The Vintyri (TM) Project has released a first free and open expansion pack for the Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version of the Vintyri Cartographic Collection. It consists of 144 symbol presets that can be used to fill out city blocks in towns and villages quickly on FM8 maps. The collection has the same raster graphic quality as the individual symbols in the cartographic collection. It was created in conjunction with our FM8 raster mapping tutorial, which we hope to release before the end of this month. The collection contains presets that can be edited directly in FM8, but it contains no symbols as such. FM8 symbol presets have special abilities and special limitations that normal symbols do not have. Therefore, we strongly urge all interested users to download the free and open 26-page PDF that accompanies this release before downloading the four ZIP files with symbol presets. These ZIPs have a size of 40 to 50 MB each for a total of nearly 190 MB. Therefore, it would be helpful to understand these special abilities and limitations before making the large downloads. To download the illustrated and bookmarked PDF (3 MB) and the symbol presets, go to the Cartographic Collection option at:
This material is released under the Open Game License version 1.0a. Please note that because this set contains no JPG or PNG graphics, it cannot be used with other mapping or graphical programs. It can be opened and edited only with FM8.