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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 3,034,867 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/29/2013
  • Created 09/15/2008
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About Mapster

Mapster is a very simple world map enhacement addon, which was designed to work in conjunction with all other map addons out there. The idea to create Mapster originated from pure lack of a simplistic addon that only modifies the world map, without adding a full scale feature set.


  • Map Style (Scale & Alpha)
  • Coordinates
  • Fog of War removal
  • Enhancement of the raid/party group icons
  • Access to the Instance Maps from anywhere!

You can access the Mapster configuration menu through the new button on the world map, as shown in the screenshot. All features (except the style) can be turned off individually if you do not need/want them.

If you're looking for a replacement to Cartographer, i also recommend the following addons:
- Resolved a taint error introduced with WoW 5.4.1

- Added Siege of Orgrimmar Instance Map
- Fixed another case of quest/digsite overlays being positioned wrong
- Improved the InstanceMaps integration, reducing potential taint issues
- Fixed an issue with old FogClear data causing a "green" Hyjal map

- Updated for WoW 5.4
- Fixed display of EJ Boss Icons
- Fixed DigSite overlays being in the wrong position sometimes

- Fixed a Lua error in the Fog Clear module with the Battle Map enabled
- Fixed positioning of the quest icons after changing zone on the map

- Support for WoW 5.3
- Fixed the scale drag handle
- Fixed a bunch of strata issues causing certain map elements to not show up properly (player ping, for example)

- Support for WoW 5.2
- Fixed display of micro dungeons

- Fixed map overlay in Dun Morogh
- Fixed errant raid member icons on the world map

- Support for WoW 5.0 and Mists of Pandaria
  - FogClear data for all Mists of Pandaria zones
  - Instance Maps for all new Instances/Raids
- Added an option to change the scale of the Encounter Journal Map Icons
- Fixed behaviour of the Battlefield Map
- Added support for ptBR and itIT locales

- Updated for WoW 4.3
- Added instances/raids added in WoW Patch 4.3 and 4.2

- Fixed a bug that caused the whole UI to hide when the map is shown

- Fixes for 4.1
- Fixes for Digsite Overlays on the Map

- Updated FogClear Data for the new and revised zones of Cataclysm
- Added all Classic and Cataclysm Instances to the Instance Maps module
- Hide the "Track Quest" checkbox in "Minimized" map mode
- Fix the Floor Dropdown in "Minimized" map mode
- Fix an error that occured when using the "Toggle Map Size" keybinding

- Fixed GroupIcon module

- Fixes for the 4.0.1 Patch

- Add the instance map for the Ruby Sanctum

- Fixes for the 3.3.3 Patch

- Properly adjust the position of the map POIs when changing the scale of the map.
- When disabling the BattleMap module, properly restore the previously hidden textures.

- Moved the Quest Objectives drop down to the bottom status bar, so it doesn't collide with the floor drop down anymore.
- Properly apply the saved Quest Objectives state on login.

- Extended the "Show Quest Objectives" Feature to allow showing only the Map Blobs without showing the Panels on the World Map Frame.
- The Map is no longer clamped to the screen, and can be moved (partially) off-screen!
- Adjusted the maximal scale of the map to 200% for even bigger Maps on small UI Scales.
- Fixed an error in the positioning logic that was causing excess errors in some situations.
- Fixed an error that was causing the drag handle to be still click-able even when the map was closed.

- Fixed a nil error in the POI Scaling logic.
- Other random fixes to the frame layouting.

- Added an option to scale the POI Icons on the map.
- InstanceMaps fixes and additions.
- More fixes to the Quest Blobs and combat issue.

- Worked around a Blizzard Limitation that broke opening the map in combat in previous versions.
- Minor fixes

- Fixed a rare nil error related to the Hide Borders code on login.

- Updated for the 3.3.0 Content Patch
- Added support for the "minimized" map, that you can switch to for alternate positioning and size.
- Added a mouse-drag scaler to scale the map without opening the options.
- Added an option to hide the Borders and Artwork in minimized-map-mode.
- Redesigned Instance Maps code to be more versatile in the future.

- Updated for the 3.2.0 Content Patch
- Fixed a glitch that caused the Group Icons on the World Map to be displayed in white sometimes.

- Fixed an glitch with the map overlays in Alterac Valley

- Fix an error with Babble-Zone

- Full support for the 3.1.0 Content Patch!
- Added an InstanceMaps module for the builtin instance maps in the game.
- Add support for !ClassColors
- Fixes and enhancements

- Added an option to change the scale of the PlayerArrow on the map
- Internal changes

- Fixed embeded libraries
- Updated zhTW locale

- Adjusted Draw Layer of the textures in the FogClear module to not block other addons from displaying overlays on the map

- Added a new BattleMap module that applys a skin to the Battlefield MiniMap
- Improved behaviour of the FogClear module
- Alot of small fixes

- Added a workaround for the bug that would reset your map-zoom to the current zone when the Battlefield Minimap was shown
- Moved the Mapster MiniMap button a bit to the left to not overlap with QuestHelper
- Updated FogClear Data
- Small fix to the initialization code that fixes the return values of GetWidth/GetHeight before the map was shown

[B]- Support for WoW 3.0[/B]
- FogClear Data for all zones in Wrath of the Lich King included
- Fixes and tweaks for WoW 3.0

- Updated Libraries and Bugfix Release

- Added missing Library to package

- Updated for Patch 2.4
- Now using the 2.4 Interface Options Panel for configuration
- Small fixes and tweaks

- Initial Release


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  • #1115

    I have been having various problems lately too (Blizzard UI Functions), much like the others have posted recently. I have used Mapster for so long, I find it invaluable. I truly hope it will be updated and maintained.

    Thank you! :)

    Last edited by menace97 on 8/8/2014 4:23:52 AM
  • #1114

    When I try to clear a focus I get the "Function may only be used by Blizzard UI" warning. When clicking to disable the offending addon it's always Mapster that gets axed.

  • #1112

    Any chance this will be updated soon?

    I think WoWAce has a alpha or beta version that is newer but would prefer a more stable release for this awesome mod and here on Curse so I can keep it updated with the Curse client.


    This mod still works well it is just finicky and sometimes seems to have a mind of it 's own.

  • #1111

    I get a lot of errors when using Blizzard UI functions. Something roughly translated like "Mapster has been blocked, function may only be used by Blizzard UI".

    This sometimes happens when doing the following things:
    - Setting raid ground markers
    - Trying to queue for a battleground

    This does not happen all the time, just sometimes.
    In some cases it helps to open the map, then zoom out by right mouse button.

    This issue exists for a long time now and is really annoying. I just checked for a new version, but my version is up to date. Any ideas on this?

  • #1113

    Helloooooo? Any update on this?  :)

  • #1110

    Fog of War not beig removed from lots of areas.. help please?

  • #1108

    Was doing a solo scenario today and needed to put down a raid marker... when I tried, got a message saying Mapster needed to be disabled. Expected behavior? Could you maybe look into it please?

    Same thing happened in a Flex raid...

    Last edited by BrightBrown on 12/15/2013 8:18:10 PM
  • #1107

    Turned out this was entirely my fault :)


    I''d enabled debug mode under the fog clear option in Mapster...

    disabling it again resolved the issue.

    Thanks to the support guys for responding to my problem so quickly :)

  • #1105

     Is the any way og making the mini map remember position ?

    I have big map in the middle of the screen and the minimap i have to the left, but every time i have to manually put the minimap where i want it ?

  • #1104

    I must unfortuneatly say that this is THE one addon giving me the most intere3fernce with Blizzard's UI and functions

  • #1103


    First - this is one of my favourite addons, I love the way I can resize and move the map so I can travel whilst looking at the map. That and the fog of war and coords make my game so much more enjoyable...

    And now the not so good :p Recenlty, for the last couple of days, every time I enter a new zone for the first time (area, inn, subzones etc) Mapster spams my chat window with messages like "Mapster subzone Ruinsofdojan in zone krasarang" - "Mapster subzone anglersoutpost in zone krasarang". In general I get about 4 or 5 of these messages everytime I enter a new subzone or zone so it's getting pretty annoying.

    Is there anyway to hide these?

    Thanks, in advamce,


  • #1102

    curse client dont work by me then i cant see it

  • #1099

    There is also a new release version available now which should fix the issue, it should hopefully show up in the Curse Client soon.

  • #1101

    Wow, that is some fancy coding. Just when I think I have a handle on LUA something like this puts me back in my place. Well done sir!

  • #1100

    Thank you, thank you!! This fixed the problem of the error message, and so quickly too.

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