Hello, long time no see! (looking at my profile, my recent post was December of 2008, which was probably the last time I was around)
Back in that time span I also had found a really neat FREE hex mapping program for outdoor maps. I know it was discussed on here but I can't find the thread. So anyone have any suggestions? I run a Mac. I don't need anything super fancy, I just want to do some maps for documenting games of Source of the Nile (which I just got into- and it ROCKS by the way)
Post by Koren n'Rhys on Feb 17, 2011 10:31:29 GMT -6
Hexographer is the way to go. The free version is an online java-based app that should do everything you need. It is very full-featured. You can save maps on your local machine, then re-open them again to edit or update.
The paid version has some additional features, such as being able to load alternate symbol libraries, but nothing that is critical.
I use AutoREALM myself, but I don't know that it's been ported to Mac or UNIX, although it could be.
Edit: forgot to say that actually I've switched from AutoREALM to Inkscape for dungeon mapping. For outdoor mapping, I might still use AutoREALM, but there's actually a plug-in for the GIMP that creates hex overlays. I seem to recall a tutorial or two on how to use the GIMP for wilderness maps.
Last Edit: Feb 17, 2011 21:03:01 GMT -6 by talysman
Post by Koren n'Rhys on Feb 17, 2011 21:42:12 GMT -6
I haven't really gotten into doing interior maps digitally yet, but another option there is Dungeonographer, also at Inkwell Ideas. Like Hexographer, it has free and paid versions. I haven't usedit yet, myself. Just putting it out there.