[nbos] [FM8] Patched Version of Vintyri Symbol Presets Available
"Mark Oliva"
Sat Feb 6th, 2010
We've spent the last few days thoroughly testing the reload of the Vintyri
(TM) Symbol Presets Package and it appears that everything now works as it
should. However, if there are any continuing problems that we haven't
found, please let us know. The main problems in the original were due to
corruption of the uploaded files, but I found a few things that I botched
too. One problem goes back to June, when we released Symbol Set 2.
Somehow, three of the symbols (which are used in the presets) didn't make it
into our SS2 zip file. You can correct that by installing the patch offered
here in a separate posting. In assembling the PDF for the presets, there
were errors and omissions in the symbol catalogs at the booklet's end. If
you downloaded Version 1.0, you have those errors. The link below will give
you the corrected Version 1.01 of the PDF. The Vintyri presets release is a
first free and open expansion pack for the Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version of
the Vintyri Cartographic Collection. It consists of 168 symbol presets that
can be used to fill out city blocks in towns and villages quickly on FM8
raster maps. The collection has the same raster graphic quality as the
individual symbols in the cartographic collection. Even in a map three
scale miles wide, you can zoom in on a single building in a preset without
detail loss. The ability to make and use symbol presets is one of the most
powerful raster mapping tools in FM8. The presets can be edited directly in
FM8, but they contain no symbols as such. FM8 symbol presets have special
abilities and special limitations that normal symbols do not have.
Therefore, we strongly urge all interested users to download the free and
open 28-page PDF that accompanies this release before downloading the four
ZIP files with symbol presets. These ZIPs have a size of 56 to 66 MB each
for a total of nearly 244 MB. Therefore, it would be helpful to understand
these special abilities and limitations before making the large downloads.
This material is released under the Open Game License version 1.0a. Please
note that because this set contains no JPG or PNG graphics, it cannot be
used with other mapping or graphical programs. It can be opened and edited
only with FM8. To download the illustrated and bookmarked PDF (3.2 MB)
and/or the symbol presets, go to:


Mark Oliva
Webmaster, the Vintyri Project (TM)
Internet: http://www.vintyri.com <http://www.vintyri.com>
E-Mail: info-at-vintyri.com <mailto:info-at-vintyri.com>

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