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Allows RPG gamers, authors and developers to create detailed fantasy maps quickly using an intuitive UI and specialized tools
Allows RPG gamers, authors and developers to create detailed fantasy maps quickly using an intuitive UI and specialized tools
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Beta 5 Released

Posted by Three Minds Software (Creator)
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Hello Backers!

We released Beta 5 yesterday! Everyone should have received emails with their Beta 5 download by now. If not, please check your spam folders and if it's not there either please contact us.

Development Work

Below is some of the functionality we've added since the last dev log.

Rulers can be enabled from the View menu with several units to choose from.   

Program Rulers
Program Rulers

Printing is now available, including print preview and scaling. 

Print options and preview
Print options and preview

Basic Shape and Line tools that get drawn on top of all other tools have been added.

Basic shape and line tools
Basic shape and line tools
 

The Overland Railroad Tool has been added.  

Railroad tool with different styles
Railroad tool with different styles

Spiral stairs have been added and segment stairs have been finished.

Spiral and segment stairs
Spiral and segment stairs
 

Variable width rivers can now be drawn. Each river branch can have a beginning and ending width.

Variable width river
Variable width river

 

Textures now have rotation options.

Textures at different rotation angles
Textures at different rotation angles

Single and drag feature mode now has the option to auto cycle, randomly or in list order, through the current category selected. Future releases will include the ability to create custom lists of feature artwork to cycle through.

Features added randomly
Features added randomly
 

Rotation angle is now saved for drawn items. This is particularly useful for dungeon items so that they can be scaled once rotated without distorting proportions. The rotation angle can also be “cleared,” which sets the current angle as the new zero.

Rotation angle
Rotation angle

Added the option to ignore art from the art manager by unchecking the checkbox next to the folder. Ignored art isn't loaded into the program, avoiding the load time and memory usage of unneeded art.

Updated art manager
Updated art manager

Art and Development Status  

We'll have an artwork update in a few weeks that will include a list of artwork that we've already released and artwork we still need to deliver. On the development side we are currently working on Beta 6. We're especially looking forward to Beta 6 because it will include many “finished” areas of Other World Mapper as we move steadily forward toward a release candidate!

RPG Artist Campaign

Josephe Vandel, the artist who created many feature sets for Other World Mapper, is running a campaign of his own for digital RPG maps! Please have a look! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinravenpress/fantasy-rpg-maps-the-wilderness-of-the-lost-realms/description

- The Three Minds Software Team

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    1. Johan van Dam on

      Problem solved, thx for the fast response.

    2. Three Minds Software Creator on

      @Johan van Dam You should be getting an email soon with the download link for the updater. Message us if you don't see it right away.

    3. Johan van Dam on

      I lost some mail (including beta 5 mail) when i migrated to another pc.
      Please reactivate my beta 5 download. Regards.

    4. Three Minds Software Creator on

      @Jim Roots It's never too late! I just reactivated your download for the Beta 5 updater. You should be getting an email soon.

    5. Jim Roots on

      I did not see this update...I did not receive an email (I checked my spam folder). Is it too late to obtain the update?

    6. Three Minds Software Creator on

      @JP Chapleau I resent your download email. It may have gone to your spam folder so make sure to check there too. Let us know if you don't see it in your inbox or spam folder soon.

    7. JP Chapleau on

      I have misplaced by email with the details of how to get the software. Any help? Thanks.