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Latest Version: v2.0.6 ( Jul 22nd, 2014 ) | Change Log

Grid Cartographer is an RPG mapping tool

It's the perfect companion for table-top roleplaying dungeon design or for mapping classic games like Wizardry, Might & Magic, Eye of the Beholder and Dungeon Master.

Why not download the free edition using the links above and give it a try?

Feeling Creative?

If you're into designing your own role playing games for computer or tabletop and are looking for a great tool to draw out maps for your next campaign, why not give it a try and see what new adventures you can dream up!

The advanced editing features of Grid Cartographer Pro such as the cut and paste tools and border creation make blocking out and detailing maps incredibly easy. Then simply export the map to an image file for printing or sharing online!

Support and Feedback

You can find technical support and any updates on the forum. Feel free to post feature requests and bug reports there too, or send them to me directly via the contact page.

Thanks!

Thanks to everyone for the numerous suggestions and supporting this project.

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Feature Comparison

Grid Cartographer is available in two flavours. The free version provides a good taste. If you like it you can upgrade to the pro version to experience the full range of features:

FREE PRO
Floor Area UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
Floors and Basements UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
Region Tabs 2 UNLIMITED
Ground Types and Markers LIMITED SELECTION WIDE VARIETY
Door Types EDGE AND BLOCK EDGE AND BLOCK
Add Notes to Map Tiles NO MULTIPLE MULTI-LINE NOTES PER TILE
Labelled Map Areas NO YES
Editing Tools STANDARD TOOLS ONLY MOVE, FLIP, ROTATE
Clipboard NO CUT, COPY, PASTE
Colors NO TINT WALLS AND FLOOR MARKERS
Export NO FLOOR IMAGE AND NOTES
Editor Themes YES PREMIUM THEMES: VDU AND PARCHMENT
Keyboard Accessible YES YES
Free Updates --- ALL v2.x RELEASES

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What's new in Grid Cartographer v2?

• Completely rewritten user interface with tabbed toolbars and a scrolling palette of brush types.
• Support for multiple named 'regions' within one map file.
• Rewritten brushing to greatly reduce the need for keyboard modifiers. Just click and drag the mouse to draw coridoor walls and room edges more quickly than ever before.
• Simpler custom tiles. The old tileset system has been replaced with one that uses individual images.
• A simple two layer system allows for custom tiles as both terrain and map markers.
• Rewritten map format to support diagonal walls and to allow combining block based doors with edge based walls. Draw doors and walls wherever you like!
• Improved label system with text alignment; Multi-line notes.
• Option to automatically create matching pairs of stairs and ladders to connect floors with ease.
• Greater grid sizing flexibility. Create variable sized tile layouts and asymmetric major gridlines.
• Support for all keyboard layouts and the ability to use CJK characters in notes and labels.
• Mac OSX version !

Q: Do I need to buy a License Key for each platform / machine I own?

No way! Grid Cartographer is licensed to you and not to any specific machine or platform. If you have the supported hardware then we want you to be able to use your copy of Grid Cartographer on it.

Q: I have a pro edition license for version 1, will it work with version 2?

Using the pro edition of Grid Cartographer v2 requires a new license key. You can purchase an upgrade from v1 pro to v2 pro at a significant discount here.

Q: Will my old version 1 maps work with version 2?

Yes! any map created in version 1 will work with version 2. This includes maps using the old style custom tilesets which are automatically cut up into new single image tiles as required.

Q: Will maps I create in version 2 still work with version 1?

Owing to the new features added in version 2 the map format has changed significantly and is no longer compatible with version 1. If you wish to try version 2 but think you might stick with version 1 then please ensure you make backups of your map files before overwriting your files.

Q: Are there any usage restrictions on maps, images and related data files created using Grid Cartographer?

You are free to use map files, exported images and any other data files saved by Grid Cartographer without restriction for any purpose, including commerical use, either as stand-alone documents or included as part of a publication either directly or subject to further editing or manipulation after they were created. No acknowledgement that Grid Cartographer was used is required.

Q: What are the Windows system requirements?

Grid Cartographer has been developed on Windows 7 x64 but will run on XP through Windows 8.1 providing a DirectX9 compatible graphics card is available. 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows are both supported.

Q: What are the Mac OSX system requirements?

The Mac OSX version is compatible with OSX 10.7 and later.

Q: What are the Linux system requirements?

Grid Cartographer has been tested on the following Linux distributions with latest updates applied. Fedora 19 (64-bit), Linux Mint 15 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Ubuntu 13.04 (32-bit and 64-bit). Other distributions are not offically supported. They may still work but could have issues. Additionally the following packages are required: GTK-3 and libpng12

Q: What are the Android system requirements?

Grid Cartographer requires Android 2.2 or later to run. For best results use a tablet style device.

Q: Where can I ask another question?

If you have a question not covered here then please contact me or post on the forum.