[nbos] FM 8 Questions
"Dennis Brauning"
Mon Jul 16th, 2007
Ed,



Thanks for the hint that the widget interface for Fractal Mapper 8 is
similar to the Astro 2 API. I've been able to piece together enough
information between the widget interface, your example tool, and the old
Fractal Mapper 7 interface to create a new custom tool that displays an
input form when I'm placing a city on the map. Before I get too far on the
tool I'd like to know if Fractal Mapper 8 has an interface to Inspiration
Pad Pro? The FM8 web page that describes the features of the GoblinAPI
talks about an Inspiration Pad Pro interface, so I'd like to confirm that it
will be available. If so, I'm going to concentrate on the input form, and
then start work on a similar form for rooms. If Inspiration Pad is the way
to go I might as well start generating the tables.



On another note is there a maximum size to the .JPG or .PNG file used as a
background to the map? I have some scanned images of historical maps that I
was going to use for a map, but I couldn't get FM 8 to read the file. It's
large (10000x12000) so I'm sure that's why it doesn't display as the
background. What is a reasonable size for a background image?



Thanks.


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