Map Collector - Help
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On the left side of the game area (or above the game area on mobile devices), there are three views:
- Available maps: Shows a list of the maps that you can collect at your current position.
- Your maps: Shows a list of the maps that you have already collected this month.
- Your old maps: Shows a list of the maps that you have collected during previous months in this game.
By default, Available Maps is expanded on all devices and Your Maps is expanded on desktop devices. To collapse or expand one of these views, click on the title.
To collect a map, click on it in the Available Maps view. It will then appear in the Your Maps view, which shows that you have collected it. If the map that you are looking for is not in the Available Maps view, you need to go somewhere else to find it.
If you are looking for a map of a specific line, it's possible to find it anywhere, but you are most likely to find it either on that line or at a station where that line stops. The maps available at a specific station or on a specific line are changed each game month. This means that if you go back to a station you have already been at this game month or if you ride a line that you have already ridden this game month, the maps that you will find will not be different than the ones that were there last time you were there.
Each game month, there is also a "hidden" map which is harder to find than the others. This map is never available on a train line and is most likely only available at one station on the train line that it's a map of. So if you can't find a specific map, you're most likely to find it by visiting each station on the line in question one by one until you find the map. Which map is the hidden map and at what station it is is changed each game month.
If you need to know what maps you still need to collect, you can click on the button in the toolbar or press the L key. That will open a window with a list of all maps in the place. The ones you already have are grayed out, and the one you don't have yet arent. That way, you can easily see which maps you still need to collect by looking at which ones aren't grayed out. You can't collect maps by clicking on them from this window (otherwise the game would be too easy), you need to go places where the maps are available and collect them from the Available Maps view.