maptool

2005-02-24
2013-05-23
  • Michael Rice

    Michael Rice - 2005-02-24

    maptool is a client/server map (image for the background) sharing tool.

    It supports loading images as the background, overlaying a grid, loading and moving icons around on it, and drawing.

    It requires Sun Java 1.5

     
    • Michael

      Michael - 2005-03-16

      I see great promise with this tool and am proposing it to my group right now.

      Couple of questions...does it distinguish icon ownership? Not to say I don't trust my players, but I don't want them to be able to control creature icons I the DM load onto the map.

      Is it just me or is it a resource hog though?

       
      • David Rice

        David Rice - 2005-03-17

        Icon ownership is definitely planned.  Eventually you should be able to control exactly what functionality you expose to players.

        It is definitely a resource hog right now... Before we reach 1.0 we will do profiling to try to fix as much of that as possible.

         
      • Michael Rice

        Michael Rice - 2005-03-17

        We don't currently distinguish icon ownership but we are considering it for a future release.

        Describe what you're running it on -- we haven't done any performance tuning yet.

        Keep in mind this is still a pre-1.0 release.

         
      • Trevor Croft

        Trevor Croft - 2005-03-17

        Thanks for taking time to post your message !  We're very excited you used our tool :)  Let us know of any features you would like to see, or bugs you come across, or whatever.

        -Trev

         
      • Michael

        Michael - 2005-03-19

        Ah! mouse scroll. ok. well, what about adding keystroke for scaling. some laptops or other devices might not scroll mice.

         
        • Trevor Croft

          Trevor Croft - 2005-03-19

          We are planning on putting a slider or something on, but key strokes would word great too.  Perhaps + and - I'll drop that in for the next release

           
    • Michael

      Michael - 2005-03-16

      Will there be functions added for grid scaling or map scaling? Looks like right now its fixed length at 13x10. Or will zoning be the only way around wanting larger map/view?

       
      • Michael Rice

        Michael Rice - 2005-03-17

        Grid and map scaling are built in.  Basically click on the grid tool  (third from the left) and use the mouse scrollwheel to scale, click/drag to align the grid however you wish.

         
        • Michael

          Michael - 2005-03-19

          Suggestions:
          What about different grid patterns? Perhaps a 6 sided hex grid?

           
          • Trevor Croft

            Trevor Croft - 2005-03-19

            There's actually a feature for this in the tracker already, so look forward to it in a future release for sure :)

             

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