The Vintyri (TM) Project has released the free and open Symbol Set 5 of the Vintyri Cartographic Collection. With this symbol set, Version 1.0 of the collection now is complete. The new symbols and objects are available in separate packages that are scaled for both Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 and Dundjinni (TM). They also can be used with any other program that can read PNG and JPG files, but for some programs such as CC3, they need to be rescaled.

Completion of the collection doesn't mean that that the project won't be releasing any more objects or mapping tools; we will, as we make them. It just means that the complete, free and open Vintyri Cartographic Collection Version 1.0 now is available for download.

Our next project, however, is a large tutorial for creating raster maps with Fractal Mapper 8. We expect it to be ready befopre the end of February.

Symbol Set 5 includes FM8 raster symbols and Dundjinni objects in the roof styles brown and light beaver tail clay tile and slate tile. The structures include a barracks, castles, town halls, temples and everything you need to put together compounds such as monasteries, garrisons, large city castles, etc. The FM8 package includes 115 raster symbols and it has a download size of 72 MB. The higher scaled Dundjinni package includes 115 objects and it has a download size of 850 MB.

Accompanying the symbol set and available for download is a free and open 56-page PDF (see the cover above) that gives you tips on how to apply these objects in your maps and RPG, historical data on the real-world prototypes that served as models for the new buildings and photos of many of these prototypes.

Those of you who make your own objects may also find some interesting new ideas in these photos.

The complete collection with a set of 41 textures and more than 1,000 objects has a total download size of 421 MB for FM8 and 4.1 GB for the larger scaled Dundjinni. The fills and each of the five symbol sets can be downloaded separately. You also can view the object catalogs online before downloading, to decide which suit your needs.

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