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I have a bitmapText that changes colour by changing the bitmapFont. The bitmapFont changes but it doesn't update, so it stays the same colour as before. How do I update the bitmapFont or get around this problem?

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You can force an update with the following:

bitmapText.updateText();

Though it's often a lot easier to use white text and set a tint the entire bitmapText instance to change the colour.

 

I've already been doing that. I found out what the problem was. Is there a setFont for bitmapText or anything similar? That would pretty much fix my issue

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Ok, so I dug a bit deeper in the Pixi code and found a quick workaround where you don't set the font but the fontName attribute:

myBitmapText.fontName = "myNewFontKey"; // where "myNewFontKey" refers to a font previously loaded into the cache

You won't find fontName in either documentation since it's only being used as a private field. Essentially, Phaser would also need to set the fontName attribute in the font attributes setter and the problem should be fixed.

 

Update: Filed this issue on GitHub: https://github.com/photonstorm/phaser/issues/1602

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