Fractal Mapper

Mapping program for fantasy role playing games. It can create maps of dungeons, continents, cities, etc.

Application Details:

Version: 8.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.8

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Test Results

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What works

Essentially everything I've tried.

What does not

When the choosen display quality is lower than "good", some symbols do not show when placed on a background fill pattern.  Se bug 19254 for details.  With "good" display quality, I have seen no such problem.


What was not tested

There's a lot of features in this program. I've not tried every one.  There may well hide bugs.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

One has to do some DLL adaptions. See my HOWTO document for details.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 14 x86_64Dec 14 20101.3.8Yes Yes NoGoldGöran Uddeborg 
ShowFedora 11 x86_64Jul 09 20091.1.23Yes Yes NoGoldGöran Uddeborg 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Nov 09 20081.1.5Yes Yes NoGoldGöran Uddeborg 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Aug 30 20081.0.0Yes Yes NoGoldGöran Uddeborg 
ShowFedora 8 x86_64Feb 09 20080.9.52.Yes Yes NoGoldGöran Uddeborg 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
15906 EnumFonts returns each font multiple times NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


­­­­­­This is the procedure I've used to run Fractal Mapper with wine 1.1.23.  You may consider starting a new tree by setting WINEPREFIX in the environment before you start. I use $WINEPREFIX below to refer to your wine tree; if you do not set anything, th­at will be .wine in your home directory.


  1. Install Fractal Mapper 8. Do not launch it at the end­ of installati­on: ­­­
    wine fm8install.nbo801.exe­
  2. Copy the Windows DLL MFC42.DLL to your c:\windows\system32 and run regsvr32 on it:
    cd $WINEPRFIX/drive_c/windows/system32
    cp .../mfc42.dll .
    regsvr32 mfc42.dll
  3. Get "Windows Script 5.6" and install it. I once downloaded this from Microsoft, but it seems they have introduced some locks since then so you can't do that unless you have a Windows system. If you don't, you'll have to find it elsewhere:
    wine scripten.exe
  4. Copy gdiplus.dll to the Mapper8 directory. (There is a built-in gdiplus in wine, but it does not seem to be complete enough yet.) If you have Fractal Mapper 7 you can take it from there, since that version included gdiplus.dll, although it was named
    cd "$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/nbos/Mapper8"
    cp ../Mapper7/ gdiplus.dll­
  5. Install any updates. When installing the 8.10f update, it on some occasions placed the new files in a subdirectory for some reason. Move it up from there if it happens to you.
    wine fm810fUPD.exe
    mv "{pf}/nbos/Mapper7"/* .
    rmdir -p "{pf}/nbos/Mapper7"
  6. Launch Fractal Mapper, and change the display quality to Good (Map→Display Quality→Good). This avoids a bug when running under Wine.

Now you can start using Fractal Mapper!



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