New Art Packs in Library

Four Art Packs from Kristian Richards of Crooked Staff Publishing added to Resource Library Go to the File menu in MapTool and select Add Resource to Library. On the dialog that opens, click on the red gear icon to see the packs that you haven't downloaded. New Art Packs Extending the existing CSP Dungeon Geomorphs pack. The four new packs are:…

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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 so your formatting options now include those available to modern web applications. It has the limitation of not being able to access external assets.

You should now be able to do things like conditional displays like the code below.

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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 a web site URL into your web browser. The industry term for exposing a RESTful interface is called an Application Programming Interface or API.

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Windows 10 DPI Scaling Strikes Again!

DPI scaling may affect your MapTool experience in odd ways. We've previously discussed the effect on the readability of MapTool text as well as a workaround to fix it. Recently, community member Vishika complained the templating tool has issues in the new version of MapTool. We discovered DPI Scaling had once again bit MapTool. However, through the diagnosis, we discovered how…

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