I used to have a Java-based mapper, but I lost it somewhere migrating between Win8 and Linux. As far as I remember it had the following specifications:

  • Coded in Java - not Javascript.
  • Not web/browser based.
  • 2D/grid-based.
  • It was unique in that the coder used WASD for map movement and other key combos for specific input functions. This (in his view) freed up the mouse/arrow keys for game functions.
  • Not much in the way of tiles - just basic stuff... walls, doors, etc. By his own admission it was a work in progress.

I don't think he officially chose a name for it, and I remember that he stated on his page, he had eventually released it into the public domain.

Now, I have a problem: I can recall neither his name nor the URL. Any help to identify this tool is appreciated.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to reopen this since it wasn't a shopping/recommendation request; it's a product identification. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 17, 2016 at 21:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ Found it. I figured I'd keep searching in case I got lucky. I found a link on an rpgcodex post. [ zerker.ca/zzone/2010/01/10/dungeon-mapper-0-1-alpha ] Someone picked it up & put it on Github (link in one of the page's responses), but it appears to have stalled there for @4 years. Thanks. \$\endgroup\$
    – jafo213
    Commented Dec 18, 2016 at 0:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ @jafo123 That's great news. Should the question happen to be reopened and should you wish, you could self-answer it with that program and collect some points. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 18, 2016 at 0:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ @jafo213 The question has been reopened—if you're still around, please feel free to turn that into an answer to help your fellow RPG players in the future (answering your own question is OK here)! If not, I'm sure someone else will eventually. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 18, 2016 at 17:43

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This was Dungeon Mapper by Zerker of Zerk Zone (source code also available on GitHub). This was originally pointed out by the questioner but they haven't written an answer yet.


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