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Current: January 20. 2012
CSUAC download mirror site
for Fractal Mapper™ 8
CSUAC, Copyright © 2004-2008, Cecil Solomon, all rights reserved.
The CSUAC collection is free, but it is not in the public domain. The download and usage of the CSUAC are subject to an End User License Agreement (EULA). Please download and read the EULA before downloading or using the CSUAC!
Download the EULA. Click here! (PDF file - 152 KB).
The CSUAC is a 600 MB collection of Fractal Mapper 8 symbol and fill patters. It includes graphical mapping material in these categories:
· Science Fiction.
After downloading, follow the installation instructions below. The symbols and fill patterns will be available the next time you call up Fractal Mapper 8. Scaling files are included in all symbol folders.
Downloads the file BL_FM8_Fills.zip (46 MB)
Downloads the file BL1_FM8.zip (75 MB)
Downloads the file BL2_FM8.zip (46 MB)
Downloads the file BL3_FM8.zip (84 MB)
Downloads the file BL4_FM8.zip (43 MB)
Downloads the file BL5Pt1_FM8.zip (90 MB)
Downloads the file BL5Pt2_FM8.zip (69 MB)
Downloads the file BL6_FM8.zip (39 MB)
Downloads the file BL8Pt1_FM8.zip (71 MB)
Downloads the file BL8Pt2_FM8.zip (58 MB)
NOTE: There is no BL7_FM8.zip file.
To install the files, you need to know where you installed FM8 and how the NBOS folder structure looks. In a default installation, that path usually begins on Drive C in a folder named Program Files, Program Files (x86) or Programs. If you installed FM8 somewhere else, then you'll have to rely on your memory to know where that is. Once you've found it, the folder structure looks like this:
Here's what you do:
· Close FM8, if you have the program open.
· The CSUAC Fill Patterns are in the file BL_FM8_Fills.zip. Unzip the contents of this file into the folder named FillPatterns. See above.
· All of the remaining ZIP files contain CSUAC mapping symbols. Unzip all of these files into the folder named MapArt. See above.
· After you've unzipped all of the files, reopen FM8. You now should see the CSUAC mapping symbol catalogs under Mapping Symbols and the CSUAC fill patterns under Fill Styles, as in the graphic below.
The Vintyri Project has published a free raster mapping tutorial that teaches you how to use the CSUAC and other raster fill patterns and symbols in your cartography.
Five files are available for download. All are in the same download folder:
1. pdftu01.zip is a necessary file. It contains the tutorial PDF booklet (40 MB).
2. tu01sptpack01.zip also is a necessary file, It contains all the support files necessary
to do the exercises in the booklet. Be sure to read the small PDF file in this zip!
It contains important information (47 MB).
The three remaining files are optional. They contain finished versions of the three main maps made in the tutorial
· overland.zip, from Chapter 2 (24 MB)
· odinsdomov.zip from Chapter 3 (60 MB)
· oldwellinn.zip from Chapter 4 (16 MB)
Vintyri Download Site
Alternative NBOS Download Site (www.nbos.com)
REMEMBER when you load these three maps or the Fallen Lands map in the support pack to immediately click the menu option Map in FM8 and then the option Display Quality. Set the basic Display Quality to Highest and then pick Special Effects - Medium Res. Without these settings, the maps will not always work in the manner described in the tutorial!
The CSUAC is a collection of cartographic objects created by Dundjinni users. After completion of the CSUAC, the German cartographer Sendorian began compiling new fill patterns and symbols created by Dundjinni users in a monthly archive. This collection is even larger than the CSUAC. You can download the fill patterns and symbols in Sendorian's collection at:
PLEASE NOTE: If you install symbols downloaded from Sendorian's site in a folder that is not part of the CSUAC, copy the file default.xml from a CSUAC folder into the new folder. This will assure that the new symbols will be scaled correctly in Fractal Mapper 8.
Most FM8 users make their maps with FM8 and then export them for further use (if at all) as flattened maps in JPG and other formats. If that's what you do, skip this section.
However, some FM8 users want to do more with their maps in the native FM8 FMP format. This is particularly important if you want to let others work on or modify your original maps. If these users haven't installed the CSUAC, all CSUAC symbols will vanish from the maps when they're on these users' computers. You can get a full explanation of this issue and how to resolve it on the NBOS website at:
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