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  • World of Warcraft
  • 64,562 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 3,546,480 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/29/2015
  • Created 09/15/2008
  • 4,434 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.6.3
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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:

- Added Tanaan Jungle to FogClear

- Fixed flickering when the mouse is over the map while moving

- Introduced new options to control the fade-on-move transparency
- Fixed the map not obeying the configured transparency
- Fixed an issue which caused other UI panels to forcefully hide the map when opened and vice versa
- Fixed a flickering issue when changing zones while the map is open

- Support for WoW 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor
- 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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  • #1010

    i seem to have different lua errors then below comments :

    1x Mapster\Mapster-1.5.2.lua:132: attempt to index global "WorldMapQuestShowObjectives" (a nil value)
    Mapster\Mapster-1.5.2.lua:132: in function <Mapster\Mapster.lua:86>
    (tail call): ?
    <in C code>
    <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":9: in function <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":5
    (tail call): ?
    AckisRecipeList-2.4.8\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0-12.lua:558: in function "EnableAddon"
    AckisRecipeList-2.4.8\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0-12.lua:651: in function <AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:636>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:302: in function "UIParentLoadAddOn"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:376: in function "TimeManager_LoadUI"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:721: in function <FrameXML\UIParent.lua:686>



    9x Mapster\Mapster-1.5.2.lua:545: attempt to index global "MapsterQuestObjectivesDropDown" (a nil value)
    Mapster\Mapster-1.5.2.lua:545: in function <Mapster\Mapster.lua:540>
    <in C code>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2236: in function "ShowUIPanel"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2227: in function "ToggleFrame"
    <string>:"TOGGLEWORLDMAP":1: in function <string>:"TOGGLEWORLDMAP":1

    (*temporary) = <func> =[C]:-1
     = <func> @FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:255
     = <func> @..\Mapster.lua:540

    For Azeroth !

  • #1009

    Hello, i got a Problem with Mapster, the Same problem with MapsterFanupdate..


    I cant close my Map with ESC.. someone had this Problem too or someone have idea to fix ?

  • #1008

    man you people are so entitled, you seem to forget that this addon was created and is updated for FREE, and then bitch and moan when it isn't instantly available on patch day. keep up the good work, Nevcairiel, you're awesome.

  • #1007

    Fan update....

  • #1006

    i followed the instructions on shadowtreedruid's post, and, the map works without errors all the time. 

    If mapster isn't updated soon, I might check out OmegaMap...

  • #1004

    For now, you might be able to fix the issue by commenting out (putting two dashes "--" in front of) the following line numbers:

    132-142, 156-158, 449, 453-454, 511, 513-514, 545-552, 791-793, 812, 821-822

    I know thats alot of lines, but it seems to be a stop gap solution for me until Nevcairiel has time to get to it.

    This will remove the dropdowns that were in the previous version of mapster and just use the new blizzard drop down that allows tracking of Digsites, Pet Trainers and Quest Objectives.

  • #1003

    Indeed it seems pretty broken right now. Have a sneaky feeling Blizz did some unannounced changes to it's Map interface...

    I started using Mapster because I could get a borderless, transparent map where I could see under it. I was not getting this at all, AND trying to switch from big to mini map basically made it go away until I hit M again. My borderless map seemed gone, BUT I played with setting and got it back.

    This is now the second add-on (among the VERY few I use) where someone NOT the author has stepped in to fix an issue. I DO understand that it's really a work of love for the author... but maybe we can get some word from him that it is being officially abandoned? Or turned over to someone who can continue to maintain it?

  • #1002

    Thanks for the excellent addon! I've been using it since Cartographer died out :)

    I'd like to report that I can no longer show quest blobs on the map without showing the quest tracker pane. I'm not sure what variable got changed when I updated, but I've rolled back to every version back to the 1.4.2 version. The lower right corner of the map where 'show quest objectives' should be located only shows map options. I can turn on the quest objectives from here, but only if I want the quest tracker pane, which I don't. 

    I do also seem to be noticing Mapster throwing up errors when minimizing/returning to normal size, and it doesn't close when pressing escape anymore, as mentioned above.

    Thanks for taking a look at this and thanks again for such a great addon!

  • #1001

    New Version is completely broken. Really frustrating. 

  • #999

    Pressing Esc while the map is open no longer closes the map.  There a way to fix this?


  • #998

    Date: 2013-05-21 15:28:27
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Mapster\Mapster.lua line 132:
    attempt to index global 'WorldMapQuestShowObjectives' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
    (tail call): ?
    ...AddOns\ClassTimer\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:558: EnableAddon()
    [C]: LoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:302: UIParentLoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:325: CombatLog_LoadUI()
    Swatter, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
    NPCScanOverlay, v5.0.0.3
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    LoseControl, v5.2
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  • #1000


  • #997

    Will there be an update for this coming soon, i iwll donnate a few bucks via paypal if you like?

  • #996

    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Mapster" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidGroup1:unusedFunc()".
    !BugGrabber-r191-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:160: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent"
    <string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEvent":1



    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Mapster" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidGroup1:SetParent()".
    !BugGrabber-r191-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:233: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddGroup"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:211: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddGroups"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:174: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent"
    <string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEvent":1




    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Mapster" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidGroup1:SetFrameStrata()".
    !BugGrabber-r191-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:234: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddGroup"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:211: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddGroups"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:174: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent"
    <string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEvent":1




    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Mapster" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidGroup1:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r191-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:241: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddGroup"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:211: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddGroups"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:174: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent"
    <string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEvent":1




    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Mapster" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidGroup2:ClearAllPoints()".
    !BugGrabber-r191-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\FlowContainer.lua:157: in function "FlowContainer_DoLayout"
    FrameXML\FlowContainer.lua:17: in function "FlowContainer_ResumeUpdates"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:185: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent"
    <string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEvent":1


  • #995

    I can not resize my map anymore. That is the case since the latest big patch. I hoped for a sollution. Any chance that this get fixed in the near future?


    I tried this version but the problem is still there: 

    Last edited by Habrasi on 4/25/2013 9:11:53 AM
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