A sample file with dynamic text was created, and works fine. The same information was added to this working file, but when "P" is pressed, the text turns into a colored square. Here's a before and after pressing "P": Before "P"

After "P"

The next pic shows debug information confirming the text is being changed: Text change confirmed

In fact, this is the same with ALL the text in this file, static or dynamic. Obviously, I'm missing a setting somewhere. Any ideas would be appreciated.

I found this information on Recording number of checkpoints passed:

We first need to change the font, because the default font will not display in the game engine. (an answer by X-27) I'm doing research on that now.

Here's a screenshot of the AlarmBox with logic bricks.

AlarmBox with logic bricks

  • $\begingroup$ I've changed to several different fonts. The same problem exists. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Feb 12, 2018 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ Would you try to alt + c to convert to mesh? If that doesn't work, try to give it a positive depth, which can be very small if you need it to be, and then convert. $\endgroup$
    – SilverRain
    Feb 12, 2018 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ @SilverRain: Converting to a mesh wouldn't work in this instance, it needs to be dynamic so when the low- and hi-angle alarms are being set, the numbers will change. Having said that, there are other places I could use that information. Also all the text has been extruded a bit to give it some height. Thanks for your thought! $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Feb 12, 2018 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ What do you say you upload the blend to blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com and I see if I can recreate the error on my end? $\endgroup$
    – SilverRain
    Feb 12, 2018 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ @SilverRain: 37.1mb size...still want it? $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Feb 12, 2018 at 21:46

1 Answer 1


It looks like the background object is covering the text.

You need some distance between the text and it's background.

  • $\begingroup$ In wireframe mode, I turned the image 90 degrees after I put the text in place to ensure the text was extended above the background.The text is well above the background. Just now, I even increased the distance between the two with the same result. Thanks for your input. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Feb 9, 2018 at 13:14

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