Frequently Asked Questions
We have no plan for restricting the use of the desktop app for private use only; if you're going to use it to make maps for your commercial products then awesome! Let us know so we can see it in action. Just make sure you don't use art assets that you don't have permission to use commercially.
As far as the art goes, I am still trying to figure that one out. When I released Hex Kit Fantasyland I sold commercial licenses to use completed maps in products. The interest in this has sky rockets since the Kickstarter launched so I need to retool the way I handle those. Going forward I can't say exactly how it is going to work, but I am going to have to work it less punk rock than before.
I can say that I will not issue exclusive use licenses, and that the final decision on price will be really cheap and loose. You won't be able to distribute the art assets individually, or use them to make your own map maker. But this is one of the reasons we've Kickstarted the project, so I can hire a lawyer to help me figure out these things.Last updated:
Yes! Hex Kit supports importing custom tiles, and they will be compatible with the random tile painting. We're using a system that combines tile metadata and folder substructure to ensure that any custom tiles you import will work just like the bundled tiles. We are far enough into development that I am 99% confident the dimensions of hex files will not change, but as soon as we are 100% resolute in those dimensions, I'll release the template file to the public.Last updated:
Sure can! We have no plan on taking a portion of your sales, but we do not plan on curating a marketplace either. You will also need to take care of the legal rights to those tiles on your own. Suffice it to say, we welcome artists to create and sell their own tiles.Last updated:
Hex Kit runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows computers. It's being developed on the Electron framework, so it works on basically anything that runs Chrome.
Disk: 1 GB / Memory: 1 GB
Windows - Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10. An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable.
Mac - OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later
Linux - 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.1+, or Fedora Linux 21+. An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable.Last updated:
I would love to hear your ideas for tiles. I won't make any promises that your suggestion will make it into a tile pack, but with 2,000+ new tiles there are a lot of possibilities. I've prepared a Google Survey for you to submit these suggestions. You cannot suggest things that are the intellectual property of someone else, or copyrighted, or trademarked. This includes things you own the rights too. Other than that, go nuts! Click the link below to make your suggestions.
Each hex is just about .5 inches raw, on the paper. They're little dudes for sure. After scanning and editing for Hex Kit they are about .6 inches. These are all hand-drawn and painted so they are not SVGs, but PNGs, and like any non-vector image file, they will not enlarge very well.
Hex Kit exports your maps as a PNG in almost the exact same size you see on your Hex Kit canvas, You can then take your exported map and drop it on a fancy background and print it. If you enlarge the size of that map file, however, you're going to notice a reduction in the quality of it, so be weary of that.
For example, if you make a 6x6 tile map, it will not fill an entire letter sized sheet of paper (8.5x11) so if you try to enlarge it to fit across an entire sheet of letter sized paper, it will drastically reduce the quality. A 30x30 tile map, however, is going to be way larger than a sheet of letter sized paper so you can reduce the size to fit one sheet and it'll look great still (or print it out across multiple sheets and have an an arts & crafts party)Last updated:
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