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HexDraw

Postby Whiterook » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:44 pm

HexDraw 1.1
http://www.hexdraw.com

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From the website:

HexDraw is an easy to use graphical editor for designing hexagon grid game maps. With HexDraw you create playing maps with up to 200 x 200 hex fields or 67 x 67 inches (170 cm).

HexDraw helps you to easily create different terrain features like roads and hexes in plain colours or textures. (Some textures are included but you may create your own textures).

With your favourite bitmap-painting program you can draw anything you like directly on the hexes such as buildings, cities, space stations…Your drawing will then have the right size and position.

You may load an image as the background - let the map be see-through and place your artwork on top. This could be an image from Google earth or a historical map. Background images can be resized and rotated so as to fit your hexmap.

You can print your map on multiple pages and play your own design wargame, playtest map, historical Advanced Squad Leader Scenario, etc.

Exporting the final map as a bitmap image for further use in other graphics design programs is also included.
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Re: HexDraw

Postby Whiterook » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:53 pm

I own this software and find it is the BEST wargame hex map editor out there for creating a map with a hex grid map, upon which you can fill in terrain such as woods, hills, and roads. Of course, there really AREN'T that many (in fact, you can count them half of one hand!) editors out there that is of the all-in-one variety as HexDraw...but that doesn't make it any less great.

It is well supported by its own CosimWorld group; and there is a manual that gets you through the basics.

The maps themselves are akin to what you usedd to find in Avalon Hill's Squad Leader, but can easily be used for ASL, as well.
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