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A Minetest mod for displaying a map with points of interest, for any game (no dependencies).

You must have administrative powers to set up POI Maps, but anyone can use one. POI Maps are uncraftable and inaccessible from the creative inventory. They can be broken by hand or using an axe.

How to use

Put map images in textures/ and point-of-interest list files in pois/. Then use this command to get a POI Map:

/giveme mtpoimap:mtpoimap

Once you do that, you can place it down and right-click it. This will open up the following dialog:

POI Map Setup Dialog

In the first box, type a title for the map. This will be displayed when players hover over the map or when the map is opened. In the second box, type the name of the map file to use as the background. Do not type any directories or paths here, only the file name! Finally, in the third box, type the path to the POI list file, relative to the mod root directory. These files are usually stored in the pois/ directory. After filling in all the boxes, press enter. The POI map should update its hover text to whatever title you provided:

POI Map Hover Text

Now right-click on the POI Map. You should see a dialog like this:

POI Map After Setup

Again note that the title you provided is displayed at the top. Also, the map image you provided should be displayed in the background of the dialog. Circle shaped icons should also appear according to what is listed in the provided POI list file. Hovering over these icons will display the hover text provided in the file. Finally, the "Reload" button in the top-right corner can be used to update the points on the map should the POI list file be modified after the POI map is set up.

POI List File Syntax

POI list files have a simple syntax. Each line corresponds to one point on the map, and has the following format:

x_pos, y_pos | icon_color | Hover Text

x_pos and y_pos form a coordinate pair ranging from (-1, -1) which is the top left corner to (1, 1) which is the bottom right. (0, 0) is the center of the map. icon_color is a string which can have any of the following values:


grey is an alias for gray and violet is an alias for purple. More icon colors can be added by adding more mtpoimap_poiicon_<COLOR>.png files in the textures/ directory.

Hover Text is any string that will be displayed as the tooltip when the point is hovered over. It may contain the escape sequences \r, \n and \t, which will be converted into their respective control characters. Double backslashes may be used to insert literal escape sequences into the tooltip. Percent signs may also be used in the hover text but backslashes preceding percent signs must be doubled to be shown in the tooltip.



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