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Multi-platform map making software with hand-painted hex tiles. For GMs, players, world builders, artists, and designers alike!
Multi-platform map making software with hand-painted hex tiles. For GMs, players, world builders, artists, and designers alike!
Multi-platform map making software with hand-painted hex tiles. For GMs, players, world builders, artists, and designers alike!
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    1. Ben Laurence on October 30

      Thanks Cecil, I just lost track.

    2. Cecil Howe Creator on October 30

      @Ben Laurence - The full version of the desktop is out and has been for a bit, it's even gotten a few updates since then hah. The full version of Fantasyland and Traveling through Dangerous Scenery are also in the wild as well, you should have links to those. Spaceland is nearly ready; my day job got really intense there for a while and has finally calmed down.

    3. Ben Laurence on October 30

      Cecil, question: when do you think a sorta final version will be up? No pressure, I'm just wondering if I should download the latest versions and work with that, or if I should wait a bit for what's coming.

    4. Jargogle on September 15

      Any new news on Spaceland?

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      Neil Benson on August 8

      Overlay is just what I needed for my current map. Well pleased.

    6. Jargogle on July 28

      Are we still on track for this month?

    7. Stephan Hageboeck on July 10

      @Cecil: Thanks for your reply, I'm looking forward to 1.1! :-)

    8. Cecil Howe Creator on July 9

      @Stephan - at the end of july we are releasing 1.1, with some new features and spaceland, and that's when it'll go out. http://www.community.hex-kit.com/discussion/173/weve-been-extra-quiet-heres-why#latest

    9. Stephan Hageboeck on July 6

      Any news about this "wrapped up email"?

    10. Tom Androy on May 17, 2017

      Interesting that there has been no response to the comment made by Omari Brooks. I'm still waiting on that "wrapped up" email, myself.

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      Omari Brooks
      Superbacker
      on May 8, 2017

      What's the new ETA on "you can wait til I email you and let you know the project is wrapped up"?

      It appear that updates where supposed to be concluded this past Saturday... I'm eager to start playing with the finished product ;)

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      Richard Sardinas on May 7, 2017

      @Cecil. Hi. Thanks that worked. I'm currently using Windows 10. The original issue occurred after I imported a new tile set and I tried to remove it. Everything seemed ok until I tried to open HexKit again. Resting it seemed to work though.

    13. Cecil Howe Creator on May 7, 2017

      @Richard - hit the 'Reset Settings' button in the 'Help' menu and reimport your tiles. We had reports of a similar problem and we're issuing a patch here in about 2 hours that fixed that among other things. If you've moved your tiles around though, Hex Kit won't be able to find them and that may be why they are gone. If the problem persists after you've patched then it may be a different problem we don't know about, let us know and we'll open up a new bug report and get on it.

      What OS are you on, by the way?

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      Richard Sardinas on May 7, 2017

      Hi is there a troubleshooting guide for Hexkit? I'm having an issue when opening Hexkit where the Tiles box is empty despite having imported the tile sets and it working fine for days.

    15. Cecil Howe Creator on May 6, 2017

      @ZOARLOB - community.hex-kit.com

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      ZOARLOB
      Superbacker
      on May 6, 2017

      Played a bit with the software last night. The art is fantastic and the software is easy to use. As I'm using it, I find myself saying, ,"I wonder if I can do---oh yeah, there it is. :D"

      I have one change request and found one small bug, (I'm pretty sure), I'll have to figure out how to submit those I suppose....

      Thanks again guys!

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      Moghediena on May 3, 2017

      Found the time to have a first look into the software.
      Looks really great so far.
      Its exactly what i was looking for. Thank you.
      I am excited already regarding the final version when it includes all tiles.
      Thank you so far.

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      Lily Liaw
      Superbacker
      on May 2, 2017

      I got it and it's the best thing that's happened to me this week, seriously! Good job man, I'm loving Hex Kit!

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      ethan green on May 1, 2017

      Got the code, watched the tutorial, made some funny random maps. So far, pretty much exactly what I wanted / expected (minus the tiles you're working on). Good Job!

    20. Cecil Howe Creator on April 30, 2017

      Ben / Timothy y'all should have keys now; if anyone else is missing a key send me a message through kickstarter and that'll help me get to ya faster. thanks!

    21. Timothy Bennett on April 30, 2017

      I got the Kickstart update email that you were sending out download codes, but I never got my download code. I've looked all through my trash, junk, etc.

    22. Ben Laurence on April 30, 2017

      Hi, Cecil, I know I received the email with the key code while I was at a conference this week. But I can't find it anywhere now, not in my inbox, or the trash, or in the junk folder. Would it be possible to send the key to me again? Apologies

    23. Jargogle on April 30, 2017

      Congrats to Cecil and the team; an excellent piece of work well-delivered! Been mucking around with it while watching the tutorial and it's very intuitive stuff. Can't wait to see the number of tile sets expand. :-)

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      Kevin O'Rourke on April 29, 2017

      I downloaded two hours ago and spent the last while getting to grips with the tools, I am very happy so and of the last few bits coming down the line after the unexpected delays are just icing on the cake!

      You guys did a great job and this lets me do exactly what I need it to and will be invaluable for working on my future RPG Campaigns!

    25. Cecil Howe Creator on April 29, 2017

      @aalhx - we'll look into it, I admitedly didn't even consider that itch had it's own client; i've only ever used it on the backend. thanks for the heads up!

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      aalh on April 29, 2017

      Update: Downloading directly from the Itch website and running the app from my Downloads folder works fine. But I'd prefer the Itch.io app mechanism so that it can keep the app up to date. Both downloads decompress to the exact same byte count, maybe it's permissions in a directory deep in Itch's file hierarchy? /shrug

    27. Gunnar Bangsmoen on April 29, 2017

      Probably the most useful Kickstarter I've ever backed. Hex Kit has plenty of uses and even now I'm wondering how I ever ran sandboxy exploration games without it. Love it!

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      aalh on April 29, 2017

      There's also another user who submitted logs with an identical issue before I did that can also be found in that issue tracker.

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      aalh on April 29, 2017

      Hey Cecil, I just installed via Itch on OS X 10.12.4 and when I tell it to launch from the Itch client, I get an immediate crash of the app and Itch detects it saying that an error occurred while launching Hex Kit.

      I've submitted feedback via Itch which is here: https://github.com/itchio/itch-compatibility-watchlist/issues/913 which contain the full logs of the attempt and crash for you guys to look into.

    30. Cecil Howe Creator on April 29, 2017

      @Dirge - thanks for the tip! we'll be looking into that for sure. For everyone having startup issues, use the Help --> Reset button and it should clear issues up. That's just a work around for now, we'll be looking at that issue asap.

    31. Dirge on April 29, 2017

      I figured it out.
      If anyone else has this issue, you can delete the cache by holding down Options then clicking Go in the finder window. Then Library > Application Support and delete the Hex-Kit folder.

    32. Dirge on April 29, 2017

      I'm on MacOS Sierra. Yesterday it was working fine. But today when i launch it i just get a blank line in the canvas window and no tiles are listed in the toobox. Is there any cache or application settings i can delete?

    33. Cecil Howe Creator on April 29, 2017

      @Paul - I got no problems on win 10. Should be as simple as extracting the zip file and running the exe. I did get a report of someone trying to run it through itch.io's downloader and having trouble, but standalone was fine.

    34. Paul Baldowski
      Superbacker
      on April 29, 2017

      I'm clearly missing something as I cannot, for all my efforts, work out how to get this up and running on Windows 10. I've attempted to Run the application, but nothing seems to happen. I'm clearly missing something - I've worked on the outskirts of IT for years... I'm certain it shouldn't be as hard as I'm making it.

    35. Jan Fnord on April 29, 2017

      Got mine - it's awesome! love it!

    36. Duncan Young on April 29, 2017

      survey completed, email and spam checked, but no sign yet - dsy21 (at) hotmail.com

      you might guess I'm up early in anticipation!

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      Brook Freeman on April 28, 2017

      Thanks. Just wanted to make sure.

      I've had no problems installing this all on my second computer (ie not over writing the beta code, I'll be doing that tomorrow.)

    38. Cecil Howe Creator on April 28, 2017

      @Brook - The Utilities are separate but freeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    39. Ross Squires Collaborator on April 28, 2017

      All keys shipped. If you don't have it, check your spam, and make you've filled out the survey.

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      Brook Freeman on April 28, 2017

      Is Fantasyland Utilities included in one of the other packs?

    41. Ross Squires Collaborator on April 28, 2017

      Second tier keys are shipped. Third tier is queueing up.

    42. Ross Squires Collaborator on April 28, 2017

      First tier keys are shipped. Second and third tier are queueing up.

    43. Cecil Howe Creator on April 28, 2017

      Bear with us a bit folks, ross and i are hard at work getting these keys out!

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      Luke Haggard on April 28, 2017

      Has anyone else not got it yet?

    45. Karl Dickey on April 28, 2017

      I have not seen *it* come in yet but I can't wait

    46. Travis on April 28, 2017

      Is *it* here?

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