Silent Hill Cutscene and Map Fonts Identified!

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Silent Hill Cutscene and Map Fonts Identified!

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I posted this on Twitter but I figured I would go ahead and post my findings here as well.

I discovered the two fonts used for Silent Hill 1's cutscenes ("1ST/FONT16.TIM") and the higher quality font texture file "TIM/FONT24.TIM", which is also the same font used on all the pre-rendered graphics such as the maps and buttons.

In the case of the maps, buttons and FONT24.TIM, It's an old Apple TTF font called "New York" and it looks like a perfect match!

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The cutscene font is an edited version of another old school Apple font, "Times", with the size set to 18 point, and in bold.

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As you can see this is clearly the original font the artists at Konami used as the basis for the final in-game font. Some glyphs like the letter M had to be squeezed slightly. I'm assuming this had to be done in order to make the font fixed-width.
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Re: Silent Hill Cutscene and Map Fonts Identified!

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This is surprisingly cool - thanks for sharing! :)
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