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MapTool 1.7.0 Released

MapTool 1.7.0 Released

We are pleased to announce a huge leap forward for MapTool. This release includes the ability to generate dynamic HTML5/CSS3 forms and dialogs as well as new transparent windows called overlays that allow you to interact with your custom UI without covering the map.

Highlights

  • New macro functions for math operations on lists and arrays.
  • New markdownToHTML() Macro function  converts text in Markdown to HTML.
  • nmeier has brought the majority of the MapTool UI under the control the Look & Feel themes accessible from the Themes menu.
  • New GM option to disable the use of the Edit Token dialog by players.
  • The issue with the decimal point in Map Units per Cell for European locales fixed.
  • New overlay() function allows for transparent overlays over the map area. Think MMORPG-like GUI elements.
  • New Overlay helper functions for management.
  • Huge localization effort by Merudo has brought translatable strings to the majority of the MapTool dialogs.
  • MapTool can now import the Dungeondraft Universal VTT export format.

Documentation for new features is lagging a bit but will be updated on the wiki as soon as we can get to it. For those missing from the wiki see the associated issue which is linked from the Change Log.

Note: MapTool 1.6 had a bug that keeps it from auto-updating to the latest version. Please use one of the download links below to install 1.7.

You can download the new version of MapTool from the following links.

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MapTool 1.5.10 Release

MapTool 1.5.10 Release

MapTool 1.5.10 Released to address a few issues around our German translation and an issue with deleting multiple tokens. Continue Reading

MapTool 1.5.9 Released

MapTool 1.5.9 Released

MapTool 1.5.9 Released! Continue Reading

HTML5 Coming to MapTool

HTML5 Coming to MapTool

The MapTool elves have been busy this holiday season. They’ve introduced two new macro functions to produce HTML5 dialogs and frames. The new macro functions frame5() and dialog5() can be used in place of the HTML3 frame() and dialog() macro functions. The new functionality allows the use of CSS3 and Javascript within the HTML frame/dialog… Continue Reading

Crowdin for MapTool Internationalization

Crowdin for MapTool Internationalization

Helping with MapTool translations just got a whole lot easier. Continue Reading

MapTool 1.5.8 Released

MapTool 1.5.8 Released

MapTool 1.5.8 Released with new functionality and bug fixes. Continue Reading

MapTool 1.5.6 Released

MapTool 1.5.6 Released

This release is a quick fix for the Null Pointer Exception (NPE) which caused MapTool to fail on Mac OS. It is otherwise the same as MapTool 1.5.5. Please see that post for new features and functions. MapTool versions from 1.5 onward are 64-bit OS only. Continue Reading

View HTML code from Frame or Dialog

View HTML code from Frame or Dialog

MapTool framework developers often use HTML frames and dialogs for character sheets and other interactive displays utilizing the frame() and dialog() macro functions. However, it has often been challenging to see the actual HTML code generated by MapTool. Continue Reading

Playing Sound in MapTool via Syrinscape

Playing Sound in MapTool via Syrinscape

One of the overlooked features of MapTool 1.5 is the introduction of RESTful functionality in the MapTool scripting language – MTScript. For the non-programmers, RESTful is a software architectural style that defines a set of constraints to be used for creating Web services. These take the form of an HTTP call, like when you put… Continue Reading