|August 18, 2013||Due to the integration of new functions to scripts and compatibility needed for future scripts, Map Pack 3.5 is now discontinued!
August 9, 2013 (08.9.2013) is the FINAL version of Map Pack 3.5. 3.5 users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
Updates (after August 9, 2013) will not be available in 3.5 format!
|August 20, 2013||Terao @ Order is now a database administrator. His expertise on map pack is invaluable.|
Future updates will now be a collaboration, so expect some new exciting updates.
There has been many revamps to the backend scripts to allow maintaining the database by multiple individuals, with flexible searching/editing methods.
This will also contribute to redundancy for future updates as well a broader array of input. Stay tuned for more...
|September 5, 2013||MAP PACK 3.7 IS RELEASED! Since Terao and I have overhauled 3.6 entirely, we decided to push the version up to 3.7.
But don't worry, we made sure it will integrate seamlessly with 3.6. So if you are already using 3.6, you do NOT have to uninstall 3.6.
Updating will still be the same procedures as 3.6. That aspect has not changed. So think of 3.7 as 3.6, but improved!
If you are currently a 3.6 user, simply download 3.7 and unzip/overwrite to your Istaria folder (as usual), to upgrade.
|May 7, 2014||MAP PACK 3.7 is now available in an EXE/MSI installer program! Foolproof installation and uninstallation (uninstall from Control Panel).
Note this page has now been streamlined to show only important info and geared towards the installer program.
Much of the content has been removed to avoid confusion. A copy of the old map pack page can be viewed here: mappack_old.asp
|February 10, 2015||Version numbers are now using a new format!
Please be aware that the version numbers will start using the format: yy.mm.dd . Previously the format was: mm.dd.yyyy
|Last Map Pack Update: December 01, 2017|
|Map Pack Overview|
|Download + Install Instructions|
Map pack behaves exactly like the normal game map. The only thing map pack does is add extra buttons (filters) and adds predefined markers/locations on your map. These 'predefined' locations are simply a compilation gathered by players. The different buttons allows you to hide/show certain categories (resources, monsters, etc) of these predefined markers.
Map pack does NOT intefere with your ability to manually add and maintain your own markers/locations. When you add markers they are saved the same way, it normally does, as if you didn't have map pack installed. New markers do NOT get saved to the map pack folder (resources_override) or add marker/locations to the predefined locations. Instead your markers are saved the same way as if you did not have map pack installed. Map pack markers and your own markers will always be saved in different files. In other words, all of your previously saved markers, will coexist with map pack perfectly. You can show/hide those markers seperately, with push of a button
Whenever you save a location/marker on the map, it saves it to \Prefs\<CHARACTER_NAME>\Uimapmarkers.def file. All map pack markers/locations are stored in the \Resources_Override folder, which is created when you install map pack. So any markers you manually add does not conflict with map pack, and map pack does not conflict with any markers you manually add.
Tip: If you are adding alot of your own markers/locations, keep this file archived (uimapmarkers.def), in case you ever need to reinstall the game. By putting this file back, all of your locations you added, will return. Actually a better suggestion would be just to archive the entire C:\<Your Game Folder>\Prefs folder. This includes the map markers you added, and all of the hotkeys, key bindings, chat settings, that you have updated previously. If you ever need to reinstall the game, then just unzip the contents of the \Prefs folder back into a new install of the game, and everything should be just the way you left it :)
Ok, now that we've covered the fact that map pack doesn't overwrite/modify/remove, nor interfere in any way with markers you manually add and already have on your list. Let's move on...
First Time Installation (using Installer program):
Updating/Patching new versions (you've used the Installer program before):
Uninstalling or Repairing:
No offense, but I do not trust .EXE Installer Programs from Unknown Publishers:
I'm trying to install Map Pack on a 2nd game folder, but the installer won't let me!
Can I change my avatar indicator back to the green dragon marker? Yes!
If you want to change the standard map indicator use the windows explorer and open the folder: ...\Istaria\resources_override\resources\interface\themes\default\textures Rename the file map_indicator_direction.png to map_indicator_direction4.png And one of the files map_indicator_direction1-3.png to map_indicator_direction.png Standard map indicator from the Map Pack is a white dot with cycle and arrow map_indicator_direction1.png is a green dragon with arrow map_indicator_direction2.png is a violet dragon map_indicator_direction3.png is a white dot with arrow
Viewing Update Notes: Oct 18, 2012
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Added arrows to path up Observatory mountain. Added Named (Lvl 42 Risen Creator) NPC Master Astronomer at top of Observatory mountain. Added Tremendous Ruxus near Slate Crest Moved Lerena Arrival pad. It has moved signifcantly. Added Esh the Mind Lasher (Level 53 Ghost Dragon for Lunus RoP (north or Trandalar: Aroah's Leap)) Added T5 Mackerel to big lake at Guild: Moroto Added Licorice south of Observatory pad Updated mobs on Pool of Storms Isle Removed Lem the Cold and Kaa the Shade from Eastern Deadlands; moved to Northern Deadlands (RoP quests mobs) Added Cenotaphs in Eastern Deadlands (for master forms) Add NPC's at Archaeolgist camp in Dalimond Ridge (For the Confectioner: Anthas Tea, Beginner Tea, Clay mug forms) (220/216) Added Helian's Tomb Arrival Pad 215/212 Added level 71 Storm Wisp to Aubadrine Island 186/265 Mapped Island of Talnis (257/186). Added Carcinus, named lvl 96 Sand Crab/HP-5910, Added arrival Pad Remapped Spiritous Swamp. Remapped Nah'Guk Territory (South of Harro) Goranthis Forest/Heart Area Added Brownback Matron (only location for Fishing II or Nature II tech) 222/203 Added Shadowed Campsite NPC's (216/198) Added Brownback Stalker 215/197 Added Blighted Elm and Blighted Kenaf 221/220 area Added Browngill Fungus 224/207 Added Stonecutter at southern tip of the Slate Crest slate field, near Spiritous Swamp 231/202 Added a Forest Skulk camp in Central marsh with Elder. Also a pond of blue gill here 225/208 Remapped The Warrens Several other misc updates