GDipp Makes fonts look 1,0000 times better in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by robmadden1, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. robmadden1

    robmadden1 MDL Member

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  2. aeus

    aeus MDL Novice

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    I've been using this a couple of times and I don't recommend it. It's really outdated, sure it works but lots of applications just look f*cked (test Chrome,Spotify etc and u will see).
    I also noticed a huge FPS drop on some games because the gdipp service tries to render ingame texts (Had to manually exclude many games in the config).

    Worth testing but as I mentioned, it's really outdated.
     
  3. vjott

    vjott MDL Member

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    Yeah, I've been using this on my Windows 8 just yesterday. Sure it's out-of-date but I have not noticed any stability issues thus far. The stable version is definitely recommended over the beta version. I'm not a gamer so I'm not concerned with performance during a game.
     
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  4. aeus

    aeus MDL Novice

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    You could also try this one, works pretty good: code.google.com/p/mactype/
     
  5. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    If you like blurry fonts, sure.
    Your Opinion.
     
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  6. polochamps2004

    polochamps2004 MDL Junior Member

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    Mactype font renderer works with chrome. ;)
     
  7. Derson

    Derson MDL Novice

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    Thanks, I test it, Mactype and is very googd
     
  8. mictlan

    mictlan MDL Member

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    Thx mates, give this a shot.
     
  9. vjott

    vjott MDL Member

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    Unstable with my Windows 8. Cursor blinks like crazy.
     
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  10. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    same here, uninstalled
     
  11. brucie1963

    brucie1963 MDL Novice

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    Works great. Thanks :biggrin:
     
  12. aeus

    aeus MDL Novice

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    If I'm not wrong I think I read somewhere that the author is working on the Win8 fixes. Don't remember where I saw it though :)
     
  13. Bloodflame

    Bloodflame MDL Novice

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    I never knew about GDipp or MacType until now. What a great idea! I installed MacType on my Win7 partition, and I love it, however I'm having a hard time choosing which profile to use. LCD looks best, but some fonts don't look right. For instance, the bottom of lower case g's gets cut off. I'm using XMac.LCD.Default right now, but it's a little blurrier than I'd like, and the spacing of some letters looks a little odd (like anything following an upper case T seems way too close, just as an example). What I need to do is find a sweet spot, or maybe look for another similar program. In any case, these make ClearType look like ancient technology. To the OP, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'll report back if I find anything else :)
     
  14. D Life

    D Life MDL Novice

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    As opposed to your Apple II font technology? I'll take "blurry" any day.

    (If you fail to understand my comment, google for "Cleartype" and "Apple II".)
     
  15. M4r1k

    M4r1k MDL Novice

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    Thanks! I'll test it
     
  16. TheOldScout

    TheOldScout MDL Novice

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    Messes up how Excel 2013 spreadsheets are displayed, numbers straddle the cells.:(
     
  17. Weedy

    Weedy MDL Member

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    Holy Thread Resurrection Batman!
     
  18. SuperBubble

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    Thread necro is fun, though. :D
     
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