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What is Game Link?

2019-04-22

Game Link is a feature of Grid Cartographer that automatically tracks where you are in a game world and shows it to you in the map editor.

game link demo

Is this an auto-map?

No, Game Link is not the same thing as an auto-map. An auto-map extracts information about the environment from the game and draws the map for you.

Instead, Grid Cartographer takes a different approach with a system that's more accurately described as "auto-tracking". With Game Link, a cursor known as the avatar marker is shown on the map and it's position and heading correspond to your position within the game world, updating automatically as you navigate the environment.

This approach enhances the immersion factor by allowing you to draw the map as you perceive it, not revealing every secret ahead of time. Hidden doors remain obscured, traps are left undetected and unsprung. It's still up to you to explore and record what you see on the map as you venture forth!

Is every game supported?

Not yet. Support for each game has to be hand-crafted to cater to the particular way the original game was coded.

Over 30 games are supported across a number of platforms and more are being added. The full list includes most of the games from the Wizardry and Might & Magic series as well as Eye of the Beholder and Pool of Radiance.

More games are being added and will be listed in future updates as they are developed!

The full list can be found on the features page.