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  • I'm glad that you brought this up. It's something that I had intended to suggest to Ed Diana for FM9 and forgot. Being able to see the file name of a fill and also of a symbol at selection time would save a lot of time in some cases. As to your q…
  • @Levendor: Great suggestion. I too regularly have to use the Windows Explorer to pick symbols.
  • There are a number of programs into which one can load a map. You might want tzo look at the Skwyre discussions here in the forums.
  • I'm not sure what you're seeking. Most of us just sit down and write it.
  • We've also released a free, 220-page advanced tutorial (PDF) that deals with the methods for raster mapping with FM8. It should be used after the tutoril mentioned by Ed above. For more information, go to: vintyri.org/vintyri/tu1.htm
  • Hi, Ed! _From: Ed_NBOS Not sure about using the map symbols as mini's directly from an FM map. But that may be possible if FM had some means of marking which symbols should be considered movable minis, and which are just part of the background ima…
  • Hi, Ed! "From: Ed_NBOS Not sure about using the map symbols as mini's directly from an FM map. But that may be possible if FM had some means of marking which symbols should be considered movable minis, and which are just part of the background ima…
  • Post your map file (.fmp) so that one can see what's happened. Without looking at the map, there's little that anyone can do.
  • Which issue? More than one have been discussed above.
  • Ed has picked up work on FM9 again, so that probably explains why there are no new FM8 announcements. FM8 has been running clean and problem-free for a number of years now, so there are few support type postings.
  • ??? FM is a current product, supported, etc., just like Windows 10.
  • There really is no need to buy tokens. The Dundjinni forum members have created more than 1,000 of them. They'll be available in FM8 format soon, when we release the free Vol. 2 of the Dundjinni Archives for FM8.
  • It looks to me like you didn't close your polygon. You have a leak at 2668.71, 3580.14. See the screen shot above.
  • Abduction wrote: @Mark: How do I post a map? I am relatively new to this. When you've opened the screen for posting a new topic, there's a tab below the input box called "Upload attachment." Click "Browse," choose the file and then click "Add …
  • SirRunOn wrote: Ah, so asking why I can hit "keep me logged in" until I'm blue in the face for no effect will have results then? Those problems are best addressed by sending a report to
  • Unlike at the forums of some other software companies, I think you'll find that chatter here is at a pretty low level because the NBOS software really runs well. As a result, the usual flow of my-this-won't-do-that postings is very limited. Most m…
  • Abduction wrote: It is very frustrating because this should be EASY and INTUITIVE. What am I missing? The help files aren't useful, and I am stumped. FM8 is very easy and intuitive. But before one can answer your question, one needs to see you…
  • I have a hard time figuring out what you don't understand here. The FM8 Guide seems to state it quite clearly and completely: "Creating a Mapping Symbol "To create a mapping symbol from one or more objects on your map, first select the object…
  • Rabulias wrote: Do you have the metadata file in place? That's an important point, but a missing metafile won't keep the symbols from appearing. It only will make scaling data unavailable.
  • This is pretty weird! I do this regularly, and it always works fine. I think you'll need to contact Ed on this one: mailto:support2@nbos.com
  • It sounds like there's a problem in your folder hierarchy. See the screen shot above. Under \Programs\NBOS\Mapper8\Mapart, you need a Symbol Set folder and beneath it a Category folder. The imported Dundjinni symbols belong in the Category …
  • a1hamms wrote: I am so jazzed about this mapper. Right. So am I. I did the same steps for C:\Program Files (x86)\nbos\Mapper8\MapArt\Standard Fantasy Symbols\Animals and Monsters File: Dragon1 then I colored that purple and saved it…
  • Keeping in mind that I was not sitting behind your computer watching you while you worked, I have to take a wild guess at what happened. That wild guess - and the only guess that I can make at the moment - is that you perhaps erased or moved the fo…
  • Well ... good luck! I don't know of a cartographic program that can do that job.
  • I don't know what the limits are for a background image, but trying to load one that size into almost anything makes little sense to me. If I was trying to do it, I'd make a copy of the image, reduce the size to 2,000 pixels or less and then load i…
  • I don't use AstroSynthesis, but I have the other products working fine under Windows 10 Pro.
  • katlynn wrote: I am unable to save as "JPG" or open it in Photoshop. It seems to have only 2 options, to save as fmp or "all files" which does not allow me to open it in any other program. You need to use the menu options File/Export and then p…
  • I can't see exactly what you've done, so I can only give you tips on how to fix some of the results. SheckyS wrote: First, the mountains it's creating are HUGE! And I can't figure out how to set them to scale properly or how to control the scale …
  • Paragon wrote: Apparently, for whatever reason, you have to apply the fill, select it on the map, and then chance the scale. That's certainly counterintuitive. ??? 1. Select object. 2. Select fill. 3. Click "Apply." Counter-Intuitiv…
  • esmale wrote: While we're on the subject of FM9, here are a few more feature suggestions (in case Ed isn't feeling challenged): A viewing tool that lets me pan across the map at the current zoom level (apologies if I'm completely missing this) …