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Depot Games: Mappy map editor

Current Version: 1.3

Project Status: Completed

Highest Popularity: #8 during January 2011

Links: Web Site

Category: Utilities

Developers: Robin Burrows

Ports: Windows

Source Code: Not Available

Author's Description: Multiplatform map editor and playback source, some features:

Single FMP file format (0.5) compatible with all versions of Mappy and playback libraries
User definable MAP file format for compatibility with other systems
Supports 8/15/16/24/32bit colour modes
Supports all resolutions
Supports still and animated tiles
Supports tile sizes of 8*8 upto 128*128, including non-square tiles
30000 tiles, AND 2048 anims available
Can edit maps with rectangular, isometric, hexagonal and other shape tiles
Easy to use interface
Fill (with still/animated blocks, brush (multi-block) and random from brush)
Zoom (1x, 2x and 4x)
Hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts, inc pickblock and next/prev tile
New, Cut, Copy and Paste
Brush an area, then draw with it!
Various playback libraries to use with your games to load and display the FMP map file
All colourdepths converting (display 8bit maps on 16bit screens? no problem)
Import and Export individual components
Resize map array with recentering (nice)
Undo (and Undo-undo :)
Grid, for easy positioning/tile recognition
Onion skin transparency
Tidyup/space functions, gets rid of unused data
Map information, see exactly how much space things are using
DirectX preview
Layers, 4 for each block, 8 in the map including transparency and depth.
Expansive and useful documentation (surely the best feature?)


Name Comments Size Date Windows Binary 454,810 05/30/2007 6:30 PM
Public Opinion
Overall Rating: 9.0
  • 9Mappy is just brilliant and thoroughly deserving a 10 if you do 2D/hex games. It's only 9 because the iso mode isn't really iso. Still, if you don't do iso, then it's 10 all the way :)
  • 8It's a map editor with some extra features. I normally create maps with mappy, then use a home-made script to convert the rather complex mappy map into a simple 3dimensional tile map.
  • 10Very usefull and complete map editor, good and easy to use playback library. Can export to GBA format !
The Developer
Robin Burrows
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