Use the map

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Notes: (Craftjenn, 2020-07-15)

This is a Map FAQ:

  • I noticed that many young people did not see "Back" (and do not have access to the map of the continents of Atys). :)
  • In addition, the maximum number of markers has been modified, research and events are new features....
  • a Patch (in March 2020) added a command, to hide/show landmarks: /showHideUserLandMark (more on Special command).

For new comers, start with the User Manual, the sections Maps and compas.

The map's toolbar

From left to right (3 lines): Since May 2019, addition of an Events icon
Back (to navigate in maps), ; zoom + ; zoom - ; center the map (on your position, useful after a big fast zoom) ; ? to search  ; DE icon (see below #Dynamic Event)
Below: IG hour and date[1] ; climatic conditions (or cc, important for Harvesting).

The map - basics

You can open/close the map with m or using the toolbar - not to be confused with the compass or radar (you can retrieve an existing landmark on your map and add it to the compass).

  • The map (M) has 3 zooms. To change the view, or use the scroll mouse on map, and/or clic on a town to see its map.
  • To add to compass a direction: right clic on the compass, you'll see a menu (target, Missions, Mark, animal, team... and a zoom for the compass).
To use target: either after a macro, or after a tar (ex: /tar "harmful ragus"), space bar = in front of you (see all keyboard shortcuts by holding K down)

The map - FAQ

  • Coming back after a long absence? Patch 2020, Patch 2019... summarize the big changes in the game (with links to forum posts).
  • Mektoubs/Gubani and Zig are shown on the map, but not your apartment or GH (add a mark on tour map). More on Mektoub FAQ
  • Team members appear on the map. Not his friends (F) nor guild or league members.
  • We see the resurrection points (rez points) only for the active subcontinent (the one where we are).
  • You can now see the distance by right-clicking on the map.
  • The landmarks on the map are stored in a landmarks_toonname.xml file, located in a save folder (which is basically under a 0 or 1 folder).
  • a Patch (in March 2020) added a command, to hide/show player landmarks: /showHideUserLandMark (more on Special command).
  • Now you can access Dynamic Events (Kiting invasion, puzzles, Storyline's Nexus Events...)
  • The map take too much space on your screen (13")?
    • use the 4 desktops (very often F3 is "less loaded")
    • maintain the Fx key is very usefull, with x=1 to 4 (for ex, to add a 2nd "hand" toolbar)

Dynamic Event

Dynamic Event: since JA2603 (June 2019), a blue Events button has been added to the map toolbar (1 in the image below). This blue Events button makes a transparent layer appear/disappear on top of the map, which is useless if there is no event in progress . This layer has a red and white button in its upper right part (2 on the image), which is inactive if there is no DE.

If a DE is in progress, then it is displayed on the map (in orange in the map toolbar: 1 Dynamic Events + a big blue dot on the map) and you can also keep a separate window open to monitor it. More at Dynamic Event.

Open the DE window and close the DE layer and the map.


Backup your files: quit game, and zip your folder save (check the date, to be sure it's the right one [2]) :p Your personal landmarks are held in a .xml file - named "landmarks_nameoftoon.xml" in the save folder.

To merge 2 files:

  1. quit the game, then
  2. copy the lines between <interface_config> into target file and
  3. relaunch the game. it will merge duplicate <landmarks continent> lines and remove duplicate markers.

If you want to share landmarks between characters on same computer, then rename landmarks file to shared_landmarks.xml

More on Ryzom location.


  • shared_keys.xml (to share macros with several toons) and shared_interface.icfg exists as well
  • On Various applications, for windows you'll find information about a windows software to export your landmarks into an excel sheet, import, and more...


  1. More on Time ; in order to add IRL time to compass or in chat, search in U.
  2. On GNU/linux, it could be ~/.local/share/Ryzom/0/save