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by biodude
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Who turned the lights off?
Replies: 6
Views: 791

While it's on my mind: The current interaction between the invisible light (see above) and the preset vision modes is hard to visualize for me, partly because I can't always remember what the distances are for the standard light & vision modes. This made me think that generic vision settings mig...
by biodude
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Who turned the lights off?
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Who turned the lights off?

When I first tried MapTool 1.2 I found the templates a bit limited and disappointing (can't move them once they are placed, and they act essentially as drawing objects). However, I quickly found a workaround by making a bunch of markers that I could set the "light" on, creating circles and...
by biodude
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Map Settings / Preferences pane?
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Thanks trevor, that is good to know! I also agree with Amaril: a map layer where the map is moveable (resizable) that you can lock down would be useful, as mentioned in other threads. I think I can wait until v1.4 when layers are more developed for something like this. While I'm on the subject of la...
by biodude
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Map Settings / Preferences pane?
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Map Settings / Preferences pane?

I was just wondering if it would be possible to change the background (tiles / map image) on an existing map. I don't mean graphic "tiles" that are placed on the map, I mean the tiled background you choose when you create the map. There are a few settings for maps (grid type, background, a...
by biodude
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: MapTool
Topic: MapScaleTool v1.01
Replies: 61
Views: 24644

As explained by myself earlier in this thread, that's exactly what bringing in the map image on the background layer lets you do. Absolutely correct - I just found the relevant post . It is unfortunately buried in the middle of the thread. This is exactly what I Love about MapTool: it doesn't alway...
by biodude
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Ideas for New Applications
Topic: Character Sheet Tool
Replies: 309
Views: 40862

I know this thread is years old, but I was surprised to see no mention of CrystalBall - my absolute favourite character management & Combat management software for D&D 3e. http://www.crystalballsoft.com It is quite venerable, and a new version is under development, but is very ambitious and ...
by biodude
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Global Rulesets
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Keep 'em separated

While I agree that a common filetype / format is a great boon for custom rulesets, I support keeping the tools as separate programs that communicate to each other. The integration is great, but programs that are *too* integrated suffer from ease of use in the individual functions, from my experience...
by biodude
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Chat formatting
Replies: 7
Views: 839

*drool* some chat formatting in MapTools would be awesome! The ability to "impersonate" is already a huge bonus, although I wish there was a way to change my default "username" when Out of Character. I realize it's using my Mac OS login, but what if I don't want to use that in th...
by biodude
Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: MapTool
Topic: MapScaleTool v1.01
Replies: 61
Views: 24644

I've been trying out other VTTs (MapTools is by far my favourite), and most others "match" an imported map to a grid by resizing the map image, not the grid. MapTools currently does the reverse, which causes problems when the grid on the image has a cell width that is not an integern numbe...

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