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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 (also available separately on STEAM) extends these features for use by tabletop dungeon masters and game developers.

CORE FEATURES GAMER PRO / STEAM
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
'Onion skin' rendering
Paste 'spray' mode
Free software updates ALL v4.x RELEASES
MISC. FEATURES GAMER PRO / STEAM
Editable keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard drawing mode
Configurable interface
Map color themes + parchment theme
Customisable eraser
Picker tool (eye dropper)
GAME MAPPING GAMER PRO / STEAM
Controllable avatar marker
Automatic footstep marks
Automatic drawing adjacent stairs / ladders
Game Link with DOSBox Gridc
Game Link with LibRetro (Windows only)
GAME LINK AUTO-TRACKING COMPATIBLE TITLES
* Game Link auto-tracking automatically synchronises an in-editor 'avatar marker' with your in-game position.
THE DARK SPIRE
NDS
DUNGEON MASTER
DOS
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
DOS
GATEWAY TO THE SAVAGE FRONTIER
DOS
FR: UNLIMITED ADVENTURES
DOS
ISHAR
DOS
ISHAR 2: MESSENGERS OF DOOM
DOS
LADY SWORD
PCE
METROID
NES
METROID II: RETURN OF SAMUS
GB
MIGHT AND MAGIC
DOS, NES
MIGHT AND MAGIC II
DOS, MD, SNES
MIGHT AND MAGIC III
DOS
POOL OF RADIANCE
DOS
ULTIMA
DOS
ULTIMA IV
DOS
ULTIMA V
DOS
WIZARDRY
GBC, NES, PS1, SAT, SNES
WIZARDRY II
GBC, NES, PS1, SAT, SNES
WIZARDRY III
GBC, NES, PS1, SAT, SNES
WIZARDRY IV
DOS
WIZARDRY V
DOS
WIZARDRY 6
DOS
WIZARDRY 7
DOS
TABLETOP GAMING GAMER PRO / STEAM
Fog-of-War
Text labels BASIC
Font, Style and Size options
User made "Custom Tiles" (4 to 64px square)
Draw grid on-top or behind terrain
Grid thickness slider
Switch levers and torches on and off
Open and close treasure chests
Named floors
Per-tile Elevation value
IMAGE EXPORT GAMER PRO / STEAM
Export to PNG, TGA or BMP
Export a filtered 'player version' of a floor
COLORS GAMER PRO / STEAM
256 color palette
Palette editor
Colored Red, Green and/or Blue 'field effect' overlays
EXPORT DATA GAMER PRO / STEAM
Export map as .XML
Export map as .OBJ mesh for Unity, Godot and Unreal Engines
SCRIPTING GAMER PRO / STEAM
Scripting Features
Console window
Export from script
GAME DEVELOPMENT GAMER PRO / STEAM
Per-tile ceiling flag
3D engine
View multiple floors in 3D
TILE MAPS GAMER PRO / STEAM
Import tile sets from single images
Dedicated tile map editor
Optimise away duplicate tiles when importing
Export tile maps as .CSV files
View tile maps from a first person perspective