What is CA125?

I noticed today, while selecting a background for a new map using the SS4 dungeon style, that I have several fills that appear to be missing/non-functional? They're all labeled CA125, such as "Stone 1_CA125".

What is CA125 so that I can look to reinstalling it? I only own CA 2019, but I know that there are several "freebie" CA packs available. They all seem to be installed.

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  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 15 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    Hi Daisho :)

    That's "Munson's Mines" - the May issue of the 2017 CA


    DaishoChikara
  • Okay two follow-up questions:

    1: I don't own that Annual, so why would fills for that annual be showing up in the list? Some things I've read indicate that it's associated with SS4, which I do own, and have just reinstalled, but those fills are still missing.

    2: How would I figure out the CA# code myself, for any given annual? I can't find them listed anywhere like that. Kind of frustrating when everyone talks about them using said numbers, but they're not noted as such anywhere I can find.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 15 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    It may be that the fill list was accidentally 'contaminated' when the template was created. I've done it myself before now. Unless the SS4 template fill list contains those fills they are not part of SS4. Is there some company publication I've missed that says they are?

    Unfortunately, if you don't own the annual you won't have the fills.

    I found the annual issue from the number, and by looking inside this folder: C:\ProgramData\Profantasy\CC3Plus\Annual

  • I had a similar thing with empty folders when I got the Humble Bundle. From memory Munson’s Mines was included with the package and it ‘created’ SS4 folders with no content. At the time I’d not purchased the SS4 set.

  • I definitely don't own that annual, and my Annual folder doesn't include CA125, so I guess somehow the fill list in the template got contaminated, as you said. Good to know, at least nothings really broken... ;-)

    As for the numbering, looking in the Annual folder works for you because you own those annuals. How does someone who does NOT own the annuals know which annuals are what CA number?

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator

    There are no official list of these numbers, I guess mainly because it's not something normally needed, these are just for internal reference really, and anyone with the annual will have the matching folder to check it up, it is only when accidents like this happens with a template that you are really exposed to numbers for annuals you don't own.

    It is pretty easy to calculate the issue though. The annual have always been 12 issues a year (bonus issues don't get a separate number), so just divide by 12, drop the fraction, then add 2007 and you have the year. The fraction you just dropped multiplied by 12 should give you the month if needed. If you want the volume number instead of the year, just add 1 instead of 2007.

    So 125 would be 125/12 + 2007 = 10(.417) + 2007 = 2017; .417 * 12 = 5 = May. And May 2017 is easy to find on the annuals page.

    DaishoChikara
  • Thanks! I appreciate the mathematical approach to it! ;-)

  • I started an Excel file several years ago to keep up. I enter every new issue into the file for reference. Not something I have to use very often, but when I do it's handy!


    MapjunkieDaishoChikaraTravellerquirky_gamer
  • Thank you very much!
  • Thank you very much for this.

    I think Profantasy should make it an official download...

  • Y'all are quite welcome. Glad it'll be useful to someone besides just me!

  • thehawkthehawk Traveler
    Maybe an Official(tm) Maidhc link in the Resources thread https://forum.profantasy.com/discussion/10366/cartographers-annual-all-the-issues-linked-in-one-place ? Or added to that thread somehow? A companion thread?
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