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    Help A couple of questions from a newbie.

    So! I've recently started using CC3, CD3 and DD3 and it's been going pretty well. Now that I've started making bigger projects and maps, when exporting, the program crashes. So I was directed to use PDF Creator but as my files come out as PDF files, is there aneasy way to convert them to BMP files or similar?

    My other question.. I've seen plenty of maps made around the forums and most of them (I think) Seem to be mae in the CC3 program. However, many of the textures etc, is nothing that has been included in my versions. Are they buyable addons or do people import their own textures, if so, can one get a hold of similar ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snuggums View Post
    So! I've recently started using CC3, CD3 and DD3 and it's been going pretty well. Now that I've started making bigger projects and maps, when exporting, the program crashes.
    I know a lot of people have had this problem with ProFantasy software, but it shouldn't happen. Have you contacted ProFantasy support?

    So I was directed to use PDF Creator but as my files come out as PDF files
    If this advice came from ProFantasy, use your money back guarantee and get something that works like it should. If the advice came from somewhere else, contact ProFantasy support.

    I've seen plenty of maps made around the forums and most of them (I think) Seem to be mae in the CC3 program. However, many of the textures etc, is nothing that has been included in my versions. Are they buyable addons or do people import their own textures, if so, can one get a hold of similar ones?
    There are a lot of high quality textures available for free downloading. However, CC3 uses different resolutions some other programs. You may have to resize those you download from other sites. Unfortunately, I got rid of CC3 too long ago to be able to tell you how. Maybe someone else who's a CC3 user will step in here and give you the answer. If not, Ralf Schemmann at ProFantasy explained that on the CC mailing list a while back. You could ask Ralf at:

    mailto:ralf@profantasycom

    Here are some places where you can find good single resolution textures free and open for use:

    http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/forum_topics.asp?FID=8

    http://www.rpgmapshare.com/

    http://www.greytale.com

    http://www.vintyri.org (Go to Cartographic Collection)
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    Thanks alot! You've been a huge help and I really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snuggums View Post
    So! I've recently started using CC3, CD3 and DD3 and it's been going pretty well. Now that I've started making bigger projects and maps, when exporting, the program crashes. So I was directed to use PDF Creator but as my files come out as PDF files, is there aneasy way to convert them to BMP files or similar?

    My other question.. I've seen plenty of maps made around the forums and most of them (I think) Seem to be mae in the CC3 program. However, many of the textures etc, is nothing that has been included in my versions. Are they buyable addons or do people import their own textures, if so, can one get a hold of similar ones?
    To save as something other than a PDF or what not, use SAVE AS and then in the drop down you can save as a BMP, PNG or JPG. I personally use the rectangular PNG selection, and then select the area I want saved.

    as to textures, I grab a lot from:

    http://www.grsites.com/textures/

    and

    http://spiralgraphics.biz/packs/liquid/index.htm
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    I usually use File > Save As > JPEG Bitmap File. Bigger maps with sheet effects turned on crash for me sometimes as well (running Vista 64-bit OS with 4GB RAM). When it does that, I just shut down all processes except for CC3 and try again. Always works for me the 2nd or 3rd time, if not the first.

    In addition to all the free sources already mentioned, you may have also seen others using Profantasy ad-ons. They have a few style packs with lots of symbols and also they sell "Annuals" that come in monthly installments - some of them have new symbols and styles to use.
    FantasyMapMaker.com - free fantasy maps for commercial or personal use ~ Campaign Cartographer 3 Review

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