Category Archives: General

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

MapTool 1.5.5 Released

MapTool 1.5.5 Released

The RPTools elves have been hard at work bringing you new and wonderous functionality in MapTool. We are proud to announce MapTool 1.5.5 which brings improvements to existing functionality, new capabilities, as well as new and improved macro functions. MapTool versions from 1.5 onward are 64-bit OS only. Note: It appears this release has issues… Continue Reading

Resetting MapTool JVM Settings

Resetting MapTool JVM Settings

With memory settings moving into MapTool itself, it is possible to introduce a memory size your computer can’t handle. Here’s out to fix it. Continue Reading

Adding New Languages to MapTool

Adding New Languages to MapTool

RPTools is an international community. We see this on the social sites as well as in our developer group. There are also several native language support sites. Translating the text in MapTool is one of the many ways we support each other. Continue Reading

GitHub Basics

GitHub Basics

How to find your way around the RPTools GitHub instance. Continue Reading

We Bid Farewell to Az, Jagged and Jamz

We Bid Farewell to Az, Jagged and Jamz

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our beloved community that two of our most prolific contributors are moving on to their next adventure. Continue Reading

Windows 10 DPI Scaling Strikes Again!

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,… Continue Reading

Windows 10 Font Issue

Windows 10 Font Issue

Windows introduced DPI scaling to help with readability issues on monitors with high resolution. This appears to occasionally cause problems for some applications like MapTool. Continue Reading

Multi-line Properties Editor

Multi-line Properties Editor

As part of the 1.5.0 release, MapTool included a popup window to allow for multiple-line editing of properties. Prior to this release, you would need to copy a long properties entry to another editor, make your changes, then copy it back. With 1.5, you can simply click into the properties field, then on the down… Continue Reading

Power of the Spacebar

Power of the Spacebar

New in MapTool 1.5, the ability to temporarily center and zoom your players to a GM-desired location on the map. Continue Reading