The MapTool project

I am currently working on a little program as a gaming aid. It allows the loading and movement of little icon images on a background image, and keeps multiple clients in sync over the network. I haven't done extensive testing to see how it runs over the internet (only tried it between two machines at home) or with people fiddling with it all at once, but I look forward to a chance to try all that.

Get it Now!

The program is written in python, with the wxPython toolkit, but I've run it through py2exe to produce a windows executable that should work even if you don't have python on your machine. If it doesn't, please let me know, as that was one of my goals, and I'd like to fix it if I can.

The unpacked file should contain 2 executables. MapTool.exe runs the client, and GuiServer.exe the server. If you start MapTool.exe with the -S flag, or click the "local only" checkbox in the connection dialog, it can be run without a server (but will be unable to speak with other clients).

The MapTool in action


That's all for now, this is still a work in progress, and I'm adding to it rather haphazardly as I think of changes that I'd like. Further suggestions are welcome.