designs. Also, the apostrophe is a bit different in the actual font, it looks like they just put the comma up there.

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Lithia https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/t26/lithia/

Usage: THPS1 logo lower part, "pro skater"
You can see everything is pretty same except the T letter. Either there was an older version of Lithia with normal T, or Neversoft decided to redesign this letter, cause I did not find any other variation of this font.

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ITC Machine https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/machine/

Usage: nearly everything in THPS1 - trick font, menu items font, headers font
The signature "THPS1" font. While searching for this one I found several threads where people were hopelessly asking what font it is. ITC Machine it is. You can find several differences in the game font, but I believe those are caused due to low resolution of the original bitmaps. The actual font is not as wide as well, I did not find any wider version than the bold one.

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Punk Ass Bitch http://www.dafont.com/punkassbitch.font

Usage: menu font on the right side (options, player select, etc)
Rather random font name, ain't it?

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THPS2

76London Fall http://www.azfonts.net/load_font/76london-fall.html

Usage: THPS2 logo
I always thought this was an exclusive design, however, here is the original font. Wherever you'll see this, you'll say it's so THPS2. You can clearly see they squished the text a bit for the logo.

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Nasalization http://www.dafont.com/nasalization.font

Usage: pretty much everything in THPS2 including trick string, menus, loadscreens, etc.
This font is kinda old, though I've never seen it anywhere else but THPS2 until fortunately, some guys used variation of this font in their trailer, which helped to identify it.

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Pricedown http://www.dafont.com/pricedown.font

Usage: menu background title and loadscreens
GTA? Yeah, it is. Except Neversoft messed a lot with letter sizes.

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THPS3

Ritafurey http://www.linotype.com/452767/ritafurey-family.html

Usage: THPS3 logo, THPS4 logo, MHPB2 logo and other Activision O2 titles
It was basically the font that started it all. PDF files contains meta information about the font used, and Ritafurey was one of them. You can see the N letter is small again.

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Uptown http://www.dafont.com/uptown.font

Usage: loading screens, menu titles
Agressive "street" font. It was so cool back then. Funny fact is that it was actively used during development of THPS1. You can notice this font all around the early THPS1 beta builds.

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Analog http://www.dafont.com/analog.font

Usage: game type loadscreens like CTF, CZ, etc.
It was a surprise to find this font, even though it's probably not that important and way less known.

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Futura ND (questionable) https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/neufville/futura-nd/

Usage: this is the font used to write the copyright text and game type explanations on loading screens.
This font was used a lot during the development for the advertisement as seen on promotional beta screenshots.

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Microgramma (or Eurostile) https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/microgramma/

Usage: menu font. also the LOADING... string on the initial loadscreen.
Some of these fonts are surprisingly old. Even though it's very simple, you will recognize it instantly.

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Handel Gothic https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/handel-gothic/

Usage: unused score.fnt. it was intended to be the timer font in thps3.
THPS3 font file only provides digits, however I think that I've seen this font somewhere...

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THPS4

Crillee https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/crillee/

Usage: loading screens, various messages and menus
Another great font linked to the game in your mind. Remember THPS4 had a lot of 80s music, so were the fonts.

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ITC Eras https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/eras/

Usage: helper text, dialogs, text input etc.
This font is pretty common, no doubt you've seen it in the wilds.

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Dronecat http://ufonts.com/download/dronecat/128238.html

Usage: menu titles.
Thanks ThAEm, we've got this one. Rather weird name. This font was probably edited by Neversoft, as you may notice p and d are way taller.

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THUG

Sofachrome https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typodermic/sofachrome/

Usage: loading screens, several titles
Pretty much mainstream kewl font. It looks pretty nice indeed, but it shouldn't be overused, that's why you can see just a bit of it in THUG.

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Aurora https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/aurora/

Usage: LOADING text
I don't quite remember if it is used anywhere else, but here it is. apparently, L is rotated 7 and I is mirrored 1.

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THUG2

Bolt BT http://www.azfonts.net/load_font/boltb.html

Usage: trick string
No doubt this font looks familiar, you, THUG2 maniacs. I'm sure this font is in your dreams every now and then. This font also remains in THAW, they were lazy by then.

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THAW

Glaser Stencil https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/glaser-stencil/

Usage: trick string
Stencil font is a hell to find, but when you do, it's rewarding. This huge O always looks cool, no matter how long you stare.

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ITC Honda https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/honda/honda/

Usage: special meter/score graphic
Contributed by AxlRocks. "Also, the "Paused" graphic for the Flip sponsor theme in THUG1 uses it as well."

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THPG

Positec https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fw-identikal/positec/

Usage: trick string
Contributed by ThAeM long time ago, finally here.

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THSS

Anisette http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typofonderie/anisette-std/

Usage: logo
This font doesn't have italic version, must be edited.

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THPSHD

Handmade Gothic https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/handmade-gothic/
The Story So Far https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/comicraft/the-story-so-far/

Usage: logo
2 fonts 1 logo

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Clarendon https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/clarendon/

Usage: various dialog messages, score
Rather old and famous typeface

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THPS5

Azo Sans Uber http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/r-type/azo-sans-uber/

Usage: UI titles
Funny bold font. Robomodo is not that good at font picking, but this one is fine.

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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby ThAEm » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:12 pm

Impressive. I can't believe you've found those fonts. I wanted to use them for ages. :D
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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby quazz » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:33 am

Nice work Demo. These might be used a certain project. :o

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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby bAstimc » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:59 pm

gj
yay I already got some of them but I havent found the one from UNDERGROUND :/ its kind of Boston Traffic Stencil font but yeah it isnt the same :roll:

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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby Demo » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:01 pm

bAstimc wrote:gj
yay I already got some of them but I havent found the one from UNDERGROUND :/ its kind of Boston Traffic Stencil font but yeah it isnt the same :roll:


well, at this precision you can take almost any stencil font and say it's ug logo font :P

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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby ThAEm » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:30 pm

I found out what the THPS4 title font is called. It's Dronecat.

You'll notice that letters like b, p, and h are cut off. Sadly, I looked deep in the webs, and all versions were like this. It was hard to find the font itself.
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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby Demo » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:25 pm

ThAEm wrote:I found out what the THPS4 title font is called. It's Dronecat.

You'll notice that letters like b, p, and h are cut off. Sadly, I looked deep in the webs, and all versions were like this. It was hard to find the font itself.


woah, my closest bets were optien and circa, both were wrong though. nice found! added to the list.

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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby ThAEm » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:32 pm

Thanks for the creds, Demo. You're awesome. :D I used MyFont's WhatTheFont to identify it, if you were curious about how I found it.

Also, I found another THPS font. It's Positec. It's the font for Tony Hawk's Proving Ground.
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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby Demo » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:44 am

The font of Shred Session logo seems to be Anisette Bold, I didn't find italic version though.
http://www.azfonts.net/load_font/anisette-bold.html

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Re: THPS source fonts (TrueType, vector, HD, whatever)

Postby Demo » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:13 pm

It looks like the original trick/menu font of THPS1 is ITC Machine
https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/machine/
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