Map Pack Builder

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Map Pack Builder is one of the Pack Builders added to FG Forge. Pack Builders make it quick and easy to create and maintain token, portrait or map packs for free or to sell.

Step 1: Create the Item

To create a Map Pack, you’ll first click on Manage Craft in the menu bar on the main FG Forge site.

If you are not yet a Crafter, you’ll see Become A Crafter where Manage Craft is shown above. You will need to become a Crafter before creating Packs or Items in FG Forge. Click HERE to learn about becoming a Crafter and sign up.

Once in Manage Craft, click the +Add Item button in the upper-right corner.

You will be taken to the Add Item screen. Here, you will fill in the forum with all pertinent information about your new Map Pack.

You must choose Map Module from the Type dropdown menu. You may have to scroll a bit to find the Map Module option.

Proceed to fill out the form with pertinent information about your Mao Pack. Once complete, click the Save Item button.

You will not add the map graphics files using the Add Item form. We will cover adding the map graphics files below.

Step 2: Add Maps using the Map Pack Builder

Once you have created your map pack, you will see it listed in your Items list and it will show as not active.
In this example, we have created an items called Spiffy Map Pack 1 as shown below:

Click on the item title to be taken to the Manage screen. Once there, click on Upload Build, then Map Pack Builder.

From this screen, you can either click inside the box to bring up the Open File window, or you can simply drag and drop image and their corresponding XML files into the box. Once the boxes are populated, they will look similar to this:

Note: If an XML file is not included, one will be generated with the default grid size which is set above the file upload box.

Once you have all the map file in the box, click the Submit Maps button on the bottom-right. This will pop up a new form prompting for Map Pack Folders:

The Map Pack Builder will only accept maps up to a maximum size of 4096 x 4096.

Fill in the folder fields per your preferences (all in one folder or each in a folder type, (for example: campsites, forests, mountains, etc.), then click the Submit Maps button at the bottom of that form.

You should see a notification in the upper-right corner of the browser window letting you know that the items have been uploaded and saved.

Note that once your map pack build has been submitted, it will undergo a review process. You will be notified when it has been accepted or, if declined, why it was declined so that modifications can be made and resubmitted.

Further Resources

At the bottom of the Map Pack Builder screen, you will notice a Further Resources dropdown menu. It contains the following additional resources pertaining to maps, lights, lighting, line of sight and more.