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tgdye
04-26-2006, 12:44 AM
I do not know of a list anywhere that contains links to free symbol sets . So add em if you've got em.

http://cc2.mapventures.com/

http://www.profantasy.com/library/default.asp

http://www.nightsaroundthetable.com/maps/closedsc.htm

http://www.vintyri.org/vintyri/index.htm

http://www.cruzan.info/cc2/cc2.html

Uthoroc
09-26-2006, 03:41 AM
My Jhendor site has some free catalogs:

http://www.jhendor.de/cc2/symbols.html

And there are also some freebies on Maps & More:

http://www.mapsandmore.com/packs/index.html#freebies

rillithis
12-17-2006, 11:44 AM
http://www.gmsparlor.com/
(must be a member - free registration)
Seven large, free CC3 symbol libraries. As of 12/17/2006, these are the available CSUAC symbol libraries available for ownload.

Baseline 1: Creatures.
Baseline 2: Equipment.
Baseline 3: Vehicles
Baseline 4: Animals and Humanoids
Baseline 5: Vegetation
Baseline 6: Furniture
Baseline 7: Structures

Disclaimer: I do not work for this company, nor do I know anyone associated with the company.
:D
Eric

Kepli
12-18-2006, 06:30 AM
I used to work with/for them ... Those archives are collected Dundjinni art pieces, converted to CC3 standards. There will probably be more in the future ;)

ravells
08-09-2007, 01:23 PM
Here are little symbols I make in my lunch hour using the drawing tools in microsoft word. You can't save the image on its own in word, the trick is to copy and paste it into powerpoint. If you right click on the image you can then save it as wmf, png etc.

I'll make more symbols in future lunch hours. It's a good short study with something to show for it at the end of the process.

Ravs

jaerdaph
11-05-2007, 06:00 PM
I created a symbol set for CC3 overland modern maps based on the carta-normal TrueType font available here:

http://www.fontica.com/font/carta_normal

These are varicolor symbols.

Enjoy, and let me know if they are useful. :)

jaerdaph
11-15-2007, 11:14 AM
I have created a varicolor symbol set for CC3 overland maps based on the TrueType dingbat symbols font that comes with the AutoREALM program:

http://autorealm.sourceforge.net/index.php

jaerdaph
11-17-2007, 03:39 PM
Some very nice CC2/Cosmographer Star Trek symbols are available on this page:

http://anomaly.mushpark.com/transfer.html

Look under "Trek Symbols". There are also a couple of CC2 Star Trek ship and starbase deck plans on that page too.

I recently rediscovered these amazing symbols on my hard drive and decided to hunt down the original link to share here for any Star Trek gamers. I was a big fan of the Last Unicorn Games Star Trek RPG in the 1990s. :)

mathuwm
06-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Check out this page
this is a great resource
from the
USGS

FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization (PostScript Implementation)
By the U.S. Geological Survey



http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/2006/11A02/

SeerBlue
06-06-2008, 01:46 PM
Awesome Sigurd, I have been following dead links from various sites trying to find this pdf with these very symbols for ages, the USGS does not seem to think updating/forwarding dead pages is worth the effort I guess.
Thanks ALOT, SeerBlue

jaerdaph
06-14-2008, 04:58 PM
Today I made a varicolor symbol catalog for CC3 overland maps based on the Jiraijirai TrueType font found on this really cool page of fonts (http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/sugaku.html).

That page has so many cool fonts that would look nice on maps, I feel more CC3 symbol catalogs are soon to follow... ;)

I believe somebody here at the Guild pointed that Web site and the Jiraijirai font in particular out, but for the life of me I can't find the original post.

ravells
06-14-2008, 07:42 PM
What a great find! These are really beautiful and incredibly useful for mapping. Thanks jaerdaph! I can't wait to use these!

Oh...help! When I click on the TTF file to download it it actually opens the file...could some kind sir please guide this simpleton as to how to download the TTF files?

Redrobes
06-14-2008, 09:04 PM
Yes fabulous find - I'll rep in a mo !

If I right click on the ttf file it asks me to download so I can save to some temp area. Then drag that file to the C:\windows\fonts dir and it should install it for you.

ravells
06-14-2008, 09:07 PM
Cheers. I found a zip file at the top which had them all in and just unzipped to my font directory. Sadly cannot rep Jaedaph as I haven't repped enough after the last time!

Redrobes
06-14-2008, 09:21 PM
Ah right - for some reason its the process of dragging the file in that triggers the install of it. Don't know why but thats the way I have found it. Also although the fonts directory looks like a directory its one of a set of windows specials. Its definitely more than just a directory - its some kind of data base thing with a folder interface to it. Which I think sucks btw - I would prefer to have some unreadable garbage in there with a proper app interface to it and know it wasn't a folder of ttf files. If anyone has some good info on what its actually doing then id like to know.

jaerdaph
06-15-2008, 03:58 PM
Cheers. I found a zip file at the top which had them all in and just unzipped to my font directory. Sadly cannot rep Jaedaph as I haven't repped enough after the last time!

It's the thought that counts :)



Ah right - for some reason its the process of dragging the file in that triggers the install of it. Don't know why but thats the way I have found it. Also although the fonts directory looks like a directory its one of a set of windows specials. Its definitely more than just a directory - its some kind of data base thing with a folder interface to it. Which I think sucks btw - I would prefer to have some unreadable garbage in there with a proper app interface to it and know it wasn't a folder of ttf files. If anyone has some good info on what its actually doing then id like to know.

What now who now? I haven't a clue what you're referring to... :)

jaerdaph
06-15-2008, 09:05 PM
Here's two more varicolor symbol sets for CC3 overland maps. Utsuronaya is a collection of hollow arrows, and yajiri is a collection of solid arrows.

jaerdaph
06-17-2008, 12:22 AM
This varicolor symbol set for overland maps is based on the Nakht TrueType font found here:

http://havengar.freeservers.com/fontantg.htm

I really like the hand drawn look of this Egyptian Heiroglyphics font.

nemojbatkastle
09-10-2008, 11:27 PM
If nobody has ever seen this before, it's a catalog of map symbols in .pdf format
from a Francophone website. I haven't messed around with any of these yet but the range of application should be obvious.

http://www.paris-pc-gis.com/MI_Enviro/TTFsymbols/ttf4mapping_fr.htm

There are lots of good symbols to use, though it's more geared towards the actual and utilitarian. After looking through the list I was unable to find any standing stone symbols, the purpose of my search. So once again I am forced to ask the world that great question that has troubled men since times immemorial: "Where's my Cromlech?"

Larb
09-14-2008, 05:46 PM
I'm not sure if you know of it (though I expect you do), but an open source mapping program called Autorealm installs various fonts on your PC including a symbols font that includes various symbols such as a sunken ship, battlefield, etc etc.

So here it is:

jaerdaph
09-23-2008, 05:42 PM
I'm not sure if you know of it (though I expect you do), but an open source mapping program called Autorealm installs various fonts on your PC including a symbols font that includes various symbols such as a sunken ship, battlefield, etc etc.

So here it is:


I've always liked those, especially the sunken ship. I even created some CC3 symbols from that font earlier in this thread:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showpost.php?p=9730&postcount=7

:)

MarkusTay
11-22-2008, 08:37 PM
I found some stuff here -

http://openclipart.org/media/tags/cartography

The good stuff starts on the second page, under the heading 'RPG Map Symbols'. I haven't used any of it yet, but some of the medieval/fantasy buildings and stuff look like they'd be pretty cool in a small isomorphic-style map. I also found it was better NOT to download them - just copy the thumbnail into a folder (it's png, so you retain the shadows).

I'm thinking about extracting all the buildings and other terrain objects of my copy of HOMM4, but if I do that and make a map with them, I won't be able to post it (legally) anywhere, right? :?:

goatdealer
11-23-2008, 06:00 AM
I'm thinking about extracting all the buildings and other terrain objects of my copy of HOMM4, but if I do that and make a map with them, I won't be able to post it (legally) anywhere, right?

I just had a good look around the site and if I read it right, you can do what you want with them (maybe not commercially) as it clearly says in the about section that:

"This project aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use.
All graphics submitted to the project should be placed into the Public Domain according to the statement by the Creative Commons."

So you should be OK.

p.s. I think your Realms maps are awesome. I also really love the new style introduced in 4E by Mike Schley

MarkusTay
11-29-2008, 12:16 PM
Yup - Whereas I merely copy the old style (quite literally in many places), he has taken it to the next level.

The one problem the '3e style' had was that it isn't condusive to blending terrain types, like having forests run into the mountains, and Mr. Shley seems to be addressing that short-coming quite well.

I'm here to learn from him, and others.

jaerdaph
12-09-2008, 11:41 AM
Here's a CC3 overland varicolor symbol catalog made from the compass rose font Korrigan found:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3502

Mark Oliva
07-12-2009, 02:44 AM
These are the addresses we use most. The huge and popular CSUAC collection was available in separate versions for Fractal Mapper 8, Dundjinni and CC3. The site for the CC3 download no longer exists, but the Fractal Mapper 8 set will work with the CC3 compatibility pack. To get either or both, go here:

CSUAC Downloads (http://www.vintyri.org/CSUAC/)

The Dundjinni version is available here:

http://www.semorecordings.com/downloads/?wpfb_cat=15#wpfb-cat-15

Our next stop is Jeff Albert's (screen name Steel Rat) huge RPG Map Share site at:

RPGMapShare.com | Your source for gaming maps and mapping objects (http://www.rpgmapshare.com)

There you also will find thousands of free symbols (objects) and fills (textures) in the categories fantasy, modern and sci-fi.

And then there are the Dundjinni user forums at:

http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/

Where you also can download a huge number of free symbols and fills in the categories fantasy, modern and sci-fi. Heads up, however! Microsoft's Internet Explore will download these symbols and fills as BMP files, which makes them useless if they have transparent elements. Firefox downloads them correctly.

Our Vintyri website also has several hundred free symbols and fills available in FM8 and Dundjinni resolutions. The address: http://www.vintyri.org .

IMPORTANT POINT:

FM8 USERS: The CSUAC and Vintyri symbols and fills all are scaled correctly for FM8. All of the other symbols mentioned above are in standard Dundjinni resolution. In every FM8 non-Vintyri and non-CSUAC folder where you save these symbols, you need to add an XML file to set the correct FM8 resolution. To do that:

1. Open the Windows Notebook (Windows Editor in some non-English language versions.)

2. Write or copy the following code for folders containing non-CSUAC and non-Vintyri symbols:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' ?>
<symbol>
<pixel size='0.025' unit='Feet'/>
</symbol>

3. After you've copied or typed that in, save the file with the name default.xml.

This step is not necessary with CSUAC or Vintyri symbols if you install them according to instructions. Both then automatically will be unzipped into folders that already contain the correct XML file.

CC3 USERS: If you use CC3, you should use the program's built-in tools to make variants of the non-CSUAC symbols in the proper resolutions. If you want to convert the Vintyri symbols for CC3, you'll get the best results by downloading the Dundjinni versions and converting them. If you search the CC3 mailing list, you should find Ralf Schemmenn's instructions there on how to do that.

If you take symbols from these sites, then make some symbols of your own and post them on these sites. That's what makes the symbol, fill and map sharing system work. If you take without giving, the system eventually will fail.

Anomaly
07-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Some very nice CC2/Cosmographer Star Trek symbols are available on this page:

http://anomaly.mushpark.com/transfer.html

Look under "Trek Symbols". There are also a couple of CC2 Star Trek ship and starbase deck plans on that page too.

Hey, cool! My Trek symbols! :D 8)

nedjer
07-13-2010, 08:49 AM
This might be handy:

A set of vector 'fantasy' icons/ symbols with loads of images to use or break up for quick shapes to make more (100's of weapons, shields, magical effects and more)
Vectors in PDF format
Free and Creative Commons

Download the lot from Treasure (http://www.treasurerpg.com/), where the files are currently tucked away in the .zip versions of the RPG.

Thistle Games (http://www.thistlegames.com/)

flash926
08-18-2010, 07:44 PM
Does anyone know of any symbols that would be good to use in an arctic wasteland kind of setting (white mountains, icebergs, etc)? TIA!

bblackmoor
09-20-2010, 01:35 PM
I am looking for symbols (CC3 or universal) for modern cities: skyscrapers, office buildings, and so on, preferably in both ruined and non-ruined condition. Has anyone seen a symbol library like this?

Ascension
09-20-2010, 06:44 PM
I can't recall ever seeing anything like this but modern isn't my niche. The old Sim City website had a bunch of stuff on it and you could take some of those things and shrink them down and turn them into png files to use.

arakish
09-22-2010, 05:28 PM
I tried the FSC symbol sets listed here. Major problem: CC3 Viewer does not work. I have dloaded and installed it three times, but to no avail. Boy that puts a big negative against Pro Fantasy for me. I was planning on buying their product(s), but not any more.

Request: Could you please convert the FSCs into PNGs? I'd be greatly appreciative if this could be done.

rmfr

P.S. - Don't ask me what is wrong with the CC3 Viewer. It seems to work until I try to open a file in it, then it just sits with a spinning hourglass for over 15 minutes. I then have to shut it down through Task Manager. Could it be that Pro Fantasy stuff is not Windows software? Or is it Vista? More apt to blame it on Vista. And do not suggest I upgrade to Win 7. I ain't gonna pay $200 to upgrade. Maybe if it were only $50.

Midgardsormr
09-22-2010, 06:55 PM
Vista has caused quite a few problems for ProFantasy in the past. Most of the issues go away if you install somewhere other than the program files directories. The Viewer is not supported under Vista or Win7 at this time, due to the significant change in Windows' security features, but it is possible to get it to work if you know how to contravene those features.

In any case, though, I don't think you would be able to easily extract the symbols from an FSC using only the Viewer. It's specifically designed to allow you to look at a map in CC3/2's native format without being able to extract the data. I suppose you could take a screenshot and cut it up in the Gimp, but that would be quite tedious.

In any case, there are quite a few different libraries linked in this thread. If you'd like someone to go to the trouble of converting something, you should narrow down your request to the specific collection you're interested in.

arakish
09-23-2010, 02:08 AM
I guess I could have narrowed it down, but I was wanting to look at all the symbol sets others have attached to their posts. By large jaerdaph has attached the most. But I thought I saw a few others who had attached symbol sets.

Thanks.

rmfr

ProFantasy
10-13-2010, 09:10 AM
@arakish The CC3 Viewer installs and runs fine on Windows 7 and Vista systems. That's not to say you don't have a technical support issue, but it's not a general Vista or Windows 7 related issue. I ran the installation as Administrator, and installed in its default location, that is in Program Files; without "contravening security features"

It is not designed, nor can it, extract symbols from drawings. If those symbols catalogs are made with PNGs rather than native CC3 entities, you'll find them stored as PNG files in a subfolder somewhere - we don't embed PNGs.

Midgardsormr
10-13-2010, 11:31 AM
You may wish, then, to update the system requirements entry on the product download page. I had assumed that since Vista and Win7 were not listed that users were experiencing the same problems as they had with CC3. But since I've been a CC3 user for a while now, I've never had need for the viewer, so I admit that I didn't actually test it, particularly since it doesn't actually do what arakish is after, anyway.

knightvision
01-23-2011, 09:15 PM
Hi, I've looked the forums and tried other places. Does anybody have a good set of "old school" TRS-esque mapping symbols in PNG format or JPEG that I can convert into PNG's?

guyanonymous
01-23-2011, 09:23 PM
I googled "D&D map symbols" and switched to image mode. It let me quickly tracked down this: http://forum.rpg.net/showpost.php?p=12691479&postcount=5 (download the image in attached in the post). Hope that works - it seems to match memories of the old D&D stuff I played as a kid.

knightvision
01-23-2011, 10:48 PM
ok, I'll try those thanks.. I was really looking for some B&W ones.

Nasty_Harpy
01-31-2011, 04:38 AM
mapsandmore.com is gone.

gaaran
05-03-2011, 07:22 PM
I didn't see this page on the list, but there are a lot of great brushes here for hand-drawn style maps. http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/publishing/articles/87861.aspx

ravells
06-14-2011, 07:10 AM
There is a great free symbol library here: IAN Symbol library (http://ian.umces.edu/ian_emails/ian_symbols_v6/)

This is a link to the catalogue (http://ian.umces.edu/pdfs/ian_symbol_library_catalog.pdf)

jaerdaph
09-12-2011, 01:13 AM
I realized I didn't cross post all my CC3 symbols derived from TrueType fonts here at the Guild. Here is a link to my thread at the Profantasy CC3 Users Forum: http://forum.profantasy.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=204

Almost all of my symbols to date are created directly from TrueType fonts - if you download the font, you know what the symbols looks like. :) Each symbol catalog made from fonts is also varicolor for greater utility.

GoddessofKazareth
03-05-2012, 03:11 AM
Hello All,

I am looking for some nice farm plots for a map, I'm extremely new to CC3 and really struggling to put out a decent map. I have no idea how to make my own. I'd like to find something that shows furrowed/rowed fields....

Mark Oliva
03-05-2012, 06:02 AM
I am looking for some nice farm plots for a map, I'm extremely new to CC3 and really struggling to put out a decent map. I have no idea how to make my own. I'd like to find something that shows furrowed/rowed fields....

We just released a CC3 Version of the Vintyri (TM) Fill Styles Collection. Assuming that you're talking about raster symbols (112 in all), you'll find some included.

If, on the other hand, you're looking for CC2/CC3 vector symbols, I believe there are some in our old OGL 3.5 symbol collection (1,700 in all).

Both sets are free for personal and commercial use and are released under the Open Game License 1.0a . For more information, check the Vintyri Cartographic Collection option at:

http://www.vintyri.org

GoddessofKazareth
03-05-2012, 03:11 PM
Thank you so much Mark!!! I'll go right away!

Wendy

schattentanz
11-25-2013, 08:09 AM
1138 free SVG and PNG icons for your games or apps | Game-icons.net (http://game-icons.net/)

1138 Icons for all purposes (ok, gaming mostly), and counting ..

Meriba
07-26-2014, 09:22 AM
I hope it hasn't been included in this thread yet...

Free vector icons and a plugin for PS to quickly find the icons without leaving your working enviroment.

Flaticon (http://www.flaticon.com/)

StarRaven
08-06-2014, 08:18 PM
Both of my sets of Photoshop brush map symbols are also free. :)
- Sketchy Map Symbols (http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/13148-sketchy-map-symbols-magic-circles.html)
- Calligraphic Map Symbols (http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/6419-calligraphic-map-symbols.html)

Aestoc
10-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Both of my sets of Photoshop brush map symbols are also free. :)
- Sketchy Map Symbols (http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/13148-sketchy-map-symbols-magic-circles.html)


I've been using these brushes to make my RPG maps forever, and I love theml! Have you made any more since that initial batch? I was hoping you might have a brush for a wheat/corn field, or something for desert.

Deadshade
10-26-2014, 01:15 PM
It has been for 2 weeks that I have been looking for 2 fundamental parts of every map :
- Cartouche
- Scale icon

I found none on this thread and none via googling either.

Has anybody a link where cartouches and/or scale icons can be found ?

Mark Oliva
10-26-2014, 01:55 PM
site no longer available (http://www.gmsparlor.com)
(must be a member - free registration)
Seven large, free symbol libraries. As of 12/17/2006, these are the available CSUAC symbol libraries available for ownload.

Baseline 1: Creatures.
Baseline 2: Equipment.
Baseline 3: Vehicles
Baseline 4: Animals and Humanoids
Baseline 5: Vegetation
Baseline 6: Furniture
Baseline 7: Structures
Eric

Unfortunately, the GM's parlor no longer exists. However, we now have the authorized site to distribute the FM8 version of these symbols and links to the sites that give you the Dundjinni version and the tools you need to use the CSUAC in CC3. Everything is free.

Go to: http://www.vintyri.org

... and pick the CSUAC menu option.

chick
10-26-2014, 03:32 PM
It has been for 2 weeks that I have been looking for 2 fundamental parts of every map :
- Cartouche
- Scale icon

I found none on this thread and none via googling either.

Has anybody a link where cartouches and/or scale icons can be found ?

I don't know that there is anything standard about scales or cartouches, I suspect they are simple enough that everyone makes their own.

Mark Oliva
10-27-2014, 05:41 AM
It has been for 2 weeks that I have been looking for 2 fundamental parts of every map :
- Cartouche
- Scale icon

I found none on this thread and none via googling either.

Has anybody a link where cartouches and/or scale icons can be found ?

There are some free scale bars here:

Dundjinni Mapping Software - Forums: A few scale bars and compass points (http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=1111&KW=scale)

I forgot what a cartouche is (although I did once know), and I'm unabashedly unashamed enough to admit that I'm too lazy at the moment to look it up. So it goes.

Midgardsormr
10-27-2014, 03:13 PM
Generally, a cartouche is the background ornament that encloses a legend, scale bar or title on a map.

More specifically, it's a symbol in Egyptian hieroglyphs—the oval around a king's name, if I remember right.

Mark Oliva
10-27-2014, 04:04 PM
Generally, a cartouche is the background ornament that encloses a legend, scale bar or title on a map.

Yup. That sounds good.