Maps installation guide for the Tibia Windows client
The easiest way to install or update the maps used by the current Tibia client on Windows is to use our executable installer. The installer automatically downloads our latest available maps and places them in the correct location (assuming you’ve installed Tibia in its default location). The source code for the installer is available on GitHub.
If for some reason you prefer to do it manually, here’s how that works:
- Close the Tibia client.
- Press Windows + R to open the Windows “Run” dialog.
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Tibia\packages\Tibiaand click OK to open the folder containing the
- Make a backup copy of your
minimapfolder. This can be done by simply renaming it to
- Extract the ZIP file you downloaded. This results in a new
minimapfolder containing our fully explored maps.
- Open the Tibia client, log in, and check the in-game minimap to verify the installation succeeded.
Non-default Tibia install locations
If you’ve opted to install Tibia in a non-default location (why?!), then you need to adjust the above steps accordingly. Our installer won’t work, and the manual process described above won’t work either unless you adjust the directory location accordingly.
To find the location of the
minimap folder for your local setup, open Tibia and go to Settings → Screenshots → Open Screenshot Folder. What location is that folder? Go up one level, then enter
minimap, et voila — that’s where you want to put the files.
Installing maps for the Test Server client
The Test Server client uses a separate directory for its configuration. Its
minimap folder can be found at
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Tibia\packages\TibiaExternal\minimap instead of
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Tibia\packages\Tibia\minimap. One option is to follow the same manual installation steps as above for this directory.
However, there’s an easier option! We recommend sharing the
minimap folder across the two clients by creating a hard directory link (also known as a “junction”). Press Windows + R to open the Windows “Run” dialog and enter
cmd. In the command prompt that appears, enter the following:
mklink /J %LOCALAPPDATA%\Tibia\packages\TibiaExternal\minimap %LOCALAPPDATA%\Tibia\packages\Tibia\minimap
This makes the test client’s
minimap folder point to your main client’s
minimap folder. This not only saves disk space, but also means you only have to maintain your maps in a single place instead of copying folders all the time. With this trick, you can also use our executable map installer to update the maps for both clients.