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  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 3,710,630 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/24/2015
  • Created 09/15/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.6.4
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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:

- Maintenance release with minor fixes

- 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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  • #885

    may I ask a new user question? how can the minimised map be moved?


    click dragging the title bar does not work.

  • #889

    Quote from thetravellor »

    may I ask a new user question? how can the minimised map be moved?


    click dragging the title bar does not work.


    Anyone know if this is possible? I can't understand why it would force you to have the minimized map in the center of the screen.

  • #927
    Quote from Voginwow »

    I had same problem.  Note in your Mapster configuration there is a box to check for '(Mini) Disable Mouse'

    Uncheck this and you can move the mini map   :-)

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #890

    I had same problem.  Note in your Mapster configuration there is a box to check for '(Mini) Disable Mouse'

    Uncheck this and you can move the mini map   :-)

  • #884

    My problem on the big map is that it is right and top justified and the X and part of that portion of the map is off screen. I have to ESC to close it.

    Lines 87, 88, and 89 are now as follows:

    -- restore map to its vanilla state
        if mini then

    (those are not my comment lines on 87)

    I did not find the lines below, maybe that is my poor typing skills as you cannot highlight text on this site(?!?).

    I'm not a programmer so forgive if this is stupid, but lines 374 and 375 are:

    Shouldn't those be a ratio of whatever the size of the monitor is? Anyway, now I need to find if there is a kb command to make the large map small.

  • #883

    newest version lines missing tried doing previous post but still dosen't work for me


  • #878

    I downloaded the newest version and the three "lines" where missing! Place the three lines as written in post #873 by Gothiccoffin as seen in AsheFFXII post #877 Pic. I hope the Dev team can fix soon. Thanks for a great app!! Use WoWUIDesigner to edit and save the .lua file :)

  • #877

    for me have work





    i have just add 2 --


    as you can see in the pic


    hope it also fix it for you




    Last edited by AsheFFXII on 12/1/2011 2:15:34 PM
  • #876

    No Mapster button showing on the world map for me.

    I did a search of the mapster.lua, but I couldn't find reference to any of the three lines, however, so I'm not sure what's different from my experience and that of everyone else who's been able to comment out those lines.

  • #873

    Hi All,

    I finally found the 3 lines DonDanHan was on about, i put two dashes in front of each line shown below, is this the correct way?

    --SetCVar("advancedWorldMap", nil)


  • #874

    Thats all i did, seems to have worked for me.

  • #869

    Quote from Cilraaz: Go into mapster.lua and comment out (add two dashes in front of) lines 87, 88, and 89. Mapster will once again work.

    I'm using Notepad to open the .lua file, and it doesn't give me line numbers. Can someone please copy/paste the lines in question here, so I can find them by searching?


    Edit: I opened it with a different program, now Mapster works as normal! Thanks!

    Here are the lines in case anyone else needs them:

    SetCVar("advancedWorldMap", nil)

    Last edited by DonDanHan on 11/29/2011 8:57:12 PM
  • #871

    Sorry about that.  I use Notepad++, so I have my lines numbered.  I should have included the actual lines to comment out.

  • #872

    That's OK, I got your back ;)

  • #867

    For some strange reason, the addon isn't working for me at all.

    Usually, Mapster changes the entire UI of my map, and this isn't happening even remotely.

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