Mapper

by Crispy
Display automatically created maps of entire Z levels in browser windows! [More]
To download this library for your Linux/Mac installation, enter this on your command line:

DreamDownload byond://Crispy.Mapper##version=2

Emulator users, in the BYOND pager go to File | Open Location and enter this URL:

byond://Crispy.Mapper##version=2

3508 downloads
Version 2
Date added: Jan 22 2003
Last updated: Jul 29 2009
5 fans
Mapper lets you display maps of the game world to players, using BYOND's built-in browser. Turfs, mobs, and objs are all displayed on this map. You can individually specify atom types to be excluded from the map.

During testing, a "bug" was found which made the transfer of maps to connecting clients take a very, very long time - the server is quite quick, but there seems to be a lot of bandwidth used. As a result, it may seem to players that the map is never displayed. That is why this library is Beta, rather than Polished. :-)

To minimize this, you can tell Crispy.Mapper to only display turfs on the map (read the instructions in the source code). This usually greatly improves map download times.

Thanks to:
  • AbyssDragon, for assistance in solving two elusive bugs. He was kind enough to help in a lot of testing runs! Also, the mob icon is his - it was "borrowed" from AbyssDragon.AbyssSprites. :-)
  • Gughunter, for inspiring the idea for this library by making his unterra.monstoro.MapCompress library, which does basically the same thing as this one does but with text instead of images. If this library is too slow for your liking, check out MapCompress.
  • tenkuu, for much-valued assistance in testing!