Maps in Imperian - Imperian Online Help

2.13 Maps in Imperian

The geography of Imperian can be a complicated thing at times, and maps can be
a powerful way to keep from getting lost.

Imperian has a built in mapper to help players find their way around the world.
You can use the following commands to explore the world and travel with more
ease.

Map Commands:
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MAP|MAPS
 - Display a map centered on your position.

CONFIG MAPVIEW ON|OFF
 - See the map automatically in room descriptions.

MAP LIST
 - List all created maps

MAP <room number>
 - Display a map centered on the room number.

MAP <map> <x> <y> <z>
 - Display a map in the designated map and coordinates.

MAP RADIUS <0 to 5>
 - Set the height and width of your map viewer.

MAP HEIGHT <0 to 5>
 - Set the height of your map viewer.

MAP WIDTH <0 to 5>
 - Set the width of your map viewer.

An Example Map:
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--- Map 1: Caanae ----------------- v8463 ---
                  |                          
                 [ ]     [_]                 
                  |     /                    
     [ ]         [ ]-[ ]                     
      |         /       \                    
     [_]-[ ]-[ ]         [ ]                 
      |                   |                  
     [^]             [ ]-[ ]                 
                        /                    
-[ ]         [ ]     [<]     [ ]     [ ]-[ ]-
    \         |     / | \     |     /        
     [ ]- - -[ ]-[ ]-[+]-[ ]-[ ]-[ ]         
      |         /   \ | /     |              
     [ ] [ ]-[_]     [ ] [ ] [ ]             
                        \ |                  
                         [ ]-[ ]             
                                \            
                                 [ ]         
                                  |          
                     [ ]     [ ]-[ ]         
                      |     /       \        
                 [ ]-[ ]-[ ]         [_]     
                      |               |      
--- CAANAE_RUINS17 -------------- 0:0:0 0 ---

 - In the above map (of Caanae), your current room is represented by
   the '+' in the center of the map. Each individual room is represented
   as a '[ ]'.
 - Rooms with an exit leading up are denoted by '^'.
 - Rooms with an exit leading down are denoted by '_'.
 - Rooms with exits leading up and down are denoted by '='.
 - Rooms with exits leading in are denoted by '<'.
 - Rooms with exits leading out are denoted by '>'.
 - Rooms with exits leading in and out are denoted by 'x'.
 - The coordinates of the center of the map are displayed in the lower
   right hand corner of the map. 
 - The 'vnum' (unique room reference number) is denoted in the upper right
   hand corner of the map.
 - Rooms may be placed on "submaps". A room on a submap will only be displayed
   if the map viewer is on that same submap. Rooms on the default submap (0)
   will always be visible.
 - The following indicators also exist:
    S = Shop
    H = Player House
    A = Arena Staging
    N = News Room
    P = Post Office
    K = Kennel
    s = Stable
    L = Library
    B = Barrack
    C = Comm Shop
    R = Refinery
   
Houses, shops, guildhalls and temples will not be mapped.

You may also find a considerable number of graphical maps of Aetherius at:
http://www.imperian.com/game/maps