Re: [nbos] [FM8] Free & Open City Block Symbol Presets Released
Dustin Evermore
Tue Feb 2nd, 2010
I'm having a bit of trouble with this one.

After making sure I had all the previous sets, I made sure my directory structure looked like the example provided in the PDF. Yet, some symbols do not appear when a preset is applied to a map. Concerned I might have something in the wrong location, or that I didn't have everything, I removed the entire directory, re-downloaded all symbol sets and reinstalled them again. However, the results are the same.

What I get from the presets is most of the farm symbols, about half the mixed symbols, and few or none of all the residential presets. Yet, from the images in the PDF, I know I have the missing symbols installed in the directories they should be expected.

Can you think of anything I might be able to do to get it to work properly?

D Evermore

On Feb 2, 2010, at 5:34 AM, Mark Oliva wrote:

> The Vintyri (TM) Project has released a first free and open expansion pack
> for the Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version of the Vintyri Cartographic
> Collection. It consists of 144 symbol presets that can be used to fill out
> city blocks in towns and villages quickly on FM8 maps. The collection has
> the same raster graphic quality as the individual symbols in the
> cartographic collection. It was created in conjunction with our FM8 raster
> mapping tutorial, which we hope to release before the end of this month.
> The collection contains presets that can be edited directly in FM8, but it
> contains 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 26-page PDF that
> accompanies this release before downloading the four ZIP files with symbol
> presets. These ZIPs have a size of 40 to 50 MB each for a total of nearly
> 190 MB. Therefore, it would be helpful to understand these special
> abilities and limitations before making the large downloads. To download
> the illustrated and bookmarked PDF (3 MB) and the symbol presets, go to the
> Cartographic Collection option at:
> 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.
> Mark Oliva
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