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      TheSoro is offline
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    Hey there ^^ I'm a poor little french who really needs help ='( I'm only 17 and so I can't buy anything on the Internet, and the matter is that I want to start mapping... so I need a good software (easy to use, of course :p ) and FREE !
    I went to the list but I don't really know what's good or bad... that's why I want to know what you think about it ? :p

    And sorry for my english, it could be a little... "ugly" xD

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    Welcome and your English is just fine...

    Try to get Gimp and Inkscape as a raster and a vector drawing application.

    Dungeonforge is a free stamp / icon based mapping tool which is useful to have
    on hand.

    For 3D there is sketchup from google which a few people use and also Blender 3D which is a really powerful 3D app, free but real hard to get into if your brave.

    Post some maps when you have some

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    I will try =) I'll will look at this and try my luck :p My true goal is to create world map; in fact :/ but I think I have to start with cities or dungeons ones...

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    Welcome to the guild... Redrobes has given you some good advice I see.
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

    Gandwarf has fallen into shadow...

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    MS Paint! (Just kidding. I only use it to punish myself for "bad toughts".=)
    “Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by wormspeaker View Post
    MS Paint! (Just kidding. I only use it to punish myself for "bad toughts".=)
    Actually ... as others have pointed out, you can do some good things with Paint, moreso with the new version delivered with Windows 7.
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