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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.


 
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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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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
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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
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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
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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 B April 20, 2019 5:47 pm UTC
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I can't download the app. It fails every time.
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cecil H April 20, 2019 5:54 pm UTC
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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 B April 21, 2019 8:28 am UTC
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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
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
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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
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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
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I did it.
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André S February 02, 2019 4:51 pm UTC
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Is there a way to set labels to 'show to GM only', or to get fog of war to obscure labels as well as hexes? It's a bit of a hassle to manually hide all undiscovered labels on the map when I want to print an updated player map.
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cecil H February 02, 2019 5:05 pm UTC
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there is a hide/show all labels button in the info toolbox to hit 'em all at once
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André S February 02, 2019 5:25 pm UTC
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Oh, yeah, that's handy, but what if I don't want to show or hide about half the labels on the map, not all of them? I'm running a hexcrawl, and my players have explored about half the map, with the other half (and its labels) yet to be uncovered.
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Sekh B October 26, 2018 10:56 pm UTC
Is there a maximum number of hexes you can place? Like if I wanted to make some absurdly large area for a space game, whats the largest X by Y I can create of hexes?
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cecil H October 27, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
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it's limited only by your computer specs; a more powerful PC is gunna be able to make bigger maps. in general, 60x60 with 3 layers should run like a charm on a modern machine. some people report much much bigger maps though.
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Sekh B November 01, 2018 2:01 am UTC
That sounds great. I'd love to make a really large map to output to a map/poster printer I've got access to. Glad to know there isn't really a limit.
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Dale B August 13, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
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I am looking to purchase is the Spaceland tile set available? I do not find it here or on your website.
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cecil H August 13, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
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It is not currently anywhere, sorry mate. It will be soon!
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Dale B August 13, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
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Great, looking forward to that tile set when available.
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Sekh B October 26, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Very looking forward to a space tile set. I'll snap this program up the moment that drops for my game! Looks great!
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rm Z August 01, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
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Great bit of kit. Any plans for releasing a build for chromebooks/Android?
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cecil H August 07, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
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You might be able to get it working on a chrome book; it's built on Chrome tech but as for now we have no plan to explore mobile ready versions.
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steven E July 09, 2018 1:30 am UTC
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I'm having a glitch where the default tiles aren't loaded, and the dialogue to import tiles is blank. Windows 10. Have tried on two computers.
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cecil H July 09, 2018 1:40 am UTC
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Double check and make sure you extracted the application folder from the zip file, and aren't trying to run it from inside the zip file. If you're still having an issue, please email me cecil at swordpeddler dot com
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steven E July 17, 2018 3:15 am UTC
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Thanks for the tip! I was able to make it work by running the software from a USB drive and it runs great. Seems to be a permissions issue with my computer.
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Tony H August 07, 2018 1:59 pm UTC
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I'm also getting this problem - I downloaded for an Windows 7 64 bit machine, extracted the 'HexKitWindows64v203' file, and run the 'Hex Kit' application from within the resulting folder.

I get the toolbox and map windows with a blank square in the latter, with no hex grid, and no tiles available. Generating a new map does nothing.

I really do not want to have to run it from a usb stick.
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cecil H August 07, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
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Hi tony! We haven't been able to replicate this bug so I can't say for sure that this is a problem on our end yet, but it's possible! Double check that all files have made it out of the zip, and if you need to try to use the native Windows extractor instead of a a 3rd party tool and vice versa. Email me if it still gives you guff. cecil at sword peddler dot com.
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Tony H August 09, 2018 4:44 pm UTC
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Ok. Tried unzipping to a flash drive. Running directly from that, worked.

Tried copying the extracted file structure back to the PC hard drive, retaining the original name and structure. Seems to have cleared the problem.

Thanks, TonyH
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Shannon S January 15, 2019 7:56 am UTC
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I'm getting the exact same issue. I have emailed Cecil directly in an attempt to resolve the issue on the developer end so users don't keep having to fiddle and futz with workarounds trying to get this application functioning properly.
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Shannon S January 15, 2019 8:20 am UTC
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I narrowed down the issue to parentheses. Don't install the application to a path that contains parentheses, such as anything off of "Program Files (x86)", and it works fine. I have informed the developer and hopefully he can resolve the issue with his next build.
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cecil H January 15, 2019 8:26 am UTC
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we're on it! thanks shannon
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cecil H January 17, 2019 8:22 pm UTC
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this problem has been resolved.
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John D July 17, 2019 8:25 am UTC
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Found another character in the folder name that will cause the above errors. I just purchased the software tonight and downloaded it. Exact same issues as above. I then tried moving the Hex Kit folder out of the sub-folder it was in and it works. So here is my folder layout. d:[Apps]HexKit. I believe the [ ] characters are the problem. Once I moved the Hex Kit folder out of the [Apps] folder it works. Can this be fixed as I like to keep my apps within the [Apps] folder and games within my [Games] folder to keep the root of t he drive clean.
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chris S June 28, 2018 2:28 am UTC
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Is there a Space tile set? I am running a space pbem and this would be a great way to keep track of the players.
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Dave S June 02, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
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Hey, I'm really digging the software. Is there a way to dock the tools in the main window? It's my only issue with it so far?

Thanks!
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Talison C May 22, 2018 5:40 am UTC
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My tiles look great, but whenever I try to rotate them they come out off-center. Any tips on this???
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cecil H May 22, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
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It depends on which tileset you're using. If you're playing with the Pixel Tileset and they are off center, it's because those tiles are not meant to be rotated; those tiles are formatted to connect at corners without rotating to make up for having three-dimensional elements and features that "hang off" of the tiles.

If you're using one of the official tile sets and this is happening, it might be because something was toyed with on import when it didn't need to be. Send me a screenshot of your problem to cecil@swordpeddler.com
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