Guide - How to change font size

Myrdek

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I'm posting this to help out people like me who find the text in this game to be much too small for their monitor. I had the same issue with Civ IV using my 40 inch tv with 1920x1080 resolution.

1- Open your Civ V installation directory

2- Open assets\UI\Fonts\Tw Cent MT

3- Make a backup of the files in this directory

4- Make a copy of the file that represent the size you want to have and rename it to replace the small size
ex: Make a copy of TwCenMT22 and rename it TwCenMT16 (replacing it)


Civ V has adjustable windows for pretty much everything and I haven't seen any issue no matter the size I choose. (Aside from the trademark thingy after the intro)


I hope this will help people with big screens, bad eyesight or that just get headache like I do when reading small fonts.
 

fermionorama

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Thanks ... I'm on a 52"@1920x1080, but I sit about 8' away, so sometimes even the 'large UI' isn't good enough. Guess I could bump down the resolution a step too, but everything is so much sharper at native res.

Any clue on how to modify font colors? Maybe it's just something with my monitor, but the darker reds/purples are rather hard for me to make out, especially when they're against a black background.

I mostly notice it on the combat odds/predicted outcome display.

I'll try increasing font size when I get home from work, maybe the bigger font will make enough difference even without color changes.
 

tblack1282

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Myrdek,

Thanks so much for the help. I'm using a 32" and sitting 10' away!! Talk about a geek....I'm in the chair looking at the screen with binoculars!!!

Anyway, thought I followed every step correctly, but must be brain dead. I saw no difference. I even replaced ALL of the font files with the largest one, by renaming it 5 or 6 times, but no dice! Any other suggestions? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks
 
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Myrdek,

Thanks so much for the help. I'm using a 32" and sitting 10' away!! Talk about a geek....I'm in the chair looking at the screen with binoculars!!!

Anyway, thought I followed every step correctly, but must be brain dead. I saw no difference. I even replaced ALL of the font files with the largest one, by renaming it 5 or 6 times, but no dice! Any other suggestions? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Not geek. Fanatic. Welcome to the forums :)
 

tblack1282

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Thanks for the welcome. Still dying for some help. I'm old and my binocular arm is getting tired. :lol:
 

sonicboom12345

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I've tried this and I can't seem to get it to work. Even after replacing all files in the directory with the 24 version, I notice no difference in the text size. Is this Steam compatible?
 

whoward69

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Just tried it and it works for me, Steam + patch 674

Make sure the file has a .ggxml extension and not a .xml extension
 

NakFour1

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I finally solved this. It didn't work for me because my font backup folder was in Assets/UI/Fonts as well. It had different name from "Tw Cent MT", but the game would still find data in it. When I moved that backup folder on my desktop, It worked. (I was installing the game on the fresh computer, so I encountered this problem again)
 

Arkatakor

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I'm posting this to help out people like me who find the text in this game to be much too small for their monitor. I had the same issue with Civ IV using my 40 inch tv with 1920x1080 resolution.

1- Open your Civ V installation directory

2- Open assets\UI\Fonts\Tw Cent MT

3- Make a backup of the files in this directory

4- Make a copy of the file that represent the size you want to have and rename it to replace the small size
ex: Make a copy of TwCenMT22 and rename it TwCenMT16 (replacing it)


Civ V has adjustable windows for pretty much everything and I haven't seen any issue no matter the size I choose. (Aside from the trademark thingy after the intro)


I hope this will help people with big screens, bad eyesight or that just get headache like I do when reading small fonts.
Sorry to ressurect this thread. There is not a single example out there that says WHAT I should rename the files to. I am running at 4k and tried halving all the numbers in the filenames (22 became 11 etc) and the game crashed upon loading. Would appreciate more info on this. Thanks!
 

whoward69

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You need the same filenames - so renaming TwCenMT22.ggxml to TwCenMT11.ggxml won't work as the game is looking for TwCenMT22.ggxml (not TwCenMT11.ggxml) doesn't find it and will crash. What you can do is delete/move TwCenMT14.ggxml, copy TwCenMT22.ggxml and rename it as TwCenMT14.ggxml and then you'll have a 22pt font everywhere the game uses a 14pt font.
 

Arkatakor

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You need the same filenames - so renaming TwCenMT22.ggxml to TwCenMT11.ggxml won't work as the game is looking for TwCenMT22.ggxml (not TwCenMT11.ggxml) doesn't find it and will crash. What you can do is delete/move TwCenMT14.ggxml, copy TwCenMT22.ggxml and rename it as TwCenMT14.ggxml and then you'll have a 22pt font everywhere the game uses a 14pt font.
Thank you once again whoward69; and apologies for the abysmally late response.
 
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