by Shadowdarke
Display text on any atom! Includes mobile chat balloons and client.screen (HUD) based text/input boxes. [More]
To download this library for your Linux/Mac installation, enter this on your command line:

DreamDownload byond://Shadowdarke.sd_Text##version=10

Emulator users, in the BYOND pager go to File | Open Location and enter this URL:


Version 10
Date added: Jan 20 2002
Last updated: Jul 29 2009
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Preview some features of the sd_Text library with the free sd_TextDemo!

sd_Text expands on the MapText library.

MapText vs. sd_Text MapText Library sd_Text Library
Displays Text on turfs on any atom
Chat Balloons immobile fully mobile with two optional movement styles
Client Screen Text Windows N/A Yes!
Client Screen Input Windows N/A Yes!
Font Icons 8 icon states per character 1 icon state per character.
BYOND version 306 requires 307/311 beta
Available to everyone subscribers

Version 10

  • sd_Text gets a long overdue update using pixel offsets instead of icon operations. What does this mean to the user? Faster programs! The icon arithmetic in BYOND causes addition downloads, with sd_Text each client used to download 8 separate icons of each font. With pixel offsets, one icon is all sd_Text needs.
  • The sd_RegisterFont and sd_FontIndex procs have been removed. With the new pixel offset method, the Font Registry has been completely phased out.


Fun-n-games: (Sep 17 2011, 11:21 am)
You must fix some errors, on this demo!