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

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Everything in the tutorial, as well as all other functions I've tried.

What does not

Nothing (so far).

What was not tested

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

Additional Comments

One has to do some DLL adaptions, and a strange workaround with registry keys for fonts for text to work. Newer versions of wine don't have the problems with fonts.
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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 14 x86_64Dec 14 20101.3.8Yes Yes GoldGöran Uddeborg 
ShowFedora 11 x86_64Jul 09 20091.1.23Yes Yes GoldGöran Uddeborg 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Nov 09 20081.1.5Yes Yes GoldGöran Uddeborg 
CurrentFedora 9 x86_64Aug 30 20081.0.0Yes Yes GoldGöran Uddeborg 
ShowFedora 8 x86_64Feb 09 20080.9.52.Yes Yes GoldGöran 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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Error in font display
by William Kokolis on Thursday January 27th 2011, 18:49
For some strange reason fonts are not displaying for me in Fractal Mapper. Right now I'm running Fedora 14 with Wine 1.3.10, and nothing I've tried makes them appear. I can create text blocks and enter text, but as soon as I click out of the block, the text disappears. There's definitely an object there, as I can select it again if I click the map region, but nothing displays.

All of my installed fonts show up in the drop-down, and the text changes font when I enter it, but it just won't appear on the map.

At first I thought it might be related to the above issue with symbols not rendering, but changing the graphical quality doesn't seem to affect whether the text appears or not.

Strangely enough, I never had this problem with Wine on Ubuntu. I suspect there may be some difference between the two builds, but I honestly can't think of what they might be.

Any ideas?
Different Font Fix
by William Kokolis on Monday July 13th 2009, 22:24
I was struggling to get the fonts working properly using the how-tos above (and as described for version 7.0) and I eventually figured out a different way of doing it. In my opinion this method is much simpler, though YMMV.

I had noticed in system.reg that the Tahoma font had a different path than the rest ('\\usr\\bin\\..\\lib\\..\\share\\wine\\fonts' as opposed to '\\usr\\share\\fonts\\truetype\\%family%') and that, for whatever reason, it worked in FM while the rest didn't. After checking out that path, I tried to move a single font over from its normal location and, like magic, it too started working in FM.

To get all of my installed fonts correctly recognized and usable by FM, I did three things. The first was to prepare a list of all of the installed fonts by doing the following:

1) find /usr/share/fonts -iname '*.ttf' > font_list
2) find ~/.fonts -iname '*.ttf' >> font_list

Once I had that list in-hand, I then wrote a Q&D shell script to copy all of those fonts to '/usr/share/wine/fonts', though you could just as easily do so by hand. Here's the script (you must be root for this to work, though 'sudo' might also do the trick):


FONTS=`cat font_list`

cd /usr/share/wine/fonts

for FONT in $FONTS
cp $FONT .

Finally, I had to delete all of the symlinks that existed in '%WINEPREFIX%/drive_c/windows/Fonts'. If you never set up those symlinks, then you can skip this step.

Having done this, all of my fonts appeared in system.reg with the same relative path and were all fully usable and visible in Fractal Mapper.

I hope this helps someone!
Fractal Mapper 8
by Mike Oliver on Friday April 17th 2009, 8:37
I tested FM8 trial download under Wine 1.1.19 on Ubuntu Linux V8.10 and have found that almost everything seems to act as it should except for the fact that I cant get symbols to show up on the work space. I didn't want to install the full program until I'd checked that the trial works OK.

When I select a symbol and try to place it on the work space, an entity, which can be selected, is placed on the layer but it has no visible graphics. I suspect there may be something wrong with the way FM8 is set up (transparency wrong, maybe?) and that it isn't a problem with either Wine or Ubuntu but I've no way of telling.

Do you have any thoughts?