MapTool 1.5.1 Released

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The RPTools Staff and Community are proud to announce the release of MapTool 1.5.1. This release contains bug fixes as well as a few functional bits that didn’t make it into 1.5.0. You can find the full 1.5.1 Changelog on our GitHub site.

Note: if you installed 1.5.0 you may not need to download the new version. The next time you start 1.5.0 it should ask you if you want the new version. If you say ‘yes’, it should download 1.5.1 for you in a location you pick. Once downloaded you’ll still need to install it.

Some new features include:

  • A new macro function to get the native height and width of a token.
  • A new macro function to get the current view area size. Please note: this function is the subject of debate as to its return values. You might want to wait until 1.5.2 before using it.
  • You can now use the delete key to remove assets from the Draw and Map Explorer. It doesn’t ask first so be careful!
  • You can now add multiple color rings for personal light. An example would be: Darkvision: circle scale r60#FF0000 r100#00FF00
  • You now get a preview of the token opacity on the Edit Token->Config tab.
  • You can now have fractional cell units on maps.
  • Closing MapTool while the window is maximized no longer causes problems on the next startup with parts of MapTool hanging off the screen.

Special thanks to one of our new developers naciron for jumping in and making a big splash. He did most, if not all of the new feature work on this release.

Excited about the new functionality? Let’s discuss in the comments below or on one of our many social outlets.

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You can download available versions of MapTool from GitHub.

All users running versions prior to 1.8.3 are strongly encouraged to update. See this announcement post on our forum.

A JAR file version may be downloaded as well but is only recommended for developers or other advanced users.

Mac Users are encouraged to use the PKG version of the install. Windows users are encouraged to use the MSI.

If you need interactive help, please join our Discord Server. Or visit our wiki for complete walk-throughs of how to use the tool. Our Community page has more links; see the toolbar at the top of the page.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Thomas Due

    There’s a typo in note about #324. The function is getViewArea, not setViewArea.

    Other than that, great work guys!

  2. RPTroll

    Looks like someone fixed it. I also added wiki links for the new macros and a not on getViewArea that its return values are under discussion among the developers.

  3. David Rawlins

    The Delete button in Draw Explorer “does” ask you to confirm.
    However the tickbox that tells that popup not to reappear is linked to the other deletes. So if you have previously cleared the message, it will delete without comment.

  4. Jerry

    Is there a way to install 1.5.1 to an older 32 bit windows system?

  5. RPTroll

    No, this isn’t possible. The newer versions of MapTool requires 64 bit Java. Depending on how technical you are, you could so with a dual boot 64-bit Linux install, keeping the 32-bit windows and booting into Linux to play MapTool. This is assuming the underlying hardware will support it.

  6. James

    Not sure if this is the right forum. I updated MT to version 1.5.1 and all my doors stopped working. I am using the 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework with bag of tricks V.43. I believe both of these are the latest versions. When I try to “set door” the error I get is “This version of maptool does NOT support VBL manipulation” and the macro stops.

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