Category Archives: Announcements

MapTool Available on DriveThruRPG

DriveThruRPG ImageWe’re experimenting with a new distribution method by allowing users the ability to download MapTool from DriveThruRPG for free with an optional donation. This is in addition to our traditional Download Page – not a replacement for it. Opening the DriveThruRPG channel does a few things for us.

  1. It takes some of the burdens off the RPTools.net server. Part of the expense of running an open source project is the ISP cost associated with the forums, this website, and the download traffic of the various tools. We’ve been warned a few times we’re approaching our current hosting limit so seeking another download method seems reasonable.
  2. The RPTools staff currently pay all expenses associated with RPTools. While we don’t mind, some community members have asked if they could help. Rather than place a donate button on the website or run an in-fashion Kickstarter or gofundme campaign, we decided to enable a ‘pay what you want’ on DriveThru. It’s an easy way to let you contribute to the project if you so choose.
  3. Downloading from DTRPG will allow us to notify you when new builds are available through the publisher interface.
  4. DTRPG is another way for users to find our community.

We’ve placed the latest development build for MapTool (1.4.1.8) on DTRPG for Linux, Mac, and Windows. We’ll have the latest stable release (1.4.0.5) up within the week. TokenTool will be next. You’ll be able to find all our DTRPG submissions on our Publisher’s Page.

Any DTRPG income will go to RPTools expenses such as server costs, security certificates, website localization, etc. Your friendly, international RPTools staff will always be an all-volunteer force. We hope you understand and support this new channel and hope you use it going forward.

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.6 Released

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.6 Released

The last (hopefully) Dev/Test version in the 1.4.1 series is now available for download from http://maptool.craigs-stuff.net/test-builds/. The 1.4.1 series saw a large number of major changes which will now be rolled into the forthcoming 1.4.2 production release. We’ll only release a 1.4.1.7 if more testing is required. As with all Dev/Test builds, be sure to backup your… Continue Reading

MapTool 1.4.0.5 Released

MapTool 1.4.0.5 Released

This release corrects a few small bugs affecting isometric map ‘figure’ stamps along with a fix for Draw Tool images. This is likely the last version of the 1.4.0.x series and represents our latest production release. Please upgrade as soon as practical. Bugfixes Resize free size figure tokens (Jagged) Fixes for Z-Order on free sized… Continue Reading

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.2

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.2

Warning: This Build Could Blow Up! Now that’s out of the way, going forward the numbering of builds will indicate the type of build, with1.4.<even number>.x being a stable build that will mostly be about bug fixes and maybe some small changes which don’t change campaign format or break compatibility, and 1.4.<even number>.x being a… Continue Reading

MapTool 1.4.0.4 Released

MapTool 1.4.0.4 Released

Time for another build with bug fixes and some features Bug Fixes and New Features Fix for math.cos(), math.sin(), math.tan(), math.acos(), math.asin(), math.atan() macro functions (Craig). Added json.rolls() macro function (Craig). Added json.objrolls() macro function (Craig). Overdue update to the credits file (Craig). Build Related Continuous Integration using Travis CI (joshsziegler) Continue Reading

MapTool 1.4.0.3 Released

MapTool 1.4.0.3 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of MapTool 1.4.0.3, now available from the Download page. MapTool 1.4.0.3 includes the following fixes, improvements, and additions. Added json.removeFirst macro function, similar to json.difference() but will only remove the first occurrence of match. e.g. json.removeFirst(‘[2,2,4,5,6,6,4]’, ‘[2,6]’) = [2,4,5,6,4] Fix for trailing end of line character of version… Continue Reading

MapTool 1.4.0.2 Released

MapTool 1.4.0.2 Released

This was a quick release to fix the tableImage() image issue which surfaced in MapTool build 1.4.0.1. This release also adds capabilities to modify the max recursion depth in function calls. Thanks to Jagged for the quick turn around time on the bug and Craig for the recursion limit change and build. Please see the Announcements… Continue Reading

MapTool Version 1.4.0.1 Released

MapTool Version 1.4.0.1 Released

Great news everyone. There’s a new version of MapTool available from the download page of rptools.net. The most exciting features of Build 1.4.0.1 includes some new functionality that will make drawing maps easier and new MapTool Table functions that effectively allow for global variables and image stores without resorting to dropping new tokens on a… Continue Reading

MapTool 1.4.0 Release

We’re proud to announce the release of MapTool 1.4.0, creating a revitalization of MapTool development methodologies and direction. The MapTool application began life in 2005 when three programmers started an open source Java project as a way to connect remote friends for their RPG. It has grown in features and functionality over the last decade… Continue Reading