Feature Comparison

Grid Cartographer 4 is available in two editions. The Gamer Edition is aimed towards playing and mapping grid-based cRPGs. The Professional Edition extends these features for use by tabletop dungeon masters and game developers. See below for a full comparison:

CORE FEATURES GAMER PRO
Square grids
Hexagonal grids
Unlimited floor area
Unlimited floors and basements
Unlimited region tabs
Add notes to map tiles
Marquee, paint and wand selection
Cut, copy and paste map areas
Fill and outline selected areas
Paste 'spray' mode
License allows use on all platforms Windows, macOS and Linux
Free software updates ALL v4.x RELEASES
GAME MAPPING GAMER PRO
Game Link 2.0
Controllable avatar marker
Automatic footstep marks
Colored field effect overlays
Automatic drawing adjacent stairs / ladders
Supported Game Link Profiles
TABLETOP GAMING GAMER PRO
Fog-of-War
Text labels
256 colors
User made "Custom Tiles" (8, 16 or 32px square)
Draw grid on-top or behind terrain
Grid thickness slider
Switch levers and torches on and off
Open and close treasure chests
Export floor as image (.PNG, .TGA or .BMP)
Export a filtered 'player version' of a floor
Named floors
Color palette editor
GAME DEVELOPMENT GAMER PRO
Per-tile ceiling flag
Dedicated tile map mode
3D engine
View multiple floors in 3D
EXPORT DATA GAMER PRO
Export map as .XML
Export floor as .OBJ mesh
SCRIPTING GAMER PRO
Scripting Features
Console window
Export from script
MISC. FEATURES GAMER PRO
Editable keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard drawing mode
Configurable interface
Map color themes + parchment theme
Customisable eraser
Picker tool (eye dropper)