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  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 3,710,826 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/24/2015
  • Created 09/15/2008
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  • 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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  • #1068

    Having issues with Mapster causing WoW 64 errors and the game completely crashing and having to be restarted. Narrowed it down to that by only enabling 1 addon at a time and performing /reload UI commands and logging out/exiting game. Those are the 3 actions that would always cause game crashes.

  • #1067

    Date: 2013-07-05 11:21:16
    ID: 156
    Error occured in: AddOn: Mapster
    Count: 5
    Message: Note: AddOn Mapster attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidFrame1:Show()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: Show()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:282: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:240: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll()

  • #1066

    Date: 2013-07-02 09:53:40
    ID: 14
    Error occured in: AddOn: Mapster
    Count: 4
    Message: Note: AddOn Mapster attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidFrame5:Show()) during combat lockdown.
    [C]: Show()
    ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:282: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible()
    ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:240: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll()

  • #1064

    Does anyone else have the bug where the Mount Hyjal map is all green?

  • #1063

    For you guys having issues with the Boss icons not showing up while in raids.  This is a comment pulled from wowinterface that I used and it made the icons reappear.


    his latest version has problem with Boss icons. Maybe you deleted this row in "profile" block by accident:

    local defaults = {
    profile = {
    showEJBosses = true,
    Basically, open your mapster.lua file in notepad, find the line that's in reference above(profile=[),and paste the showEJBosses line exactly as it's shown here.  Save the file, open WoW, voila you have icons again.  Quick and dirty fix until something more permanent is implemented.  Credit goes to Cloudyfa, I just simply pulled it from his wowinterface comment to bring to Curse.
  • #1062

    Still not working properly:


    Date: 2013-06-12 10:08:22
    ID: 158
    Error occured in: AddOn: Mapster
    Count: 5
    Message: Note: AddOn Mapster attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidFrame1:Show()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: Show()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:282: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:240: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll()

  • #1065

    I was getting this regularly as well.  Have stopped using Mapster until an update fixes this.

  • #1059

    I'm getting the same error as MacDubhgal in raid. In addition I can't join a BG because of the following error when I click the Join Battle button in the PVP window.

    2x [ADDON_ACTION_FORBIDDEN] AddOn "Mapster" tried to call the protected function "JoinBattlefield()".
    !BugGrabber-r193-release\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    Blizzard_PVPUI\Blizzard_PVPUI-1.0.lua:507: in function "HonorFrame_Queue"
    <string>:"*:OnClick":2: in function <string>:"*:OnClick":1


  • #1060

    Just an addendum to this. I tried with Mapster as the only active addon and it didn't throw the error when trying to join a BG. Strangely enough, after that even with all the other addons re-enabled it no longer threw that error when trying to join the BG.

    Still throwing errors when in raids tho :(

  • #1058

    The boss links to the dungeon journal are not showing up after latest update.  I disabled mapster to confirm that it is what's causing the problem.  I'm not getting an error associated with the issue.

  • #1061

    There's a closed ticket for it and an alpha build that says it has the fix:


  • #1057

    Since patch 5.3.0 the map won't show at all when pressing the m key. Map button has gone also. Uninstalled the bitch and looking for other resizer/addon.

  • #1056

    Date: 2013-06-02 15:32:26
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Mapster
    Count: 3
    Message: Note: AddOn Mapster attempted to call a protected function (CompactPartyFrameMember1:SetAttribute()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: SetAttribute()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:200: CompactUnitFrame_SetUpClicks()
       [C]: ?
       [C]: CreateFrame()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactPartyFrame.lua:26: CompactPartyFrame_Generate()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:228: CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddGroup()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:215: CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddGroups()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:174: CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:76: CompactRaidFrameContainer_SetGroupMode()
       ...mpactRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameManager.lua:493: CompactRaidFrameManager_SetSetting()
       ...rd_CUFProfiles\Blizzard_CompactUnitFrameProfiles.lua:572: func()
       ...rd_CUFProfiles\Blizzard_CompactUnitFrameProfiles.lua:549: CompactUnitFrameProfiles_ApplyProfile()
       ...rd_CUFProfiles\Blizzard_CompactUnitFrameProfiles.lua:176: CompactUnitFrameProfiles_ApplyCurrentSettings()
       ...rd_CUFProfiles\Blizzard_CompactUnitFrameProfiles.lua:172: CompactUnitFrameProfiles_ActivateRaidProfile()
       ...rd_CUFProfiles\Blizzard_CompactUnitFrameProfiles.lua:45: CompactUnitFrameProfiles_ValidateProfilesLoaded()
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  • #1055


    Since Patch 5.3: Escalation Round-Up i can't see Boss on the map when i'm in LFR


    Last edited by Tcip on 6/2/2013 7:30:54 AM
  • #1054

    When attempting to use the looking for battleground tool, the following error occurs. Once the error happens, the tool no longer works and I must log out and back in if I want to sign up for a battleground. This happened four times today while trying to get into 15-20 battlegrounds so it doesn't occur everytime.


    Date: 2013-06-02 02:01:09
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Mapster
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn Mapster attempted to call a forbidden function (JoinBattlefield()) from a tainted execution path.
       [C]: JoinBattlefield()
       Blizzard_PVPUI\Blizzard_PVPUI.lua:507: HonorFrame_Queue()
       [string "*:OnClick"]:2:
          [string "*:OnClick"]:1

    edit: removed my gazillion addons for space reasons, will add them back if needed.

    Last edited by Marlinespike on 6/2/2013 1:11:43 AM
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