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Lord Raffles
11-03-2013, 02:01 PM
It seems the Dungeonforge website has finally gone offline, and I can't seem to find a copy anywhere online.

Does anyone have a copy floating around on their hard disk? I have a copy somewhere, but I can't seem to find the USB stick...

I always thought Dungeonforge was such a good program for what it was, and excellent considering it was free.

Many thanks!

(I think this should have been placed in this part of the forum, could the mods delete the old thread in General Discussion?)

Lord Raffles
11-04-2013, 05:45 AM
Does no one have a copy somewhere?

Wingh
11-04-2013, 06:28 AM
You should try the wayback machine.

https://web.archive.org/web/20110112033425/http://www.dungeonmapping.com/df/public_html/

Bogie
11-04-2013, 08:50 AM
I do. Never used it so I don't know if this is the install file or not.

Email me at Bogiemaps (at) gmail

Lord Raffles
11-04-2013, 09:10 AM
I do. Never used it so I don't know if this is the install file or not.

Email me at Bogiemaps (at) gmail

I've just sent an e-mail, fingers crossed it's the right file. :)

Lord Raffles
11-05-2013, 04:04 AM
Does anyone else have a copy?

Lord Raffles
11-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Hey, it's me again.

Someone out there must have a copy of this program, since I've browsed this forum and noticed a number of maps were made with it.

arsheesh
11-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Could be that someone does, but the majority of our members are not currently active. So it may be that those that have it aren't frequenting the forums of late. You may also want to try your luck at the Dragon's Foot (http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/index.php) forums (in the Maps section), I know I've seen a few people who use it there as well. Best of luck to you.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Bogie
11-05-2013, 07:29 PM
As an alternative to DungeoneForge, have you checked out Pyromancers? It is an online mapping tool that looks very impressive.
I have not used it myself, but the screenshots they post are excellent.

Pyromancers.com | Online Dungeon Painter & RPG Forum Scene Viewer - solutions for comfortoble online playing (http://pyromancers.com/)

Lord Raffles
11-06-2013, 04:38 PM
After hunting through THREE old hard drives I found it 8)

Anyone know of a good place to host files?

RobA
11-08-2013, 12:07 AM
I can check - I should have a copy of that and MapX kicking around as it is what I started with. I was a co-admin of that forum with Dormouse fo a while, but it got pretty quiet, so I guess it was eventually shut down.

Too bad - I'd even worked up a new splash screen for the (never released) update:
58925

-Rob A>

Lord Raffles
11-08-2013, 06:03 AM
I can check - I should have a copy of that and MapX kicking around as it is what I started with. I was a co-admin of that forum with Dormouse fo a while, but it got pretty quiet, so I guess it was eventually shut down.

Too bad - I'd even worked up a new splash screen for the (never released) update:
58925

-Rob A>

I don't you suppose you have any of the user made content floating around too? Objects and Tiles?

Roseweave
01-23-2015, 10:47 PM
I'm also looking for a copy. I can't find any map editing software that works for me, the interfaces are all awful. I'm looking for something more tile based like the RPG Maker map editors but more specific and this looks like it.

Revock
01-30-2015, 06:44 PM
I have version 1.9.2 burned on a CD i can zip it up if you still need a copy

Roseweave
02-03-2015, 11:24 PM
I have version 1.9.2 burned on a CD i can zip it up if you still need a copy

Please, that would help a lot.

Revock
02-03-2015, 11:56 PM
PM me an e-mail i can send the zip to. Be aware, there's no installer for this, it run's right from the .exe in the folder.

I dunno if it was originally an installer but all I have burned is the program folder, I've simply copied the cd contents onto my HD several times and except for some irritating lockups it works, and i also believe this version can use most anything you place in it's art folders such as stuff Mark Oliva made for his Vintyri Project (spelling? sorry Mark i didn't check your profile prior to posting) or the dundjinni archives stuff. I put it up on my Microsoft Onedrive for anyone wanting a copy, I know the original website wanted you to register prior to getting a copy so if the admins think this is a bad idea I won't share it out. It is a nice little program.

Roseweave
02-07-2015, 11:36 PM
PM me an e-mail i can send the zip to. Be aware, there's no installer for this, it run's right from the .exe in the folder.

I dunno if it was originally an installer but all I have burned is the program folder, I've simply copied the cd contents onto my HD several times and except for some irritating lockups it works, and i also believe this version can use most anything you place in it's art folders such as stuff Mark Oliva made for his Vintyri Project (spelling? sorry Mark i didn't check your profile prior to posting) or the dundjinni archives stuff. I put it up on my Microsoft Onedrive for anyone wanting a copy, I know the original website wanted you to register prior to getting a copy so if the admins think this is a bad idea I won't share it out. It is a nice little program.

Not sure I can PM right now, only 3 posts... lemme fix that.

Roseweave
02-09-2015, 12:56 PM
Hi, thanks for the pack! I got it working. Unfortunately it seems to have a very limited tileset and I'm having trouble making anything worthwhile with it. Are there extension packs anywhere?

Revock
02-10-2015, 08:05 PM
Hi, thanks for the pack! I got it working. Unfortunately it seems to have a very limited tileset and I'm having trouble making anything worthwhile with it. Are there extension packs anywhere?
As I Mentioned, Mark's project has loads of tiles and objects, that folder i packed up for you even has some vintyri stuff in it, here's a link: http://www.vintyri.org/CSUAC/
That version of DungeonForge purports to be able to use any Graphic as a tile, and as far as objects, you should only have to put the .png files you want in it's graphic file structure, I bet you'll have to scale the graphics you get so they match one another, (scale them in Gimp perhaps) Between Vintyri, the CSUAC archive and what you can find on say Deviantart.com you should be set.

Revock
02-10-2015, 08:30 PM
Tell, you what, give me a few days and although I'm 99% sure of that "use anything" statement, I'll test my own assertion by making some textures in Paint.net or Gimp and putting them into the dungeon forge file structure, I believe I originally put those few Vintyri tiles in there (not sure, it was long ago). Once I work some textures and stuff up I'll have a clearer picture of how to advise you if you still need help.

P.S. yeah, that works somewhat, I tried it by simply making a seamless "old paper" .png file in Gimp the only problem seems to be that after it's set as a tile by dungeon forge and set as the background it no longer looks seamless. Perhaps dungeonforge runs it's own tile filter of a sort on the .png graphic. There are also tile info files associated with each of the default tiles the program comes with, these can be opened and edited with notepad+.
ex.:
BASIC_2X2.TILEINFO (this is the tileinfo file for a tile called BASIC_2X2)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<TILEINFO>
<COLS>2</COLS>
<ROWS>2</ROWS>
<MASK>1111</MASK>
</TILEINFO>

To make a tile like this, i bet all you need do is rename a copy of the tile info file with the data you want to "Roseweave_grass1.TILEINFO" (if your tile image is called Roseweave_grass1.png) the actual tile graphic is just a graphic file, but, as i said, I already verified that any graphic can be set as a tile, all that remains is discovering the peculiarities of size,,any seamlessness etc. so it looks good.

I'll see if i can generate anything nicer in the coming few days.

Revock
02-10-2015, 09:49 PM
As I sit here thinking of what textures and so on I might try to make a nice 3-d battlemap set of tiles and objects(which is what I love and am trying to learn to do) . It occurs to me a worthy project for this old soft would be to make a coherent set of tiles and objects of different styles for it, I already verified it's happy with a parchment background tile, a set of flat "oldstyle" symbols and such verified to work properly would be a cool project as well.