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Fractal Mapper

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

Application Details:

Version: 7.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.nbos.com/products/m...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.31.

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What works

Everything I've tried, with the important exception pattern fills, works as expected.

For all functions to run, the following needs to be installed in addition to plain Wine:

Windows Scripting
mfc42.dll
Registry entries for fonts

What does not

Pattern fills fails. Trying to fill an area with some pattern fills it, but usually not with the intended pattern. of colors. This also affects some scripted functions like "dungeon room".

One has to do a strange workaround with registry keys for fonts for text to work.  Se my HOWTO document for details.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Certainly several more specialized functions. I'm learning this tool.

Hardware tested

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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CurrentFedora Core 6 x86_64Feb 05 20070.9.31.Yes Yes SilverGöran Uddeborg 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

This is the procedure I've used to run Fractal Mapper with wine 0.9.31, including a workaround to make fonts usable. It assumes you start a fresh wine tree, adjust as necessary if you use an already existing. 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. Create a fresh wine tree:
    • wineprefixcreate -w
  2. Save all entries in the registry under "Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Fonts". If you are like me, you do that by opening $WINEPREFIX/system.reg into a text editor and copy those lines into a separate file.
  3. 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 mfc32.dll
  4. 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
  5. Install Fractal Mapper 7. Do not launch it at the end of installation:
    • wine fm710Ginstall.exe
  6. Link all True Type font files you want to use to c:\windows\fonts. To link all fonts you have under /usr/share/fonts you could use these commands:
    • cd $WINEPRFIX/drive_c/windows/fonts
    • find /usr/share/fonts -iname '*.ttf' -exec ln -s {} . \;
  7. Start Fractal Mapper and end it immediately:
    • cd "$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/nbos/Mapper7"
    • wine Mapper7.exe
  8. After finishing Mapper7, edit the registry. You will see that all the entries you saved above are gone. Put them back! Easest way in my mind is to wait for all wine processes to die, and then open system.reg again in an editor.

Now you can start Fractal Mapper again and use it. Most things I've tried seems to work, The notable exception is pattern fills. Whenever a pattern fill is used, the area just either gets black or has wierd irregular colour combinations. I'm still trying to figure that one out.

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