The Future of Dundjinni v2.0 In Jeopardy


pic1053076_mdBack in February, I wrote about the prospect of Dundjinni v2.0 being released at some point in the near future. Well, since that date in early February there has been no publicly visible movement on this coming to fruition. A check of the forums (where news is posted) at the Dundjinni website came up empty, save for the original 2 February announcement. While I lack all artistic talent, I do have to admit that Dundjinni v1.0 was a great asset to me and my map making skills. I really hope they can pull everything together that needs to be done to bring this once great and useful tool back to the gamers!

I have attempted to contact the individual who is leading the charge to bring the elusive v2.0 to reality for an interview. I am hopeful that there will be an informative interview coming soon. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

You can read my original announcement here: Dundjinni 2.0 In The Works! (Mapping Software)

~ Modoc

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Heruca says:

    I think the closest thing we’ll ever see to DJ2 will be MapForge (sort of a “spiritual successor” to DJ). The person who was spearheading the effort to produce DJ2 has said he is abandoning that course of action and will instead be using and promoting MapForge. Many well-known former DJ users (Bogie, Kepli, SuperCaptain, Darkness, etc.) are also making the switch.

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    1. modoc31 says:

      Thank you for the update ans insight. What is your experience Map Forge? How does it compare in usability and functionality?

      ~ Modoc


  2. Heruca says:

    I’m the developer of MapForge.

    Allow me to copy/paste what I answered to a similar question earlier today on the Kickstarter campaign’s Comments section:
    “MapForge will NOT have DJ’s adventure-building tools. But MapForge should be faster, cheaper, and will apparently offer a greater selection of professional content packs than DJ did. It will have a nicer interface, run on modern operating systems, not require external frameworks such as Java, .NET, DirectX, Silverlight, Flash, Shockwave, etc. You’ll be able to browse more than one art asset at a time, there will be search tools for quickly finding a particular asset, it will offer a free level of use, not be limited to 200 dpi artwork, and will hopefully have a shallower learning curve. Plus, you won’t have to fiddle with “properties” files, as one had to in DJ to get the artwork to behave correctly. Those are the main points, there may be other minor ones.”

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  3. Heruca says:

    Oh, another difference is that MapForge will not be offered on CD-ROM or DVD. It will be frequently updated, so any optical disc would quickly become obsolete.

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