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Shuffler - Modern and Sci-Fi Map Creator

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Version 2.15.00

Build your own 2d Map with this easy Drag & Drop software. Simply select from a wide variety of tiles and objects to be placed and modified on a 7"x 10" canvas. An intuitive graphical interface allows you to start designing Maps in just seconds after reading the Help page. By dragging & dropping each element over the canvas you can then discover the many alternate things that you can do. You will be able to rotate items or change their size. You will find alternate items or random shapes. And with special tiles you will get triangle pieces so you can make hexagonal rooms or oblique corridors. A full light environment will let you finally give more ambiance light to your Map.

We recommend and encourage future customers to try the DEMO Version (FREE) and verify our program is compatible with their computer set up before purchasing.

This application runs as a standalone (Portable) Exe file (for Win systems) or can be load by every browser with a Flash player installed (Windows, MAC, Linux). On the net you can find standalone SWF players that get rid of a browser (search for Adobe flash player standalone and download the projector file related to your OS).

Download Shuffler Demo

Download Shuffler Guide

What is included:

Shuffler includes a Modern and Sci-Fi tile Set, made up of six sections:


Floor tiles from concrete to rubber, metal, wood and warning lines. Laser and cable paths, wall and panel sections.

Access Points

Stairs and rails, ladders, elevators, trapdoors, doors and windows.


Complete pipelines with joints, valve and hose, computer console, office desk w/laptop, mouse, paper & pen. Chairs and tables, Scientist body, air extractor, regular & surgical beds, square metal & wooden crates, rectangular wooden crate. Text labels. Plants with random shape, all tiles from Armageddon Hours by Ganesha Games, original rugs: Caucasian and Oriental manufactured goods (kind permission of Sofas with Armchairs. A complete bathroom.

FX (Effects)

Dead scientist bodies in various poses, fluid splatters for floor and objects: human blood, alien blood, biofluid, oil. You can choose to change the color among 16 million ones with overlay filter for a more realistic result. Bullet hole on metal plate effect (more to come). Boot Prints, Water and Acid Puddle. Rats and Skeletons.

Dirt, Fog and Deep Water. Randomly generated and fully customizable.

Train System

Straight and curved railway, Stone ground for rails, Head Rails.


A complete set to build your own City Streets Map. Available tiles: Dark Ashpalt, Large Gres Pavement, Road Arrows, Road Lines (White, Red, Yellow, Blue), Road Text, Manhole Cover, Sewer Grate, Triangle, Curve-Straight-Corner Riddles, Garden Grass, Bushes, Fences, Bench, Colored Trees, Fallen Leaves, Flowers.

The possibilities are endless with Shuffler. Build a small outpost or a large star base.

How big is your imagination?

Shuffler – Technical Specifications

2-d Map Builder Software

Drag & Drop system.

Tiles and Objects free to be modified.

Canvas of 7” x 10” with square or hexagon grid system.

Print function with selectable scale. Square grid can be printed in 1.5", 1", 20mm, 15mm, 10mm.

Map Joiner to make one seamless Map starting from four Maps.

Save and Load feature.

Save directly to bitmap (png lossless format).

pdf function (a pdf creator installed on your computer is required).

Cancel button.

Move All feature: move all your tiles around with only one click.

Help Page with tips and command list.

Clone feature.

Dynamic Hexagon Grid fully customizable.

Dynamic Square Grid fully customizable.

Mirror editing on Elements.


An intuitive graphical interface allows the player to start designing his first map in just seconds after reading the Help Page.

Thanks to scrolling panels each element is shown easily and identified by a set of symbols to recall the number of alternative images, the rotating capability, the possibility to modify the size, the random generated shape feature, the Fill aid or some special features called WoW! for extra element behaviour.

Print your Map in different scales, choosing from 1.5", 1", 20mm, 15mm, 10mm grid squares.

Join four Maps into one seamless Map into the same sheet. You will have a wide 14x20 grid squares.

Write down your own text labels for a more personalized room or object: a dynamic text system, available in 16 million colours, can be placed, rotated and resized easily.

Save you work in progress for some relax and then Restore it in a second time with the Load feature.

Pdfs can be created by third parties to save works (Pdf creators, not included).

You can design your own Hexagon Grid modifying size, color, thickness, transparency, offset of lines, adding central dots and flexible numbering.

You can switch on/off a square grid so to have a free or with a grid map. You can choose if the grid must be over the objects or under them for a better looking.

Other special functions are ready to be implemented in future releases, expanding even more the capabilities of Shuffler.


A special License allows customers to share their pdfs obtained by Shuffler. Pdfs can be shared only in a private way and must not be uploaded to internet servers.

Maps are intended for personal use only. Commercial License under explicit agreement.



These products work with Shuffler

Shuffler ; user image ; City Map ; sb ;v


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Matthew M March 10, 2021 11:28 pm UTC
Hi there. I just purchased this and it *looks* like it should be fantastic, but 5 minutes in I am ridiculously upset and frustrated that I spent money on this. :-(

- Drag and drop works fine, but then you can never pick up the piece again. The only way to move a piece once it has been dropped is to use the on-screen arrow commands (because the keyboard doesn't work) and the on-screen commands move everything at once!
- I did find the manual per a message below, and yes it is more helpful, but many of these options just don't work.
- Cancel clears the whole screen, so if you DO manage to get everything just right and think you need to change something, cancel wipes everything away. Sometimes P works (why in the world isn't this the Delete key) but everything is quite odd.

I'm sorry, it isn't intuitive at all. Like I said, shouldn't delete be the key that deletes? Or I expect that if I drop something I can pick it back up again.

Any help is appreciated!...See more
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Claudio P March 11, 2021 7:06 am UTC
Hi Matthew,

we regret to hear that you found so many issues in your system. Didn't you previously test the Demo version before proceed to purchase Shuffler? Sometimes with specific configurations a whatever software could fail to run properly.

Anyway, let's try to solve together these issues.

1) first of all try to download Shuffler again. A bad connection could have ruined the file.

2) the Drag&drop was the first feature implemented 20 years ago and tested by thousands of customers, it should be quite solid. Given that Shuffler is a portable app, please try to run it in another device so to double check if it runs as it should.

3) Drag&Drop feature is blocked by overall filters like fog, water, lights, dirty. As explained in Help section please try to switch them off before trying to Dra&Drop an element already placed.

4) CANCEL feature is an easy button to empty the whole canvas and not to delete a single element. To do...See more
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Dean K May 10, 2021 12:36 pm UTC
"Didn't you previously test the Demo version before proceed to purchase Shuffler? " - very poor statement. Blaming the purchaser for the program not working. Better statement: " We recommend and encourage future customers, try the FREE version, and verify our program is compatible with your computer set up, prior to purchasing. "
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Claudio P May 10, 2021 2:21 pm UTC
Dear Dean,
a lot of effort has been put to produce a Demo Version and we have always encouraged visitors to test it before purchasing the Full Version.
That statement has now been changed and rewritten as you suggested.
Thank you for reporting it.
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James B February 15, 2021 10:03 pm UTC
With the end of Flash Player, what is the future of Shuffler?
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Claudio P February 15, 2021 10:08 pm UTC
Hi James,
Shuffler is a closed portable app with a built in Flash Player. Nothing changes.
Cheers, Claudio
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Michael F. T December 25, 2019 8:29 pm UTC
I am trying to return to Shuffler. I just downloaded version 2_14_01 and it hangs at "...reading Version..."

I am running MacOs 10.15.2 and have installed the latest Flash from Adobe. Any fixes in the works?
Customer avatar
Claudio P December 25, 2019 10:57 pm UTC
Hi Michael,

please, try to go to Global Security Settings Panel

and include the folder you are putting Shuffler in as a trusted folder.

Let me know, Claudio
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Michael F. T December 26, 2019 6:26 pm UTC
Thank you, Claudio. That's fixed it's operation. It runs in Demo mode, so I suppose I will have to repurchase to activate the non-Demo mode as well as the options I purchased so long ago. But thank you for the security tip.
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Claudio P December 26, 2019 6:38 pm UTC

You don't have to repurchase anything... :)
Remove any demo files from the folder and it will run fully operative.

Cheers, Claudio
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Claudio P October 10, 2019 7:52 am UTC
Hi Jim and thank you for your compliments.
Shuffler has been continuously developed with more and more add on and great features (give a look at the log file for more details).
Following the expansion of 3d printers I'm looking for some new experiments to combine 2d and 3d features that could be possibly offered in a near future. Feel free to suggest your ideas!

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YH L October 10, 2019 7:57 am UTC
Thanks Claudio! Apart from Paper Make iT's forum, what other platforms can I join to post feedback and start discussions?
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Claudio P October 10, 2019 8:03 am UTC
I believe that is the only one place.. all users apply randomly on the wild web world...
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YH L October 10, 2019 6:18 am UTC
Hi Claudio, just bought Shuffler and loving it so far. I like that it's very fuss-free -- an issue I have with a lot of mapmakers.

Out of curiosity, what does the future hold for Shuffler? Will we see more packs or updates to the user interface?
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Doug C July 31, 2019 2:14 am UTC
I'm curious if this software is still supported; the last comments I see here are from 2016 (3 years ago) and the PaperMakeiT website ( shows a copyright date of 2018 (which, admittedly isn't that long ago). I want to ensure that if I purchase this product it will run well on Windows 10 and future OS updates for at least a year or so.

Customer avatar
Claudio P August 07, 2019 9:53 pm UTC
Hi Doug,
Yes we are still in business. If you want to be sure to run well in w10 just download and test the Demo version.
Any feedback is welcome.
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Doug C August 25, 2019 12:50 pm UTC
Thank you Claudio, I'll grab a copy and check it out!
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Curtis H April 18, 2016 6:24 pm UTC
I feel like my download is missing a manual. The Guide .pdf just has a list of keyboard commands. What do the different layer symbols mean? And how can one import user floors and objects? When I select these options, I get an error that reads "plugin required", but no explanation as to what plugin is needed.

It's a great product, something I've been looking for for quite some time, but the lack of supporting documentation (maybe I just missed it) is very frustrating.

Also, jthe keyboard commands are very Windows specific. As an example, there's no Page Up or Page Down keys on a standard Mac keyboard. The application may have been designed to be Windows-centric, which is totally fine, but if so it should be spelled outright in the product description.

Keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing this product further refined and improved, again it's been something I've been looking for for a long time!
Customer avatar
Claudio P April 18, 2016 7:17 pm UTC
Hi, thank you for your support and encouragement to improve this product. Shuffler has been upgraded many many times after customers requests and wishes.

As you said a full Manual is missing. In first the software was very simple and really didn't need a real Manual. There is a Help button inside the main panel with the main features described. After adding more and more features a pdf Guide was included to show how many Elements were available into the library and to show the main concepts of the layers buttons.
At the end, with the explosion of new features and variables, the Guide was not enough anymore and a new Manual experiment started directly on the main site. You can find it here:
It is still a work in progress and many pages are missing, but it is the new direction for an online Manual where things are added as needed or requested.

About Importing User Images Floor...See more
Customer avatar
Zenith C December 30, 2015 7:32 am UTC
Another question, does this support hex grids or only squares?
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Claudio P December 30, 2015 1:19 pm UTC
Hi Andrew, yes there is also a complex Hex Grid System with many possibilities to custom you Hex Grid like the thickness and the color of the lines, numbers, dots, hex size and rotation. Please test the free Demo.
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larry M November 24, 2015 5:16 pm UTC
I wanted to use this for Robotech RPG tactics which is 6mm or 1/285 scale. Will this go that low or are the sizes listed the absolute limits?
Customer avatar
Claudio P November 27, 2015 11:28 am UTC
Hi Larry,
with the latest release the new grid system lets you draw whatever size grid map. Please test the Demo version to check if this is what you are looking for and report any needs that could improve the next release.
Customer avatar
Zenith C April 06, 2015 6:59 pm UTC
HI there, while it says multiplatform, the exe won't run under OSX. I would like to purchase this, but not if it won't work on a Mac. Can you clarify for me please?

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Claudio P April 06, 2015 7:20 pm UTC
Hi Andrew, the EXE version runs only under Windows OS. For every other OS (and Windows included) there is available the SWF version. This kind of extension is loaded by every browser with a Flash Player installed. Just double click on it or inside the browser open this file. Write me if you need more assistance and a step by step help.
Kind Regards,
Claudio Pieroni
Paper Make iT !
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