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Hex Kit: Desktop App

Hex Kit: Desktop App

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Hex Kit is a desktop application for building hex maps to be used with table top role playing games. Rather than being bogged down by complicated functions, Hex Kit is built to be intuitive and quick to use with an emphasis on art.

Features:

  • Multi Platform: Hex Kit runs native on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • Simple to Use: It has just the right tools you need to quickly put together a detailed map, as well as a few tools for displaying your map at the table.
  • Detail Variation: No need to hand pick each tile as you build your map; pick a hex style and the software randomizes the selection as you click and drag across the canvas. Tiles can be rotated and flipped with just a few mouse clicks as well. If you find the painting too broad, you can also select individual tiles.
  • Player Facing Display: Hex Kit has a display mode that shows your map in a separate window; drag it to a second screen or show it on a projector. You can hide parts of the map with fog of war and reveal the map as needed. Changes made in paint mode update in the display window in real time. Did your players burn that village down? Delete it from the map, and it's gone.
  • Store Information: You can store a label with a description for each hex directly in the map.
  • Custom Tiles: Hex Kit comes with a small selection of old school themed, black & white tiles that you can use to get started. You can create and import your own tiles, purchase and install official tile sets illustrated by CONE team members, install tile sets from 3rd parties, or even cobble together tiles made from images found around the internet!
  • Export: Hex Kit will export your map as a PNG file that you can print or even use with a virtual table top.
  • Random Maps: If you're in a hurry, or just want to goof off, you can generate a random map and then edit it to fit your needs. You can even save your generator to use again later.
  • Internal API / Plugin Support: Hex Kit boasts in interal API; users willing to dig in to a little bit of JavaScript can create, run, and share plugins to get an extra mile out of Hex Kit.
  • Support For Both Orientations: Hex Kit now supports tiles that either have points up or faces up.
More Tiles: Hex Kit comes packed with classic, black & white tiles out of the box. Additional, full color hand illustrated tiles can be purchased downloaded here in our DTRPG store.

Installation: Installing Hex Kit is easy: download the zip file or dmg and extract it wherever you want. All you have to do is open the executable and you'll be making maps in no time. When updating to a new version of Hex Kit, simply download the new version and override the old one.

Terms of Use: By purchasing or downloading Hex Kit you agree to utilize Hex Kit art assets for personal use only unless given permission from Cone Of Negative Energy by means of a commercial license agreement. The Hex Kit software and all official Hex Kit art assets are copyright 2017 Cone Of Negative Energy. Full and expanded legal terms included with download. For tutorials and more information, visit hex-kit dot com.

NOTE: The Hex Kit desktop application only comes with black and white tiles; full color tiles are additional purchases. This version of the Hex Kit desktop app is the exact same version available in other marketplaces.

NOTE 2: I cannot help you with bugs or issues on this page or in the comments section. To solve whatever problem you might have you will need to navigate to the CONE website and email me your issue along with your operating system and the version number of Hex Kit you are using, and a screenshot of the error. I apologize for this, but to make sure things go well we need to exchange things that DTRPG has disabled in the comments section.


 
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Matt B May 22, 2020 3:45 pm UTC
I purchased Hex Kit as a part of a bundle on itch.io. The linux app won't open since I updated my OS. Has this been an issue for others?
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cecil H May 22, 2020 3:54 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
hi matt; there is a regular linux version in 32/64bit and a version with a specific hotfix in 32/64. have you tried both?
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Matt B May 23, 2020 3:07 am UTC
Hi Cecil! Thanks for getting in touch so quickly. Yes, I tried all the combinations of 32/64 bit w/wo hotfix. I finally reinstalled an old favorite distro running based off an earlier version of Ubuntu and now everything is working again. I wonder if it's something specific with the new Ubuntu 20.04 update. Beyond my current ability to understand.

Either way, I'm back in action. Thanks for Hex Kit. It's super slick and fun. Worth changing distros for, lol!
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Danielle T May 06, 2020 3:59 pm UTC
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Hi, a couple of questions:

1) are there any plans to launch a feature to allow people to search for specific tiles?
2) are there any plans to release a pack with creature markers?
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cecil H May 06, 2020 4:12 pm UTC
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Paul U April 14, 2020 12:36 am UTC
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Hi Cecil, loving Hex Kit on Mac, except for one small thing... Is it possible to add the ability to disable zoom using the scroll-wheel. Using a magic mouse on a Mac is just crazy, the slightest mistouch sends the map zooming in and out all over the place, usually resulting in unintended edits (and some cursing).
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Tia B March 26, 2020 1:27 pm UTC
has anyone tried uploading their maps to Astral? do we know if it works okay?
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March 23, 2020 4:46 pm UTC
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Hi Cecil, I tried writing an e-mail to the address on the cone's website, but I got an error from the remote server: "Recipient address rejected: User unknown." Do you have another e-mail address we can use?
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cecil H March 23, 2020 4:48 pm UTC
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cecil@swordpeddler.com, I’ll look into the site error!
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Richard W November 26, 2019 5:19 pm UTC
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Not certain why, but the Generate dialogue is utterly blank for me. I've seen screenshots on other people's machines of it having a UI present with buttons and such, but i just see a blank grey field.

Windows 10 latest build, latest nvidia drivers for a 2080ti, tried 64, and 32 bit builds to the same effect.
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cecil H November 26, 2019 5:46 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
hey Richard, got your email and replied. thanks!
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Evan R January 04, 2020 11:07 pm UTC
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I have the exact same problem. What was the solution?
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cecil H January 04, 2020 11:22 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
if you got hex kit from the bundle of holding there is one extra step folder in the tilesets, so you need to make sure you import the folder called HK-Fantasyland and not the one above it. also, the quick generators are tileset specific and only come with fantasyland, so if you're looking for a quick generator with the classic tiles there isn't one.
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Cara V October 10, 2019 4:10 pm UTC
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I seem to be missing a font on my system. Can you please tell me what font the import tiles dialog is using? Right now everything just shows up as boxes.
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cecil H October 10, 2019 4:16 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
hi Cara, you'll have to send me a screenshot of what you're seeing before I can suss this out, along with your operating system and what version of hex kit you are using. you can email me by clicking the 'publisher website' link on the right side of this page, under the logo, and then clicking the email/contact button on the website.
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Craig R September 21, 2019 7:38 pm UTC
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I really love this application and the simplicity of it, yet still able to create some really beautiful maps. I had some brief confusion with using water and coastlines, but then noticed the layers UI and it was obvious how to make everything work.

I have one request. I think that with the right tile set, this app could be used to map some very awesome cyberpunk style data forts! The space maps will be absolutely great for Fragged Empire and that's what made me think about using this for creating cyberspace maps.
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Rachel M June 30, 2019 3:54 am UTC
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I enjoy Hex Kit, but after only using it a couple of times I'm not able to use the random terrain generator. Is there a means to fix that?

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Rachel M July 25, 2019 10:05 pm UTC
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I still haven't figured out how to correct the random terrain generator.
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cecil H July 26, 2019 4:07 am UTC
PUBLISHER
I am honestly not sure how that happened, and also sorry I missed your comment I didn't get a notification. If you could do me a solid and click the "visit publisher website" button and then click the email icon on the site, I can walk through this with you and we can figure out went wrong or if there is a bug we've missed.
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June 19, 2019 6:26 pm UTC
Still waiting and watching for a sale on this product (years!). It looks really fun.

Nothing from the email list, no deal of the day.

Alms for the poor?
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cecil H June 19, 2019 7:52 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
We have no plans to put Hex Kit on sale any time in the future.
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June 19, 2019 7:56 pm UTC
Fair enough! I'll de-follow.


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MR M H P June 24, 2019 2:35 pm UTC
Good for you!
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June 25, 2019 8:22 pm UTC
Thanks and cheers!
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Cody B June 17, 2019 12:06 pm UTC
What exactly are the details for the commercial license? I'm in need of a hex-mapper and can't find any software allowing commercial use of the maps without being outrageously priced.
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cecil H June 19, 2019 7:51 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Non existent at this time.
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Steve Q June 02, 2019 10:04 pm UTC
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Massive disappointment. I have struggled for several hours yet I can't get it to work at all. Too bad as it looks like just what I needed. Wish I hadn't paid money for a waste of my time.
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cecil H June 19, 2019 7:51 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi steve, looks like I never got a notice about this comment; drop me an email and describe your troubles: cecil at swordpeddler dot com.
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Richard Q April 20, 2019 5:47 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I can't download the app. It fails every time.
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cecil H April 20, 2019 5:54 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
you might need to reach out to DTRPG support for this one, i have no control over that. sorry richard!
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Richard Q April 21, 2019 8:28 am UTC
PURCHASER
Thanks Cecil, the dtrpg support came through. It was a problem from my end.
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Michael S March 17, 2019 3:25 am UTC
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What ever happened to the "Spaceland" tile set? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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cecil H March 17, 2019 4:09 am UTC
PUBLISHER
it's not quite out yet, i can't post links here to show it off but basically it's coming in two parts and the first one should hit real soon. eta on the first part is like, hopefully less than a week.
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John S June 16, 2019 12:23 pm UTC
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So about that less than a week for the spaceland...
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March 12, 2019 10:47 pm UTC
Does it already include the Hex Kit 2.0.1 patches? Maybe a version blurb in the description for those of us who care about such things.
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cecil H March 12, 2019 11:06 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
the downloadable files are up to date, yes. we're at 2.0.4 now.
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March 13, 2019 12:00 am UTC
Indeed; thanks!
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Jacob J March 02, 2019 2:37 am UTC
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How do I install this?
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Jacob J March 02, 2019 2:40 am UTC
PURCHASER
I did it.
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