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Celebrating 20 Years of RPG Freeware

 

The Vintyri™ Cartographic Collection

 

Free, open RPG symbols and fill patterns for use

with Fractal Mapper™ 8.

 

Current:  February 10, 2012

 

Before downloading and installing these objects and symbols, please read the explanation of possible resolution and scale issues that you may face and how to easily avoid these issues in advance!  Click here!

 

 

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Cartographic Collection Guide Version 1.0

Released February 2012

Anyone who works with the Vintyri Cartographic Collection

should consider this booklet to be a must!

 

PDF, 212 pages, free, released under the Open Game License 1.0a

Download size (ZIP):  62 MB.  This booklet contains all you need to know to install these symbols, objects, fill patterns and textures and to make them work for you with:

 

·       Fractal Mapper™ 8

·       Dundjinni™

 

The booklet also includes:

 

·                     For a quick reference while mapping, complete color illustrated catalogs of all of the symbols, objects, fill patterns and textures in the cartographic collection and their identification.

 

·                     Color photos of most of the symbols' historical prototype buildings.

 

·                     Explanations of why the replicated structures came to exist and what purposes they served.

 

·                     A detailed look at how to the use the symbols and objects in the cartographic collection to build credible cities, towns, villages, hamlets and thorps, based on the development pattern of real historical models.

 

Download the guide from the Vintyri website.  (62 MB)

Download the guide from the Media Fire mirror.  (62 MB)

 

 

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Fills and Textures, Version 4.0

Released March 2010

Overland, Settlements and Structures

 

This is the first chapter of the collection.  It offers you more than 100 fill patterns in in three different catalogs:

 

·         Vintyri Overland.  This is the main catalog in this set.  It contains geographical and landscape fills or textures in low compression JPG files.

 

·         Vintyri Settlements.  This is a small catalog containing fills or textures in low compression JPG files.  These fills are useful in close-up outdoor mapping of cities, towns, villages, etc.

 

·         Vintyri Structures.  This is a small catalog containing fills or textures in low compression JPG files.    These fills are useful in creating roofing in various styles.

 

·         View this collection

·         Download the full version of this set from the Vintyri website (33 MB)

·         Download the full version of this (ft4.zip) set from the Media Fire mirror (33 MB)

 

 

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Symbol Set 1, Version 1.0

Released May 2009

Walls, Gates and Towers.  This is the second chapter of the collection.  It offers you 115 raster symbols to make city and town walls, gates and towers.  These objects are offered in three roof styles:  Brown beaver tail clay roof tile, light beaver tail tile and slate tile.

 

·         View this collection

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Vintyri website 16 MB)

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Media Fire mirror (three zip files - 17 MB)

 

 

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Symbol Set 2, Version 1.0

Released June 2009

Generic Buildings & Building Parts.  This is the third chapter of the collection.  It offers you 388 raster symbols to make general purpose buildings for cities, towns and villages.  These objects are offered in five roof styles:  Brown beaver tail clay roof tile, light beaver tail tile, slate tile, wood shingle and copper.

 

·         View this collection

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Vintyri website (142 MB)

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Media Fire mirror (10 zip files - 142 MB total)

 

 

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Symbol Set 3, Version 1.0

Released November 2009

Artisans' & Commercial Structures. 

This is the fourth chapter of the collection.  It offers you 148 raster symbols that represent the various commercial and artisans' structures in cities, towns and villages.  Included are bakeries, butcher shops, chandler shops, a kiln, grain mills, lumber sheds, sawmills, smithies, wainwright shops, windmills and more.  These objects are offered in four roof styles:  Brown beaver tail clay roof tile, light beaver tail tile, slate tile and wood shingle.

 

·          View this collection

·          Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Vintyri website (110 MB)

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Media Fire mirror  (110 MB)

 

 

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Symbol Set 4, Version 1.0

Released December 2009

Agricultural & Culinary Structures. 

This is the fifth chapter of the collection.  It offers you 266 raster symbols that include house-barns, barns, sheds, pig pens, a flax-breaking (heckling) house, a tobacco drying shed, sugarhouses, breweries, brewhouses, distilleries, inns, a coachhouse and more.  These objects are offered in four roof styles:  Brown beaver tail clay roof tile, light beaver tail tile, slate tile and wood shingle.

 

·         View this collection

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set (98 MB)

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Media Fire mirror (98 MB)

 

 

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Symbol Set 5, Version 1.0

Released January 2010

Institutional & Military Structures.  This is the sixth chapter of the collection.  It offers you 115 FM8 objects for a barracks, castles, town halls, temples and compounds.

 

·         View this collection

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Vintyri website (74 MB)

·         Download the FM8 catalogs of this set from the Media Fire mirror (74 MB)

 

 

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Vector Symbol Set, Version 1.0

Released June 2009

Map Location Markers.  This is a small collection of vector symbols.  The set consists entirely of location symbols used to make Vintyri overland maps, such as those shown to the left.

 

Installation

·             Unzip the download file into your FM8 folder named MapArt.

 

Download

 

·             Download the vector symbol set from the Vintyri web site (15 KB)

·             Download the FM8 Symbol Set file vvs.zip from the Media Fire mirror (15 KB)

 

 

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Raster Mapping with FM8, Version 1.01

Updated February 2012

220-Page PDF Tutorial

·       Click here for more information

 

Vintyri Download Site

·       Click here to download the tutorial PDF booklet (78 MB)

·       Click here to download the support files pack (47 MB)

 

Optional files:

·       Click here to download the overland map (Chapter 2 - 24 MB)

·       Click here to download the town map (Chapter 3 - 60 MB)

·       Click here to download the inn floor plan (Chapter 4 - 16 MB)

 

Alternative NBOS Download Site (www.nbos.com)

·       Click here to download the tutorial PDF booklet (78 MB)

·       Click here to download the support files pack (47 MB).

 

Optional files:

 

·       Click here to download the overland map (Chapter 2 - 24 MB)

·       Click here to download the town map (Chapter 3 - 60 MB)

·       Click here to download the inn floor plan (Chapter 4 - 16 MB)

 

Alternate MediaFire download site.  Click here!

 

 

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City Block Raster Symbol Presets, Version 1.0

Released January 2010

This set offers you 144 raster symbol presets for the quick creation of city blocks.

 

·         Download this set from the Vintyri website (243 MB)

·         Download this set from the Media Fire mirror (4 zip files - total 243 MB)

 

·             Click here for more information about Fractal Mapper 8