Lord of the Rings Map 0.91
Lord of the Rings Map is an atlas of Middle-Earth.
This is lotrmap (Lord of the Rings Map), an atlas of Middle-Earth. The idea of lotrmap is actually quite simple: Show an image of a map and provide the user with a list of places on that map. When you select a place the map will display it. What is nice is that you can have different lists with places, which is
handy because the names in Middle-Earth have been translated in many languages. With the help of a mapeditor (which is not yet included) you can easily edit these names or create a new list. Several transtations are provided.
Compile lotrmap. Read the instructions in INSTALL. "make install" isn't very useful at the moment so you can skip that.
Get an appropriate imagefile. The included datafiles currently only work properly with middleearth2_c.jpg. Save it to the directory that contains the compiled executable.
Select File - maps - Middle-Earth
Select File - translations -
Originally the program was written in Delphi. The first version, for Windows, was released in 1998. Development was pretty constant back then. But, the last version (0.83) was released in 1999 because in december of that year the author started using Linux as his daily OS.
With the release of Kylix open-edition, the developer's desire to work on lotrmap came back and he decided to rewrite it from scratch. However, he found that Kylix wasn't the right tool for me, so he had to think of another solution. He decided that
enough is enough and he should learn C++ and code lotrmap in that language. It took only slightly longer than a week.
What's New in This Release:
· fixed middleearth2_c.jpg.maprc