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  • World of Warcraft
  • 49,527 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 3,529,876 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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  • #994

    Great lightmap World Map replacement! Just an opinion, if you could add an option to change the Strata it would be even greater :). Because sometimes it covers up other panes, like Quest Pane, Character Pane and PVP/Instance Pane :)

  • #992
    Mapster and the Isle of Thunder

    Mapster seems to be having problems with "Fog of War" on the Isle of Thunder. Without Mapster loaded, the Blizzard map shows all of the Isle explored. With Mapster, the Upper 1/2 of the Isle shows as unexplored.

    Last edited by bsmorgan on 4/14/2013 9:11:56 AM
  • #993

    Download the updated version here

  • #991

    With 5.2, when I open up the map, the "ping" around the player arrow that used to show where I was is gone. This "ping" feature was incredibly useful especially with all the mining/herbing nodes that clutter the map with gathermate. Was this a feature of mapster or another addon? Thanks in advance!

  • #990

    I get this type of error on my hunter mostly ever since the last update:

    12x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Mapster" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame10:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r191-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:279: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:237: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:47: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:44>


  • #989

    I get lag and occasional short freezes when flying or running with the small map up. This has been reported before, and someone even claimed to have a fix (but did not post it). Does anyone know of anything that can be done, even with loss of functionality? I primarily use this addon for navigating while flying, so the freezes are a constant annoyance.  P.S. I have a high end machine and run WoW with all max settings with no lag except when the small mapster map is up.  P.S.S. I also would like an option to change the strata as I prefer the map to stay underneath other UI elements.  

  • #988

    Great lightmap World Map replacement! Just an opinion, if you could add an option to change the Strata it would be even greater :). Because sometimes it covers up other panes, like Quest Pane, Character Pane and PVP/Instance Pane :)

  • #987

    R.I.P Mapster

    I loved this addon so I just wanted to thank author(s) for all the good times I had with it.

  • #986

    Ever since 5.2 came out if have had constant errors

    I am using Towelliee's tank UI

    can anyone explain what the problem is?



    23x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Mapster" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame2:Show()". !BugGrabber-r191-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587> <in C code> FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:279: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible" FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:237: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll" FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:47: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:44>

    Locals: nil

  • #984

    My mapster keeps spamming chat with subzones of zones im in, tell me the names and what not. Its pretty annoying, and its constant. it will keep telling me the same areas over and over. Ive tried logging out and reloading ui but nohting works.

  • #983

    I have it set up so that I get a large, semi-transparent map as the mini map. Love it that way. HOWEVER, I just stared working on Thunder Island and it seems to show what I THINK is the stage 2 areas, with the Stage 1 (which is where I am at) being blank with my quest location numbers and my icon but no map under any of them.


    Is this an issue with the add-on or some config issue I need to adjust?

  • #982

    is the battleground functionality ever going to be restored? it was the only one that did it the way i like


    it showed group #, it showed class color, and didnt it show combat status aswell? i cant recall now its been so long


  • #981

    Had this pop up on me.

    Date: 2013-03-17 18:58:53
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Mapster
    Count: 1
    Message: Note: AddOn Mapster attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidFrame5:SetAttribute()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: SetAttribute()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:124: CompactUnitFrame_SetUnit()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:31: releaseFunc()
       ...ames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameReservationManager.lua:27: CompactRaidFrameReservation_ReleaseUnusedReservations()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:359: CompactRaidFrameContainer_ReleaseAllReservedFrames()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:189: CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent()
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  • #979

    While in a battleground and trying to report afk, mapster tries to call a protected function.

  • #978

    My Mapster is all jacked up.  It opens but the frames are all out of place, you can't see the map, it looks like the alpha is set wonky.

    I've tried to work with the settings, but nothing seems to work.

    Help me obi-wan!

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