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 Post subject: World Map
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:37 pm 
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Forgive me if this is the wrong location for this thread, but I think it is....Anyway, if it is the wrong place, could someone move it, please?

Hey everyone. I was wondering if anyone knew of a free computer program/something that would allow me to make my own map.

I am asking because I have two fantasy worlds and a sci-fi one that require a world map (Okay, not require, but it'd be really nice, especially for one of the fantasy ones).

I was originally going to just make one in paint, but recently, my brother said there was a $600 computer program (Maybe it was $200, I don't remember) that would do the same thing, but I was wondering if there was a free one out there somewhere.

I know a lot of HWers draw ones up, but since two of my planned world maps will be subjected to change constantly, I figured this was a better way.

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 Post subject: Re: World Map
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:56 am 
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There are a fairly variety of programs intended for this and similar purposes. AutoREALM is one that I've had some success with, though my needs are such that it doesn't suffice for me anymore.

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