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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 3,604,537 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/29/2015
  • Created 09/15/2008
  • 4,457 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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  • #766
    Getting this error in 4.1. The map still functions, but this error does pop up:

    2x Mapster-1.4.0-8-gc87c6f3\Mapster-1.4.0-8-gc87c6f3.lua:727: "for" limit must be a number
    Mapster-1.4.0-8-gc87c6f3\Mapster-1.4.0-8-gc87c6f3.lua:612: in function "UpdateBorderVisibility"
    Mapster-1.4.0-8-gc87c6f3\Mapster-1.4.0-8-gc87c6f3.lua:172: in function
    (tail call): ?

    :"safecall Dispatcher[1]":9: in function :"safecall Dispatcher[1]":5
    (tail call): ?
    libs\AceAddon-3.0-10\AceAddon-3.0-10.lua:543: in function "EnableAddon"
    libs\AceAddon-3.0-10\AceAddon-3.0-10.lua:635: in function

    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:256: in function "UIParentLoadAddOn"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:330: in function "TimeManager_LoadUI"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:544: in function

  • #767
    Fix is to replace NUM_WORLDMAP_DETAIL_TILES in Mapster.lua with GetNumberOfDetailTiles()
    It's on line 723 and 727, or you can find and replace.
  • #764
    perfect for what I wanted, finally, thank you!
    one question, I feel dim, but how do I move the minimized quest map from directly over my character?

    either way, thanks for this addon!
  • #763

    First, thank you for Mapster.

    Every time I log, I have this error :

    Date: 2011-04-05 17:48:25
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...ns\Mapster\Libs\LibBabble-Zone-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua line 47:
    LibBabble-Zone-3.0: Translation "Twin Peaks" not found for locale "frFR"
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
    (tail call): ?
    ...AddOns\Bartender4\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:514: InitializeAddon()
  • #761
    i have observed following error:

    1x LibBabble-3.0-2:47: LibBabble-Zone-3.0: Translation "Twin Peaks" not found for locale "deDE"
    Mapster-1.4.0\InstanceMaps.lua:171: in function
    (tail call): ?:
    : ?

    (tail call): ?:
    AceAddon-3.0-10 (Bartender4):514: in function `InitializeAddon'
    AceAddon-3.0-10 (Bartender4):628: in function
  • #760
    experiencing weird FPS loss when moving with it open.. either will bring me down to 20 FPS or might even freeze my screen a few secs..
  • #762
    I've noticed a similar problem but never pinned it down to anything. Happens sporadically, but at least a couple times a night. Might try turning off Mapster and see if it goes away.
  • #758
    Let me start by saying I really like your addon. However I am having some problems with it, for some reason the addon won't let me view instance, or battlegrounds when I'm not actually in them. Only other addons I use that affect the map are handy notes, handy notes guild, and Yssbossloot, I have disabled all my addons except mapster and I still get the problem. Any help you could provide with this would be awsome.
  • #755
    Very nice add one with one very annoying bug. When i switch from the main world map to the mini map, the check box for "track quest" stays on the screen. Even though the mini map is high in the left corner of my screen and the rest of the world map has disappeared, I still see just the track quest check box in its original spot, all by itself. Very distracting. Shut off all my other addons to check that the error was with mapster with no improvement. Please FIx
  • #754
    This totally screws up AlphaMap. Everything appears to be undiscovered in AlphaMap and if you try to change it to a zone you are not in, it immediately switches back to your current zone.
  • #751
    I've been having problems with the 'Fogclear' options. No matter what I set it to, it doesn't show the 'unexplored territory'. It always shows the entire world map. I wanna put the fog 'ON' so I know what I haven't explored yet.
    Any Ideas?
  • #757
    Do you have any other addons installed that might do the fog-clear-thing? I had the exact same problem but found out that my Zygor Guides did the same thing.
  • #759
    thank you! it was zygor's that kept the fog from showing, as i had the same problem.
    thumbs up :D
  • #750
    whey i try to set a waypoint arrow on my map it show up ok on the map, but when i minimize the map the arrow is always pointing to my feet and it says "unknown waypoint 0 yards"
  • #749
    When i quest Mapster is always in the foreground of quest givers textfield. How can get mapster to go in background ?
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