I've spent some time with this tool and found it easier to use than I remembered (or I just had more time, finding how to create groups is not that user-friendly).
I agree that it is hard to find. Could we put an icon on a toolbar or something like that to make it a little more obvious and easier to get to?
1) when you add a combatant from init tool to maptool (my principal interst in the app), the combatant disappears from its group, so I have to create it all over again in init tool if I want to reuse it (and let's face it, I just can't kill off all the PCs every time I open a new session in maptool). I'm sure there must be a way around it but I just can't figure out why by default the combatants disappears from init tool when I put it in maptool...
This is a windows thing (did I guess right?). The default operation is a move operation. If you press the ctrl key before you drop the item it will do a copy instead. There is another thread 'Dragging combatant removes entry'
that talks about how I was going to fix that problem. It boils down to only doing move actions inside of IT. Going from one tool to another (MT, IT, or Group Tool) will be a copy action.
2) more minor but still a pain: every time I want to add a new face to my combatant, the app opens "my documents". Having been burnt a few too many time by impromptu OS crash (guess which one I'm using), I got used to putting everything that I need everywhere but in "my document" (and more specifically anywhere but on my OS partition). And since my tokens are hidden far in my directory tree, it is a pain to click again and again to get there every time. I know I could just move my token file, but I'd like the app to just open the last opened directory...
I think I've fixed that bug, but I will check and make sure. It should return to the last directory that you used to open or save anything in IT or GT.
Still, I've not been using it for real combat (still) but it looks like an elegant alternative to DM genie (which has its few bugs). I'm really looking forward to total maptool-init tool communication
Intertool communication is going to make it into the next versions of the tools(v1.3 of MT and v1.1 of IT). It is too close to a release date for each to make a big change in the functionality.
Thank you for the feedback! I really