Bogie's Mapping Objects for CC3+ Released (Free)
We have released Bogie's Mapping Objects for CC3+. Bogie's art pack now is available free to all CC3+ users. It is licensed for personal and commercial use. You all have Seen the work in recent weeks of LadieStorm. LoopySue and Lorelei using in part Bogie's excellent work. It's now available for your mapping projects too.
HEADS UP! Almost all faulty installations during beta testing were due to users not paying close attention to the instructions in the installation guide! Save yourself a lot of trouble! Read it and follow the instructions carefully!
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We have a new (free) product on the way that was under non-disclosure wraps until last weekend. Those have been lifted now that open questions over licensing, etc., have been settled. During the non-disclosure period some testers apparently disclosed a bit, because I received 3 queries about it last week from people who should have known nothing.
It doesn't matter. Secrecy isn't our thing, but we didn't want a public discussion before all lights were green. Here's what's up:
Bogie is one of the leading creators of third party symbols for Dundjinni. He also is a community leader at the Cartographers Guild and an admin at the Dundjinni forums. Some of our CC3+ beta testers think that Bogie's symbols are the finest quality they've ever seen. If you use the CSUAC, you already have some of his older work, which is included in it.
For several years, Bogie has been creating and posting nearly 1,300 symbols in Dundjinni format at the addresses listed above and at his own DeviantArt site. Many of his fans (including the Vintyri Project) consider his masterpiece to be the Redthorn Tavern Art Pack, a collection of about 250 symbols that give a cartographer just about anything one might need to make fantastic floor plans for taverns.
We (the Vintyri Project) have been thinking for some time that it would be great if Bogie's collections were converted for Fractal Mapper 8 and for CC3+, to fully integrate them into both products, and, in the case of CC3+, to make them available in the multiple resolutions with which CC3+ works best.
I know some users disagree, but we think that CC3+ has come along far enough that it's time for folks to move up. Making two versions is extra work for us. We (the Vintyri Project) have decided not to support CC3 in future products. However, CC3 users still will be able to download the CC3+ packages and import the symbols into CC3, if they choose. The CC3+ catalogs, toolbars, etc., will not work with CC3.
DD3 and CD3: This is the result of the nature of Bogie's work. For those unfamiliar with it, Dundjinni is not a good tool for making overland or city maps. It does well with battlemaps, dungeon plan areas and village scenes. That's what Bogie maps are, and his symbols are designed mainly for such maps. There's nothing there for pure CC3+ overland maps, but with Mike Schley and Hierwin Link on board in CC3+, that shouldn't be too tragic.
For a look at Bogie's maps, you can go to his DeviantArt site.
Our packages will integrate Volumes 1 and 2 into DD3 and Volume 3 into CD3. This does not mean that CC3+ users without DD3 and/or CD3 will be unable to use them, but one will need to load the catalogs manually rather than per toolbar.
That's about all there is to tell. Those who want to know what's in the EULA can read it at:
The Vintyri (TM) Project