MCMap Live crashes on me whevenever I try to use any of the program's rendering features (day, night, cave, find block etc...) Zooming, panning and slicing works, but nothing else does. I'm running it on OSX 10.5.8 and I have plenty of free RAM. Tried running it first thing after rebooting, but still crashes. What gives?
I have no idea. You are the first to report this behavior and nothing I can think of off the top of my head could cause that problem. Can you post the crash log information? Be sure to throw it in between tags so that it doesn't take up too much room. I bet it's really long.
Also, is there anything else special about your setup? PPC Mac? Version of Minecraft that's older than 1.3?
If you had read the first post or the help in the app or just tried some standard stuff, you would know there is a zoom function. I mean, it's really obvious you can zoom. I do it in the video and the screen shots.
For wheel mice: scroll
For trackpads: use the pinch gesture
For keyboards: Cmd+ zooms in, Cmd- zooms out, and Cmd 0 brings you back to normal size
Well that's no good. But I'll need more information to help.
1.) Do you have MCMap Live version 1.4.1?
2.) Are you updated to Mac OS X 10.5.8?
3.) What kind of computer do you have? iMac, Macbook, etc. Intel or PPC?
4.) When you say "crashing your mac", do you mean the entire computer freezes up or just MCMap Live?
5.) When does this happen? After loading a map or before? Does any of the map show up before the freeze?
6.) Are there any error reports that pop up? Can you post one here in tags?
I'm not sure what you think you need to do to add a color set, but it does not require any knowledge of programming! This seems to be a really common thing for people to not understand (I get messages asking for custom color sets every few days even though the feature has been there since last September.)
Let me give a short tutorial.
STEP 1: Download a texture pack and unzip it
STEP 2: Open the MCMap Live Preferences
STEP 3: Press the plus (+) button in the Preference window
STEP 4: Navigate to the texture pack's unzipped folder and select the terrain.png file. Press Add Color Set.
STEP 5: Some texture packs use biome colors and some do not. Fix the colors if this pack has gray grass and leaves and you don't want to use biome coloration.
STEP 6: Double-click the "New Color Set" to rename it.
STEP 7: Close the preferences, you can enable the color set in the Options -> Colors
Now if you just wanted to add a color set and use it, you're done now. If you want to change block colorations manually, you can. Open back up preferences.
STEP 8: Click on ~/Library/Application Support/MCMap Live
STEP 9: The color set folder opens. In here you'll see all the color sets you've added. They are text files. Open one.
STEP 10: Each line names a block id and lists its color in RGB values.
This is absolutely fantastic, I've always wanted to cartograph my map but there wasn't any software available. (Last time I checked was a few monthes ago).
Really a great user-friendly app with a lot of features.
Could you possibly add a live feed so you can see yourself moving? Also, if you could do that, could you make it so that it automaticially switches to the layer you are currently on? This would help a lot with navigating caves and locating dungeons and ores, like diamond.
I'd love to have a look at the source and see if I can help with anything.
I've been meaning to set up a google code thing for this, since my interest is waning and the community can help.
The source is kind of a mess, I'll probably want to clean that up first. I'll also need to keep control of the official automatic updates. I can't have people accessing that private certificate and issuing viruses automatically to people's computers.